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  • Summary: Magic Orbz is on SALE with 50% off today with AppGratis!The PS3 smash hit Magic Orbz has arrived on mobile! It's an astonishingly beautiful ball-bouncing, block-breaking blast with 42 levels, that span pirate fleets and lush green jungles.Your task seems simple - clear the level of obstacles before you run out of lives. Watch out though - pick-ups and power-downs drop from the destroyed blocks. With the high-speed gameplay, lovers of Breakout and Arkanoid should find themselves right at home. The lots of power-ups, bizarre obstacles and in-game day-night cycle really mix up the game. When you've completed it, there are still dozens of trophies to attempt.So go on, give it a try! Smash up the levels, gawp at the cutting edge 3D graphics, and grab power-ups as they fall - but whatever you do, don't lose your ball! 8/10 - "A bright and vibrant look, an endearing character and wholly addictive… gameplay." - Destructoid8/10 - "those with an Arkanoid addiction should buy this game, no questions asked." Playstation LifestyleGame features: ? Two settings - Pirates and Jungle? Addictive, hi-speed gameplay ? Gorgeous graphics and music? Suitable for all ages! ? 42 levels and a ton of power-ups!? More levels coming soon! ______________________________________ FOLLOW US: WATCH US: LIKE US: Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  1. Dec 5, 2012
    The charm of Magic Orbz is plain to see from the moment you first pick the game up and it's certainly a great addition to the hallowed halls of the best Breakout games. Easily recommended for any fan of the genre.
  2. Dec 12, 2012
    Speed and control niggles aside, it's an incredibly imaginative title that might lean on an old staple of gaming for its core gameplay, but also freshens the experience up enough to make a corner of that genre its own.
  3. Jan 9, 2013
    A new coat of paint on an old game mechanic that does a lot to make Magic Orbz a lot of fun to play.
  4. Dec 5, 2012
    Magic Orbz is good, solid fun which takes a tried-and-true foundation and builds upon it nicely. It could do with a little more variety than what it offers, and can grow a little dull if played for longer stretches, but in quick bursts, it satisfies nicely.
  5. 70
    For those who enjoy old school gameplay with some fun new twists and a cheerful demeanor, I think Magic Orbz will be right up your alley. Some control issues, a bit of laggy input and being a bit too easy for my tastes keeps the title from getting a higher score; but Magic Orbz is still a fun game that will keep you entertained for a while without breaking the bank.
  6. Dec 10, 2012
    This game had the potential to be one of the best Arkanoid's children together with the good Wizorb, but it fails miserably on small screens due to a bad control system. The buttons are way too small for a 3,5 / 4 inches device, and will definitely frustrate the player several times. The game obviously plays a way better on the bigger screens of an iPad.
  7. Dec 17, 2012
    Magic Orbz is a cheerily presented Breakout clone that adds physics-based destruction and some fun power-ups to the mix. But, it's still a Breakout clone.

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