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  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 63.2 MB
  • Version: 1.0.11
  • Price: $2.99
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App description: ** 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 Maxs extraordinary talent and help him overcome enemies, obstacles and puzzles!

This innovative game features 58 awesome levels in 3 unique worlds, rendered in stunning HD graphic quality optimized for iPad. 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 youre 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 and 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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International version : http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/max-magic-marker-for-ipad/id418171888?mt=8

iPhone Version : http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=88403

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03-23-2011, 05:16 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Daydream
Posts: 3,348
Everyone should own this on iPad, along with World of Goo and Osmos.

03-23-2011, 02:42 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 975
Originally Posted by Squeaker View Post
Everyone should own this on iPad, along with World of Goo and Osmos.
Is it really up there on par with world of goo ? If so I might have to pick it up. Anyone have ipad impressions ?

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03-23-2011, 04:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 160
Yep, looks great on iPad! Brilliant little game! Reminds me of some DS games like Kirby, Scribblenaughts and Drawn to Life.

I hope they keep adding new levels for a while to come because it's one of the most fun and polished games I've played on iPad.
03-23-2011, 05:42 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 368
Cool, Max on the big screen! I have played this a lot on my Windows Phone 7, this will be interesting to try it on the larger iPad screen. (Yeah I use a Windows Phone and an iPad, haha)
03-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,427
Out in the US.

Now Playing: Vietnam '65 | .Decluster | BP2Black | Monster Hunter Freedom Unite | Banner Saga | Ultimate General Gettysburg | Papers, Please | SmartGo Kifu | Crowntakers | Brogue | FTL
03-24-2011, 05:55 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 379
I really want to buy this game, and I'm very sure I will - but I'm just not sure whether to get the iPhone version or the iPad version? (Man, I really wish more people made their apps universal!)
The potential problem I see is like this - and I would love to hear what other people think about this...
With the left/right arrows and the up arrow being positioned where they are and considering how we use them, I'm figuring this game plays nicely like a platformer, and is best suited to a smaller device, holding it in the hands PSP style. So I figure it would be best on the iPhone, as opposed to the iPad - especially considering that I have a chunky leather folder/case on my iPad.
But then, contradictorily, considering there is a lot of finger-drawing to be done, possibly quite precisely, I think it would be much better suited to a bigger screen, where drawing with fat fingertips is definitely much easier.
So which version to get, that is the question...
What do those of you who have already purchased the game think? Are you using an iPhone/iPod or an iPad? And how does it play on that device? Do my concerns outlined above have any merit?

(Please note, these are all my own opinions. Don't get all over my ass and lambast me for having an opinion different to yours, mmmkay?)
03-24-2011, 06:47 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 368
Dunno about iPhone but on Windows Phone it was very easy to fat finger draw instead of moving left or right, or getting precise drawing. They updated the game but never tweaked that. I suspect the same here which is why I am so thrilled for the iPad version, and refuse to buy the iPhone version. Still loved the game on small screen though.
03-24-2011, 03:51 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 160
It's close to perfectly playable on iPad.

And I love that you can not only turn off the guideline hints but you can solve a puzzle in many different ways depending on what you draw.

For example... when it's raining you could draw a dome, get inside it and push it across the path so you were safe, or you could draw something like a big bucket, hook it around the ledge above the rain and all the away around it and hook it back, so it was like a big rain catching bucket

Same goes for climbing, draw slopes, stairs, pause the game mid jump and draw floating levels etc.

Amazing game!
03-24-2011, 04:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,427
This game is excellent. My daughter and I played it forever.

Haven't played the iPhone version, but the controls are money on the iPad.

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