Magic Polalamin is a fun top-down anime shooter from little-known Japanese developer Black Fish. The game features great graphics, smooth animations, and near-flawless gameplay that great shooters are known for. The hallmark of Magic Polalamin is the great sense of humor. power-ups come in the shapes of magical staffs, and many enemies are directly “borrowed” from other games and popular animes. For instance, one of the end-level bosses is a giant Doraemon, and the final bosses are Multi and Serika! The only flaw is the inclusion of Hentai (i.e. adult) pictures between the levels, which are in pretty bad taste and highly unnecessary. There are also some problems in pressing Up and Left at the same time (all regular with the other diagonals). But these quibbles are minor compared to the wonderful gameplay. If you like Asys’ Shooting Heart, I think you'll like Magic Polalamin even more. Two thumbs up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs |