Puzzle video game developed and published by Ignition Entertainment for the Nintendo Wii
Mercury Meltdown Revolution is a brain-teasing puzzle game that challenges players to immerse themselves in a colorful world of sci-fi machines, crazy characters, and bubbling test tubes. Using the Wii Remote, players guide a liquid mercury … see full wiki
In Mercury Meltdown you have to navigate your blob of mercury through a maze, around obstacles like pushers, gravity blenders, spinners, and switches, to the finish line. While making sure your blob is the right color to pass through doors and the same color as the finish line, you have to avoid schizoids, mercoids, spectroids, and jerkoids. They'll eat your blobs of mercury. If you loose too much mercury you fail the mission.
We bought this game for our 9 year old son, who loves puzzles. According to him, he likes it because of the challenging levels he has to navigate. He also finds the party games, that are unlocked when you collect a certain number of bonuses, fun. The feature that lets you save or replay certain levels has been a fun source of entertainment as well. He does think the game can be frustrating at time because of some of the obstacles.
I have not played the game, but have watched him play it quite a bit. It's actually very fun to watch and has kept me on the edge of my seat watching him make tight turns. However, I do have one `warning' if you're buying it for children. According to Toy's R Us' website, the manufacture's recommended age is 6 (they recommend 8). Our 6 year old can not play this game. It requires too much concentration and patience. Our 9 year old struggles with patience and the fine motor skills needed to complete most levels. I highly doubt many 6 year olds can play it without a great deal of frustration. My son gets frustrated with it very easily. With enough encouragement he'll complete the most advance levels, but we have had a couple of occasions where we've asked him walk away because of his frustration. We found a couple of walk throughs online that have helped him through a couple of levels but for the most part it's pretty easy to figure out what needs to be done to complete a level.
Over all we've been very happy with this game and would buy it again. At 20.00 it's definitely worth the money.
**Note our son contributed most of the content, including background information and his personal opinions on the game.
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