Reviews and Problems with Mercury Meltdown Revolution
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Mercury Meltdown Revolution
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Some video games miss my radar, but the second I do find out about them I am on top of them like hats on baseball players. Mercury Meltdown Revolution for the Nintendo Wii is one of those video games, and boy am I glad that I heard about this one. The player has a glob of mercury that needs to be rolled around to the end goal. But Super Monkey Ball, and Kororinpa Marble Mania fans need to know there is more to it than that.
Excerpt: Once upon a time a famous game designer known as Archer Mclean and his team at Awesome Studios (a studio that obviously liked to blow its own trumpet as they thought they were awesome and everything!) dreamed up the game concept of tilting a blob of mercury around lab-themed environments. To do the job Sony’s PSP was to have some sort of additional tilt mechanism that would have obviously done the game a great service; alas it just wasn’t to be.
Excerpt: Puzzle games in which the level is controlled instead of the object have been hitting it big with the Wii lately, but not everyone gets it as right as, say, Marble Mania did. Case in point is Ignition Entertainment's Mercury Meltdown Revolution. This game was originally thought up for the PSP, and in the midst of their thinking, Ignition developers had hoped to create a game that was controlled by tilting the PSP itself in various directions, which would thus navigate...
Excerpt: When the first of the Mercury games was conceived, it was designed with a PSP tilt sensor in mind. When the add-on was scrapped, developer Awesome Studios pressed on with making the game, undeterred and obviously aware that they were producing something worth standing by. Since then the series has stayed on consistently good form, appearing across the Sony formats, despite missing out on the huge commercial success it deserves.
Conclusion: These couple of criticisms can’t hide the fact that this is an outstanding game, with a real old school charm right at its heart. Those of us who loved some of the classic games of old will immediately warm to the familiar play and game structure of Mercury Revolution. Although you will need to be a real maze or puzzle game fanatic to get full value out of it, anyone should be able to find plenty of casual play from the variety of levels.