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The Sims: Makin' Magic Expansion Pack (PC CD)

by Electronic Arts
Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
 Ages 7 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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  • Your Sims can now harness the supernatural, casting playful or mischievous spells
  • New Magic Town carnival--themed location
  • customize carnival rides
  • Includes making, gathering, and questing for ingredients to brew magic spell recipes
  • Unlock spells and create new ones
  • every spell has a unique backfire
  • Over 175 new items and a host of quirky new characters

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B0000AI3QE
  • Release Date: 31 Oct. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,259 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

The Sims Makin' Magic is the expansion pack for The Sims original series, your sims can cast magic spells to improve their love life, wreak havoc on visiting neighbours, or put an end to their tedious chores. An all-new magical carnival-themed destination, exciting new gameplay, and a whole new cast of quirky characters await you in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. Send your sims to Magic Town to perform mind-boggling tricks and discover secret recipes for spells and charms. Back home, transform everyday objects into helpful minions, hypnotise your so-called friends, or turn that annoying neighbour into a frog. Watch out, spells go haywire if your sims lack that magic something. See what happens when you challenge the fate of your sims as you concoct and cast magic spells with good or bad intentions. Expect the unexpected.

Unlock spell recipes one by one with the family Spellbook, and mix individual ingredients to create dozens of original spells. You can then cast spells to take care of your sims's needs, maintain the house and cook meals, meddle with relationships, bring objects to life or turn your neighbour into a frog. Every spell has a unique Backfire, including toad plagues, donkey heads and lightning strikes. Interact with new Questing NPCs, and earn the most difficult and powerful spells by performing tasks and solving puzzles.

Travel via the Magic Portal to the all-new Magic Town location where sims perform magic and duel to earn MagiCoins, which give them access to spell ingredients. There you can perform at the sideshow, spook show, magic-duelling arena and magic-trick table. Tricks and routines include everything from rabbit-out-of-a-hat and levitation to summoning ghosts. You can also customise wild carnival rides, such as the Fun House and Haunted House. Magic items for the home include: the wand charger and charm maker, faerie toy box, magic crystals and a dragon nest that hatches a Pet Dragon.

There are loads of new characters for your sims to interact with. Get your first taste of magic from the MagiCo travelling salesman, who brings you the magic starter kit. Perform magic with the sideshow assistant and snake charmer and summon ghosts and mummies at the Spook Show. Trade, quest and shop with Gypsy Vendors, the Vampiress, the local Apothecary and the Faerie Queen. New domestic minions help keep your house going. Purchase a Skeleton Closet that houses a maid. Cast spells to turn the Flamingo into a sexy hostess or the Garden Gnome into a gardener.

There are also over 150 new items and a new decorator set, including moving paintings, creaking stairs and twisted trees, plus all new Walls, Floors and Roofs, Brand new food items and dozens of new character skins. Requires The Sims or The Sims Deluxe Edition to play.

Amazon.co.uk Review

The seventh and final add-on pack for the PC megahit The Sims, this Makin' Magic release follows a fairly similar template, which will continue to keep fans of the franchise happy, and perhaps those untouched by it a little baffled.

Nonetheless, there's a good argument here for stating that Makin' Magic is the best add-on of the lot. It requires a copy of the original game to play, and the idea this time is that your pretend community find themselves imbued with various magical powers to explore, along with ingredients to collect and mix up, magical quests to go on and some mysterious non-player characters to contend with.

As you'd expect, you also get new locations and new items to play around with. The Magic Town, for instance, is well worth a visit, and you can pop there whenever you like. There are magic shows that can be performed here, and effectively there's street theatre to enjoy.

It's a fun and quirky add-on pack, though it might not appeal to those who like things a little more based on reality. However, the developers here have applied a subtle and warm sense of humour, and it rubs off as you explore the Makin' Magic pack.

Ultimately, you can't really describe a seventh add-on to a product as downright essential. It isn't, and everyone from the developers right down to the ardent fans of The Sims know it. It is, however, entertaining and good fun, and offers a fair bit extra for the outlay. You might not need it, but you're sure to enjoy it. --Simon Brew


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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Magic Game! 15 Nov. 2003
When I first heard about this game I was sceptical - have they gone to far and are now scraping the barrel a bit? I thought it sounded like a poor Harry Potter rip off and would not appeal to me a adult Sims player. I am very glad I was wrong!
This game is actually far better than anticipated. Each household will now get a free Magic Set to start them off, they can keep it or get rid of it depending on if you want them to be a magic family/person or not. They can make a spell with their first ingredients and then go to Magic Town for other ingredients. There a two ways into Magic Town - a balloon via the phone, which takes the whole family, or an individual magic Sim can jump through a hole in the ground. Whilst there they can earn and spend magicoins, plus complete challenges set my Magic vendors to get unusual ingredients. You can have some fun with your combinations of ingredients, which sit in the Sims inventory. You can use them to bake in pies as well, in the new baking set, for some funny results (My Sim got a donkey's head). Sims can also grow their own wine.
There is not a negative that I can say about this game (I have played it lots over the last two weeks). The only disadvantage, like with all the Sim expansion packs, as that it takes time to load.
Even with Sims 2 I don't think I will stop playing this game, it is still a lot of fun.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good 22 Mar. 2004
I must admit when I found out that Maxis were releasing this my first thoughts were "Oh my god, now they have ruined it." I truely believed that releasing this add-on, where the Sims have magic, above what everyone truely wanted (cars that you can drive, (ala "Busting Out"), seeing the Sims at work, (ala Sims 2), etc.) I really thought it was a mistake. At first I wasn't going to buy it, now I am glad I did.
The fact that the Sims have magic doesn't automacticly mean they have to use it. In fact the addition of Magic Town where you can go and put on a magic show (sawing a woman in half etc..) is great.
The other great addition through this pack is the addition of collecting MagiCoins in order to get more magic ingreadients. This is where having the new cookbook comes in. You also have a butterchurner. These put with the others have made THE SIMS one of, if not, the best games on the market today.
Just as you think the game can't get any better, up pops the free demo disc of THE SIMS 2. Now that game looks absolutly brilliant. Altogether I give this game pack, add-on pack, whichever you want to call it 4/5. It would have scored 5/5 if it had featured cars you could drive.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makin' Magic 23 Nov. 2003
This has to be my favorite so far! I love it. Magic Town is great. I loved the fact that this one gives you more challenges than just getting promotted. Bantering with the traders in magic land is great and dualling to earn magic coins is fab. You also get the chance to perform on stage and impress your sim friends!! But only if you're really good!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And for my next trick... 16 Feb. 2004
By Keira
The finale of the Sims (as we know it) is just like the icing on the cake. I don't know how they managed to include so many great things in one expansion pack, but they did!
It's just magical. The magic begins when a salesman from Magico leaves a mysterious cardboard box outside your door. Opening the box reveals a magic wand, special magicoins, and several potions and items for creating your own spells.
You need to read up on spells, and get your Sims down to Magic town to buy or find the ingredients they need to stir up some hubble bubble. You can also buy simple cooking ingredients such as flour and sugar, so you can bake pies and cakes. There is a fantastic new oven with this EP, and a whole new kitchen theme to go around it. It's very olde-worlde and quite Mediterranean feeling.
I just think the whole theme of this game is excellent, so I love all the costumes that come with it, lovely flowing dresses for the girls and blousey new-romantic style shirts for the boys. I just don't think it is ANYTHING like Harry Potter, so don't think you're buying yet another Harry-esque product because it isn't true.
5 stars without a doubt.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 2 July 2006
By Jo King
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The makin' of magic! A truely wicked game where you can cast spells on other sims. You can even turn yourself into a werewolf, fairy, pixie, vampire and more! I love he cute pet dagons, but they set fire to your house a bit too much. Exciting new features and items. The only one dissapointing thing is that is is so addictive!! This is my first expantion pack, and I wonder what the others are like! A must buy game!!!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best expansion pack yet !!! 19 Jun. 2004
By Becky
This is a great game....! The first day i got it i played it for about 5 hours straight....no kidding....it's that fun! It's so good because you get to hunt for rare ingredients and do magic spells. I'll give you one suggestion though...i wouldn't buy the dragon...and that's because once it hatches it can set things on fire...and my person died becuse of that. I would only get a dragon if you put fire alarms all over your houses!! The sims makin' magic is hard to understand at first...it took me a while. Like, the clown confetti and pegasus feather, and wizard eyelashes and things like that are hard to get...you have to play different things against people or by yourself to get the ingredients you need. Also, to buy things at the different vendors you must have a certain amount of coins for each thing at the different vendors. You get coins by performing shows and doing magic duels with other sims. Well, i hope this helped! I suggest this game and give it a 5-star rating!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I JUST LOVE love THIS GAME
All the disks in tip top condition. I JUST LOVE love THIS GAME.
Published 1 month ago by Ms. J. Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of expansions
The Sims IMHO is supposed to have a bit of cartoonish fun, but it is a fine line to thread before sillyness ruins it. This expansion comes dangerously close. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jan Patrik Sahlstrøm
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sims: Makin' Magic Expansion Pack
Daughter loved this!
Published 5 months ago by elu69
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good service and quality.
Published 7 months ago by Sande henson
5.0 out of 5 stars Spell-Binding Delivery
Arrived within Estimated time and was in good quality. Still sealed in case and everything worked well. As if I just bought it new in a store. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Oliver Box
1.0 out of 5 stars Sims: Making Magic
I was not impressed to have paid for the game expansion and it didn't come with the code to use it. I didn't pay much for it or I would've tried to get my money back!
Published 15 months ago by Mary Lynn Stirling
5.0 out of 5 stars The best expansion pack
This really is the best expansion pack, not just for the sims but sims 2 and 3 as well. I really wish they would make this, basically exactly as was, for the sims 3. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Louise
3.0 out of 5 stars Makin' Magic
the game came with a few extra game that was not stated in the description and it is of good quality but every so often it will just cut out
Published 23 months ago by MagpieWings
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love love love this game! The spells are great and I'm always playing after work! Defo a must buy whatever your age
Published 24 months ago by Fiona-May Goddard
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun!
The Sims is a brilliant game and this adds so much more to the gaming experience. However, make sure to watch videos about what this pack contains before buying, in case you don't... Read more
Published on 15 Mar. 2013 by Jemaima Olori
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