Castle Of Magic

Castle of Magic is a cutesy, colorful platformer where you can collect magic hats to gain special abilities.

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Castle of Magic Review

The platformer genre has been home to many of gaming’s most iconic characters, including Mario, Sonic and countless others. Every gaming system also has one platformer that stands out from the rest. For the iPhone, this standout is Castle of Magic.

In this side-scroller, you play as a young kid who has fallen into a dimensional gap and turned into a wizard. His goal is to defeat an evil magician who has taken his sister captive.

This game needs a flamethrower…

Ok, so the story isn’t anything new, but what is new are the five creative and immersive worlds that he must brave through. These range from heaps of sweets to icy caverns and outer space, and each brings devious new enemies as well as extra powerups that change the gameplay.

For example, eating an ice cream cone in the sweets level will turn you fat, allowing you to eat your way through, while entering a strange machine in another gives you a negative charge that reverses the orientation of the game.

Great 3D graphics, interesting backgrounds, and excellent sound complement the game’s creativity. These change continually, keeping things interesting. Each level also plays a bit differently from the last, and the numerous boss battles shake up the normal formula just enough to make it count. Suffice to say, through our time with the game there was not a single moment where the excitement of discovery was lacking.

…and a squeegee.

Plus, Castle of Magic has a tried-and-true control scheme, which is well-implemented. It consists of a D-Pad, jump button, attack button, and action button that appears only when necessary. Even though there were times when things got a little touchy, the controls usually worked out just as one would expect, making the game very easy to enjoy.

Castle of Magic offers around three hours of gameplay for a full run-through, which is a bit short when compared to the normal length of platformers these days. Luckily, the game uses a star system that adds replay value for completists. Each level contains three hidden stars, most of which are difficult to reach. This helps to justify the game’s current asking price of $5.99.

Castle of Magic is a platformer that just about everybody can enjoy. If you are looking for an experience on your iPhone like none other, we recommend you pick this game up.

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Gameloft Holds Castle of Magic Character Naming Contest

In our Castle of Magic review, we said that the star of this platformer could compete with Mario and Sonic. Now, Gameloft is giving you the chance to name that hero and win an iPod nano. Better make it good, because the name you choose could become a new part of the gaming lexicon.

Gameloft also says in a video that this name will be used in the character’s “next adventure”, which we’re pretty sure confirms that there will be a Castle of Magic 2. Read on for Gameloft’s contest rules.

Here are the basic rules, straight from Gameloft:


You already know Castle Of Magic, Gameloft’s new platformer spreading magic all over the App Store. Well, we realized something’¦ Our hero for Castle of Magic has both power and style but’¦ he doesn’t have a name yet!

So we decided to organize a worldwide contest to find the best name possible for our cutie.

How does it work?

Once you have a good idea of name for our hero, it’s very easy!

You can either become a fan of Gameloft on and write on our wall your idea.

OR, you can also follow us on Twitter at & Leave us a tweet saying your idea preceded by @CastleOfMagic

What’s to win?

The winning entrant will not only get a place in Video Game History by naming our hero in his next adventures’¦ But he will also receive an iPod nano!

For very imaginative participants, one can enter up to 10 different ideas of names.

See the video we made to explain the contest and give ideas of name:

Hurry up! The contest will end on July, 25th.

For Official Rules, visit

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