Scribble

Categories: Action, Flash, Free, Games, Online, Puzzle

Scribble NitromeScribble NitromeA new Scribble game (1) is live at Nitrome.com! Mat and his crew from Nitrome just released their sixth game this year, and this one rocks!

Let start from the beginning:

– Blots are small creatures made of ink that form from drips. They aren’t too bright and never look where they are going! They will fall and get hurt without your help!

– You have to guide Blots safely through each level to the end flags using your special drawing powers. Ink will appear wherever you click the mouse. Hold the mouse button down and drag to draw lines. Blots will interact with your lines as if they were solid scenery, so draw lines to help them walk over dangerous pits or up slopes. You can also block Blots by drawing vertical walls which make them turn in the opposite direction.

Scribble Nitrome– You only have a limited amount of ink that you can draw at one time so be careful how much you draw. This is shown in a bar at the top of the screen. Ink disappears after a while and the bar at the top of the screen refills. Be careful to make sure your Blots are safe when your lines disappear. Move your mouse cursor to the edge of the screen to scroll the level around. This will help you to keep track of your Blots.

– A number on the flag(s) at the end of the level shows how many Blots you have to get there in order to open up the next level. If you get all the Blots to the flag(s), the level will automatically end. You can also use the “end” button to kill any Blots left on the screen that you can’t get to the end“.

After having read that in the very detailed and illustrated help section, you will find yourself immediately immersed in a world that reminds me of games like Sandman, another creation from Nitrome, or the famous Lemmings.

The first 5 levels are tutorial levels that slowly introduce you to the rules of the game. Designed to be easy, you may feel frustrated at the beginning, trying at the same time to keep your Blots safe, kill or block enemies, get keys to open doors, blow up bombs and more. But after a few attempts, you will find that it’s just a matter of time before you get used to the gameplay.

The next 20 levels are more challenging, featuring new enemies, new traps and multi-flags levels; none of them is too difficult.

I had hours of fun exploring the 25 levels of the game, and I was truly amazed by the professional quality of the game: from the colourful cartoon-like style to the great soundtrack, from the different theme used every five levels to the many varied enemies, everything is so well designed and thought out!

It happens sometimes that a Blot walk/fall through a vertical/horizontal line, if it was drawn too close to the Blot. It also happens that your Blots go backward instead of walking over the pit if your line is not fully connected to the ground. That being said, if you take your time and draw clean lines, everything should be ok.

Scribble saves your progress each time you complete a level, so you won’t have to complete the same level twice, unless you want to improve your best time.

Overall, Scribble is definitely one of these games that get you playing for hours and hours: so sad that there are only 25 levels available! Probably the best game released so far by Nitrome. Mat, if you’ve already started working on a sequel, keep going; if not, please think about it!

Have fun!

(1) – John Cooney released last August a game called Scribble: if the names are the same, and if you have to draw lines in both games, the mechanisms and the concepts are totally different.

By Eric

current rating 4.29

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22 Comments to Scribble

  1. eliza says:

    how do you do level 13?

  2. sofi says:

    how do you do level 6?

  3. sofi says:

    nevermind

  4. rob says:

    help! how do you blow up bombs?

  5. mariel says:

    how do you get to the next level? i have the amount i need to go to the next level, but i’m not sure how to get there

  6. Jdudette says:

    Level 22!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -_-

  7. corunda says:

    oh!!! they’re so cute! i want a blot to take home with me!

  8. happy christmas all says:

    any one know how to get through level 22 ?
    Love this wee game :)

  9. Mel says:

    Anyone need help on the levels, I can help!

  10. confused. says:

    i need help on lvl 22 !
    anyone, ANYONE, please tell me how to get throught -.-

  11. LEVEL 22 says:

    LEVEL 22 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP!

  12. MJ says:

    Please help me on level 20…I cannot seem to get the bombs to blow…and no other way to get keys…HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP! So frustrated.

    MJ

  13. Moon says:

    I can’t beat the final level! It seems impossible to me! Can anyone help?

  14. Syd.... says:

    Need help on level 2…dunno how to get rid of bombs!!!

  15. annonymous says:

    Is level 25 the last level, coz i just passed that level. It was so hard, but i cant believe i just did it.

  16. rockstar says:

    the level with all the lasers…i cant beat it

  17. baboushka says:

    i really loved the soundtracks can anyone tell me how can i download them to my i pod !!

  18. darren says:

    level 25…..cant pass it!!!!how????? T_T


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