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Magical Puzzle: Popils is a single screen platform puzzle game. The object in each round is to go through the labyrinth until the player reaches the princess (or the princess reaches the player). The player can break blocks, climb ladders, go through portals. There are also hazards to avoid, like red spikes and enemies.

Breaking blocks is the most important gameplay element. Breaking a block causes the column of blocks above it to fall one place down. The player must use this block breaking ability to change the labyrinth and create a way to the princess.

The short introduction sequence shows the back story: A beautiful princess fell in love with you! And you fell in love with her too... The wizard of forest "Popil" shut her in his labyrinth. Please save her!


Magical Puzzle: Popils Game Gear Round select screen, round 1 preview
Magical Puzzle: Popils Game Gear Round 2 solved
Magical Puzzle: Popils Game Gear Round 6, there are 100 rounds and they keep getting harder
Magical Puzzle: Popils Game Gear Playing a round created with the editor

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Alternate Titles

  • "Popils: The Blockbusting Challenge" -- European title
  • "マジカルパズル ポピルズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1992 87 out of 100 87
neXGam 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Video Games Dec, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Megablast 1993 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Nov, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Oct, 1992 72 out of 100 72


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BdR (6056) added Magical Puzzle: Popils (Game Gear) on Aug 16, 2010