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Magic: The Gathering (Windows)

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Description

The popular card game comes to the computer.

In single player mode, you start with a small deck of cards/spells, wander the land exploring dungeons and battling monsters (and their spefic spell decks). Along the way, you win/lose spell cards, go to markets to trade or buy new ones, and pick up world magics and more life. The game ends when you defeat the 5 powerful elemental wizards.

Multi-player mode supports deck creation from any of the cards, as well as random "sealed deck" games.

This game supported cards from Alpha, Beta, Unlimited and Revised and 4th edition. It also had 12 new cards from the "Astral Set" made specifically for the game.

Screenshots

Magic: The Gathering Windows Character Creation - Deck Color. Any planeswalker (you) should choose a particular color to focus your power. Choosing a particular color only effects the initial deck of cards when you start the game
Magic: The Gathering Windows Dueling an Opponent
Magic: The Gathering Windows Main Menu
Magic: The Gathering Windows Character Creation - Difficulty Level. Difficulty governs the frequency of monsters/opponents roaming, how good their strategy in cards or even random events in your favor.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法风云会" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "MTG" -- Official abbreviation
  • "Magic: Die Zusammenkunft" -- German title

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User Reviews

The 2nd attempt to bring the card game into the computer realm. Worked perfectly. Indra is here (19706) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Good, light Magic Frecklefoot (191) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
If you like M:TG, the game is great... Chris Martin (1098) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Game.EXE Mar, 1997 100 out of 100 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 20, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Coming Soon Magazine Apr, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Mar, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Reset Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Players Jun, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Apr 03, 1997 7.2 out of 10 72
Gamesmania 1997 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The data for all the cards in the game (type, name, description, etc.) is contained in a file called "master.csv" which is actually a .xls spreadsheet which can be easily read by Microsoft Excel. While it's fairly useless to edit it (saving changes leaves you with a corrupt game) it's interesting to note the amount of development-related jokes and references you can find in there. For instance, there's a "Terror from the Deep" card with an amusing description that refers obviously to Microprose's X-Com 2, as well as other MPS games.
Tony Van (2691) added Magic: The Gathering (Windows) on Dec 05, 1999