uDraw GameTablet, uDraw Studio, Pictionary and Dood’s Big Adventure for Wii Review

So there’s been a lot of buzz about Wii’s newest accessory uDraw, and, with good reason. We were lucky enough to receive the uDraw GameTablet, Dood’s Big Adventure, Pictionary and uDraw Studio.

I’ll start with the tablet. It’s a small white handheld tablet with a 4″ x 6″ space for drawing and pressure sensitive stylus. You don’t have to worry about losing your stylus because it’s tethered to the tablet. There is also a convenient storage space for when it’s not in use.

Another feature is that the tablet is wireless – it gets its power from a traditional Wii remote docked on the left side. The Wii remote strap and wire are tucked neatly inside!

With the  SD card support  you can save and print your creations! I can’t speak on the quality of the print outs as we haven’t done that yet.

uDraw Studio

uDraw Studio is the game that comes bundled with the uDraw. The studio is a great tool to use to get you started with uDraw. Here are some of the key features.

Tools

There are 9 tools, over 100 stamps, 400x zoom, effects (sepia, neon and so on) and of course a ton of colors!

Backgrounds & Canvases

You can choose to paint in the park, at school on a chalk board or even on the sidewalk! With 11 canvases and 8 inspirational environments you can get as creative or simple as you want! The possibilities are endless!

Gallery

You can view your artwork in you gallery of take advantage of the SD card and share with your friends and family!

Videos of Gameplay :

Part One –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbl54D3AOk

Part Two –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7WvmWxPYyI

Part Three –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m45BLl8A39U
Part Four –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6aIHLVaAas

Dood’s Big Adventure

There is so much going on with this game that I’m actually playing it while I review it because I don’t want to forget anything!

There are a few different ways to play this game!

Create

When using the create mode you can choose from a plethora of options.

Dood – Use a blank Dood to make him all your own! Or create one for each family member. You can choose which Dood you want to use while playing!

Baddies – Baddies are the enemies. They are already colored in but you can change them up as well!

Free Draw – Exactly what it sounds like… Draw freely 🙂

Magic Canvases – Just like a coloring book!

Balloonimals – When your playing the game you’ll notice big, white balloon animals floating around. To make them big, colorful balloon animals go to create mode and get….creative!

Doodads – Doodads are like the Ballonimals except instead of floating in the background they’re part of the game play. Depending on which game you play you might be jumping on them or trying to avoid them.

Create Mode helps you make Dood Land (that’s what I call it) all your own! Truly a unique gaming experience!

Games

Pen Panic – Use your stylus to draw line under Dood. The lines turn into trampolines and thrust Dood up into the air. You use the stylus again to guide him in the right direction! Splat the Baddies with ink to defeat them!

Roly Poly – My son Tommy (5) loves this one. It’s a lot like Sonic and Monkey Ball. Dood is in a ball and you tilt the tablet back and forth to get him where he needs to go. This is a good one for they younger players. No stylus needed. Just the tablet and the A button on the Wii controller.

Bubble Trouble – This is my personal favorite. Using the stylus you have to carefully navigate a bubbled up Dood through the level and try to get all the coins you can without hitting any hard surfaces or he’ll pop!

Fan Frenzy – In this game you are using your stylus as a fan. Dood is full of air – you have to use your fan to blow him through the level.

The point of all the games is to collect as many coins as you can to purchase new doodads, balloonimals and magic canvases.

Pictionary

Pictionary for uDraw is a virtual version of the Pictionary board game. What I like about this game is that there is the option of choosing “junior” clues or “adult” clues – that way parents and kids can both play! There is an element of trust in this game too. When the clue is revealed players are asked to shield there eyes from the screen. Another feature I like is being able to choose another clue if the original is too difficult – I think that’s very helpful when playing with kids. Overall I think it’s a great game. It’s a less messy alternative to the pencils, papers and other pieces of the original board game!

Bottom Line

uDraw is a ton of fun and I can’t wait to see what other games they’ll be coming out with!

Be sure to stop by the zooLert uDraw In Stock Tracker page to check availability!
Sample provided for review.  Opinions remain my own.

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