"So you wish to be able to easily stock up on potion ingredients, eh?" The morning after hearing these words, a dungeon had appeared beneath the potion store! Furious that someone had dug a dungeon in the shop without her permission, Pastel begins her underground investigation...
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Mixed (27 reviews) - 48% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 11, 2016

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March 16

Magic Potion Explorer Developer Interview

Over on the PLAYISM Blog we have sat down with the developer, ARTIFACTS and talked about Magic Potion Explorer.


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March 11

The journey downwards begins!

Magic Potion Explorer is out!



A magical potion store stands in a forest on the outskirts of town. The proprietor - the self-proclaimed "Witchling" - Pastel, stated one day that she was tired of stocking up on ingredients.
Overheard by a shady-looking customer, Pastel finds a mysterious underground dungeon, filled with countless organic matter, renovated into her shop. Furious that her shop was changed without her permission, Pastel began to prepare herself for her underground investigation...

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Reviews

“Just powering up is fun at the beginning, which is completely different to the fun to be had with the serious challenges after beating the game. Underneath its simple surface there is a second, and then a third layer of gameplay that leaves you feeling satisfied.”
WINDOWS FOREST

“'A limited selection of resources' and 'a relaxed rate of growth' are the two main components of this game's design. It's easy to pick up, and with its gratifying sound effects it lends itself to short bursts of play; for 5, 10... 15 minutes...”
Mogura Games

“It has similar charm to it, though, and is perhaps more appealing to me than most clickers because delving into dungeons over and over again is so much of my game playing history.”
IndieGames.com

About This Game

Can you make it to the lowest level of the dungeon?

A magical potion store stands alone in a forest on the outskirts of town. Its shopkeeper - the self proclaimed "Witchling" Pastel - murmured to herself one day:
"Arrgh I can't be bothered with stocking up on ingredients all the time! Can't somebody else do it for me?!"

A shady-looking customer had overheard her:
"So you wish to be able to easily stock up on potion ingredients, eh?"

The following morning, inside the shop was a mysterious underground dungeon, filled with organic matter. Pastel was furious that someone had dug a dungeon in the shop without her permission! So she prepared herself to make an underground investigation...

Create potions and power up!!



  • Exploration and battles are all automated! You just need to focus on powering up Pastel! A simple, yet intuitive game system.
  • A game that feels good to play! Exciting music and effects.
  • A delightful story with distinctive characters.
  • Includes a HARD mode! Try not to lose...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 resolution or higher
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Mixed (27 reviews)
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White Russian
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Get it on sale if it ever gets to $5. If you like incremental, idle, and upgrade games, then this is for you. I personally am an achievement ♥♥♥♥♥ and played all I could from it. However, a casual 1-time play will only net you an hour or so.
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Ron Mexico
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
a bit too expensive for a game with so little content...
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trainee
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
It's fun.
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sato
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Bought it from Playism with a STEAM key (played & finished the game with Playism direct DL).
It's a cute game with good storytelling that leaves you wanting more, but the actual game play - unfortunately - is [too] short to justify the price.
With only few challenges (achievements included) in the game, after unlocking them there is not a whole lot to do.

Some players may find this game refreshing in its choice-based and rather simple game style - I did enjoy the lower dungeon level/floors because it requires a careful upgrade strategy to continue on. But as you come close to the finish, things inflate at an exponential rate (damages, healed HP etc) such that the earlier gameplay (and the balance) is lost.

Good ideas executed with that "Japanese-y" cuteness. Good music as well. If you enjoyed Cookie Clicker and are a 'light' gamer (who don't expect a game to be played over & over and for countless hours), you will like this. Just be aware that it's a very short game.
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Blike
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This game is a basic clicker / time sink game. You don't really do anything aside from spend points to not have to start over as often. The game extends itself by putting in roadblocks to start you over if you haven't leveled up enough before them.

The music and character are good, but not for the $10 asking price. If it were on sale for a couple dollars, you might find it worth that.
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GameDragonZero
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
SUMMARY: A cute "auto-adventure" game that's sort of a "casual min-maxer" (trust me). The usual price may be a bit high unless you really want to delve into different play modes and achievements, but the easy-yet-challenging rules, clever streamlined presentation, and fun soundtrack make it worth keeping an eye on.

Magic Potion Explorer's plot is simple - a young alchemist complains about her need to find ingredients, and a mysterious woman provides her a dungeon below her potion shop. Armed with an alchemic squirtgun, our heroine Pastel, wanders into the dungeon. There she harvests resources, battles monsters, and brews potions on her way to figure out what's up, and who's butt she has to kick to get this abomination removed from beneath her store.

The gameplay itself is simple . . . kind of.

Magic Potion Explorer's adventuring is completely automated. Pastel goes through the dungeon, find resources, and battles monsters. Your goal as the player is to choose which potions she brews to affect her abilities. That's where it gets a bit complex.

Magic Potion Explorer is essentially a casual game for min/maxers who love to tweak abilities. Some abilities add, some multiply, some affect capacity, some healing. There's an entire screen just of the math behind the character. Having to choose which potion to brew - or if to wait to gather enough resources to unlock others - is a core part of the game.

Depending on difficulty, if Pastel is defeated she returns to her shop or she returns without any potions and starts over except for some bonus resources. Fortunately the deeper you get the more the game accelerates easier levels, so you can keep delving in less and less time.

The game is also accompanied by a great, dynamic soundtrack; the frenetic auto-adventuring and the fast-paced music played during the game really set the mood, the incidental music for calmer moments is a nice contrast. I'd say the soundtrack is a major strength of Magic Potion Explorer.

Is this game worth it? The game's two different play modes and multiple achievements will provide some challenge if you're up for them, though the deliberately limited and focused gameplay may not be for everyone. At $9.99 it's something to think over - if it was cheaper I'd be a little freer to reccomend it.

I bought it and had a ball. It was a nice casual/intense mix that I was looking for at the time, and I always like to see games experiment.

So who should get Magic Potion Explorer.
* Someone who wants a kind of casual/stats-raising mix. It's a good evening game for someone so inclined.
* Someone into streamlined games and games that play with modes. As a study in creating an effective minimalist game, it's quite good.
* If you're not sure and the game is on sale enough to make you sure.
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Geek2theRight
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Thought this looked cute. Bought it, only to find out . . . they forgot to put any actual game into this. I didn't expect a whole lot from the trailer, but I expected more than nothing. This is the kind of thing you download on your phone out of curiosity when you have a few minutes to waste, only to prompty delete it and forget it ever existed.

Waste of time. Waste of disc space. Waste of money. Its creators should be ashamed of charging money for it.
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gamehits
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
well i supposed you could say it's short mindless junk...but sometimes short mindless junk is GREAT!
loved it...
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Printsandrew
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Enjoyably weird clicker rpg.
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Stormy Waters
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Needs a better replay system. The current one to get better times is great and all but a higher system than just 99k and lvl 10. New game+ could take it to level 200 and then some.

Steam why cant you give me a neutral button. The graphics are great and so is the sound track. The game is fine in its tiny form but could be much better to suit the price tag on it.

At 5$ its a good price.
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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Needs a better replay system. The current one to get better times is great and all but a higher system than just 99k and lvl 10. New game+ could take it to level 200 and then some.

Steam why cant you give me a neutral button. The graphics are great and so is the sound track. The game is fine in its tiny form but could be much better to suit the price tag on it.

At 5$ its a good price.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
So, while this game is rather short (beat it in 90 minutes) and would be better off at a lower price (maybe $5), it's nice to have a nice, quick, in-and-out game once in awhile.

This game doesn't have very much at all in the way of actual combat mechanics, as it's basically choosing what upgrades you should get when, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun. It's a nice game to play, with great effect quality, and (definitely not leaving this out) AMAZING music! For a game with very little action, it has very good music that I found myself enjoying immensly!

As stated above, it's an extremely short game (although longer with the hard mode), but it's definitely one to look for when on sale. Heck, it's on sale for a dollar off, and while I wouldn't recommend it too strongly to others at that price, I'm definitely keeping this game.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Fun but short cute little game! There's actually not much interactivity, it's kind of like a slightly more interactive Progress Quest.

Gameplay is as follows: You send the main character, Pastel, in to the dungeon and she will automatically kill things and gather reagents as she travels down. Whenever either of those actions occurs she gains RP, which can be spent on various skills from bonus damage to more health to bonuses against specific enemies. Every 10 floors or so there will be a boss battle, which is basically just an enemy with more HP.

That's the whole game. And you can max out and beat it fairly quickly, before getting all the Steam Cards even! I thought it was cute and idly fun enough to be worth the price, but that is up to the individual.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
If you're unfamiliar with the genre of Idle/Incremental games, you may want to do some research before buying this game.

If you are, and you like those games, this is probably right up your alley.

The art, music, interface and all the other little details are well polished.

The game is fairly hands off. You automatically proceed through the dungeon and only interact by purchasing new upgrades.

So far, the content seems a bit limited, I don't know if it's worth the full price. On sale, it may be a more palatable purchase.

One thing about this genre though is that there are often surprises. If I get a few hours in and find that it really opens up, I'll update this review accordingly.

Edit:

Looks to be about 2 hours of gameply. I don't have much desire to play it again. Maybe they'll improve it in the future.

Something little like a bonus perk every time you complete the game would go a looong way for replayability.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Having bought this game, I don't think it was really worth paying anything for, at all. This has less content than your average idle game on Kongregate.
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Thought this looked cute. Bought it, only to find out . . . they forgot to put any actual game into this. I didn't expect a whole lot from the trailer, but I expected more than nothing. This is the kind of thing you download on your phone out of curiosity when you have a few minutes to waste, only to prompty delete it and forget it ever existed.

Waste of time. Waste of disc space. Waste of money. Its creators should be ashamed of charging money for it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
A really simple game to spend some time with

The goal of the game is simple, Reach B99

During your desent downwards you'll fight monsters and collect items for RP, which are used to make potions/buffs for your person, the collecting and battles are all auto so you only need to manage the potion aspect of things.
Should you fail and die, you are sent back to B1 and have to wander back downwards again, however there are difficulty settings for this, on Normal should you fall you will keep all your upgrades so you can nuke your way back down to where you were, on Hard however should you fall, you lose all your upgrades but are given a small amount of RP in exchange, continue to fall and the RP rises more.

The game is fairly easy to understand and the music was really good *for me at least*, however the game can be beaten fairly easy on your first run, you can also try to speedrun the game but other than that i feel like its once you finished it, then thats about it, nonetheless its a really fun game to pass the time with.

Should you find it in the sales i recommend picking it up, this game in my eyes is rated 7.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Get it on sale if it ever gets to $5. If you like incremental, idle, and upgrade games, then this is for you. I personally am an achievement ♥♥♥♥♥ and played all I could from it. However, a casual 1-time play will only net you an hour or so.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Bought it from Playism with a STEAM key (played & finished the game with Playism direct DL).
It's a cute game with good storytelling that leaves you wanting more, but the actual game play - unfortunately - is [too] short to justify the price.
With only few challenges (achievements included) in the game, after unlocking them there is not a whole lot to do.

Some players may find this game refreshing in its choice-based and rather simple game style - I did enjoy the lower dungeon level/floors because it requires a careful upgrade strategy to continue on. But as you come close to the finish, things inflate at an exponential rate (damages, healed HP etc) such that the earlier gameplay (and the balance) is lost.

Good ideas executed with that "Japanese-y" cuteness. Good music as well. If you enjoyed Cookie Clicker and are a 'light' gamer (who don't expect a game to be played over & over and for countless hours), you will like this. Just be aware that it's a very short game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game is a basic clicker / time sink game. You don't really do anything aside from spend points to not have to start over as often. The game extends itself by putting in roadblocks to start you over if you haven't leveled up enough before them.

The music and character are good, but not for the $10 asking price. If it were on sale for a couple dollars, you might find it worth that.
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