The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence. The only hope for salvation is Cyrus!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (451 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 14, 2012

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The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence. The only hope for salvation is Cyrus, a wizard versed in a secret magic art called Wizorb! Explore many strange places from the derelict monster infested town of Clover to Gorudo Castle atop Cauldron Peak. Danger lurks around every corner so you'll need to keep your wits about you and have quick reflexes in order to survive.

Key features:


  • An all-new block-breaking game set in a fantasy world.
  • Use your magic wand to bounce the orb and cast various magic spells.
  • Over 60 levels in 5 different Worlds.
  • Earn gold to buy charms or to help the citizens rebuild their homes.
  • Epic boss fights.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Character animation by Paul Robertson.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:Dual-core processor (Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.6 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Graphics:128 MB space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Arcanoid clone, that is not very well done and painfully difficult to play. Its graphics and music are supposed to bring up NES nostalgia, but all I can remember is the frustration of constantly losing.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Long levels and slower gameplay than other games of the genre, which can be a good or bad thing depending on the player.
Can actually see what's going on on the screen.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Was excited to play a new take on an old game; deeply disappointed. Level design is absolute ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, some levels are not difficult but rather tedious and luck based. So much potential for this game to be a fun block smasher, just ends up being frustrating. 4/10 stay away, buy another block break game that is actually worth your money.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Whilst the premise of a Wizard who turns himself into a orb to attack his enemies by smacking into them is pretty novel for a breakout clone, the execution of the game is somewhat lackluster. There are better breakout type games out there. But the biggest problem, I think, is the music. It's... mind numbing. And in a game that demands some level of concentration, that's a problem.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
It's an Arkanoid clone, but with an added twist! Namely, unfulfilled promises of RPG elements and being so mind-numbingly dull you'd rather be bouncing actual balls at actual brick walls instead.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
I really tried to like this game, it was a nice idea but terrible balance in the game itself. Plus the music gets annoying as hell.
Posted: October 7
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
its a interesting take on what is essentialy if stripped of most everything is pong. it's a nice game for its price
Posted: October 11
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1.6 hrs on record
Arcanoid clone, that is not very well done and painfully difficult to play. Its graphics and music are supposed to bring up NES nostalgia, but I can remember the frustration of constantly losing. There are better games out there.
Posted: September 26
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1.6 hrs on record
Arcanoid clone, that is not very well done and painfully difficult to play. Its graphics and music are supposed to bring up NES nostalgia, but I can remember the frustration of constantly losing. There are better games out there.
Posted: September 26
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1.2 hrs on record
Not my type of game
Posted: October 16
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0.6 hrs on record
As weird as this sounds, it's an oddly addictive combination of Breakout and one of those old NES side scrolling shooters.
Okay, I just like killing the monsters.
Still good though.
Posted: October 8
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0.5 hrs on record
Interesting fusion of game genres; sloppy and frustrating implementation. I recommend avoiding this one.
Posted: October 25
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
This game is very hard to love. It is one where the distinction between recommending it and saying it isn't worth it is hard. The visuals are very nice, considering they are done by paul robertson, this is a given. The gameplay itself is where the issues fall. You have magic powers, such as the ability to teleport the ball or control where it floats. While these powers are nice, the game is incredibly difficult. Blocks which need to be broken are almost always behind unbreakable objects and the further you venture into the game, the more often this occurs. If you enjoy a challenge and like brick breaking games, go for it if this game is on a good sale. I enjoyed the challenge of the game so I give it my approval, but this game is definately not for everyone.
Posted: July 11
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Quick review:

Short Verdict: Recommended if you like arkanoid and RPG theme. Don't expect anything awesome. Has a lot of room for improvement. It was a disappointment compared to what I was expecting, but still a good game!

Pros:
  • Nice retro graphics
  • Fun arkanoid with solid 8-bit RPG theme
  • Even has some generic story going on
  • Good BGM

Cons:
  • Low replay value, since replaying a level means it's gonna be exactly the same, even the drops from bricks
  • Should be able to collect power-ups from destroyed bricks (you just get them by buying them, lose them when you die and can't buy a second of the same power-up to use it if you die)
  • Most enemies are just basically the same, just with different graphics
  • You end up not using magic as much as desired
Posted: July 20
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
This game is super smooth.
Posted: July 14
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Breakout style games and I go way back. They're a ton of fun and there's something 'zen-like' in their simplicity. These types of games work well for me, in that I can zone out, turn the brain off and it serves really well to make me concentrate on that keeping that little ball moving when I need to tune out.

Wizorb fits the bill quite nicely for it's $1.49 sale price. Heck, it would suffice at its full price of $2.99 if you Breakout and Arkanoid are your thing. The game play is the same, move paddle, bounce your balls, break blocks. Wizorb gives the formula a bit of spice though by adding in magic elements and a quest mode where you try to rebuild a city. Heck, there's even boss fights, which is a pretty cool change.

I'll be honest...the RPG elements are largely kind of pointless. You get fireballs and 'wind' that doesn't do a whole heck of a lot. The village bit you're saving up to rescue? You'll finish that off right quick. But, that's okay. As I said, these elements are here for flavor and nothing more. The core gameplay, the important part, is straight up breakout, challenging, and a lot of fun.
Posted: June 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Arkanoid clone with added magic? Sounds awesome! Sadly the result falls far from my expectations. Installation requires additional packages and restarts, gameplay (or physics?) is far from intuitive, some levels badly designed. Would not have played this long if I had acquired the trading cards earlier.
Posted: September 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
It's Arkanoid with a 16-bit RPG theme. If you like Arkanoid and don't hate 16-bit RPGs, you'll like this!

It turns out I hate Arkanoid and don't like 16-bit RPGs. I found the city-building metagame tiresome and distracting from the actual brick-breaker part of the game, and the brick-breaker just frustrated me. Not my thing.
Posted: September 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
if there was a thumbs sideways button thats what i would rate it i think. its ok but v simple
Posted: August 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Breakout ad nauseam. Some levels can last at least 5 minutes. Very little variety.
Posted: August 12
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