PAX Prime 2013 Impressions: Major Magnet Arcade

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Major Magnet Arcade logo

Sometimes, you see a game that just looks too adorable not to play. Such was the case with Major Magnet Arcade, a follow-up to the original Major Magnet by the good people at PagodaWest Games. Filled to the brim with colorful, cartoony graphics, Major Magnet Arcade is a simple-to-learn, hard-to-master puzzle/physics game coming to iOS and Android devices.

Everything I experienced involved basic yet precise touch controls. Touch a magnetic bumper, and Major Magnet instantly gets magnetically attracted to it and starts floating around and around. He will do this until you tap another nearby bumper. Things get more complicated with the dash technique, executed by swiping left to right when the good Major is airborne. Furthermore, your momentum dictates how fast you will fly to the next bumper, so timing is everything.

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It’s a simple premise, but a good one that reminds me of games I used to love in the Super NES era. My only complaint is that Major Magnet Arcade isn’t coming to the 3DS. But for those of you with smartphones or tablets, give Major Magnet Arcade a look!

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Review Manager he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his spare time he counts the days until Mega Man 11, TWEWY Final Remix and Wargroove release.