The great thing about Spell Catcher is that you can either play by yourself or with a friend. The controls are simple. There are two people on opposite ends of a seesaw. You make them jump; one at a time, in order to capture good spells, and avoid bad spells, which decrease your health. To make the left person jump, you use the Ctrl key, and for the right person, the UP arrow key. In addition to avoiding the bad spells, you must watch out for birds, which will cost you one of your three lives immediately. The scenery changes once you have acquired enough points to pass that level, keeping it fresh.