Max & the Magic Marker Wii

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Max and the Magic Marker is a platforming game with very good ideas, well executed, but is far from being an outstanding game.
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    Tight ink limitations force creative solutions, but once learnt, certain tricks undermine the action. [Feb 2010, p.94]
  3. There's plenty to like about Max and the Magic Marker, such as challenging puzzles, novel ideas and great gameplay mechanics. But the emphasis on creativity won't appeal to everyone - especially those who remember when this was all just fields, pipes and clinky gold rings.
  4. Max & The Magic Marker offers a fun combination of platforming and puzzling. It requires a lot of thinking on the player's part, especially in later levels. The game is short though and sometimes it's tricky to draw the platforms. The graphics are fantastic though and the music is just as good. Worth a try!
  5. Drawing your platforms in platform games is hardly anything new these days. Still, talented developer Press Play has found a really nice touch to the concept and Max & the Magic Marker is a really tricky Wii Ware alternative to Braid.
  6. Although Max may provide a better realization of the "draw-in-your-solution" sub-genre of creativity-driven platformers than what has come before, the Wii remote still cannot offer the accuracy truly needed to make a game like this shine.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    60
    There's not much that surprises you. [Mar 2010, p.74]
  8. I can only say that the majority of this game does not live up to all it can be, and seeing the creativity and challenge that some of the levels in the third world show off only highlights this fact.

Awards & Rankings

#94 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#28 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DadiaM.
    Feb 1, 2010
    10
    Me and my little sister got this over the weekend, and I LOVE IT!! Max is so cute! Great graphics, best music in a Wiiware game ever. The Me and my little sister got this over the weekend, and I LOVE IT!! Max is so cute! Great graphics, best music in a Wiiware game ever. The drawing takes a little training, but it's a lot of fun! Tip: Don't just do stairs! Full Review »