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Magical Pop'n SNES Title Screen


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The kingdom of Toaru is a prosperous and peaceful place that is famous for its magic. Within Toaru castle lies the Magic Gem which legend says can give the person who holds it great magical powers. Because of this, it is sealed inside the castle to prevent the gem from landing in the wrong hands. One night, a dark figure and his army of monsters invades the castle and steals the gem. Armed with a sword and her magic powers, the Princess Toaru sets off to retrieve the gem and save the world.

Magical Pop'n lets you play a young, energetic little princess who is simply called Princess. The game starts off with Princess chasing after a floating bad guy off a balcony and into town. Princess has two type of weapons: her sword and her magic powers. When using magic, Princess will consume star powers. Different types of magic requires a different number of stars. Stars can be collected throughout the game and you can also get stars after defeating a foe. In the first stage you will only have access to Princess' magic beam powers which shoots small beams of laser at enemies. Later, you will receive the ice, fire and other powers. The sword can only be used to perform close range slashing against enemies, but it does not cost any stars.

In each stage, Princess will be confronted with a number of enemies that she must fight off to advance. There are many mini-bosses and at the end of a stage, you will have to fight the main boss. Princess' health is indicated by the number of hearts she has in her health meter. There are various items that will help refill the meter: Candy refills half a heart, A slice of cake refills a whole heart and a birthday cake will refill the entire meter. You will be taken to the game over screen if you lose all your lives. There is an unlimited number of continues but no save feature in the game.


Magical Pop'n SNES Intro: Princess uses her magic beam and chases away the enemy
Magical Pop'n SNES Use your sword to slash at enemies
Magical Pop'n SNES Title Screen
Magical Pop'n SNES Stage Clear!

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Alternate Titles

  • "マジカルポップン" -- Japanese Title

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GamesCollection May 04, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Classic-games.net Nov 01, 2017 9 out of 10 90
SNES Hub Jul 09, 2017 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Destructoid Sep 06, 2012 Unscored Unscored


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Due to low number of printed copies, the pure obscurity of the game and the fact it was only released in Japan, Magical Pop'n is considered one of the rarest games on the Super Famicom system. It's not uncommon to see the game selling in the range of thousands of dollars amongst collectors.
monkeyislandgirl (8697) added Magical Pop'n (SNES) on Feb 24, 2006