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GF Rating
6.4

604 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Mind Bendingly Cool

posted by JimboSon (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Apr 19, 2006

Member since Sep 2005

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have to say, that this game does NOT deserve a low GameFly Rating of 6.3. The music is great and the graphics are awesome. The fluid mercury is done so well, I want to reach in the screen and pick it up.
As for the game play - purely addicting. Many who grew up as part of the NES generation may relate it to the game called Marble Madness. Mercury has basically the same game structure but with levels that are extremely intricate and with the ability to separate the mercury ball as a way of beating the level.
I would honestly miss my bus stop on the way to school in the morning because I would be so immersed in the game. This game is not a racing game or a highly intensive platforming game. It is a puzzle game that you will want to pick up when ever work is slow or you are waiting for the bus.

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GF Rating
7

Good

good, not perfect

posted by NJArmbar (LONG VALLEY, NJ) Jul 13, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

i really liked this game, great levels, some were pretty complicated and some were straight out fun, the challenge is there especially for people that like beating the high score and getting it perfect to the 10th of a second, which this game works great on since each level technically takes less than a minute to beat but there are shortcuts and right and wrong ways to do things, it really gets addictive, but not to the point you will always wish you were playing it instead of doing what you are doing.

overall its not totally great but its above average enough that i could see half the people who rent it wanting to buy it just cause its the kind of game you can break out even if you only have 15 minutes to play and its fun cause you can pick any level after you beat it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Mercury? What could be more fun?

posted by Dustfungo (ONALASKA, WI) Jul 12, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The second I heard about an innovative puzzle game utilizing little "mercury" color blobs to solve riddles, I knew I was going to be hooked. This game is awesome - the first puzzle game to hook me for a LONG time. The music is great and fits perfect for the elemental, modern look. the graphics are top-notch, epecially the mercury graphics -- amazing. Not only that, but I must say, this game uses the largest variety of colors ever seen! It is all pure eye candy! The game mainly controls and acts a little like Super Monkey Ball. You tilt the world in whatever direction you want this shiny blob to move. The blob breaks, falls apart, and can join in order to solve some really complex puzzles. The puzzles involve taking your mercury from point A to point B (most of the time). Sometimes, though, you find yourself having to take the blob from point L to point B, back to point G, then point Z, and back all the way to point A just to complete the mission. You will also find yourself in a puzzle consisting of combining different color blobs, just to make other colors in order to progress with the stage [pure genious]. Though this game is addictive and fun, it can get difficult. I have seen my girlfriend on the verge of throwing the PSP a few times. Other than that, I recommend buying this game... after completing all the stages, I find myself going back for more just to polish my skills and set higher points for the stages. It's a game I highly recommend. 9 of 10.

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