Excerpt: A series that found success both the Wii and PSP, Mercury Hg has now arrived on the Live Arcade. In Mercury Hg, you are tasked to guide a metallic blob through a series of levels, with all manner of obstacle in your path. The obvious comparison is Marble Madness, but in this game, you control the environment, not the object. The mechanics in Mercury Hg also demand much more of you than simple terrain navigation.
Excerpt: Mercury Hg is a fantastic game on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. This downloadable game has the players move around a blob of mercury. Paint it different colors, separate it out, turn on switches, and other play mechanics are incorporated. Leaderboards are immediately present when playing this home console puzzle game. After completing a level the player can see where they rank among all the other players. Hopefully you can do better than I did in that regard.
Summary: " Mercury Hg " is on the whole a very well presented game which offers an excellent amount of content for it’s 400ms point cost and shows that even though DLC is available games can be released at a sensible price point and still be good.
Conclusion: If a person were to ask me for a puzzle game suggestion, i would say Mercury HG before Portal. Not only is it a solid title, but the fact that i can go into my change tin to pay for the suggested retail speaks volumes of this bargain. On a Five point scale it deserves a 5 out of 5. On a Ten point scale, I would give this game a 9.5 out of 10.
Excerpt: Technically, this one’s been a long time coming. It all started in 2005 (or 2004 if you were a regular user of lik-sang). A brave new world of handheld gaming was upon us, and the mighty Archer McClean decided to get involved with a puzzle game that was two parts Marble Madness, one part Monkey Ball, all oxidised into the form of a chemistry lesson you wished you had at school.
Conclusion: Mercury Hg is addictive and will easily suck away a few hours if you get into it. Once you complete the first few tutorial levels its easy to just keep going onto the next level. With each level comes another four atoms to collect and it becomes a mission to collect the four atoms for each of the 60 levels, and that doesn’t even account for challenge and bonus levels.
Summary: This game is an awesome price. $4.99 and the full arcade game is yours. With it being such a low price, you really should give it a shot. The game is worth far more than $4.99 and would be an awesome addition to anyone’s arcade lineup. I am extremely happy to have reviewed such a great game that keeps you interested from start to finish. Spend the time to perfect the levels it really is worth it in the end; plus who wants to be last on the leaderboards?
Conclusion: With all that said, there’s an important sense of perspective to take here – Mercury Hg is only five dollars. At that price the amount of levels and content is actually rather impressive. If you’re looking for a game to get stuck into that can be played in smaller chunks as a fun little time-sink, this is a really good way to spend that 5 bucks. Go without a coffee today.
Excerpt: Mercury has appeared on the PSP, PS2, Wii, and now it has arrived on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. It’s with little wonder that the puzzle series has appeared across so many formats, as the idea (originally conceived by Archer MacLean) of tipping and tilting a blob of mercury around levels proved to be something that really worked.