Magical Drop IV Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Magical Drop IV Review, where we follow the story, battle a cast of whimsical characters, set new records, solve puzzles, engage your friends and family in local multiplayer, or compete against players from around the world through online play.

Magical Drop IV Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 681MB download size.
  • Six cursor types. (MDS/MEC/E/Off/MDC/MDA) You can see a preview of each.
  • Set network region.
  • Optional repeatable tutorial.
  • The gimmick is you hoover up all the same balls in one line and then blow them out to match with other balls on the screen to clear them.
  • Ballbreaker gameplay.
  • If you have heard of it, it plays the same as Money Puzzler.
  • Local and online multiplayer.
  • Single-player has six modes – story, match, survival, puzzle, path of destiny, and caravan. (the last 2 need to be unlocked).
  • Three difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Cartoon style cutscenes.
  • World map level selects in story mode.
  • You can skip the cutscenes.
  • Bright colorful characters.
  • Unlock gallery concept art, items, and lottery tickets along with the music.
  • A lot of replay value.
  • Gets very addictive.
  • Fantastic atmosphere.
  • It feels nostalgic yet modern.
  • A faithful and solid port.
  • Perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch.

Magical Drop IV Review Cons:

  • Nonplayable tutorial.
  • Opening cutscenes hangs every time.
  • Huge learning curve.
  • Difficulty spikes throughout.
  • Cannot rebind the controls.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • The music is grating.
  • Plays cutscenes every time you lose.

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Magical Drop IV:

Official website.

Developer: Highball Games

Publisher: Forever Entertainment

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!