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  • Summary: In Magrunner - Dark Pulse, the hero Yoshi and his robotic dog Newton enter the Gruckezber Magtech Challenge, a technology competition drawing contestants from around the world with a 1 million credit grand prize. They soon discover that this friendly game has a much darker purpose behind it.In Magrunner - Dark Pulse, the hero Yoshi and his robotic dog Newton enter the Gruckezber Magtech Challenge, a technology competition drawing contestants from around the world with a 1 million credit grand prize. They soon discover that this friendly game has a much darker purpose behind it. Now only this intrepid duo and Yoshi's mutant mentor Gamaji stand between the earth's survival and eldritch annihilation. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    90
    Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a great puzzle game that you might be tempted to dismiss as being unoriginal. If you make that mistake, you will be cheating yourself out of a memorable experience.
  2. Jun 28, 2013
    80
    Fans of both Portal and other puzzle games should really take a look. For $20, players will get a good seven to eight hour game that tells a decent story and offers up some pretty challenging game play puzzles.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 19, 2013
    80
    A great addition to a family of the Portal games. Instead of Portal Gun you play with an electromagnetic glove, and you break a sweat while working out your progress. [Issue#232]
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    70
    Starting from the interesting idea of creating a Portal clone set in the future, with some elements taken from H.P. Lovercraft, Magrunner ends up as a funny game but nothing more. A good chance to create something different, only partially accomplished.
  5. Jul 30, 2013
    70
    There is some "good fun" within Magrunner, that kind that only a puzzle game can give.
  6. Jul 1, 2013
    67
    Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a good puzzle game with a strange plot which catapult the player in the world of Cthulhu. It seems an episode of South Park.
  7. Jul 11, 2013
    40
    So many times during this review I quit the game just because I couldn't be bothered to solve a puzzle, only to realise I had to keep playing to give it a fair shot. My opinion would start to sway a bit more positive, then I quit again for the lack of care. Which says everything about Magrunner: Dark Pulse really.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    I'm so sick of stupid shooters, this game is a fresh air for my lights and a great trainer for my brains.
    Will recommend Magrunner to
    I'm so sick of stupid shooters, this game is a fresh air for my lights and a great trainer for my brains.
    Will recommend Magrunner to everyone who likes to think, puzzles are really nutty, can't wait to get to the last levels.
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  2. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    I love this game is very fun puzzle to a great extent especially because it has some Lovecraft in love! not for people with little patienceI love this game is very fun puzzle to a great extent especially because it has some Lovecraft in love! not for people with little patience immature.I was four hours non-stop playing Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    I like this game and for the price of $19.99 it's a steal. Runs great, looks great, and plays great. Portal esque to the finest. I highlyI like this game and for the price of $19.99 it's a steal. Runs great, looks great, and plays great. Portal esque to the finest. I highly recommend this game for anyone craving a puzzle thriller with a great and unique story. Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2013
    7
    very brilliant leveling. I love it. Many game contents are creative to make me being immersed in this game. But the problem is that game isvery brilliant leveling. I love it. Many game contents are creative to make me being immersed in this game. But the problem is that game is not kind. Some level is too hard and there is no hint. The most horrible one is there was no any tip or explanation what I have to do to prove puzzles. Control problem, of course, will be nightmare. I am sure you can be stuck although you already solve and understand what you have to do. That make this game couldn't be one of best puzzle game. Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2014
    7
    At first I was pretty impressed with this game, even though the "magnetic technology" concept is unrelated to how magnetism actually works.At first I was pretty impressed with this game, even though the "magnetic technology" concept is unrelated to how magnetism actually works. It's a series of puzzles in fancy rooms and it's tempting to compare it to the Valve game Portal. While the Portal concept can't be beat, I hoped that Magrunner would have some fresh ideas, and I it does have a couple, although it's not the best puzzle game around. But when you add its odd storyline, as a whole I found the game to be rather incoherent. The puzzles seem to have nothing to do with the storyline that emerges; it's hard to imagine any explanation for the existence of the puzzles you have to complete. I was disappointed by the ending, because it really explains nothing about what was happening throughout the game. But at least the environment and atmosphere were kind of neat (apart from some irritating and inappropriate "music" I felt forced to turn off in a couple of areas). The FOV can be changed, yay for that. I do recommend this game if the price tag isn't too high. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2013
    7
    Magrunner is a pretty good first person puzzle, with Cthulhu Mythos influences. Not as good as Portal, but enough to deserve to be played.Magrunner is a pretty good first person puzzle, with Cthulhu Mythos influences. Not as good as Portal, but enough to deserve to be played. VIRTUALINN.IT Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2016
    3
    This Portal clone does what most other platformers disguised as puzzlers do wrong: It doesn't let you save, using checkpoints instead, butThis Portal clone does what most other platformers disguised as puzzlers do wrong: It doesn't let you save, using checkpoints instead, but still makes you carry cubes around (always a bad sign) for ages, jump from tight spots to tight spots (preferably timed jumps,) and as a result forces you to grind all these moves all over again at the first faux pas.

    As in so many coattails riding titles, your brain won't break a sweat. All you need is jumping patience.

    Well, in this particular game, you'll even need patience between the rooms, as you'll be stuck listening to the mandatory conspiracy story line narrated by static holograms. The makers didn't grasp what made their model, Portal, alive and entertaining. Not only aren't the game mechanics as simple and fun, the whole thing just doesn't flow.
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