Having its own hectic style, Magical Drop VI’s various modes and challenges can melt away some time for action puzzler fans
While I’ve heard the name mentioned before, I’ve never had the pleasure of checking out the Magical Drop series to this point. The gameplay is a little different than the norm, with your job being to pick up and move colored blocks from one column to another, and when you drop them in place your goal is to create strings of matched tiles which will then disappear, possibly triggering other blocks in the area as well. I’ll admit I was a bit taken aback by the CPU opponents in the story mode, feeling like right out of the gate after the tutorial they were kicking my butt. The good news is that once you get the hang of how to see what you should be building up for combos versus what you should be clearing more immediately you’ll most likely improve. Additional modes will allow you to change things up, and the option to play against a friend locally or online is also welcome. While coming up pretty short in comparison to the genre’s heaviest hitters this isn’t going to make much of a splash, but if you think the flow of play looks different you may still get some enjoyment out of it.
Justin Nation, Score: