It has to be said that the puzzle genre is populated more in eastern territories than in any other part of the world. When the occasional Japanese puzzle game ships elsewhere, it tends to go unnoticed. Magical Drop, however, should get the attention and reviews it deserves. After Tetris, it seemed that no other game would be able compete in terms of simple, addictive game play, but Magical Drop has set out to prove otherwise, and quite convincingly, too.
The basic goal of Magical Drop is to prevent falling balloons from reaching the bottom of your screen by popping then in groups of three or more. To do this, you must pull down balloons and place them back to top of the screen with other balloons of the same colour. As simple as Magical Drop is, the gameplay can get fiendishly competitive. The real cream of the game stands in its two-player mode. Link up with another human player, and the addictive gameplay will become almost unstoppable. In simple terms, Magical Drop is addiction on a cartridge. You have been warned.