Magical Pop’n was originally developed by Polestar and published by Pack-In-Video for the Super Famicom in Japan. The game never saw a western release or translation until now. The game tells the story of a girl referred to as “Princess” who sets out to retrieve a magic gem that was stolen by the Demon King when her kingdom was invaded. This translation features completely overhauled japanese graphics and text/menus. It’s a totally playable SNES game on any SNES or SNES-compatible system.
The game is a side-scroller which is divided into six stages. The player starts with a three-heart life gauge and one spell attack. The player can increase Princess’s lives by collecting golden tokens (which look like the Princess’s face), gaining one life for every three coins collected. The player can also increase health by finding heart containers in treasure chests. Spells can be obtained throughout the game and are important for advancing further.