Quoting Nintendo Life's Zach Kaplan:
"In spite of marked control improvements, Super Scribblenauts doesn't provide a much varied experience from its predecessor. The implementation of adjectives augments the sandbox sense of imaginative fun, but doesn't change the gameplay very integrally and won't revive the original's sense of wonder for those familiar with it. Of course, this won't be a problem for those new to the series. The levels are generally a bit more complex in their framework but in a far fewer number than before, and a great percentage of them feel thin and shallow. While shortcomings keep the game from ever reaching its full potential, though, it's still a heck of a lot of fun. It's closer to Scribblenauts 1.5 than a full-blown sequel, but it's still a great experience – it just feels more like what we should have gotten the first time around than a brand new game in itself."