Scribblenauts, 5th Cell‘s charming new game for the Nintendo DS, has been touting its versatility for some time. The game is essentially a puzzle solver with the player having the ability to make what 5th Cell promises to be a very robust list of items. The original number was 10,000 items. Does that sound like a lot? Yes it does. What about 22,802? That’s the unofficial number of words a hacker claims to have pulled from the cartridge.
Now I don’t know how videogames actually work. As far as I can tell this “ripping roms” nonsense is a plausible enough scenario. But just looking at the list will tell you one of two things. Either 5th Cell has been making up a lot of these words on the fly or this game knows a lot more words than I do.
Here are 5 words from the A’s alone that I didn’t know where real and spellcheck refuses to accept.
Good luck trying to out think this bad boy.