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  • Summary: Mercury Hg expands on the addictive qualities of its predecessors, crafting 60 all-new deviously constructed levels filled with hazards and obstacles while adding improvements and polish to almost every aspect of the game. The 'Mercury Blob' is still as mesmerizing as ever, moving uniquely under player control, changing color in order to progress through the level and dividing if cut by a protruding surface. While this dissection is important to solve puzzles, the real test of a player's skill is the ability to navigate strategically through varying types of slippery objects and sticky tiles with the use of balance and momentum in order to get to the finish line with their blob fully intact. A scoring system with full online leaderboard support adds a competitive touch to an already engrossing single-player experience. Additionally, the blob and game levels pulsate and react to the in-game music or songs from the player's library in real-time. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    100
    There are hundreds of levels and multiple ways to play each one, plus a slick, futuristic soundtrack to add to the fact that, yes, you're manipulating a puddle of goo, and it feels revolutionary.
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    87
    In addition to the main Discovery mode you can also compete for times in Ghost mode or tackle the levels in the Challenge and Bonus modes where you are often required to complete the level with 100% of your mercury. There is plenty of content that easily makes this worth the $5 initial purchase and with the promise of more DLC and some that is already available; Mercury Hg is one of the better XBLA purchases this holiday season
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    80
    Unpretentious and very enjoyable game of rolling a drop of mercury through increasingly complex levels. [November 2011, p.83]
  4. Sep 30, 2011
    70
    A cut price puzzler that almost manages to make the periodic table seem fun and exciting, and is certainly better than recent Super Monkey Balls.
  5. 70
    A charming little game. [Issue#79, p.100]
  6. Oct 18, 2011
    70
    Although not a very complete game in comparison with previous entries of the series, and not original anymore, it offers a hundred of interesting and challenging levels.
  7. Oct 13, 2011
    60
    The amount of content you'll get in Mercury Hg for only 400 Microsoft Points, is very good. The puzzles are pretty fun but the soundtrack ruins most of the gameplay experience.

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  1. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    Brilliant little game: Stumbled across this by accident and after the trial paid the $5 to upgrade - It's a great game you can just zone out in front of for a few hours and chase high-scores. Great value for money and really polished. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    Oh, the nostalgia. I loved this game on the psp and I still love it on the xbox. Kind of short but still fun. Why would anyone not get this game? Its only 5 dollars. Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2012
    10
    A fantastic twitch puzzler in the tilt-the-board tradition of Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball (as guitarexplosion mentions), with fresh and enjoyable twists to the formula. There're lots of (quite varied) levels, and even though simply completing them all won't take long, the replay value is huge. For one, each level is essentially two levels in one, as the high score and time leaderboards require different strategies. There are plenty of shortcuts to find, plenty of high-speed turns to finesse on the edge of a precipice. And thanks to the smooth and responsive controls, the game feels super-fair, a leaderboard junkie's heaven. Expand
  4. May 13, 2012
    9
    A great game to play. I don't usually buy arcade games but this game has everything i'd want - An amazing collection of puzzling levels and my own music playing on the level. Love it. Expand
  5. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    Imagine Your favorite marble maze game (ex. Super Monkey Ball, Marble Madness). Now imagine that with a blob of thick liquid. Although the main game could be beat in a measly 2 hours, there is many bonus levels and things for the perfectionist to keep playing. And at 5 bucks, this is a steal. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2011
    8
    Great puzzle game at a good price. The object is to guide a blob of mercury through various mazes of uneven ground, surprise holes, color dependent areas, and magnets. The game is designed to make use of your favorite music, although the soundtrack provided is not horrible. The only glaring glitch in the game is randomly you will either be slowed down where your best option is suicide, or the game will just lock up at a white screen. However, despite this (and a patch could easily fix it) the game is fun for puzzle lovers. Expand

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