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 (332 reviews) - 57% of the 332 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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Mixed (332 reviews)
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MattIsAMilkMan
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This is a dream come true, THE TUTORIAL IS ALMOST BEATABLE!
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MizukiP765
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Constantly crashes to desktop with no error message. I don't think I've been able to do anything aside from the tutorial.
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niX
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
I'd rather play Bejeweled. Not only is that more enjoyable, but it has better functionality.

This game has been abandonded by the developers and remains unpatched, despite it's many many many flaws. The online is dead (and barely worked when people did play, apparently), single player is only five short stages, the story is terrible and achievements are broken.

It's a dollar, but save your money. This game will never be fixed and will probably remain in it's buggy state, since the dev hasn't touched it in 3 years and probably never plans to.
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♔Blanc♔
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
I looked long and hard, I found it... a company worse with worse marketing ideas than Electronic Arts has.
A company that sells a demo, brilliant!
The art of the screen ''You need to buy the full version to continue'' enlightened my heart.
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BOY BETTER KNOW
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
it's magical drop boiiiiiiii
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Zero Eiyuu
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
I miss the good old days when Magical Drop was just on Neo Geo. Also this game is broken as hell.
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ibrahim_1243
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
can Selection Figure in the list
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ニノミ姫
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
I originally was searching for Magical Drop III, which I couldn't locate anywhere, so I bought this. Not a bad game. Pretty fun overall. Not what I was wanting though (seriously love III better). Yet, still a decent game!
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2010
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
I bought it for my friend and he refuses to play with me
Alienation sim
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iPunchBabies
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
DO NOT PURCHASE.
I bought this game for $10 and cannot get past the loading screen. I once let it load for 2 hours and it was still stuck on the loading screen.
WASTE OF MONEY
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Vaapukkamehu
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
I love Magical Drop. But what about this one? Its ok. Id like to play online, but there just aint players (if you dont invite any of your friends like i did).
3/10, not the best game of the series, but still its playable. Mostly i hate the stupid moe moe stuff. I just dont like when you try to make everything cute. If you like magical drop games, then i recommend to see THE ARCADE GAMES.

PS: Remember to edit controls the way you can play, cause with the default its horrible and impossible.

PSS: The game tells me to buy the full version, but I all ready bought the game. Well it didnt affect the game anyways, I could play online and did so . I think it just bugged.
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{ANS}Wolf1994
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Fun game. :)
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DIA%
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
It's an ok game... It doesn't have anything special about it, and the graphics/sound end up being distracing rather than cute and alluring.
Don't misjudge though, I love simple and casual games, but this one just doesn't cut it for me. Sorry, Magical Drop V!
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bVork
( 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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Henky
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
game's ok if ur into games
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Not Toro
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 11, 2015
A nice little twist on the match three game, reminds me of DR mario. 10/10 would play again. Warning:Minor creep factor :)
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Salarn
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 10, 2015
https://youtu.be/uiYNcNm0v_A

The stunning conclusion to the magical drop series, find out who killed JFK or something.

It's possible it's just a cute chibi puzzle game. Not the greatest one around, it's playable but I'd not recommend this over other options.
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Toast
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 10, 2015
Fun puzzle game.
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B̡̀͜͞B҉̶̴͜͝Q҉̛
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 4, 2015
When I was stationed in Yokosuka, I'd hit the nearest arcade after a night of drinking and throw what was left of my yen away on the Magical Drop 3 cabinet. That game charmed my socks clean off my feet. I remember trying in vain to find copies of the game at used game and hobby shops in the local honch, Yokohama, Shibuya, Akihabara, and even Ginza in Tokyo. So imagine my surprise when, after 7 years stateside, I see Magical Drop V on steam. The thought that I'd be able to play a new Magical Drop brought me unparalleled levels of happiness.

I guess I don't have to tell you how badly this title crushed my spirits. It feels a bit like someone drew a stick figure on some wideruled paper and called it the Mona Lisa. Don't purchase this. If you're really jonesing for Magical Drop, you're better off emulating it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Constantly crashes to desktop with no error message. I don't think I've been able to do anything aside from the tutorial.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I miss the good old days when Magical Drop was just on Neo Geo. Also this game is broken as hell.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
I looked long and hard, I found it... a company worse with worse marketing ideas than Electronic Arts has.
A company that sells a demo, brilliant!
The art of the screen ''You need to buy the full version to continue'' enlightened my heart.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I'd rather play Bejeweled. Not only is that more enjoyable, but it has better functionality.

This game has been abandonded by the developers and remains unpatched, despite it's many many many flaws. The online is dead (and barely worked when people did play, apparently), single player is only five short stages, the story is terrible and achievements are broken.

It's a dollar, but save your money. This game will never be fixed and will probably remain in it's buggy state, since the dev hasn't touched it in 3 years and probably never plans to.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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47 of 55 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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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
AUDIO: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD                         AESTHETIC: Bubbly
MEMORABILITY: Alright                                      WORTH: 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.

OVERALL: 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? They have moved to a new developer name and are 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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13 of 18 people (72%) 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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16 of 25 people (64%) 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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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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9 of 12 people (75%) 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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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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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
It's a casual-♥♥♥ low-budget sequel with bad music and worse art, made with no input from the original develpoers, but it's still Magical Drop. Now where's my Money Puzzle Exchanger.
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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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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
This game is ridiculously addictive, and despite being absolutely terrible at it, I can't stop playing. The music is catchy as hell. Best 80p I have ever spent.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Although it is like your classic bubble shooter game, you will not grow bored of this game. It may seem easy at first but you will soon learn you have a challenge. A challenge that has you addicted to playing for hours till you beat that person. The characters are adorable and the dialogue is hilarious.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
Don't be fooled by the notion of Magical Drop on the PC, this is a complete mess by a hack of a publisher. If it seems colorful well, I'm in a bit of an AVGN mood.

For starters, the personality and plot of the cast was more or less written over with generic stuff. This in itself might not be such a gamebreaker if the gameplay itself was good, sadly THAT IS NOT the case.

The game freaking crashes half the time when you start it up. It's like the game itself is trying to save you from it.

Got the game loaded up nice and good? There's not alot beyond versus and story mode, where in the latter you'll run into some cowcrap difficulty where the AI will smack you around far too easily. That leaves versus mode which may work well, but it'd involve inflicting this upon your friends.

Even if it's on super sale, that money's better off someplace else.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2014
= English =

Olds enjoyed a fun puzzle game. arcade game format was one.
One production company, "Data East" produced by the game, the arcade version of the 3 series.

After that "Neogeo" Money idol Exchange came out through the magical drop after a while, not you in it reach the kind of puzzle game.

Magical Drop 5 is released. 2012

Furthermore the PC version (Steam version)

Memories of the old games
Through a multi-play with more fun while you enjoy the benefits said.


= 한국어 =

옜날 오락실게임형식의 재미있게 즐겼던 퍼즐게임중에 하나였습니다.
원 제작사인 Data East에서 제작한 게임이며, 아케이드판으로는 3탄까지 나온 게임입니다.

그후에 Neogeo에서 나온 Money idol Exchange 나온 이후로는 매지컬드롭류의 퍼즐게임은 한동안 안나오다가 2012년에 매지컬드롭이 5탄으로 출시되었습니다.

더군다나 PC판(스팀판)으로 출시되었습니다.

옛 추억의 게임을 멀티플래이를통해 친구들이랑 같이 즐기는 장점을 지닌채로 나왔으니 좋은일 아닐까요...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
This game is currently one dollar. It's not as good as magical drop 3, but it's one dollar. It's a little buggy, but it's one dollar. It's still a magical drop game. GGPO would be nice but like whatever, it's one dollar.
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