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  • Summary: One day Max gets a mysterious marker in the mail. The first thing he draws is a monster. As soon as the pen leaves the paper, the monster comes to life and jumps into another drawing. Oh no, it must be stopped! Max draws himself onto the page and the chase begins. Welcome to Max & The Magic Marker, an award-winning physics-based puzzle platformer that plays like a classic - but with a twist!

    You have a magic marker that enables you to draw freehand in the game – everything you draw becomes a real, interactive object within the game world. Master Max’s extraordinary talent and help him overcome enemies, obstacles and puzzles!

    This innovative game features 58 awesome levels in 3 unique worlds, rendered in stunning visuals courtesy of Retina Display. Match wits with oodles of puzzles, each offering multiple solutions. Solve them all and earn loads of achievements!

    Collect ink and numerous golden spheres, and if you’re feeling keen, find each elusive black sphere. Overcome the obstacles as quick as you can, and find a way to the evil monster who wants to damage Max's drawings.

    *** PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR DEVICE IS COMPATIBLE BEFORE DOWNLOADING*** Max and The Magic Marker is ONLY compatible with 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch devices along with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. Before downloading, please check the back of your device to make sure that it matches the system requirements.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    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
    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.
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    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.
  4. Mar 30, 2011
    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.
  5. Mar 30, 2011
    It's no Super Scribblenauts, but if you like to concoct creative solutions to your problems, draw, pardner.
  6. Apr 1, 2011
    A solid port of an imaginative game that puts a lot of control in your hands.
  7. Mar 31, 2011
    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
    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. Expand