MagNets: an intense arcade-style robot-recycling collect-em-up! Players must fight to restore order in Polarity City, one arena at a time. Do this by capturing malfunctioning Bloxbots in your Electromagnetic Nets, or use your MagNet to fight against a friend!
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Positive (8 reviews) - 100% of the 8 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 30, 2015

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MagNets: an intense arcade-style robot-recycling collect-em-up! Players must fight to restore order in Polarity City, one arena at a time. Do this by capturing malfunctioning Bloxbots in your Electromagnetic Nets (or 'MagNets'), and recycling them into tools to complete the level and power-ups to survive their attacks!

Featuring:


  • Compulsive, frantic and challenging gameplay over three difficulties: Medium, Hard and Impossible
  • Single-player campaign with 20 levels over 4 zones
  • Two-player local PvP!
  • Child-friendly casual mode (more health, no highscores)
  • Character unlocks
  • Optimised for controller play

Coming Soon:


  • Network multiplayer
  • Co-op multiplayer
  • 4-player support
  • More free characters and content!

MagNets is made by Total Monkery, an independent family-run games studio in Devon, England. Collaborators on MagNets include Phil Corbett (Concept Art), award-winning musician Jamie Hamshere (Music and SFX) and Harry Holmwood (Music).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: The game does not run well on most of the integrated video cards such as Intel GMA. It also requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly. Xbox360 controller recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel or AMD QUad Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550, ATI Radeon HD75xx
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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Positive (8 reviews)
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Warwick J.
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Hidden gem is a term that you will see me use quite a bit. It is a term that describes Total Monkery’s MagNets better than any other that I could possibly use. From time to time I look through my own personal wishlist – which is routinely made up of all of the games with trading cards that I do not own – and I’ll gather a list of games that I believe have been under appreciated. These are generally games that have been positively reviewed by the Steam user base but are not owned by many of my over three hundred Steam friends (many of whom have game lists in the thousands) and it’s not on many wish lists (odd for trading card games). In the case of MagNets only two of my friends owned the game and only four friends wanted the game yet it currently enjoys a 100% positive feedback score and it’s now over fifteen months old. It fit the profile to be a hidden gem.

MagNets is a very enjoyable casual action game that is almost puzzle-like and definitely fits the arcade genre. The aim of each level is to capture malfunctioning bloxbots and recycling them to create the tools that you require to complete each level and their power-ups. One of the early highlights are the tutorial levels. They teach you the fundamental skills and abilities required to succeed throughout the game but are also challenging enough that the player doesn’t feel as though they are going through the motions. I like this because the game isn’t supposed to be easy. For example, the levels of the game are titled ‘medium, hard and impossible’ for a reason yet if you find the gameplay too difficult or strenuous for your liking then you have a child accessible (easier) level to play at which is the game’s casual mode.

The presentation value in the game is solid enough to the point where it gets the job done without wowing anybody. It’s not something that you’ve never seen before graphics wise but the soundtrack is fantastic. It definitely fits the atmosphere and vibe that the developers were trying to achieve with the game and although it gets a little repetitive – do note that I did have the game open for five hours – but I enjoyed it. The controls and the game play are tight.

It’s truly one of the better hidden gems to have been released over the past couple of years and its a real shame that more players haven’t played or bought this game yet. It’s time that you do!

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xexuxjy
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6, 2015
Magnets is a great little action game that starts off deceptively simple but soon gets frustratingly challenging (in a good way!) New abilities and concepts are fed to you as you progress so you learn a lot more as you evolve your strategy. The levels are bright and colourful and well themed, each being fairly small and quick to complete so that if you struggle with one then there is a very strong urge for 'just one more go' (I'm looking at you Mr Rabbit out of the Hat....)
Definitely recommended for a fun 'classic' arcade game :)
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Shpoble
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4, 2015
I LOVE this game! I tried out th beta at Insomnia 52 and I was impressed!

This game is a faced paced arena game where you capture these bots and unlock new levels.
Also, the bots try to destroy these tower things so you cant just boost you stats in one level to get new acheivements! It also helps with pacing
I like the feel of the game and the art style and music fits the way the game feels, so no problems there!

I had a bug where I couldn't rebind keys though, I fixed it though!

I thoroughly recommend this!
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TheSamEden
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 2, 2015
Amazing game, good fun to play.
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seph.au
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31, 2015
MagNets is an arena based game with simple problem solving. You play as bot, let's call him Mag. Since Mag has a round-head I assume he dislikes square-heads.
Gameplay Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki-m9Ck9g1k
Starting at a relaxing pace the game quickly ramps up the amount of enemies thrown at you and speed they get deployed. Gradually being introduced to new mechanics the basics always stay the same, cast your electromagnetic net (MagNet) around the square-heads and forge the parts collected into tools, preferably ones with rounded edges of course. Using these tools you then solve 'puzzles' contained within each arena and clearing them rewards progress to the next. After completing X amount of levels you will face boss fights and get introduced to characters you really don't want to destroy. :)

Some of the later levels became almost tower-defense like in nature requiring a balancing act of defending structures and taking down all square-heads, which was much higher paced but controls stayed responsive. Great soundtrack, interesting side-story, loveable characters and very family friendly. Cheers.
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Dusty Monkey Gaming
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30, 2015
having tried MagNets as an early version mid 2014 and then trying it again January 2015 I have to say the changes have been amazing it was in my opinion a good game in 2014 and now it is amazing1 Fun, Challenging, bright and colourful!

I find it much easier to play with a controler but it does cause a painful trigger finger because you just wannt get all the blocksbots!

I would highly recommend MagNets as a game to jump in and play adding the leaderboards means you can strive to beat your personal best!

I will follow up with a video on the local pvp!

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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2015
MagNets is an arena based game with simple problem solving. You play as bot, let's call him Mag. Since Mag has a round-head I assume he dislikes square-heads.
Gameplay Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki-m9Ck9g1k
Starting at a relaxing pace the game quickly ramps up the amount of enemies thrown at you and speed they get deployed. Gradually being introduced to new mechanics the basics always stay the same, cast your electromagnetic net (MagNet) around the square-heads and forge the parts collected into tools, preferably ones with rounded edges of course. Using these tools you then solve 'puzzles' contained within each arena and clearing them rewards progress to the next. After completing X amount of levels you will face boss fights and get introduced to characters you really don't want to destroy. :)

Some of the later levels became almost tower-defense like in nature requiring a balancing act of defending structures and taking down all square-heads, which was much higher paced but controls stayed responsive. Great soundtrack, interesting side-story, loveable characters and very family friendly. Cheers.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2015
having tried MagNets as an early version mid 2014 and then trying it again January 2015 I have to say the changes have been amazing it was in my opinion a good game in 2014 and now it is amazing1 Fun, Challenging, bright and colourful!

I find it much easier to play with a controler but it does cause a painful trigger finger because you just wannt get all the blocksbots!

I would highly recommend MagNets as a game to jump in and play adding the leaderboards means you can strive to beat your personal best!

I will follow up with a video on the local pvp!

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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 2, 2015
Amazing game, good fun to play.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2015
Magnets is a great little action game that starts off deceptively simple but soon gets frustratingly challenging (in a good way!) New abilities and concepts are fed to you as you progress so you learn a lot more as you evolve your strategy. The levels are bright and colourful and well themed, each being fairly small and quick to complete so that if you struggle with one then there is a very strong urge for 'just one more go' (I'm looking at you Mr Rabbit out of the Hat....)
Definitely recommended for a fun 'classic' arcade game :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Hidden gem is a term that you will see me use quite a bit. It is a term that describes Total Monkery’s MagNets better than any other that I could possibly use. From time to time I look through my own personal wishlist – which is routinely made up of all of the games with trading cards that I do not own – and I’ll gather a list of games that I believe have been under appreciated. These are generally games that have been positively reviewed by the Steam user base but are not owned by many of my over three hundred Steam friends (many of whom have game lists in the thousands) and it’s not on many wish lists (odd for trading card games). In the case of MagNets only two of my friends owned the game and only four friends wanted the game yet it currently enjoys a 100% positive feedback score and it’s now over fifteen months old. It fit the profile to be a hidden gem.

MagNets is a very enjoyable casual action game that is almost puzzle-like and definitely fits the arcade genre. The aim of each level is to capture malfunctioning bloxbots and recycling them to create the tools that you require to complete each level and their power-ups. One of the early highlights are the tutorial levels. They teach you the fundamental skills and abilities required to succeed throughout the game but are also challenging enough that the player doesn’t feel as though they are going through the motions. I like this because the game isn’t supposed to be easy. For example, the levels of the game are titled ‘medium, hard and impossible’ for a reason yet if you find the gameplay too difficult or strenuous for your liking then you have a child accessible (easier) level to play at which is the game’s casual mode.

The presentation value in the game is solid enough to the point where it gets the job done without wowing anybody. It’s not something that you’ve never seen before graphics wise but the soundtrack is fantastic. It definitely fits the atmosphere and vibe that the developers were trying to achieve with the game and although it gets a little repetitive – do note that I did have the game open for five hours – but I enjoyed it. The controls and the game play are tight.

It’s truly one of the better hidden gems to have been released over the past couple of years and its a real shame that more players haven’t played or bought this game yet. It’s time that you do!

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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2015
I LOVE this game! I tried out th beta at Insomnia 52 and I was impressed!

This game is a faced paced arena game where you capture these bots and unlock new levels.
Also, the bots try to destroy these tower things so you cant just boost you stats in one level to get new acheivements! It also helps with pacing
I like the feel of the game and the art style and music fits the way the game feels, so no problems there!

I had a bug where I couldn't rebind keys though, I fixed it though!

I thoroughly recommend this!
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