Mercury Meltdown gushing onto Wiis

Physics-happy puzzler sliding onto Nintendo's new console in spring 2007; game will take advantage of Wii's tilt-sensitive controller.

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Note: Please do not play with real mercury.

One series that appears to be a perfect match for the Wii's tilt-sensitive controller is the Mercury Meltdown franchise from Ignition Entertainment. However, to date, the only platforms the franchise has made it to are the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable.

That's all set to change now, as Ignition has announced plans to release Mercury Meltdown Revolution for the Wii. The game is currently in development at Ignition Banbury in the UK and is slated for a spring 2007 release.

Like other Mercury Meltdown games, Revolution tasks players to control a blob of liquid mercury through mazes stocked with traps, moving platforms, and other obstacles. The game will feature more than 150 levels, full incorporation of the Wii Remote's tilt sensor, and "state-of-the-art blob physics."

Mercury Meltdown Revolution has not yet been rated or priced.

Discussion

93 comments
thaneyates16
thaneyates16

well this one should be good because i play the other ones for the psp and thay realy racked your brain some time. this one should be a real good one if i say so.

JimBurber
JimBurber

Bout time a game incorperated some good "Blob" physics!

puablo
puablo

Super Monk-ury Meltdown? Hey, whatever, anything that reminds me of Marble Madness is gold in my book.

LorenaLarue
LorenaLarue

heh, blob physics. Hope this is a good one.

locoskier77
locoskier77

Odd... Yet should invoke the Wii's full motion sensing capacity. I would probably rent it before actually buying...

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

That's kinda neat. Could be a hard frustrating game.

costello182
costello182

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ignoman
ignoman

Cool... I never played the PSP or PS2 ones, I don't have the time or the cash... too many games during the holidays! This might make a great summer game-drought killer.

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

I want this. I like Monkey Ball, and I've always wanted to play Mercury, but PSP doesn't have enough extra titles to warrant my money, so I never got to play it. But now, this will do it. Yay!

taboo
taboo

Super Monkey Ball it may indeed be, but the theme and feel of the game are a good deal more pleasing to me than Sega's. If all goes well, the Wii controller should provide some excellent tilting accuracy.

stiker71
stiker71

Agrees with the post under mine.

undox
undox

This game is essentially a liquid Super Monkey Ball. Bring it.

shizwill03
shizwill03

Very fitting. I will pick it up when it launches!

Dreski83
Dreski83

Seems vary fitting on the Wii, time to train my steady hand for some mercury action. I wonder tho... if multiplayer will be available??

dragg0n
dragg0n

Perfect fit for the Wii.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

looks weird. might get for $20...

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

"@Willy105 Revolution? Looks like somebody didn't get the "Wii" name memo yet." My guess is that Nintndo expect people to use "Revolution" as a suffix like people used "64" as a suffix and "Super" as a prefix in the past. Can't really imagine "Mercuary Meltdown Wii" working but "Mercuary Meltdown Revolution" sounds fine.

ninja929
ninja929

Hope it'll turn out good

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Hmm... this looks like Super Monkey Ball without the monkeys -- which means it's like Super Monkey Ball but not good. Nonetheless, I thought Morrowind looked like garbage till I played through it for a while so I'll have to see how this turns out.

imbacon
imbacon

This looks like FUN!

nestea_king
nestea_king

"sakuraz Actually, it'll make more sense on PS3 as a download. The game itself is not that big, and it'll make more sense on a PS3 Sixaxis controller, because it's easier to balance than the Wiimote." How so?

silverstar1982
silverstar1982

Yep. I think this would make for a very good DLC style game. You really don't need anything more than N64-level graphics, if that much, plus use of the wiimote(or yes, even the SixaxiS for the PS3), and this would make for far too much of a niche title to be worth pressing and trying to sell it in stores.

sakuraz
sakuraz

Actually, it'll make more sense on PS3 as a download. The game itself is not that big, and it'll make more sense on a PS3 Sixaxis controller, because it's easier to balance than the Wiimote.

LexLas
LexLas

Can't wait to try it out. Cool.

ZERO52
ZERO52

sounds cool another reason to get a wii i sapose

TryMe01
TryMe01

"state-of-the-art blob physics" that's one way to promote your game to the nerds

ADANIEL
ADANIEL

THis would be good on PS3 sixaxis controller as well, no doubt it will find its way there too, unless there has been a falling out between Sony and ignition.....?????

Zaxex
Zaxex

Sounds alright i haven't played Mercury on the PSP but my friends were having fun playing it.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Hmmmmmm..... Kinda reminds me of Marble Madness. Which reminds me... I wonder if that's coming to the VC any time soon...

wooooode
wooooode

Cant wait i love stupid puzzle games.

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

i hope they make this available as an online purchase. Also i hope this is a cheap game price wise so that i can justify buying it, i can't see myself paying more than $30 for this...

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

now this is more like it, cool PSP game, should be good on the Wii with the remote stuff.

NathanHawkins
NathanHawkins

i love mercury on psp. so i'm sure this will be even better.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

This will sure take advantage of the controller.

Jim_The_Rebel
Jim_The_Rebel

Haha I love the caption in the picture, game looks coooooo!

Ironfist66
Ironfist66

nice ihear hear the series is sweet so cool

kriptonzz
kriptonzz

It IS a perfect fit, and I'm a puzzle person, so I am filled with glee