Castle of Magic (DSiWare)

Game Profile

Be prepared to face anything and everything as you try to save your friend from the clutches of the horrifying magician Nefastax in Castle Of Magic!

To survive, you’ll have to stand up to wild monsters whilst exploring environments that directly influence your movement. In this platform-based universe, the ground will make you stick, slide, sink, swim, levitate, and even walk on the ceiling when gravity disappears!

As well as varied environments, giant bosses and beautiful environments, Castle Of Magic features innovative use of the Nintendo DSi Camera - allowing you to transform yourself into powerful new forms. Visit a Photo Cabin in the game and search for an object in real life that matches the colour of the character you want to transform into. Take a picture of a blue object with your Nintendo DSi Camera and abracadabra - you’re transformed into a swordfish! The Nintendo DSi Camera also comes into play as you customise in-game items using pictures of your choice.

Are you ready to dive into the unique world of Castle Of Magic?

  • A platform game designed to appeal to both beginners and platform game veterans
  • Explore five varied environments and battle all kinds of inventive enemies and bosses as you hop between the top screen and Touch Screen of the Nintendo DSi
  • Use the Nintendo DSi Camera to customise in-game characters and transform your hero into powerful new incarnations

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Is this the magical platforming experience fans have been waiting for?

If it's one thing the DSiWare service needs more of it's platformers. The folks at Gameloft must have sensed this when they decided to port their iPhone platforming hit Castle of Magic over to the service. Since one of the main complaints about the...

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User Comments (21)



Azikira said:

This looks like it will be an almost-kirby type game for DSiWare, which is good considering how fun Kirby games are =3



Natie31 said:

I just download this game and its a great game to play. Just did the first level but save it for tomorrow have The Legendary Starfy game to deal with for now. Castle of Magic is a must game to have-)lol



BleachFan said:

Very interesting...looks good...
I lol'd when I saw that you could put your face on the character! Oh, the possibilities! :D



kitty1957 said:

Need Help.. how do you kill the Snowmax... he sits on that button.. I'm heady... only clue i have is to go back and change to something else.



suburban_sensei said:

Girlfriend just bought this on her Iphone. It seems fun, but it stinks that the DSi version is twice the price (I believe it was 2 bucks or so on the App Store) Nonetheless, seems decent, and I may have to pick this up.



Phobos said:

Castle of Magic, great game. Good value for 500 points, nice pick-up-and-play too.



cjsk8r12 said:

When i seen the screenshots they had in the DSi Shop i said that this games looks soooo stupid but then i seen this review and video and got game and it was awesome! Great Review! :D



LordWotton said:

Downloaded it yesterday. I have to say I don't like it so much. In my personal opinion the controls are pretty bad. Scrolling and animations aren't that smooth. And that "power up animation" starts to be obnoxious after ten minutes of play. Nice attempt, but imho it's a "platform-geek only" (or kids only) title.



rainbowkirby6000 said:

this is soooooooooooooo much better on ipod touch having to fumble with buttons on ds is sooooooooo annoying even the free version on the ipod is better and theres only 1 level this is pathetic compared to the ipod touch



GlasS said:

It's weird that the later you go in the comments section, the less people like the game.

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