Spellbound is a frantic, but skill-oriented multiplayer game based on wizards fighting each other with a personal selection of five spells taken from a wide array of options.
Wizards spend mana on most spells, which regenerates fairly quickly, but with one caveat: the rate it regenerates is based on how much the wizard has. This means that there's always a risk when you go for the kill because if you waste your mana, then you may leave yourself helpless. While some spells are designed to let you stay in the fight at very low amounts of mana, they come at the price of giving up one of your five spells, so it's up to individual wizards to decide how they want to handle their mana.
The game uses a fixed angle, third person camera that follows the player's mouse movements. This means that it's still possible to catch enemies off guard even with the overhead view. Some spells can change the behaviour of the camera to let the player see further away, but come at the cost that it becomes harder to stay aware of your surroundings while doing so.
Spells are cast with the left mouse button, though some spells have a secondary usage style that is activated with the right mouse button. An example is that the potion-style spells will fly somewhat differently and explode on contact with the ground rather than bouncing when used with the right mouse button.
Aiming spells is done completely with the mouse, although actually hitting with them can be quite a challenge. Some spells rely on the player's momentum to fly their max distance, so they're best used while running forward and jumping. Other spells may fly in completely different ways or maybe not even fly at all. While many spells may be similar to use, they aren't the same.
It's up to each prospective wizard to find which spells they like to use and to master how and when to use them