Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color Image

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  • Summary: Take the adventure game role of a lifetime as a Doodler -- a special person capable of drawing your own cast of characters and watch them come alive as active 3D cast members in one of the most original games of all time. Your Doodles are granted awesome powers so you can compete in arenas all across the realm. All the characters you draw become automatically animated as 3D interactive Doodles. As you progress in the adventure you'll earn new colors and parts for your Doodles! Your imagination is the only limit to the style or type of Doodle you create. Save up to 200 individual Doodles on one Memory Card (8MB). Battle it out against a friend in 2-Player Matches to see who can make the greatest Doodle of them all! [Agetec] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. One of the year's best surprises, offering a wonderful mixture of strategic gameplay, imagination, and colorful story telling.
  2. If you ignore Magic Pengel, you’ll be missing out on a wildly original concept that allows you to draw and bring to life characters straight from your very own imagination.
  3. 83
    The drawing system is brilliant - simple sketches transform with ease into wonderfully animated creatures. [June 2003, p.50]
  4. As a game, it's merely OK, but as a creative toolbox, it's exceptional. [June 2003, p.121]
  5. Magic Pengel isn't, by any stretch of the imagination, a rounded and satisfying videogame. But it is, without question, a rounded and satisfying stretch of the imagination. [Nov 2003, p.92]
  6. 70
    It's a flawed-but-fascinating curiosity and addictive despite itself thanks to the truly awesome monster generation. [June 2003, p.113]
  7. The painting is cool and the characters are likeable, but this is more about your own imagination than your own fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JoeW.
    Sep 7, 2003
  2. DanB.
    Jul 2, 2003
  3. Apr 29, 2012
    This game is just terrible. I mean, the first few minutes of the game is just plain stupid and boring. The gameplay is as stale as anything. It's basically an over-glorified rock paper system, and the customization is cool, but if you have no interest in the game then customization is bad. I don't understand this game at all, and it's terrible, just plain TERRIBLE Expand