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  • Summary: The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence. The only hope for salvation is Cyrus, a wizard versed in a secret magic art called Wizorb! Explore many strange places from the derelict monster infested town of Clover to Gorudo Castle atop Cauldron Peak. Danger lurksThe once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence. The only hope for salvation is Cyrus, a wizard versed in a secret magic art called Wizorb! Explore many strange places from the derelict monster infested town of Clover to Gorudo Castle atop Cauldron Peak. Danger lurks around every corner so you'll need to keep your wits about you and have quick reflexes in order to survive. Expand

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  1. PC Gamer UK
    May 11, 2012
    88
    At a mere 2 quid, you'd have to be insane not to pick Wizorb up. [June 2012, p.101]
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    80
    One of the best bat-and-ballers since Breakout itself.
  3. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    Still, it's a very well-designed game that harkens back to the arcade era which adds a few new twists to what could've been a very dull game. Fans of brick-breaking titles will find much to enjoy with Wizorb. It adds a new wrinkle to gameplay with its magic elements, and its mimicry of the bygone NES days will charm the pants off anyone nostalgic for that era.
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    70
    Wizorb is a successful tribute to Breakout and Arkanoid, with good pixelated graphics and precise controls. The mouse support makes this game a little too easy, but at its price it's still a deal.
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  1. May 12, 2016
    9
    Wizorb at its core is a block breaking game similar to Breakout and Arkanoid. The difference from these classics is how it expands on theirWizorb at its core is a block breaking game similar to Breakout and Arkanoid. The difference from these classics is how it expands on their simple formula in almost every way possible. You play as the wizard Cyrus who transforms himself into his staff to be used as your paddle. Like any true wizard you have magical powers that will help aid you on your journey. If its adventure you find yourself on you can bet there is a story too. This game tries to do a lot of things and usually manages to do so quite successfully.

    Wizorb is a very vibrate and colorful game with its 16-bit inspired, retro, graphics. The different monsters, environments, pick-ups, and bricks all come together for a clean, uniform, style. While the story isn't quite a enthralling as the visuals it does help incentivize your progression. Tarot village has been ravaged my monsters and all the town folk need money to repair their homes and businesses. By playing through the different levels you'll even money you can use both to help out the citizens and buy different power-ups. The power-ups will give you a temporary boost that last until you lose a life. The different power-ups from range from paddle extensions to sticky, slow and multi balls.

    The long the ball remains in play it will move faster with each hit off your paddle. At top speed its become quite difficult to keep your paddle lined up with the ball. Thankfully, you have different magic powers you can to help make life easier. As soon as the ball bounces off your paddle you can transform it into a burning ball that will pass through multiple bricks or give it wings and guide it into a certain area. While the ball is flying around you can shoot fireballs from your paddle or blow a gust of wind to change the direction of your ball. These all drain your magic bar which can be replenished with potions. Also, if you go so long without hitting anything your ball will start to glow and the next time you hit it you'll receive some magic.

    There are five different areas you must fight through to save the kingdom. Each area has a unique theme, a set number of stages, and a boss battle. Each level becomes progressively harder with bricks and enemies becoming tougher and harder to hit. Look for rooms that provide bonuses and shops. Watch out as any purple objects that falls onto your paddle with have a negative effect and could even kill you. Replay levels for coins, score, and bonus stages used to free four sages who when reunited grant access to a special power.

    Wizorb is a beautiful indie game with some really unique mechanics. The sense of progression of the difficulty feels spot on. Only in the last area does the game really start to almost too difficult. There are times too where it feels the paddle isn't quite as responsive as it needs to be which can be frustrating when the ball gets up to top speed. These aspects do make this game feel a little bit harder than it needed to be however Wizorb is still easy to recommend. The magic abilities are a blast and there is a wonderful sense of adventure. This is arcade style game is wonderfully crafted and thoroughly enjoyable.
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  2. Mar 7, 2013
    8
    I got this game in a bundle and it surprised me. I like the original combination of pong style game play and RPG elements. I whipped throughI got this game in a bundle and it surprised me. I like the original combination of pong style game play and RPG elements. I whipped through the game in a furious addiction but I wouldn't say there is much replay value. AND it wasn't too long, which I liked. Most games these days have more content than the mechanics demand. Wizorb was just long enough to keep my interest piqued the entire time. I am looking forward to a sequel. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2012
    8
    I very much enjoy Breakout style games as a genre, and this was no exception! The graphics, presentation and music of the game fit perfectlyI very much enjoy Breakout style games as a genre, and this was no exception! The graphics, presentation and music of the game fit perfectly with the story and type of game it is. It can get boring (and rather hard) but I have come to expect this as there is only so much you can do with this kind of game. It's only £2 (I got it on sale for 99p!) and offers some fun that could potentially last for many many hours, so pick it up, you might not regret it. 82/100. Expand
  4. Jul 23, 2012
    7
    While I really liked the game's graphics, sound and environment, the gameplay felt lackluster and shallow. Yes, it's just a simpleWhile I really liked the game's graphics, sound and environment, the gameplay felt lackluster and shallow. Yes, it's just a simple breakout-clone at heart, but I felt that the RPG aspect was vastly underused. Recommended for those from the 8-bit era, looking for a short, but sweet arcade game. Expand
  5. AWG
    Jul 27, 2013
    6
    Wizorb is a fair arkanoid-like game with bunch of RPG-like elements. Nice but stops being interesting veery soon. A solid 6, but still no moreWizorb is a fair arkanoid-like game with bunch of RPG-like elements. Nice but stops being interesting veery soon. A solid 6, but still no more than a 6. Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    5
    The graphics and music are pretty good, but overall the gameplay is a bit lackluster, and fairly frustrating. The controls could have been aThe graphics and music are pretty good, but overall the gameplay is a bit lackluster, and fairly frustrating. The controls could have been a bit more fine tuned. The town and magic elements are nice, but I feel were still lacking in depth. Expand
  7. Jul 16, 2013
    1
    If you like breakout-type games, you MIGHT like this game. It's slow, occasionally frustrating, and boring! The controls aren't that great,If you like breakout-type games, you MIGHT like this game. It's slow, occasionally frustrating, and boring! The controls aren't that great, and it's even a bit confusing. Waste of time. Not even worth the 74 cents I paid for it! It enticed me with "RPG" and it let me down. Do not recommend. Expand

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