You play the game as the apprentice, and the ultimate goal is to defeat the sorcerer in a battle of magic. That sorcerer battle is the ‘wizard’ mode / finale. Gameplay has you shooting shots to travel to different environments and playing modes to learn spells, collect keys, and find/open chests. Each environment has 4 different modes, including a multiball mode, and there’s another stackable, overarching multiball mode: Black Magic Multiball! Along the way, you’ll encounter bandits that try to steal your belongings and magical wards that attack you.