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  • Summary: Get ready to master the mystical puzzle board game of Magic Chess: the latest craze of the wizarding world! Follow your teacher, Willow the wizard, as he trains you to revive the power of ancient shapes, the sun, moon, and stars to stack score multipliers before the tile queue fills up! Enlist the help of bombs, freezes, and nukes to make room for your shapes and keep the tile queue empty. Make magic with shapes and celestial powers to see your name shine like pixie dust on the Game Center leaderboards! Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 8, 2012
    80
    In the end, The Lost Shapes provides a solid, competent puzzle game experience. It doesn't quite have the addictiveness of a Tetris, but still provides a good bit of fun that should satisfy any fan of puzzle games.
  2. Mar 9, 2012
    80
    There's enough variety between the two modes to keep players interested, while never deviating from the core purpose behind the game. An ideal casual delight.
  3. Mar 18, 2012
    60
    Despite a couple of game modes and an attempt at creating some backstory, The Lost Shapes fails to feel fresh and simply adds yet another ho-hum option to the puzzle genre.
  4. Mar 15, 2012
    50
    The Lost Shapes is a simple concept that is hampered by poor execution. Whilst the Survival Mode makes for both a relaxing and tactical experience, Shape Mode is let down by poorly implemented scoring and design choices. Sadly, Magic Chess isn't the bewitching experience it could have been.
  5. Mar 29, 2012
    50
    The Lost Shapes should probably have spent some more time in play testing to fully flush out the concept and tune the play balance. As it is, the game starts out far too easy and then rapidly transitions to much too hard.