The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence. The only hope for salvation is Cyrus!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (449 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 14, 2012

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About This Game

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
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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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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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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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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60 of 92 people (65%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
I really, really tried to like this game. I love the graphical style and Breakout type of gameplay; I was hoping that this would be an evolution of it. It's not. It's slow and monotonous.

You begin in a broken town. In order to rebuild, you must go into the dungeons, earn money and donate it to the townspeople. The dungeons are different environments such as a forest, castle and mine; which are presented beautifully in an elegant 2D anime style. So pretty in fact that this was the main draw for me to buy the game.

The gameplay is close to the classic Arkanoid/Breakout style. You have a paddle at the bottom of the screen that keeps a ball bouncing around on the 'table', there are bricks on the table you must break which hold gold and various powerups or conditions that weaken your paddle. Once you break all the bricks with the ball: you win the level. If you let the ball fall out of the bottom you lose a life, once all lives are gone you restart the world unless you buy a continue with the gold you're using to rebuild the town or buy items. There are also stores in some of the levels, bonus areas to get extra lives and items, and spells that help you speed up the process of breaking the blocks.

The problem with the game is that it doesn't deviate from the Breakout formula enough, so if you've ever played one of them then you've played a very close version of this game; and it has the same problems.

Once you've broken most of the bricks in a level, the ball tends to just bounce around missing the bricks that it's been missing since the beginning of the level; especially the bricks in the corners. This is supposed to be solved with your spells, which allow you to change the angle of the ball mid-movement, a fireball spell that lets you shoot up from your paddle, and a few spells that allow you to set the ball where you want. This works for the first dungeon and that's about it. In later levels there are unbreakable blocks, blocks that take many hits to destroy, and barriers that slow your progression through levels to an eye-gouging crawl.

It's just boring. If you've scrolled to the bottom of this review for a score, it's boring/out of 10.
I wish I could tell you that the graphics are enough to purchase the game, but it's just a bore.

Please don't waste your money or time.
Posted: January 19
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