Something incredible is happening in this unique adventure! Max just drew a terrifying monster with his new marker and now it's alive and wreaking havoc in his drawings! He doesn't have any choice but to stop the monster if he wants to save his pictures.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (29 reviews)
Release Date: May 12, 2010
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Reviews

  • IGN.com (7/10) “Max looks like a young Conan O'Brien, which sounds kind of creepy but is actually pretty adorable”.
  • My Gamer (9/10) “Max & the Magic Marker is well worth a purchase for anyone who has a younger PC gamer in the house”.
  • GamingXP (7,4/10): “Fun gameplay, innovative ideas and loads of options make you replay levels over and over again.”
  • PC Zone UK (7,3/10) “The doses you’d be giving yourself will be fun ones”

About This Game

Something incredible is happening in this unique adventure! Max just drew a terrifying monster with his new marker and now it's alive and wreaking havoc in his drawings! He doesn't have any choice but to stop the monster if he wants to save his pictures. In a new kind of gaming style, Max & the Magic Marker combines tried-and-tested 2D jump n run feel with the innovative option of directly influencing the level design. Here, Max is able to change every level with his magic marker so that all obstacles can be overcome, traps avoided and puzzles solved in order to send the monster back to where it came from.

Key features:
  • 15 innovative and challenging levels
  • Unique influence on the gaming world with the virtual painting marker
  • Three lovingly designed worlds, based on children´s drawings
  • Innumerable traps, monsters and tricky puzzles
  • Challenges, secrets and rewards can all be unlocked
  • Fantastic soundtrack from the well-known Indie band genre
  • Multi-Awards Winner

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
    • Other Requirements: None
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Designed for kids, Max & the Magic Marker is a mess.

First of all, a game designed for kids has to control flawlessly. Good luck with that, the game has a noticeable input lag from the beginning, this would turn even the most forgiving child crazy. Add some inaccurate physics to the mix for the messy recipe.

Secondly, the levels are so simple and bland, the Magic Marker is nothing more than a gimmick, most of the time you are supposed to do what the developers thought it would be the ideal solution, so no creativity rewards. Draw what you want, it won't work 90% of the time.

Honorable mentions to the repetitive and horrible music, which cannot be turned off.

If my parents had bought me this game as a kid, I would have thought that they wanted to punish me.
Posted: September 8
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
217.7 hrs on record
Very nice game. Intuitive, fun and smart. Both my kids love it!
Posted: March 24
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Fun, colorful, and simplistic. I got it for extremely cheap and enjoyed this game thoroughly.
Posted: December 20, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
A fun and not very hard platformer that focuses on using magical ink to draw your way out of obstacles and hazards.
Posted: April 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Best game ever, it's about this dude named Max and he has this magical marker that makes him super cool and go on a grand adventure and cool stuff like that with his magical marker.. You should really get it, it's better than Guild Wars 2, Guild Wars 2 doesn't allow you to draw with a magic marker. Maybe if Guild Wars 2 let you draw with a magic marker with would be as good as this game. I really think Guild Wars 2 should copy this game and allow you to draw with a magical marker because that's what really makes this game exciting, so yeah Guild Wars 2 should definitely do that.
Posted: July 12, 2012
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