Magic Orbz PlayStation 3

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 75
    Magic Ball is a streamlined, simple game that's fun to play. There aren't many frills, there's no story to speak of, and it's not incredibly long, but if you feel like a good brick-braking game, purchasing this title should be an easy decision.
  2. Magic Ball is a great PSN game, with a bright and vibrant look, an endearing sense of character and some wholly addictive, if rather derivative, gameplay.
  3. Magic Ball isn’t quite as innovative as other PSN games out there and it certainly won’t test your brain, but it’s a decent downloadable title that may deserve your attention.
  4. If you’re a fan of games like Breakout and Arkanoid, Magic Ball brings a refreshing new approach to that genre that most developers have avoided until this point.
  5. Magic Ball is fun enough while it lasts, but it'll only last you a weekend or so at most.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 18, 2013
    7
    It's a nice looking brick breaking game in 3D graphics. I enjoyed just looking at this game. I liked the fact that there was a 2 player co-opIt's a nice looking brick breaking game in 3D graphics. I enjoyed just looking at this game. I liked the fact that there was a 2 player co-op (or competitive) as well. Full Review »
  2. SteveN
    Apr 27, 2009
    8
    Magic Ball is actually a lot of fun to play, especially in co-op mode. In fact, it's one of the only games my fiancé and I have Magic Ball is actually a lot of fun to play, especially in co-op mode. In fact, it's one of the only games my fiancé and I have played through together (she doesn't normally play many games). I like that this game uses a physics-based engine to make things more exciting, but at times that does make it very hard to predict where the ball is going to bounce. The 'sets' that you look at are also very cool, but occasionally objects will obstruct your view. That said, we managed to beat every level (and just got the 'witches' themed expansion) without having to retry that many of them. It was well worth getting. Full Review »
  3. JedB
    Feb 4, 2009
    8
    This game is actually really fun to play. It can be played casually, and becomes quite challenging in the later levels. The inclusion of This game is actually really fun to play. It can be played casually, and becomes quite challenging in the later levels. The inclusion of co-op online or offline is a sweet touch. It's the best Arkanoid-like game I've ever played. It improves on the original in many ways, has interesting 3d environments, clever level design, and allows for multiple power-ups/effects at once, so that an elongated "paddle" does not undo a missile launcher, or a spikey ball. Full Review »