Magic Orbz is a 3D brick-breaking game that has players destroying objects that you normally wouldn’t see in this type of game. Instead of simply destroying bricks, Magic Orbz has players destroying a huge variety of objects ranging from small islands to huge sharks. In Magic Orbz, players have to move a slider on the bottom of the screen back and forth to hit a small ball, which will in turn destroy the objects on the field. The object of the game is to get the ball to destroy enough objects on the playing field to get to the next level. The level will end either when you’ve destroyed all of the necessary objects, or when you’ve missed the ball and allowed it to go past your slider too many times. You lose one life each time the ball gets past the slider. You start the game with a set amount of lives, but you can get more by successfully completing certain objectives. This might sound like the same exact brick-breaking game you’ve been playing for years, but Magic Orbz does enough new things to stand out from all of the other similar games out there.
The power-ups in Magic Orbz separate the game from simply being another boring brick-breaking game. As you play the game, power-ups will come down after you’ve destroyed certain objects. These power-ups range from things like a machine gun (yeah, seriously) to calling down a meteor storm to destroy the objects on the field, and they make the game a lot of fun to play. There’s just something strangely satisfying about calling down meteors to destroy your targets. There are also some normal power-ups such as a ball multiplier and a ball enlarger, as well as some negative power-ups that dramatically increase the game’s difficulty. While playing the game normally, Magic Orbz is enjoyable, but the power-ups make all the difference in this game. Creat Studios, the developer of the game, did a great job giving Magic Orbz enough unique and creative power-ups to really make the game shine.
Magic Orbz isn’t the kind of game that is going to amaze you with its realistic graphics, but its colorful visuals perfectly fit the game. The colors really pop out of the screen. All of the objects in the game look good thanks the huge variety of hues. If you play through the main game, you’ll see nearly every color on a standard color wheel in beautiful display. The explosions that occur after you’ve destroyed a major object also look surprisingly good. The abundance of dazzling hues in the game give it an extra layer of padding that is not found in a lot of similar games.
A Tad Shallow
Although Magic Orbz does a lot of things right, the game is still rather shallow. Completing levels is fun, but the game offers little besides that. The multiplayer mode is good, but it’s not good enough to warrant a second playthrough. At the end of the day, Magic Orbz is a brick-breaking game and nothing more. The different sections of the game are all very similar and little changes from one level to another. The visuals differ, but little else does. This might sit fine with some people, but the lack of extra content will certainly bother others. There wasn’t any need to reinvent the wheel with Magic Orbz, but some additional content would have been nice to see.
If you’ve ever enjoyed a brick-breaking game in your life, Magic Orbz is right up your alley. I’ve played a fair amount of other brick-breaking games in my time, but none of the others have enthralled me as much as Magic Orbz did. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised with Magic Orbz. Magic Orbz won’t change the mind of anyone who doesn’t enjoy brick-breaking games, but it’s a nice game to have around for those who do.