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Mercury Meltdown
7.2 out of 10

Mercury Meltdown

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Overall 8

Mercury Meltdown Remix PSP Review

Console Obsession
30 May 2010
  • Excerpt: A blob of liquid metal may not sound very interesting, but Mercury Meltdown Remix shows the world that the titular mercury can add as much personality to a game as a small fluffy animal.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

The Laser
18 October 2007
  • Summary: One of the more interesting aspects that Mercury Meltdown brings to the puzzle genre is the physics engine. It sounds like something incredibly complex, but the realistic way the blobs move makes the game more interesting and challenging.
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Overall 10

Mercury Meltdown

Playstation Illustrated
13 June 2007
  • Excerpt: Mercury Meltdown is the sequel to one of the PSP's launch titles, Archer MacLean’s Mercury and this title improves upon the already excellent formula. Where the original Mercury opted to go for a very realistic style (or as realistic as a blob of silver goo on floating platforms can be), Meltdown...
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Mercury Meltdown Review

25 March 2007
  • Excerpt: As far as game ideas go, Mercury couldn't be any simpler: Guide a blob of mercury around a 3D level and reach a goal. It's that simple. Mercury Meltdown is the sequel to the PSP launch title, and although it looks quite drastically different, the core gameplay is still as simple as ever.
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Overall 8

Mercury Meltdown

The Gamers Temple
9 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Date: 10/23/2006 Mercury Meltdown is best described as an action puzzle game. It takes a little thinking to figure out how you’ll complete each level, but it’s your reflexes that will get you through.
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Mercury Meltdown

18 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Mercury, eh... Funny stuff. It's a metal, yet it's liquid at room temperature. That means it can be made to flow where you want by tilting the surface it's resting on, which sounds like a good idea for a puzzle game.
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Overall 8
Gameplay 8
Graphics 7
Sound 7
Lifespan 9

Expert Review

16 February 2007
  • Summary: Mercury Meltdown is a big improvement on its predecessor; it is better balanced, has been tweaked to be more playable and as a result is more enjoyable while keeping its challenging edge.
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Mercury Meltdown – Review

14 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Although the first Mercury on PSP didn't set the world on fire, it was a unique twist on the traditional "rolling puzzle" game with its own unusual charm. I grew to admire the physics of sloshing liquid metal through clever setups, and the abstract aesthetics of its shimmering sheen appealed to the...
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Expert Review

29 October 2006
  • Excerpt: After the launch of the PlayStation Portable, Sony’s handheld went through several software droughts. When a game was released, it was largely unpopular and lacked anything that made people want to purchase a PSP. The original Mercury was one title that proved to be different from this though.
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Overall 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 7
Sound 5

Expert Review

23 October 2006
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The core experience has been tightened up and is a much more forgiving and fair experience than the original - even if it does look ridiculous.
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