TEOS, an agency of holy mages, holds a tournament to find the best magic users in the world to take on a dark threat looming on the horizon. Choose your mage and take to the arena in this fast-paced competitive fighting game that mixes troop formations and fast action.
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Mixed (236 reviews) - 67% of the 236 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 21, 2014

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“"With a solid localization, the voice tracks make the story sequences much more enjoyable as they are told in-engine RPG-style."”
3/5 – Twinfinite

“What Magical Battle Festa brings to the table is something brand new. While it fits into the fighter genre, it handles and feels completely different from anything else I have played before.”
4/5 – SteamFirst

About This Game

In the near future, humanity has discovered a new element in their search for renewable energy: Magicore. Using "cauldrons" to refine the element, humans successfully create magic, and mages are born.

All is not well, though. As magic becomes more widespread, new creatures dubbed 'spectres' begin to appear. In hopes of training mages to fight spectres and form an army of Holy Mages, TEOS, the ruling magic agency, hosts a high stakes tournament: The Magical Battle Festa.


Magical Battle Festa is an arena-based fighting game with support for up to 4 players. Use devastating combos, special moves and incredible super moves to pummel your foes into submission. Easy to learn but challenging to master, Magical Battle Festa relies on your ability to dodge enemy attacks and use your attacks at the right time without sapping all your mana.

Key Features

  • Gain the edge in battle by using the magibots that follow you into battle. Order them into formations to give you higher attack, higher defense, and more! Proper use of both your magical abilities and your magibots are the key to victory.
  • Play intimate 1v1 matches arena matches against talented opponents, or take the game to the next level with four player. Play in teams or against unfair odds to test your skills. The sky's the limit when magic is involved.
  • Choose from a wealth of unique characters, each with their own attacks, weapons and special moves.
  • An all-star voice cast, including voice talent from all over the anime industry.
  • Zoom around the arena to avoid fire or make subtle sway movements to dodge attacks without ever giving up ground.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or better (or comparable AMD card)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
It's just about spamming the basic combo. Community is dead so don't expect anything from online multiplayer.
Not terrible but far from great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
bought this game by accident. still got steam badge, so 100% worth it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
If the camera was decent, this would be a fun game. Unfortunately, at least for me, it is not. Oh and you are look for T&A (softcore porn), look elsewhere (Sakura Dungeon has that with the patch from the devs website). Otherwise, meh.
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81 of 96 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
It's a fun 3D battle game with lots of energy attacks.

That said, I might not play many battle games so I don't know if this is normal, but I find it a bit difficult to break out of an opponent's combo. I mean, all defensive measures (dodge/shield) seem to fail if you don't guard before the first hit lands and your opponent starts an X-X-X-X punch combo. It'd be great if you can break free somehow, otherwise it seems stupid absorbing damage for if you don't guard in time. I wonder if you can interrupt the combo chain if you overdrive.

You wouldn't think it, but your companion bots are a lot more important than you would expect. You need them to execute your best moves, run interference, and boost your stats depending on the formation. If used well, it can make a difficult opponent easy. And if ignored, even an easy opponent can become a pain in the butt.

Story mode is very easy. The CPU tends to crumble very easily if you perform an all out attack. And you don't need to worry about ultimate attacks. But don't let the ease of your completion fool you. Wait till you unlock and try out Magical Battle Festa mode. That's when the gloves come off and the CPU becomes serious.

Let's see, what else. I play with a Xbox360 gamepad and I've found that the default controls work well enough once I get used to them. I've heard that keyboard players have a bit of trouble working with the camera, of which careful handling is needed. More on that later.

It's partially voiced. During story mode, when the characters are performing the prebattle and postbattle conversations, the conversations are punctuated by bits of Japanese here and there. It's sort of like emoticons. It's cute I suppose, but it's also strange when you see multiple lines of text and you only hear like 5 words of Japanese.

Because this game is battle royale capable, you might find the camera a bit awkward. Unlike Virtua Fighter or other 3D fighting games your character and follow-cam do not automatically follow your opponent. The reason is because there can be up to 3 other opponents. You can't just jump the camera back and forth automatically. It's not a movie, it's a fighting game. Without the automatic tracking, you're left with manual handling.

And when you play you'll soon find that part of your success in battle is keeping that camera focused on the action. If you're not diligent, you can soon lose track of the battle and find yourself blindsided.

That said, my pet peeve is that there is a button that allows you to lock the camera onto an opponent. The button itself is fine, the problem is that it doesn't force your character to automatically face that opponent when you've locked on, you have to handle the direction your character is facing yourself. So I have to spend a frame or two to run toward an opponent in order to face him before unleashing a long range attack. Otherwise, I'll find the attack shooting off in the other direction because my character happens to be looking the other way.

The story is really short. It covers a few days of a yearly tournament where the characters each have their motives. Most of them have pure motives...some do not. Saying anymore would probably spoil it. I kind of like how the story mode is arranged. Basically, the match results are predetermined. Because of this, the matches that you find yourself playing will be as the character that is supposed to win. So it's best not to lose, okay?

Right now MP rooms are hard to find. I guess everyone with the game is trying to unlock all of the characters first. That said, it was a joy to discover that it's not local multiplayer but internet multiplayer.

So let me share my observations. I'm in the US and I found an opponent playing in Japan. It's a situation where two players are playing each other from across the world, a 12 hour difference seperating them. We found that when we were the host, there were no response issues. However, the situation is different for those players who weren't the host. They would experience latency issues. When he hosted, I've found that it could take a second for a button press to register. While this delay won't mess with your ability to execute a combo since that's just button mashing, it will interfere with your camera control, movement, and timing-related actions like perfect blocks. I need to test against someone closer to see if the delay is smaller.

A few minor annoyances here and there, but overall the game is rather fun to play.
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71 of 92 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
This may look like a fast paced game but it's really shallow and repetitive. Most of the game can be beaten by using the basic attack sequence that always launch your enemy>jump>air attack sequence>ranged attack, and out of that there isn't anything more complex that you can pull in this game, I didn't find any way to break out of the basic combo(and neither did the CPU on me), you can't link different attacks and there isn't any button combinations other than attack while dashing and hold button to charge. The robots that swarm you doesn't seem to add much to the game other than pollute your screen.

Certain story levels keep on crashing and there isn't much people playing to get to fight online. Finding a proper control scheme can be troublesome if you don't have a controller as you can't bind any action to your mouse. The lock on is pretty wonky as there is no way to use it while having your character being in the center, it either aligns to the left or to the right and makes your character get too close to the camera, it doesn't even adjust your attacks to the enemy, defeating any purpose of having a lock on system. The game has some nice designs but the 3D models fail to reproduce the quality of the illustrations.

I haven't played Magical Battle Arena in a while but I'm sure it was more polished than Festa. At least I don't remember doing the most basic thing such as facing your enemy when attacking being such a chore as it is here.
I don't find myself playing this game ever again and I don't recommend getting it even at a lower price.
Playism couldn't even get the name of a character right on the achievements.
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134 of 215 people (62%) found this review helpful
202 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I always wanted to be a mahou shoujo
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35 of 49 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
I was very interested in this game when I first saw it. I thought it would have been a decent 1vs1 brawler with the bonus depth of army vs army combat. However it is held back by poor controls, very outdated graphics, and a whole bunch of technical problems, IE hitting escape exits the whole game, and frequent crashes on both of my pcs. With a few tweaks to the controls this game could be a a fun little action game.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
In this game's current state there are a lot of problems... It's a pretty simple 4-player battle arena with dodgy controls (read: there's no tracking even on locked on opponents). Probably would be pretty fun regardless playing as intended with four people, but a lot of the stuff in the game is broken. There are three real killer problems here...

First, the game crashes a lot during battles. Seems to come out of absolutely nowhere. It's always disappointing when you're beating a cheesy boss or fighting a tough battle and winning and the game just stops working. Once or twice is bad enough. Often is not acceptable in any game.

Second, there are controller issues. The configuration tool is bugged or something and binds anything you put into it into different keys a lot of the time. Fiddling with your controller for half an hour when you don't like the controls really is inexcusable at all. I don't even understand how something like that can happen.

Third, and the worst offender is the online. The online is absolutely terrible. If you're not one of the people having an issue with black screens and actually get to play (I can, but I've only been playing with one other person), the netcode can do very, very strange things at times. I've had times where I can't move, and then get to move super speed after. My friend claimed he got hit all the way across the map by my super. Things that connect that shouldn't do and vice versa. On top of all this you can only play one game after making a lobby; if anyone attempts to return to lobby instead of leaving netplay the game flat out crashes for everyone.

There are other problems but those three are bad enough to kill it for me alone. Given that there are no other games like this on Steam at the moment this seems like it would be a slam dunk but the developers clearly needed to do more testing before release. Game was patched about a month ago as of this writing so there's hope that it'll be fixed, but right now it's definitely not a recommend from me.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Do I recommend this game? I don't know. I tend to say yes, but this game has some flaws that have to be adressed.

1) The multiplayer is deader than dead. For an arcade title, it's one of the essential features and it's a shame that it's not used. I wasn't able to find an active community prior to launching this game.

2) Since Multiplayer is dead, local play is the only option. Story mode lasts for about 3 hours. Besides that, there is a "Free Battle" and Tutorial Mode. That's it.

3) The optimization is ♥♥♥. For ♥♥♥♥ and giggles, I launched a 4player CPU battle. The result was a 4player split screen with horrible FPS drops - which shouldn't happen during a game with ps-vita graphics. Can't blame it on my rig either. I'm sure a i7-3770k, GTX970 and 16gb of RAM should handle it just fine.

I recommend picking it up on sale when it is cheap. Very cheap. I can't justify the +10$ I spent on this purchase. Everything can be reconsidered, when there is an active community, hosting active events. But at the moment, you pay a rather big amount of money for a digital, poorly optimized multiplayer game without an active multiplayer scene.
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
I'm not familiar with these devs but THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE A 3D FIGHTER!! Takes place in a sci-fi/magical setting with classes like "Bushido Mage," "Holy Mage," "Magical Cyborg" and mechanics that actually have depth (more than can be said for the random and quickly-boring "fly, punch and shoot-only system" so frequent with this sub-genre of fighter.) With mechanics like Just Guard, invulnerable wake-ups, what I'd call a refined Bushido Blade Clash System, it's very unique formation system and "Drives" with their own underlying mechanics and a defensive gameplay that focuses on your ability to sway and punish as oppose to wasting magic/energy/ki/etc, this game feels like what the DBZ Raging Blast games SHOULD have been like... on PC with controller support. It's under $20, and AMAZING. Pick this game up
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4.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
this game is good but my launcher is problem. i want to config my game but this config is zoom in. how to fix that/zoom out
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
idk when i got this game in my library or how it got there but what i do know is that its some weeaboo trash
listen to the audio on the trailer! actually look at it too! how much english do you see in that?
actually look at the title of this game instead!

also it controls like hot trash and the options menu is classic japanese port meta, where the options are on a completely diffrent EXE file
and the tutorial is in a PDF File WHAT IS THIS GARBAGE
please dont play this my friend forced me to write this
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N1001001S Pews ☺ CSGORage.com
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 8
Got a refund on this, wasn't even worth the money at £1.74.
Little input via gamepad, press a button and hope the character reacts, shame really as it looked pretty good.
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5.7 hrs
Posted: July 30
At the first sight, I thought it gonna be moe battle game with little action, but I was wrong.
This game has high pace battle with a lot evasive action, beat up your oppenent and shooting with your magical wand. Maybe its little difficult to control at first, but if you do tutorial, you can understand the basic control and game mechanical. well, its worth a try if you like 3d battle action game and stuff.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: July 29
  • Character designs are solid
  • Cute style

  • Bad translation
  • Gameplay feels clunky and boring
  • Bad control options (played poorly even with a gamepad)

I got Magical Battle Festa in a bundle a while back and I was pretty excited to play it! I was quickly disappointed by the controls, gameplay, and translation issues. It looks like it had a lot of potential but just fell short. I got this for almost no cost and actively tried to enjoy it but just couldn't. Do not buy this.
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Noire Ichimonji
15.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
is there anyone play magical battle festa if anyone play pls add me
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Da Killah Genius
10.8 hrs
Posted: July 17
Arena style fighting game
Its a lot of buttons & combinations to input on such a fighting game, for what its worth, its truely good, especially since you can customize your favorite characters....
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