Magical Drop II (マジカルドロップ2) is the second installment of the Magical Drop Series, released in 1996. The arcade version was developed for SNK's Neo Geo hardware, as opposed to Data East's proprietary MLC System that the first game was developed for. It includes a variety of gameplay changes, as well as new characters.
The core gameplay is similar to that of the first game, though with a few additions and modifications. Special Drops can now be matched with normal Drops, unlike the first game where they must be matched separately. The game also introduces Rainbow Balloons, colorless Drops that will become Special Balloons when matched with two or more drops of the same color.
The non-competition-based single player mode introduced in Magical Drop Plus 1! has been completely reimagined. The player is now given a much larger field spanning the entire screen, as well as a clown that can instantly teleport from the right edge of the field to the left and vice versa.
1P Mode: Survival ModeEdit
In this mode, the player either plays as Devil (Medium) or High Priestess (Hard) The goal is to survive as long as possible. When playing this puzzle mode longer, the game gets progressively harder, throwing in Ice Chunks, Bubbles, and giving the player less Crystals and Super Balloons. Star (Expert) is only available in the Japanese version. In the SNES version, Fool (Easy) and World (Master) are introduced in this mode.
1P Mode: Vs. CPUEdit
In this mode, the player chooses one of the characters, and battle against the other characters, controlled by the CPU. The Trail the player take through the enemies can be shown below.
2P Vs. ModeEdit
In this mode, both players go at it head to head. Each player selects a character to use, and then try to take each other out. The player can force extra lines to its opponent by making chains or clearing a large amount of balloons at once. The game finishes when the player finishes his / her quota or let the opponent's balloons reach the bottom of the screen.
Exclusive to the Japanese version, Flash Mode provides a series of preset fields and challenges players to correctly clear them. A timer counts down during gameplay; if it reaches 0, the ceiling will rapidly drop down in an attempt to eliminate the player. If the player makes the puzzle unsolvable, the game will charge a time penalty and then provide the player a fresh row of balloons.
Returning Characters Edit
- Strength (Sub-Boss, Secret Character)
- Empress (Final Boss, Secret Character)
- Black Pierrot (Secret Boss, Playable in SNES version)
1P VS. CPU Stage Order Edit
Voice Cast Edit
|Eri Tanaka||Fool, Devil|
|Eriko Kodaira||High Priestess, World|
- Fool will have his own voice (Eri Tanaka) when playing the game in Europe.
- Chariot and Devil are both voiced by younger male actors when playing the game in Europe.
- Magician, Strength, and Black Pierrot are voiced by older male actors when playing the game in Europe.
- Justice and Star are both voiced by younger female actors when playing the game in Europe.
- High Priestess, World, and Empress are voiced by older female actors when playing the game in Europe.
- Empress, Devil, and Strength can be unlocked by pressing down on all of the characters in tarot card order.
- Justice, Star, Chariot, Magician, World, Devil, and Strength are the only characters to have a tanned skin color.
Others (including screenshots)Edit
|Magical Drop - Magical Drop II - Magical Drop III - Magical Drop F - Magical Drop V|
|Magical Drop for WonderSwan - Magical Drop Pocket - Magical Drop (Game Boy Color) - Magical Drop Touch|
|Characters of Chain Reaction (Magical Drop in Japan)|
|Characters of Magical Drop II|
|Characters of Magical Drop III|