User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21

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  1. Assimov
    May 20, 2007
    8
    Good game for persons who like fight the chrono and against previous times.
  2. V.V.
    Sep 2, 2005
    8
    Very good and solid (actually liquid hehe) game perfect for the PSP, hard as hell puzzles on even wicker worlds, a challenge for anyone into serious puzzle games. Controls are perfect with the analog stick and the free view/zoom/rotate buttons. Graphics and fx are very good, very elegant. Not a game for everybody but one of the best titles for the launch.
  3. MacM.
    Jun 10, 2005
    8
    An addictive game that will keep you coming back. Some levels are extremely challanging, but allow for continuous replay. So with time you'll get through.
  4. MikS.
    May 31, 2005
    10
    This game adds something to the PSP launch line-up: Originality!!! It has the dexterity tests of Super Monkey Ball, but with more taxing puzzles and a greater variety of goodies on the mazes. If you complain that a puzzle game is frustrating, then don't buy puzzle games. This gets the mix just right - BUY IT!
  5. TerryN.
    May 9, 2005
    8
    This is a fun game, but not being able to save until after you've finished a whole level, makes the game repetitive. You have to repeat the same boards to get back to the difficult level, if you put the game away for awhile.
  6. jOHNNYbLAZE
    Mar 29, 2005
    10
    I played the demo...it's insanely fun if you ever got any excitement from rolliing around in super monkey ball. I would go so far as to say it's SMB2 on crack.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. It doesn’t really have the endless appeal of something like "Lumines," "Puyo Pop" or "Tetris," but the problem solving, logical puzzles and interesting physics make it nonetheless enjoyable.
  2. The unique gameplay and puzzles, as well as the balanced increase in difficulty, makes for an addicting and rewarding experience. There may not be too much replay value in this one, but it’s definitely entertaining enough to give it a shot.
  3. When Mercury is at its best, it's an elegantly simple and addictive action-puzzler. When it's at its worst, it's like a tedious pop quiz from an unpredictable, bad-tempered teacher.