Thanks to fellow blogger YvoCaro (please check out her blog here, she is awesome!) I learned of a Nintendo DS game called Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times. It was released in North America in 2009, and it sounds like an amazing game! Gamefaqs.com describes the game like this: “As players attend Magic Academy, they’ll be immersed in a living, breathing world where time flows as it does in the real world, and each week, player’s wizardry skills are put to the test in a new magical adventure. Custom avatars can be made with 1,500 varieties of clothing, furniture and characters to choose from. Additionally, players can learn new magic spells and abilities by forming different bonds with the 150 unique characters populating the world. Different stories and adventures will be revealed depending on what bonds are formed with the game’s characters and how the player chooses to solve each of the 52 adventures. Use more than 100 magic spells to become the greatest magician of all time!”
This sounds like an awesome mix between Animal Crossing, The Sims, Harry Potter, etc.! I don’t know how this game managed to slip under my radar for so long. Nevertheless, I decided I wanted the game for myself. Amazon had a few copies for sale that were a bit on the pricey side (and they were cartridge-only, no box!) and eBay had one for around $25. Luckily, a GameStop somewhat close to me happened to have a copy for sale with the box and instruction manual still intact for only $10!
What a deal! I can’t play it just yet while waiting for my hand to heal up, but I’m looking forward to diving in to it! There are several other Magician’s Quest games, but they were only released in Japan. After playing this one, there is a strong possibility I will check out the Japanese versions as well! 😉
P.S. As a bonus at GameStop, I bought this cute piggy shaped… thing that is supposed to prop your phone or other device up. I don’t know how much I’ll actually use it, since I have a holder that works quite well, but it was only $1.79 so I couldn’t resist! I stuck it to my wall, and it looked pretty funny. What can I say, I’m easily amused!