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  • Summary: Combines Drop-Down Puzzle with Beats. The main BGM is composed by the Nico Nico celebrity and sound creator, ‘Kikuo’. Last but not least, don’t forget the thirteen colorful pixel-art characters to take you through the game.
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  1. Jun 20, 2014
    75
    After everything was said and done, I wanted a bit more variety -- not just in the form of more songs -- but in some new modes or even online multiplayer. The good news is the core formula is very solid, so if you're looking for a new puzzle battle game, this is it.
  2. Jun 25, 2014
    74
    Fans of competitive puzzle games will eat this up. But Magical Beat is marred by questionable gameplay mechanics, a barebones presentation, no online modes and an annoying soundtrack. If you can get past some of these problems, you'll find an interesting puzzler that doesn't quite meet its full potential.
  3. Jun 23, 2014
    70
    Although it provides fun in small doses, the difficulty quickly ramps up in a way that requires patience to progress. Hardcore puzzle fans, however, should not pass it up for exactly that reason.
  4. Jul 9, 2014
    70
    Seasoned puzzle fans will have a field day with this game, but those who prefer a little more meat in their experience will be left wanting more.
  5. Aug 4, 2014
    70
    While Magical Beat’s mix of puzzle and rhythm-gaming concepts won’t be for everyone, those who appreciate such genres will find a unique, enjoyable conglomeration of the two that feels as fresh as it does familiar.
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    60
    Magical Beat, while cleverly designed and audiovisually charming, feels stripped down. The game lacks the sorts of options and modes that help elevate a standard puzzle game to the level of cherished time-killer and competitive classic.
  7. Sep 30, 2014
    52
    Magical Beat could have been a really fun music puzzler, but with overly powerful A.I. it becomes more of a frustration then a fun experience.

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