Game Mercury Meltdown | 267 MB
I've been playing Mercury Meltdown Revolution for the Wii over the weekend, and while the budget title it's a $20 game does many things right, it's important to note that we've seen them before.Mercury Meltdown Revolution is just Mercury Meltdown from the PSP and PS2 ported to the Wii, but given tilt controls and a lower price. What's wrong with that? Absolutely nothing. If you've already played the game on Sony's systems, there is very little reason to revisit it, but if you're new to the title this is a great buy.
Hell, it's $20. I've had drinks that cost more than that.
The idea behind Mercury Meltdown is that you're a blob of mercury, natch, and you have to get to the finish line of a set of puzzles. You tilt the controller to move your blob, and you have to deal with level designs that are clearly out to kill you. Along the way, you'll have to freeze the mercury ball, split it into pieces and add colors to open certain gates and, above all, keep a calm and steady hand as you maneuver around some pretty mean obstacles. There is a tutorial mode to get you started, 150 puzzles, and a very user-friendly learning curve. You'll feel good about learning the controls, and then figuring out some easy puzzles, and then, by the time you get to the later levels, you'll be both amazed and challenged by the puzzles thrown your way. The designers were sadistic bastards, but each challenge is fair, and nothing seems to come out of left field.
There are also multiplayer minigames that give the game some legs, although they will have to be unlocked as you find hidden items in the main single-player game. The party games are basic, but fun. The race mode is racing, there is a painting game where you have to cover the level with your color by rolling your ball around, and there is a fun game where you have to stay on a moving surface that's trying to boot you off the edge. Nothing mind-blowingly original, but each one is a fun diversion, and a nice way to get you to try new things in the main levels to unlock them.
I can't find much to complain about here. The graphics are sparse but bright and attractive. The tilt-controls work great and are very responsive. There are more puzzles than probably necessary. And the whole package is $20. This is a game that works very well on the Wii, with a price point that's just too nice to pass up. Treat yourself to a fun puzzle game; I don't think you'll be disappointed.