that trip to Mount Rushmore with your dad last summer,
this promises to be a "Magical" vacation.
16, 2006 - The
sequel to Magical Vacation for the GBA will be available
for the DS in the Fall of 2006. Magical Vacation:
When the 5 Stars Line Up is an exciting RPG that features
artsy graphics that look as though they were ripped
from the pages of Heavy Metal, memorable characters,
awesome monsters and a control system that utilizes
the DS's dual screen and touch controls.
students of Will O' Wisp magical academy have a little
problem: Their teacher has mysteriously disappeared.
After commandeering a handful of rockets to rescue
her, they've wound up on a strange (and sometimes
scary) adventure through outer space. Now players
must rescue both their classmates AND their teacher
- and just maybe the whole solar system while they're
storyline: Madeleine, a respected and powerful
teacher at Will O' Wisp magical academy, tells her
students that she will undertake a dangerous mission
in space and trains them for combat should the need
arise. After not hearing from her for some time, the
kids stumble upon a hangar of rocket ships. One by
one, they board individual ships and crash-land on
distant planets alone. The player hops from planet
to planet assembling the group of classmates. Once
together, they learn of an evil sorcerer - a former
student of the academy who now has ambitions to destroy
reality - and set out to stop him.
Players can choose between a male or female human
character. The students in the academy make up the
rest of their party. Each student specializes in a
different kind of magic.
to progress through the game: In Magical Vacation,
players begin their quests as students at a magical
academy. As they progress through the game, they will
travel to new lands and cities, fight monsters to
earn experience points and buy weapons, armor and
items from shops. Characters will gain levels and
power as they earn more and more experience points.
Later in the game, players become free to wander and
explore the world. Multi-player amigo dungeon and
tag mode extend game play by giving players a unique
"amigo" dungeon they can explore with a
total of six people. Additionally, tag mode allows
players to exchange data with one another and grow
unique "egg" characters that slowly grow
and hatch over time.
powers/weapons/moves/features: The game's combat
plays like a traditional role-playing game. The difference
comes from the command wheel and the stylus interface.
Players tap on the attacks they want to use and then
tap on an enemy to target.
game focuses on magic attacks: Each character
has a "sign" linked to one of the planets
that determines the type of magic he or she uses.
As the planets move through the solar system, the
effectiveness of magic spells shifts, requiring an
ever-changing battle plan: Monsters and characters
grow stronger as their planets shift into prominence
and weaker as they move out of those positions. Players
can check the planets' positions by tapping on the
astrolog. Characters can occupy two battle "ranks."
From the front rank, they can attack individual enemies
physically or with magic. From the back, they can
attack groups of enemies with magic, but they cannot
use physical attacks.
strange planets. Players see the sights of this
strange, sci-fi fantasy setting as they uncover
the secret behind their teacher's disappearance
in this epic role-playing game.
stylus controls everything, from combat to conversations
to outfitting allies. Simple controls make it easy
to play but a challenge to master.
can link up wirelessly with five friends and explore
the amigo dungeon together - they'll find unending
challenges and incredible rewards as they delve
into the depths of this unique multiplayer experience.