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  • Summary: Once again taking control of the liquid Mercury 'blob', players must avoid various obstacles and hazards to reach the end goal. The Mercury blob itself has now been given an overhaul and has 4 varying 'states' – Normal, Solid, Fast and Slow. These states allow for larger more complex levels,Once again taking control of the liquid Mercury 'blob', players must avoid various obstacles and hazards to reach the end goal. The Mercury blob itself has now been given an overhaul and has 4 varying 'states' – Normal, Solid, Fast and Slow. These states allow for larger more complex levels, which in turn mean a greater challenge and more enjoyment to be had for the player. The number of levels has more than doubled – now 160+, and with the newly added feature of Downloadable Content more levels will be made available at a later date. Wireless 2 Player modes have also been an important addition, with 5 sub games each providing a challenge against the computer or a friend. [Ignition Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. An endlessly inventive and incredibly addictive game.
  2. As it is, it's a beautifully made, unique, and sadly under-the-radar title; it's exactly the sort of unique experience the PSP needs, and something I can't imagine the DS quite matching (sorry, Super Monkey Ball: Touch and Roll).
  3. Everything the first game was and more. It's a deeper experience, it's more quirky and unique without losing sight of the best bits that made it so fun.
  4. Meltdown's plethora of content offers more than enough gooey puzzling fun to keep a gamer busy for quite a while. There should be even more arriving in the form of downloadable content. The cel-shaded cartoon graphics (new to this sequel) look fantastic.
  5. They took the issues that were problematic from the first title and did away with them. More importantly, Mercury Meltdown breathes new life into a handheld machine that is beginning to look more and more like an asthmatic reaching for his Albuterol.
  6. 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.
  7. After finishing playing it for this review I promise I'll never play this game again and that speaks volumes, sadly.

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  1. 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. Collapse
  2. 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! Expand