The Sims: Makin' Magic Image

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  • Summary: Your Sims can now harness the supernatural, casting spells with playful or mischievous intentions. With a new magical, carnival-themed location, over 175 new items, and a host of quirky new characters, Makin? Magic is the largest Sims Expansion Pack ever. New gameplay includes making, gathering, and questing for ingredients to brew magic spell recipes. Get help around the house from magical minions, turn pesky neighbors into toads, or make that hard-to-get Sim fall in love with you. But watch out, spells can backfire if you?re not careful. Either way, the neighborhood will never be the same. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. 100
    The best Sims expansion and a must-have for any Sims fan. [Jan 2004, p.66]
  2. The addition of spells is just what the franchise ordered. It's a fitting tribute to the simulated reality that The Sims has become famous for -- and a great way for the original game to bow out.
  3. 85
    The latest -- and probably last -- expansion pack for The Sims, Makin' Magic, is easily the most fun of the seven.
  4. One great addition in Makin’ Magic is the creation of a character inventory, which allows you to keep MagiCoins and ingredients for spells and charms.
  5. Brings more than 175 new enchanted items, which alone justifies the purchase. These special objects can take care of the less-pleasant chores in your life, leaving you free to pursue personal happiness.
  6. The new Magic Town, host of object additions, and backward compatibility with previous expansion packs ensures that fans will stay busy until The Sims 2 is released in a few months.
  7. If you expect that you'll live in a magical world, casting spells left and right and hanging out with vampires and undead comics within ten hours, then think again.

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