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Max and the Magic Marker

By Electronic Arts

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** Winner of the Independent Games Festival 2010 (IGF) D2D Vision Award! **

FUN FOR ALL AGES! One day Max gets a mysterious marker in the mail. The first thing he draws is a monster. As soon as the pen leaves the paper, the monster comes to life and jumps into another drawing. Oh no, it must be stopped! Max draws himself onto the page and the chase begins. Welcome to Max & the Magic Marker, an award-winning physics-based puzzle platformer that plays like a classic - but with a twist!

You have a magic marker that enables you to draw freehand in the game – everything you draw becomes a real, interactive object within the game world. Master Max’s extraordinary talent and help him overcome enemies, obstacles and puzzles!

This innovative game features 58 awesome levels in 3 unique worlds, rendered in stunning visuals courtesy of Retina Display. Customize your controls and match wits with oodles of puzzles, each offering multiple solutions. Solve them all and earn loads of achievements!

Collect ink and numerous golden spheres, and if you’re feeling keen, find each elusive black sphere. Overcome the obstacles as quick as you can, and find a way to the evil monster who wants to damage Max's drawings.

*** PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR DEVICE IS COMPATIBLE BEFORE DOWNLOADING*** Max & the Magic Marker is ONLY compatible with 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch devices along with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. Before downloading, please check the back of your device to make sure that it matches the system requirements.
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What's New in Version 1.0.11

** NOW CUSTOMIZE YOUR CONTROLS! Download the NEW UPDATE and enjoy gameplay with a more personalized touch! ** Now you can create unique directional key arrangements and change the size of your in-game keys. Help Max draw his way through obstacles and enemies with your own magical playstyle.

As always, thanks for playing Max & the Magic Marker. UPDATE THE MAGIC now and get ready for the best experience yet!

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Customer Reviews


Besides the fact that a most talented & under-recognized music group (Analogik) has done the soundtrack, I gots some issues with this game.

The idea here, is amazing: you get to play an open-ended-control game, where YOU can use your imagination, because nobody is telling you exactly how to play, etc. etc. etc.

The problem is this: Nearly every level is kind of monotonous and goal-less & there is rarely an opportunity requiring the player to be strategic, creative or all that intelligent. The levels do not have a clear direction, so it tends to leave you feeling a bit aimless. "Why did I just draw ANOTHER 10 staircases?" you might find yourself asking. Or, "How many more levels ARE there?"

Also, the tutorial loading pages preceding each "new" level end up simply repeating the same 3 or 4 tips over the course of 100 or so levels, ultimately becoming mocking and useless.

It was such a disappointment to me for this great potential to be manifested with such lack of vision. I REALLY wanted Max and The Magic Marker to challenge me before I got to level 87.

And when I finally beat the game, several months later, the ending came and went unexpected and uneventfully & I felt like a sucker.

Do I offer any solutions? Yes: Please O please O PLEASE let there be less tedium? Please consider making levels which require me to be strategic! Perhaps, look to the first Abe's Odyssey for vision...

Overall, thanks for at least ATTEMPTING a game such as this.

The best game we have bought so far, and is great for all ages!

I downloaded this for my kids (4 and 6) and I found that this was one of the most creative games for the iphone and iPad we have played so far. Not only do my kids love it but I really enjoy playing it as well. (I can't understand why it's rated 9+ for cartoon violence. You might squish the purple blobs by drawing a line over them and letting it fall on them, but there is nothing remotely gorey about this or innopriate for yourng kids in my opinion. ) I'm sensitive to the issue and belive me there is a lot worse out there then this.

The goal is to draw lines that Max can walk over to complete a level. Kind of like Harold and the purple crayon. Help max thru by drawing steps, hills, and bridges. It's tough and challanging but not so hard that younder kids can''t also play.

It's hard to find fun games for small kids, and this one tops every other game we have played for the iPhone and Ipad. (It looks just as good on the iPad and is a bit easier due to the size)

This is one of those games that really use the touch interface well.

Download it and have fun.

Good Fun That Will Keep You Interested

Max and the Magic Marker is a fun game that is unlike the cute animal easy but addictive games. The premise is that you get the character through levels by drawing. I enjoyed the Wii version so I downloaded this as soon as it went to 99 cents. It is worth the price as it is much more involved than most games, but unfortunately you will go through the levels rather quickly. There needs to be an update because the levels will be done before you know it. Only three worlds, as opposed to the 7-8 of Cut the Rope and Angry Birds, the far more popular competition for this game. Overall this is a good game buy could use more bang for your buck.

Max and the Magic Marker
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: May 17, 2011
  • Version: 1.0.11
  • Size: 65.4 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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