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.
Conclusion: Having a game like Mercury Madness available for the PSP is pretty important when you get right down to it. Few genres can offer a pick up and play experience as well as the puzzle genre can. In that department the PSP is lacking compared to the DS.
Excerpt: will forever stand as the first PSP game in our database. In the time between the first game's addition to the site and its sequel, 194 games were added, and yet despite all those other games and their various news stories, reviews, previews and media updates, It was utterly unique in approach and...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's great to see that already the variety in PSP games can include titles such as Mercury. It riffs on some truly classic titles from yesteryear, but still manages to feel contemporary. Sure it can get frustrating as hell, what puzzle game can't?
Conclusion: The first Mercury was a great game for PSP, it had some really original ideas, a fantastic difficulty curve, and there were loads of levels and the mercury moved beautifully. The sequel, Mercury Meltdown, is half more of the same , and half lots of new content , which is nice.
Pros: Tonnes of new and very challenging single player levels, Perfect learning curve, New graphical style is an interesting choice
Cons: Camera control can still be a chore, New graphical style, did they need to change it?
Excerpt: Unique, retro inspired puzzle games don’t get much better than this! 2005 saw the release of a new puzzle game called Mercury, that captured the imagination of PSP owners. Now the PSP has a new version, Mercury Meltdown. For the uninitiated, Mercury Meltdown is a bizarre mix of games.
Pros: Fantastic concept, that works just well enough on the PSP. Huge number of levels. “Just one more go” gameplay
Cons: Sounds are a bit weak. The PSP analogue nub is not best suited to this at times!