Magical Drop V is back in a new version fully designed to taking advantage of proven game mechanics, modern visuals and focus on a Social Multiplayer online experience.
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Mixed (348 reviews) - 56% of the 348 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2012

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About This Game

Magical Drop Is Back!!!

Yes, the cult-classic returns with all the fast-paced action you expect from the franchise, mixed with modern visuals and multi-player online experiences.

Discover (or rediscover) the magical universe with one of the three battle modes:

  • Head to Head – One vs. One
  • Team Battle – Two vs. Two
  • King of the Hill – Four player tournament

Or play the never release game, Ghostlop, for the ultimate gaming experience!

Key Features

  • Play as one of the 11 quirky Tarot card based characters.
  • Unlock the background story of each character from the beginning of the series or your favorite character.
  • Full HD (1080P) re-drawn graphics combined with re-mixed music and new voice-overs.
  • Three battle modes – One on One, Two vs. Two OR King of the Hill (4 player tournament).
  • The first release of Ghostlop outside the arcades.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:CPU 2GHz Intel Duo Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8800 GT or equivalent
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:Compatible DirectX 9.0c
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53 of 62 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
What happens when a small French indie studio gets their hands on one of Data East's best franchises?

I played a ton of Magical Drop 3 back in the day. It's probably best game made by Data East. Sorry Windjammers and Street Hoop. However Data East died in the early 2000s, so I was a bit surprised to see a new Magical Drop pop up in Steam. I bought it for five euros when it was released.

What I expected: Magical Drop HD
What I got: Magical Drop for Tablets

Full of bugs and questionable design choices, this was a major letdown for me. Even though the game is sharper and higher resolution, the art and effects used look a lot worse than in the original arcade games. it really gives you the "cheap mobile game" feeling. The game also has characters from another game called ghostlop, which doesn't fit into the game at all. Could have spent that time making more MagiDrop characters as there are only eleven in the game while MD3 had over twenty.

Worst part is that the Developer Golgoth Studio promised a patch that would fix the issues in the game. It was supposed to be released somewhere during 2013, but right now is 2015 and I'm still waiting for that patch. Well, not seriously waiting for it, but still. Same studio has also a Toki remake in the works. Or had. It was greenlit in 2013 and there has been no word about it after that, so it's probably vaporware now.

If you liked Magical Drop, don't buy this game. If you are just looking for a cheap puzzle game, then don't buy this game. It's not worth it and there are better alternatives available.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Don't buy this. It's broken. It will never be fixed.

It worked fine for approximately eight minutes before crashing. After that, I ended up with a host of issues. The game now keeps insisting that I have the demo version. It never remembers my display settings. The menus keep appearing as unreadable glyphs. Don't waste your time with this piece of trash. The developers should be ashamed of themselves.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
Do Not Buy

PROS: It's Magical Drop on PC. People have wanted this for a while.

CONS: On occasion, this game will request that I purchase the full version. I've only ever had the full version on my computer, never the demo. Why am I getting the demos notifications? Multiplayer has trouble working, game is full of spelling errors and crashes. Voices are unbelievably grating. Achievements are broken. The developer is a slimeball. Huge jumps in difficulty.

WORTH: The developer said they'd fix these issues, but has refused to comment on it since. They "apologized" to users who spent money on it by dropping the price to 1 USD. How does that make it any better for the people scammed out of their money?

OVERALL: The dev has moved to a new developer name and is now taking yet another beloved franchise and giving the illusion of restoration most likely just to scam more people out of their money through their nostalgia. Tactics like this are despicable, this dev has so little interest in their products that their steam adverts are recycled from phone app pages with no editing. This behavior should not meet Steam's quality standards.

SCORE: 1/10
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
So FRUUUSTRATING! Mainly because it has so much potential, however many key things about the game is broken or lacking.

I've had several crashes, no native joystick/gamepad support, alt-tab during a game over causes issues on comming back. The AI on normal is absurdly easy then becomes absurdly difficult (may be on my part, however good old google fails to bring up much on strategies or information on the game other than old hype and reviews), buttons fail to respond when many things are going on concurrently.

Aside from all the complaning its' the basis of a really GREAT game, and that's really just a shame. The music, and voice acting are confusingly lightyears more polished than the rest of the gameplay & art.

I wish I could give this game a Yes/No recommendation, No to the game, yes to the ideas and concepts it has.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
I really liked the arcade version, years and years ago. Somehow, with the passage of time and the advancement of technology, this is a worse game.

Terrible writing, uneven pacing/difficulty, non-working saves, clunky controls that get in the way of play. Long load times between levels, for a colored ball puzzler!

I just want to line up three colored marbles; that's my favorite kind of game. I really, really tried to like this one.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2015
I'll be honest, this game is actually fun just like the good old Magical Drop games for the arcade (at least if you're lucky enough to avoid the so reported crashes like me).

Unfortunately I just can't recommend this game because its developers proved themselves to be extremely incompetent.
They promised a big patch and never released it nor even mentioned about it ever again since 2013. The game, albeit functional, is clearly unfinished. I don't think they deserve your dollar if they'll keep lacking some proper devs and a proper PR department. They abandoned this game, plain and simple.

Golgoth Studio should be ashamed and learn a lesson.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
Do not buy this game. The game was released in Nov. 2012 in an unfinished state. Many people were patient because the devs said a patch was coming. Weeks went by. Then months. Then the price of the game was permanently dropped by 50%. Golgoth repeatedly posts on the forums "We're working on it! Patch will release soon! Blame the publisher"! Endless excuses.

The patch we have been waiting on for months was promised to be released before 2014, as they said in the forums. It's January 3, 2014 and there is no patch.

This wouldn't be a big deal if the game was listed as early access, because then I would have an idea of what I was getting into. However, this game is marketed as a finished product and it's not.

This is exactly why I have not bought anything on Steam since I bought this game in late 2012.
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23 of 39 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
I really want to recommend this game, because it is Magical Drop, and Magical Drop is one of the best puzzle games out there (1000x better than Bust a Move, which is so meh). And this is Magical Drop, but it's Magical Drop without Puzzle Mode, or the Quest Mode that was added in Magical Drop 3.

All it has available is Versus Mode, either in Story Mode or Online. Which is basically where you play Magical Drop against an npc or other player, to see who can get the most matches the fastest.

Puzzle Mode was just an endless mode by yourself, to see how long you could keep going before the game beat you. It got progressively harder as you went along, and it was the most fun mode in the game.

Quest mode added a small RPG element, or more board game element to the game, although not sure if that would work the same without requiring quarters like the arcade version did.

ANYWAY, for $.99 ($.89 on sale), the game is pretty fun, but without Puzzle Mode, it's just not complete. Until that is fixed, I can't really recommend it.

OH ALSO, this game does not like to run in full screen mode on large monitors, so run it windowed.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
The devs abandoned this game with a completely broken multiplayer and bugged singleplayer. This is not worth your money, just play Magical Drop 3 instead.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2013
Game's still broken so long after release lol. MP doesn't work! Don't give money to these guys until they get off their butts and fix it. If they did it would be quite a fun puzzle game!
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 9
I still can’t believe this price.
Magic Drop was one of my favorite puzzle games back when I was penniless and a busted up old PC. The best I could get where some NeoGeo roms… not properly legal… Now that I have some financial stability I’m trying to give back to the creator of the games I loved and played. Magic Drop was one of them.
This isn’t the same game, it’s the most recent iteration, so it has different character art and different characters. So doing those high level combos with The World isn’t exactly the same…
Anyway, with so many new options and games modes this well deserves your time and your money (it’s almost as good as free)
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 3
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 8



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4.3 hrs
Posted: August 3
Its bascially worse than magical drop 3 in every way other than the newer art, which is a shame, but the loading screen "tips" are god tier. For a dollar, I'd say its worth it, but if you can, you're better off just playing MD3.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: July 3
This game used to at least start with Windows 7, but now I have upgraded to Windows 10 the game won't start anymore. Game.log:

[renderer] fatal error: either adapter does not exist or it is not listed !
[renderer] fatal error: failed to setup display !
[renderer] please check your config file or update your directx9 version.
[main] fatal: Renderer initialization failed !
[main] fatal: System initialization failed !
[Game] unable to initialize game !
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 25
Constant crashes. Unplayable. THis game needs to be taken off steam if there are no further work to patching this.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
I get black screen when I launch this game in Windows 8.1
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 20
Blatantly unfinished, development was dead on arrival, tons of crashes and general bad brokenness.
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Lick Loss
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 11
i see bobs >.<
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0.7 hrs
Posted: June 3
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