History VideoGame / MagicalDrop

4th Feb '16 3:16:55 AM GrammarNavi
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A series of color-matching puzzle games created by the now-defunct Creator/DataEast. The original game was released in arcades in 1995. The second and third games were created for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo MVS system; ''Magical Drop III'' was Data East's final ArcadeGame. The fourth game, ''Magical Drop F'', was a PlayStation exclusive released in 1999. ''Magical Drop V'', developed by Golgoth Studio, was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in November 15th, 2012.

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A series of color-matching puzzle games created by the now-defunct Creator/DataEast. The original game was released in arcades in 1995. The second and third games were created for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo MVS system; ''Magical Drop III'' was Data East's final ArcadeGame.UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame. The fourth game, ''Magical Drop F'', was a PlayStation exclusive released in 1999. ''Magical Drop V'', developed by Golgoth Studio, was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in November 15th, 2012.
20th Jan '16 5:00:38 PM nombretomado
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A series of color-matching puzzle games created by the now-defunct Creator/DataEast. The original game was released in arcades in 1995. The second and third games were created for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo MVS system; ''Magical Drop III'' was Data East's final ArcadeGame. The fourth game, ''Magical Drop F'', was a PlayStation exclusive released in 1999. ''Magical Drop V'', developed by Golgoth Studio, was released on {{Steam}} in November 15th, 2012.

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A series of color-matching puzzle games created by the now-defunct Creator/DataEast. The original game was released in arcades in 1995. The second and third games were created for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo MVS system; ''Magical Drop III'' was Data East's final ArcadeGame. The fourth game, ''Magical Drop F'', was a PlayStation exclusive released in 1999. ''Magical Drop V'', developed by Golgoth Studio, was released on {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in November 15th, 2012.
16th Jan '16 9:38:18 PM LtQuattro
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* ContemptibleCover: [[http://i.imgur.com/lwEHsD5.jpg The cover of the European PSX version of III]], the "highlight" being an adult (and busty) version of the canonically ''7-year-old'' Strength Jr. The left side of the cover would be reused for the PAL version of the Game Boy Color ''Magical Drop''.

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* ContemptibleCover: [[http://i.imgur.com/lwEHsD5.jpg The cover of the European PSX version of III]], the "highlight" being an adult (and busty) version of the canonically ''7-year-old'' Strength Jr. Daughter Strength. The left side of the cover would be reused for the PAL version of the Game Boy Color ''Magical Drop''.Drop''.
* DifficultyByRegion: Whether intentional or due to [[BadExportForYou something going wrong in the PAL conversion process]], the European PSX version of ''III'' moves at a much slower pace than the Japanese version.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** The ability to manually drop lines wasn't introduced until ''III''.
** The player had to match three item balloons in order to activate them in the first ''Magaical Drop''. In ''II'', the player couldn't hold item and normal balloons at the same time.
14th Jan '16 4:45:32 AM LtQuattro
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* InterfaceScrew: The nature of many items in ''Magical Drop F''. Examples include Emperor's (slows down the opponent's clown cursor), Magician's (constantly randomizes the opponent's held balloons), and Empress's (flashes her character portrait on top of the opponent's field) items.

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* InterfaceScrew: The nature of many items in ''Magical Drop F''. Examples include Emperor's (slows down the opponent's clown cursor), Magician's (constantly randomizes the opponent's held balloons), cursor) and Empress's (flashes her character portrait on top of the opponent's field) items.
14th Jan '16 4:44:04 AM LtQuattro
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Most of the games lower the difficulty whenever the player uses a continue.



* {{Bookworm}}/{{Meganekko}}: High Priestess, who is seen reading her book calmly as the game goes.



* InterfaceScrew: The nature of many items in ''Magical Drop F''. Examples include Emperor's (slows down the opponent's clown cursor), Magician's (constantly randomizes the opponent's held balloons), and Empress's (flashes her character portrait on top of the opponent's field) items.



* VictoryByEndurance: ''V'' trends towards this, with the game generally requiring larger chains to send lines than its predecessors. By comparison, it's not uncommon to see matches between two high-level players in ''III'' last for less than 20 seconds.

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* VictoryByEndurance: ''V'' trends towards this, with the game generally requiring larger chains to send lines than its predecessors. By comparison, it's not uncommon to see matches between two high-level players in ''III'' last for less than 20 20-30 seconds.
12th Jan '16 5:41:57 PM LtQuattro
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* {{Bishonen}}: Magician and Hierophant
* {{Bokukko}}: Justice



* {{BFS}}: Justice attacks with this while performing her ultimate attack



* CuteBruiser: Everyone, but specially Strength
* DaddysGirl: The third game's Strength is the daughter of the former Strength and is pretty close to him. He apparently was seduced by the Empress, so Little Strength's goal is to de-brainwash him.
** [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Huge And Ugly Dude's Tiny And Adorable Daughter]]: Father Stength is pretty much the Tarot version of a bodybuilder. His daughter is an ''adorable''-looking little girl.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him/Her their Arcana]]: Yes, the characters ''do'' have actual names, but everyone seems to refer each other by their Arcana name.



* {{Gainaxing}}: The World, which has reached MemeticMutation status around the internet.



* HotBlooded: Chariot and Strength



* MarilynManeuver: The World, when under attack.



* SirSwearsALot: Chariot, at least in the Japanese version.
* SomethingAboutARose: Magician
* ShockAndAwe: Hierophant's ultimate attack has him using his SimpleStaff to blast his enemy with lightning
1st Jan '16 3:20:47 PM LtQuattro
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[[IThoughtItMeant No relation to]] ''MagicalDoropie''.

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[[IThoughtItMeant No relation to]] ''MagicalDoropie''.''VideoGame/MagicalDoropie''.



* ContemptibleCover: [[http://i.imgur.com/lwEHsD5.jpg The cover of the European PSX version of III]], the "highlight" being an adult (and busty) version of the canonically ''7-year-old'' Strength Jr. The left side of the cover would be reused for the PAL version of the Game Boy Color ''Magical Drop''.



* InstantWinCondition: Quotas in VS. mode.

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* InstantWinCondition: Quotas in VS. mode.Quota. The game keeps track of how many balloons have been cleared; when one player meets the Quota, the match ends right then and there.


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* MatchThreeGame: A rare "launcher" type puzzle game.


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* VictoryByEndurance: ''V'' trends towards this, with the game generally requiring larger chains to send lines than its predecessors. By comparison, it's not uncommon to see matches between two high-level players in ''III'' last for less than 20 seconds.
* WelcomeToCorneria: Each character only has one pre-battle line in the arcade version of ''III''. This is taken UpToEleven in the non-Japanese versions, where the exact same conversation happens regardless of the characters involved.
18th Dec '15 8:25:12 PM nombretomado
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A series of color-matching puzzle games created by the now-defunct Creator/DataEast. The original game was released in arcades in 1995. The second and third games were created for the NeoGeo MVS system; ''Magical Drop III'' was Data East's final ArcadeGame. The fourth game, ''Magical Drop F'', was a PlayStation exclusive released in 1999. ''Magical Drop V'', developed by Golgoth Studio, was released on {{Steam}} in November 15th, 2012.

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A series of color-matching puzzle games created by the now-defunct Creator/DataEast. The original game was released in arcades in 1995. The second and third games were created for the NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo MVS system; ''Magical Drop III'' was Data East's final ArcadeGame. The fourth game, ''Magical Drop F'', was a PlayStation exclusive released in 1999. ''Magical Drop V'', developed by Golgoth Studio, was released on {{Steam}} in November 15th, 2012.
14th Nov '15 4:31:22 PM LtQuattro
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* [[DuelingWorks Dueling Games]]: ''Magical Drop F'' and ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo~n]]''. Both are the fourth (main) entries in their respective series, released exclusively for consoles in 1999, featured an ArtShift, and experimented with character powers.
14th Nov '15 4:30:37 PM LtQuattro
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* [[DuelingWorks Dueling Games]]: ''Magical Drop F'' and ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo~n]]''. Both are the fourth (main) entries in their respective series, released exclusively for consoles in 1999, featured an ArtShift, and experimented with character powers.
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