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Mercury Meltdown Remix review

Happily hop the blood-brain barrier, but without the heavy metal poisoning

Pros

  • Widely varied puzzle mechanics
  • Snazzy
  • cartoonish graphics
  • Controls beautifully

Cons

  • PSP's multiplayer is missing
  • Mildly irritating soundtrack
  • Occasionally maddening

Mercury Meltdown might seem like a glorified retread of beloved classic Marble Madness on its shimmering surface, but it's actually terrifically engaging, deep where it counts, and deftly mixes puzzling challenges with artful presentation, improving on the series' first entry in every way.

Mercury Metldown Remix takes the PSP game and blows it up for the TV screen, with two exclusive labs worth of levels and a complete lack of multiplayer. Missing out on battles with buddies is certainly a disappointment, but the ability to play with a proper DualShockcontroller gives you more confident control over your blob than the PSP's analog nub, making for a more enjoyable overall experience.

More Info

GenreStrategy
DescriptionIt may not be portable, but it's still a blast. Your metallic blob's long and circuitous journey is everything the original Mercury should've been and more.
PlatformPS2
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating
Release date:4 December 2006 (US), 4 December 2006 (UK)
Available platforms:PS2
Genre:Strategy
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