SPIRITS AND SPELLS is a side scrolling action/adventure game with a Haloween theme. It's even politically correct casting the player as both boy and girl who have been hurled into the underworld to rescue their friends' souls from the Bogeyman. The twist is the two characters now have the powers of their costumes, and you alternate between being a witch and a devil as you search for the jars holding your now spectral friends. If all this sounds a bit dark ... RELAX! This is a game that earns its E for EVERYBODY rating by being cute and fun. Fans of METROID FUSION aren't going to find it very challenging, but young gamers and adults who miss the days of MARIO WORLD will be pleased with it. Some will feel the elements are recycled. You gather sparks and trinkets along the way (Sonic or Mario), and you battle small henchman to big bosses (name any side scroller game). But it's all well done and good fun! I loved it! It's immediately playable but not too easy. I want more games like this believe it or not. Fun, cute, and charming!