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Cross Shanblue's Palms With Silver for a WiiWare Astrology Game

Posted by James Newton

Discover your Magic Destiny on December 31st

My Starry Night has already educated WiiWare owners about the wonders of astronomy, but Shanblue's upcoming Magic Destiny wants to teach you about the very different celestial practice of astrology.

There'll of course be the obligatory minigames, as well as a glossary for those who don't know their tarot from their biorhythms from their Bach flower remedies, the ultimate aim being to teach players how to predict the future and ascertain elements of their friend's personalities.

Here's the press release below. For a related Christmas project, consider printing it out, cutting into pieces and using to discern whether you'll meet a tall, dark handsome stranger next week.

Magic Destiny – Astrological games – the Spanish videogame which brings the magic of the stars to WiiWare.

Shanblue Interactive presents Magic Destiny – Astrological games, the first of the two video games it is currently developing for Nintendo’s WiiWare.

Magic Destiny is a highly entertaining video game for all ages with a strong educational focus.

The game will teach you a whole range of astrological techniques to predict the future and discover aspects of your personality or that of your friends.

Why is astrology perfect for Wii? “Astrology is an enthralling subject which never goes out of fashion. Every country has its own astrological culture. Horoscopes, tarot cards, palm-reading and seashell divination are just a few examples of the exciting techniques in use. The idea of Magic Destiny was to make this magical world accessible to all and the Wii and its open-minded following are the perfect way to reach a large audience” says Francisco Mollá, the project’s leader.

“Magic Destiny is not only an educational experience thanks to the information we have compiled about the different techniques but is also great fun thanks to the wide variety of games and arts of divination we have included”.

Magic Destiny’s main features are:

  • Vast encyclopedia with sections on chakras, biorhythms, Bach flower remedies, etc.…
  • Bewitching games, such as Runeblock, Diamonds Link and Stellar Memory, will get you hooked.
  • Magical divination arts, such as tarot cards, numerology and palmistry.

Its European release date is December, 31st 2010 and coming soon in America.

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User Comments (13)



D33G said:

For a sec, I thought that the headline said "discover your magic dentistry on December 31st!"



SKTTR said:

At least the minigames in this one rescue the concept from gaming hell unlike My Fireplace and the Happy Holiday series.



climber said:

My girlfriend likes astrology and all this matters. This one could be a nice choose



Majora said:

Crap. Don't compare with My Starry Night: that is fantastic and really educational.



ThreadShadow said:

Nothing but foolish, dangerous, garbage, and a complete waste of time and money. Avoid like the plague. We don't need this type of junk on Wii.



TheBlackCat said:

At least they admit it is supposed to be magic. You would think that if they went to so much trouble to make a game based on nonsense they would at least get the nonsense right. Most of the stuff in the game has nothing to do with astrology. Equally effective (that is, as effective as blind luck), but unrelated.



Capt_N said:

Ah. Yet another junk flash game on WW. Obviously not surprising. WW does have some good stuff, though this isn't from the good stuff segment. It pretty much looked like, judging from that video, that this virtual package consists mostly of flash games you can find, play, & even possibly d/l free online somewhere, w/ supplemental info on the idea of being able to tell fortunes through various rituals, that was probably plagiarized, & then re-written from wikipedia. The only good thing I would say for this, is it's sound/music sounds alright, I guess. If the gameplay is good, I'm sure it will get d/ls. Except from me. I'm a Christian gamer. As a Christian, I believe fortune telling is similar, if not directly associated w/, &/or to witchcraft. As a gamer, I'm not too heavy into the kind of flash-like games this trailer seems to indicate this app has.



Demonic_St33V said:

"that was probably plagiarized, & then re-written from wikipedia"

Actually, you'd be surprised how many occult books are public domain these days. Publishers have been making a fortune since the early 1900s re-printing "The Book of the Black Pullet" (gotta love supernatural chickens!) under different titles. I have two under two different titles by two different publishers in my book collection actually... Used to have three, but I needed a last-minute birthday gift for a friend who also collects rare and odd books.

Plagiarized? Quite possibly, but they wouldn't have had to resort to wikipedia to do it.

As far as this game goes... Meh. The subject matter is best left to books, and yeah - Looks like collection of flash mini games wrapped in a thin veil of "occult wisdom".

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