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.