Though the game is short, a problem exacerbated by unlimited continues and a save feature, all of the levels are interesting, unlike many side-scrolling games that have you performing the same tasks over and over again. The graphics are bright and colorful, with large characters and comical enemies that aren't pushovers. Players have to be wary of bottomless drops, spikes, and other hazards while avoiding enemies that fly through the air, crawl along the ground, and repel attacks. Boss encounters are fun and memorable, with the ability to stun and grab their projectiles and toss them back for added damage. Magical Quest may be a short trip, but players will have fun throughout, which may very well be the most magical part of the game.