Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    If you've somehow held off getting this so far, now is definitely the time to enjoy one of the most creative and engaging indie platformers around.
  2. Mar 30, 2011
    80
    The game has some fun puzzling elements and is generally fun to delve into for short bursts. For $1.99, Max and the Magic Marker is a cute and clever 4-Dimple offering.
  3. Mar 30, 2011
    80
    Not in the slightest bit sketchy, Max and the Magic Marker gives you a light hand in level design that results in something of a platforming gem.
  4. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    We just wish these levels were longer. EA broke them up to make the App more casual friendly, but hardcore players will breeze through much of the game with little effort.
  5. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    A great platforming title with a fun cool gameplay twist. It doesn't quite seem as fresh an idea as it did on Wii over a year ago, especially with many unique physics games already on the AppStore and on other consoles since, such as Super Scribblenaughts.
  6. Mar 30, 2011
    75
    It's no Super Scribblenauts, but if you like to concoct creative solutions to your problems, draw, pardner.
  7. Apr 1, 2011
    70
    A solid port of an imaginative game that puts a lot of control in your hands.
  8. Apr 6, 2011
    67
    It's a shame that this porting of Max & The Magic Marker is the most poor version so far. Despite the developers' efforts, the small screen of the iPhone makes impossible to draw accurate lines and shapes. The iPad version is slightly better, but it still has some problems with the controls.
  9. Mar 31, 2011
    65
    Its colorful, childlike art and perky soundtrack will immediately draw you in and the fun of figuring out which shapes to draw in order to solve a challenging puzzle will appeal greatly to fans of platforming brain-teasers. Unhappily, what fun there is is undermined by squirrelly jumping controls and an overabundance of too-similar levels.
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  1. Jul 2, 2012
    6
    A very simple game, the physics and mechanics are very neat, the visuals are pleasing as it's very cartoonish, it would be loads of fun for children and mild amusement for older players. A fine enough way to pass the time but after the initial appeal wears off the game is not very memorable. Not sure what it's going for on the app store, but it's worth a buck or two if you're interested. Full Review »