Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. With its satisfying difficulty curve and intricate courses this is a solid if not revolutionary update of an already innovative puzzle game. [Nov 2006, p.100]
  2. Far more polished and balanced than the original title, Mercury Meltdown is the game that Archer Maclean's Mercury should have been twelve months ago.
  3. A great puzzle element, eye grabbing funky visuals and a nice array of bonus features gives a nice sprinkle of longevity for any puzzle fan. Well worth checking out, even if it can be the most unfairly frustrating game ever created at times.
  4. Meltdown deserves its own unique place amongst rolling puzzlers and, eventually, to have its timelessness and solidity recognised as a benchmark. [Nov 2006, p.88]
  5. While it may be exactly the same as Mercury at heart, there’s enough extra content to make it interesting. [Nov 2006, p.124]
  6. 70
    A game that is just fun to play. It isn't fundamentally different from it's predecessor but there is more of everything. It's a great puzzle game.
  7. 66
    Poorly thought out puzzles, pointless gameplay mechanics and horrifically garish visuals all combine to create a thoroughly disappointing sequel. Oh well. [Issue 145, p.91]
  8. If you liked Mercury (or slightly dull games in general), you can cope with garish colours and you want a game that will last you a long time, then this isn't that bad an option.
  9. Even though the game is quite proficient, Mercury Meltdown doesn’t completely reinvent the "controlling-a-round-object-by-tilting-the-world" field. What Mercury Meltdown does, however, is refine an already sound experience.
  10. I can understand the logic in trying to craft a sequel that does more than its source material, but the end result is that Mercury Meltdown lacks the simplicity and clean design needed to establish itself as a solid puzzler.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JosephD.
    Oct 8, 2006
    9
    Fun! Every Part of the game has it's own unique style, and the amount of hazards and objects has a massive range. The 5 party games is Fun! Every Part of the game has it's own unique style, and the amount of hazards and objects has a massive range. The 5 party games is definately a good contribution to the game, especially playing 2 player. I have already passed most of the game, but it is REALLY hard to get 100 percent completion, giving me a super duper challenge! Full Review »
  2. NikhilA.
    Oct 6, 2006
    9
    This game is awesome....but I really hope that this stuff abt downloadable content later is not a spoof... bcoz if thts true too then the This game is awesome....but I really hope that this stuff abt downloadable content later is not a spoof... bcoz if thts true too then the game is flawless as a puzzle game. Full Review »