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Super Scribblenauts: Smelly zombies and homicidal houses

One of ESRB's most creative rating summaries ever

The usually straight-laced ratings summaries of the ESRB ratings board got all creative when tasked with the admittedly tricky challenge of rating Super Scribblenauts - a game which lets you spawn anything you want.

It may look all cartoony and cute on the surface, but parents be warned, there are many horrors within. Like smelly zombies, for example. Awful. And it can't go without mentioning that little Johnny can spawn homicidal houses, too. Who knows what affect that could have on his adolescent psyche.

There are also murderous computers, flaming snowmen, vomit and... mermen. Filth.

Here's the full brief in all its seriousness (via Joystiq):

"This is a puzzle game in which players navigate a series of traps, puzzles, and enemies to collect stars scattered throughout the colorful levels. By typing in whatever nouns they can imagine, players can conjure up a myriad of different objects or entities into the game world. By adding adjectives, players can also modify these nouns to create different word combinations, triggering innumerable whimsical scenarios such as: a "flaming snowman" that can set a Christmas tree on fire; a "homicidal house" that can attack a man; and a "carnivorous bike" that can eat a corpse.

"Players can also elect to summon "cartoony" versions of bats, bombs, guns, and flamethrowers. These types of items can be used to destroy objects or even other summoned items (e.g., a bat can be used to club a skydiver; guns can be fired at smelly zombies; a knife can be given to a murderous computer to attack a merman). These triggered animations are minimally depicted and are usually accompanied by popping, musical sound effects; bright, star-shaped flashes; or small puffs of smoke. If players wish to, they may type in the word vomit, which causes a beige-colored lump to appear on the screen."

Super Scribblenauts hits DS in October. See the latest trailer here.

[ SOURCE: ESRB ]

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