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  • Summary: (Known as "Magic Made Fun" in the UK/EU) Unique magic tricks - possible only on the Nintendo DS - stun your audience in to saying "How'd you do that?" Become the master of your DS as you learn, perform and amaze your friends and family. The secrets of magic are now yours to behold.(Known as "Magic Made Fun" in the UK/EU) Unique magic tricks - possible only on the Nintendo DS - stun your audience in to saying "How'd you do that?" Become the master of your DS as you learn, perform and amaze your friends and family. The secrets of magic are now yours to behold. Step-by-step tutorials let you unlock the mystery of more than 20 tricks. Three individual modes make this game fun solo or with friends. A “special” deck of cards packaged with the game creates a fully portable magic kit. Now the fun extends beyond your Nintendo DS. Interactive tricks make the DS your magic assistant. Draw; speak; tap; instruct; and blow in to the microphone to astonish your audience. The learning curve keeps growing: unlock new tricks as you advance in skill. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Innovative use of the DS. [Issue#22, p.82]
  2. Combining simple magic tricks with the DS is a great idea and young kids will get a real thrill out of performing in front of their friends.
  3. Master of Illusion won’t replace SingStar or Buzz! as the number one family game, and its scope is limited. Still, it’s a curious piece of entertainment that teaches us some interesting card tricks.
  4. 70
    Master of Illusion is a solid magic kit on a cartridge, it's difficult to describe the title as a game but anyone looking to learn a little bit about magic can't go wrong.
  5. If you've got the time and patience to prep, and an audience willing to go along for the ride, Master of Illusion could turn you and your DS into the hit of the holiday party.
  6. A fun and interesting use of the DS, and with enough practice and patience, can “astound and delight friends and family”, at least until the next Harry Potter movie comes out.
  7. 46
    One of the most pointless games made for the DS. The idea may sound good on paper, but performing magic tricks is really something which needs to stay in the real world. Stay away from this one, far away.

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  1. Tony
    Feb 26, 2008
    8
    Master of Illusion isn't a video game in the traditional sense and shouldn't be rated as such. That being said, it's fun toMaster of Illusion isn't a video game in the traditional sense and shouldn't be rated as such. That being said, it's fun to bewilder your friends with magic tricks and the tricks are easy to learn too. But the software can't be fully enjoyed without an audience to perform in front of.
    here is the bottom line. Master of Illusion is a magic kit for the DS, not a game. It's a great way to entertain your friends but never reveal the secrets behind the illusions.
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