Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. 75
    It isn’t a huge package, but it doesn’t claim to be. What it is, however, is a solid game design that bests titles like Kororinpa or Dewy’s Adventure.
  2. The PSP puzzler finds a natural home on Nintendo's console, where the Wii Remote finally gives you much-needed tilt control.
  3. For $20, this game is really pretty impressive. This is not Bioshock or Mario Galaxy, but it is what it is – and with the Wii-mote it is a lot of fun.
  4. Puzzle fanatics will find it hard to relinquish control of the Wii Remote once they get sucked into the crazy physics and impressively designed mazes.
  5. I definitely recommend renting this one before fully committing. [July 2007, p.102]
  6. 80
    The single best bargain currently available for the Wii.
  7. 85
    Despite the multiplayer lack, it's fun enough taking turns on puzzles that you can play it with friends anyways.
  8. It's a substantial undertaking, too, with breadth as well as depth, and with a control system that demonstrates the Wiimote's capabilities more fully than its direct competitors.
  9. 80
    Regardless of its small problems and the fact that it isn't an entirely new game, Revolution is still an excellent buy for Wii puzzle fans at a welcome $20. It's the perfect price point for such a game, and the motion controls finally deliver the quintessential Mercury experience.
  10. They have done a great job of using the Wii remote to control the platform of the puzzle and hence your mercury blob and have kept the frame rates and control very steady and workable. Mercury Meltdown Revolution is a great game and a definite Wii hit for me.
  11. It's a very playable game, but feels like a budget one, however. [May 2007, p.85]
  12. The ability for Meltdown to be played by all ages and by the casual gamer through to the most hardcore make it a game that almost everyone can enjoy.
  13. It might not be a system seller, but provides further compelling evidence of the Wii controller’s lofty potential. [July 2007, p.92]
  14. I buy games to explore other worlds, and the Wii seems satisfied with merely distracting me from this one. [Oct 2007, p.90]
  15. The gaudy graphics and overbearing colour palette will also be off-putting to some, but on the whole Revolution is a fantastic puzzle game that not only marks the high point of a brilliant series of games, but proves that the Wii-mote can offer fantastically precise control over and above providing novelty.
  16. Aesthetics aside, this is no ordinary marble game: it's deeper, tougher, and generally pretty great. [Nov 2007, p.102]
  17. Puzzle fans will likely glom onto Mercury Meltdown Revolution and will revel in the challenge, creative levels, and the basic and accessible control scheme, but unless you're a puzzle fanatic there's only frustration to be found.
  18. The strict controls make Mercury Meltdown Revolution a bit too frustrating for casual audiences. [Nov 2007, p.100]
  19. A quirky puzzler with an extremely intuitive control scheme that clicks from the minute the game loads.
  20. Mercury Meltdown Revolution is a good puzzle game with terrific controls, physics, and is actually worth more than the price.
  21. 80
    A brilliant puzzle game and an incredibly entertaining title. This is a port that's perfectly suited to the Wii and comes highly recommended.
  22. There will come a point where you'll need to overcome some big challenges to unlock the last few stages, but by that point enough content will be available to where you'll have played more than your money's worth.
  23. This substantial race-against-the-clock ball puzzler will reduce even the most hardcore player to a sobbing emotional wreck in need of institutionalisation. In a good way. Not one for the lazy. [May 2007, p.54]
  24. Other than the new controls this is the same as the PS2 and PSP Meltdowns, but when rolling a blob of mercury is as addictive and challenging as this it really doesn't matter. [Apr 2007, p.88]
  25. A solid control scheme, addictive gameplay and clever level design all make for a title worth picking up, should you be of a patient disposition.
  26. Ports may be a mess in general on the Wii, but Mercury Meltdown Revolution does it right by not screwing you over on the "Wii tax" most ports include in their prices. With a lot of content, a good challenge, and all at an affordable price, there's little reason that Wii owners who enjoy puzzle games shouldn't pick up Revolution as soon as possible.
  27. Mercury Meltdown Revolution is a great puzzle game for the Nintendo Wii. The use of the Wii-remote is so natural it is a wonder that this game was not released any sooner.
  28. It’s almost a shame that this wasn’t a launch title, because it may well have achieved a much higher profile, but if you are looking for something fun and engaging without all the cute kid-friendly trimmings, look no further than this.
  29. Still, the game is cheaply priced, and considering the amount of gameplay you can squeeze out of it, the game might just be right for anyone after all.
  30. But if you don’t already have the other versions and you love your puzzle games, especially this type, you really can’t go wrong here.
  31. A fantastic test of skill and patience and a huge package that'll keep you going for ages. Essentially the same as the PS2 game, and no multiplayer is a shocker.
  32. While this latest "Mercury" may not be essential to the Wii's library as it was to the PSP's, it is essential to anyone who misses the glory days of endless puzzle platformers, or is serious about getting more game for their buck. [May 2007, p.54]
  33. Tilting the Wii Remote to control the table is intuitive and feels natural. Color matching can be frustrating at times, but adds to the overall challenge of the gameplay.
  34. 75
    Overall, Mercury Meltdown Revolution is a fun puzzle game that will probably be overlooked by many people but hopefully time will tell and this title will be loved for its ingenuity and sheer size.
  35. Mercury Meltdown Revolution may be a port of a game in a genre the Wii already has in plentiful supply, but it’s a solid port, a good game, and at an ideal price. That adds up to a great value that’s well worth checking out.
  36. If playing with your balls get’s you off, Mercury Meltdown Revolution is the best way to go about it, at least, on the Wii.
  37. A very solid game in terms of pure fun. I wasn’t sure of what to expect of this amorphous blob when I was handed it, but once I logged in a few hours I found I couldn’t pull myself away.
  38. The game’s style and presentation stays fresh throughout. Hard to fault, as we said. One of the finest games of 2007.
  39. 60
    It drives me absolutely crazy when publishers slap the Saturday-morning-cartoon-like coat of paint over a game, thereby alienating most people over the age of eight.
  40. 50
    Eventually, though, the feeling of “screw this!” will win out, as the annoying levels slowly outnumber the fun ones.
  41. Mercury Meltdown Revolution won't win over people who are opposed to the genre, but as a puzzle game, it stands very tall. Puzzle lovers will find exceptional value with their money in this unique and satisfying game.

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