Magical Starsign DS

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  1. 83
    Magical Starsign does an excellent job at taking the classic Turn-Based RPG formula and turning it into something fun for Nintendo's new handheld device.
  2. It keeps the basic formula that keeps 2D RPGs at the top if their class, but adds in some interesting elements as well. The ease of the touch screen also makes this game accessible to almost anyone.
  3. Magical Starsign’s presentation is cheerful, the battle mechanics have a few wrinkles and the story is passable. Although it’s not the deepest RPG, the game is a solid offering on the Nintendo DS.
  4. Greater than the sum of its parts, it's eventually hard to feel anything but sheer joy when playing Magical Starsign.
  5. It may not have the production values of Final Fantasy III, but Magical Starsign combines a superb and intriguing battle system with a genuinely fresh look at how to control this kind of game on the DS.
  6. AceGamez
    80
    Despite being simple to pick up and play, Magical Starsign hides a complex game underneath. No doubt part of this simplicity is intentional in order to entice the younger audience that this title seemingly wants to attract. However, there is more than enough here to keep RPG enthusiasts of all ages entertained.
  7. Role-playing fans will get a good 30 hours of quality gaming out of Magical Starsign. It has its hitches, but if you can work with them there's a great adventure to be had. [Feb 2007, p.66]
  8. 75
    The game has a great battle mechanic with some strong diversity and strategy elements, though it’s a bit too linear in its story. The overall presentation is amazing though, and anyone looking for a true classic RPG should look no further.

Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
#25 Most Shared DS Game of 2006
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 2, 2013
    8
    I love this game, it is fun, crazy and magical. The names of the characters are often funny and there are many worlds and strange creatures.I love this game, it is fun, crazy and magical. The names of the characters are often funny and there are many worlds and strange creatures. The pyrites are so much fun! Full Review »
  2. Feb 8, 2012
    7
    A fine RPG. Story is pretty low and the combat is simple. Still its a fun and easy game. If you like Paper Mario and like your RPG without tooA fine RPG. Story is pretty low and the combat is simple. Still its a fun and easy game. If you like Paper Mario and like your RPG without too much story, its perfect. Full Review »
  3. Tijntje
    Nov 2, 2007
    9
    Some reviewers wrote it didn't have much special, but I wasn't waiting for something special, I was waiting for a nice an light RPGSome reviewers wrote it didn't have much special, but I wasn't waiting for something special, I was waiting for a nice an light RPG to play.
    Simply one of the best Nintendo handheld RPGs I've seen in times, becouse what else was there besides Final Fantasy and Golden Sun? Be fair...
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