We have a winner in our Mercury Hg Competition!

We have a winner! Our judges sat and deliberated the answers we got. Sat for DAYS, cloistered in a top secret room at Prawn Central HQ, arguing the various merits of each answer, deciding on a wittiness score, thoroughly perusing each word in each answer over. It nearly came to knives and swords, and in the proceedings, we almost lost one of our judges (Lord Nigiri, which ordinarily wouldn’t have been too great a loss, but he also serves as Custodian of the Shiny Things, which is a very important post). Still, the judges wouldn’t leave the room until they chose a winner. Chosen a single winner they have done; it’s a sad pity we can’t choose everyone!

Congratulations to Oethman, for his comment: “for me it has to be number 18 Argon. Why – The name argon is derived from the Greek word αργον meaning lazy or “the inactive one” , and you have to love that right?”

Your XBLA code for Mercury Hg is on its way to you via Royal Prawn Express Mail as you are reading this! Well done, and we hope you enjoy the game!

Competitions Site Announcements

Competition Time! Win a copy of Mercury Hg for Xbox 360!

We haven’t had a nice, fun competition in a long time, have we? We underlings figured that, since Lord Prawn is not keeping too close an eye on things here at Prawn Central (himself being over in Sri Lanka at the moment), we’re going to bestow upon you, Our Awesome Readers, a prize: Mercury Hg for Xbox 360 (courtesy of UTV Ignition Games). That’s right! You can win yourself the very game that was just reviewed here! The caveat, of course, is that we’re going to require you to read the entertaining review! Nothing for nothing, as they say! So get reading. We’ll wait.

Done? Did you see the part about the banana? Good. Bananas always have such high comedic value, no matter where you stick them.

So, to win, all you have to do is this: leave a comment in this post telling us what your favourite element of the periodic table is, and why. Don’t comment your entries in the review’s post—it won’t be counted. The judges will pick the most creative answer, and award that lucky person a download code for Mercury Hg for Xbox 360! You can also help us spread the word of the competition by tweeting the following:

#OneLargePrawn is giving away #MercuryHg for Xbox360. I’m in to win! You can too!

After all, more readers means more competitions!

The standard rules apply: no active contributor to this site or their direct families allowed to enter, one entry per person, etc etc. Read the rules if you’re in any doubt. Now get cracking! You have until Wendesday 9 November, 2011!

Game Reviews Site Announcements

We Review: Mercury Hg (PSN | XBLA)

Mercury Hg (I know it’s tautological—you won’t believe the number of people who insisted on telling me this!) is the latest puzzle-slash-rolling platformer game in a series that started life as Archer Maclean’s Mercury on the PSP. Find out whether this game is completely Boron, a pain in the Arsenic, or pure, unadulterated Gold: after the Br…eak.