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App description: Join the Elandry academy to master the art of creating magic potions. Test your skills against a wide cast of characters to save the land!

Wizschool is a puzzle-RPG with three different game modes and 7 chapters of story offering hours of entertainment. Evolve your character as you fight to unravel the mysterious events happening inside the academy. Expanding on a solid and proven gameplay, Wizschool is backed by exceptional graphics, music and sound effects that will make your iOS devices shine.

Touch Arcade (4/5): "...it really has a tremendous amount going for it with its lovely score, beautiful art, and memorable gameplay."

Kotaku (Gaming App Of The Day): "The Most Magical Match-Three Puzzler In Ages"

FEATURES:

Battle against the computer AI.
A huge world to explore with 16 different locations.
18 characters to discover, each with its own personality and AI.
High-definition graphics.
15 high-quality soundtracks, 12 ambiances.
More than 50 cinematic scenes to develop the story.
Unlock the immortal game mode for the ultimate challenge.
Challenge players from the entire world.

strivemind's comments:




I don't see a Game Center icon in the app store, but there is leaderboards on the their official website.
06-15-2012, 06:17 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,923
No offense, Gabrien: strivemind made the thread one minute ahead of yours and he has a video.

Looks cool -- I'll check it out.

06-15-2012, 06:45 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
No offense, Gabrien: strivemind made the thread one minute ahead of yours and he has a video.

Looks cool -- I'll check it out.
No worries, I never looked at it as a competition. Besides, now I know where to post some impressions.
06-15-2012, 06:59 AM
#4
Game Impressions

What a strange little game. And I mean that in a good way. Mostly. Basically a Match-3. But with a rather elaborate story attached to the proceedings. A story that's... Quirky. Yes, that's a good word. And one that I'd call very Japanese, if it wasn't apparently, very French. But the two kinds can share surprisingly a lot of common ground in any case. Spelling and grammar errors abound, but don't detract too much in this instance.

The game's goals and mechanics aren't explained particularly well. Why are there three rounds? What affects how many stars I get? What are the stars for? If you can answer any one of the above questions after a half hour's play or so, you're doing better than me. And probably having a fair bit of fun, which I also am, regardless.

Technically the game's well polished, the cartoon art is appealing if not particularly original, and the package as a whole has held my interest for longer than most match-3s do these days on first playthrough.

No IAP.
06-15-2012, 07:26 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
What a strange little game. And I mean that in a good way. Mostly. Basically a Match-3. But with a rather elaborate story attached to the proceedings. A story that's... Quirky. Yes, that's a good word. And one that I'd call very Japanese, if it wasn't apparently, very French. But the two kinds can share surprisingly a lot of common ground in any case. Spelling and grammar errors abound, but don't detract too much in this instance.

The game's goals and mechanics aren't explained particularly well. Why are there three rounds? What affects how many stars I get? What are the stars for? If you can answer any one of the above questions after a half hour's play or so, you're doing better than me. And probably having a fair bit of fun, which I also am, regardless.

Technically the game's well polished, the cartoon art is appealing if not particularly original, and the package as a whole has held my interest for longer than most match-3s do these days on first playthrough.

No IAP.
No IAP!!
That's like odd but sweet music to the ears
06-15-2012, 09:25 AM
#6
By the way when I first read this title today I thought it was like another pee pee boy game or something like that
06-15-2012, 10:13 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Orleans, France
Posts: 35
Thanks for the review Gabrien, I am glad that you had fun playing it. We definitively have to work out the explanation of some of the game mechanics. I'll try to get that in for the next update!

@Capricornman, we choose no to use IAP as the game wasn't really fit for it.

This really is a learning project for us and a lot needs to be worked on from there.
But I'm still quite happy with the result .
06-15-2012, 11:45 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmanuel - Owloh View Post
Thanks for the review Gabrien, I am glad that you had fun playing it. We definitively have to work out the explanation of some of the game mechanics. I'll try to get that in for the next update!

@Capricornman, we choose no to use IAP as the game wasn't really fit for it.

This really is a learning project for us and a lot needs to be worked on from there.
But I'm still quite happy with the result .
Thank you
I'd like to check out the game now!!
06-16-2012, 12:13 AM
#9
Not a fan of match 3 games but this one raises the visual standards with a deliciously retro atmosphere and a level of polish that is surprising for a "first game".

I think it would benefit of a "Game Center" support, along with the built in leaderboard.
06-16-2012, 12:47 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The last time zone for iOS game releases :(
Posts: 1,723
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
What a strange little game. And I mean that in a good way. Mostly. Basically a Match-3. But with a rather elaborate story attached to the proceedings. A story that's... Quirky. Yes, that's a good word. And one that I'd call very Japanese, if it wasn't apparently, very French. But the two kinds can share surprisingly a lot of common ground in any case. Spelling and grammar errors abound, but don't detract too much in this instance.

The game's goals and mechanics aren't explained particularly well. Why are there three rounds? What affects how many stars I get? What are the stars for? If you can answer any one of the above questions after a half hour's play or so, you're doing better than me. And probably having a fair bit of fun, which I also am, regardless.

Technically the game's well polished, the cartoon art is appealing if not particularly original, and the package as a whole has held my interest for longer than most match-3s do these days on first playthrough.

No IAP.
Would you say Gabrien seal of approval? No offense, just trust your insight into games. Thank you