Game Informer writes: "If you've read our review of Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter on Wii, prepare for some déjà vu. Like that title, Max and the Magic Marker is based around users drawing puzzle solutions into existence using the Wii remote as the titular Magic Marker. And like Drawn to Life, Max's adventure suffers from the Wii remote's general inaccuracy. Don't go clicking away from this review quite yet, though. Max has a few saving graces that put it above Drawn to Life."