The Guardian writes:
"Nintendo may have kept handheld games alive with their quirky releases for the DS, but this one is really just a series of 20 tutorials and a few clever gimmicks. Solo mode helps you learn the tricks while Magic Show lets you perform them with the aid of the supplied trick cards or by drawing, tapping or even blowing on the device itself. However, any game that encourages you to cover your mistakes by blaming the device is somewhat clutching at straws. So, while it's a slick, original approach for the very young, the real magic lies in how Nintendo squeezes £25 out of a pack of cards and some instructions you could just as easily Google for yourself."