Percentile Rank

Mana Spark is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

Nindie Spotlight
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2018

Despite my complaints I was surprised at how much the loop of Mana Spark got me hooked. There's some smart tactical combat here that's challenging in a different sort of way, the need to make use of the environment and your secondary item to lure enemies around as a method to kill them is fun and a bit different. While it is lacking in polish and won't appeal to people looking for more twitchy shooter-style fun Mana Spark does manage to carve out a place for itself as a solid alternative for people looking for a roguelike with a slower pace and some smart gameplay.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 21, 2018

Mana Spark is a game that shines brightly in certain areas, enough to perhaps hide the shortcomings it has as well.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Mana Spark's premise pays off and will turn into a time sink for anyone even remotely into the dungeon-crawling genre. Despite the addictive nature of this simply presented game, the loading screens will make you shout expletives out loud: especially when progressing, or worse, dying.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 1, 2019

A game that can be as satisfying as it is difficult, Mana Spark will find a place immediately with enthusiasts of tough, demanding challenges, while finding itself a bit too much for less experienced players, but that should not be an obstacle as this is one fine specimen of an indie game that punches above its weight.

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GamingTrend
60 / 100
60 / 100
Mar 18, 2019

Mana Spark is a middle-of-the-road roguelike that gestures toward a lot of interesting ideas, but doesn’t fully develop any of them. It’s a fun game at first, with a good combat system and a nice variety of unique enemies, but it doesn’t offer nearly enough to stay fresh on repeated runs through its samey dungeons.

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