Mercury Meltdown Remix review

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

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Widely varied puzzle mechanics

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    cartoonish graphics

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    Controls beautifully


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    PSP's multiplayer is missing

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    Mildly irritating soundtrack

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    Occasionally maddening

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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.

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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.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)