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Magic Pockets (Amiga)

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Description

In Magic Pockets, players control the cool Bitmap Kid who has deep pockets that can store virtually anything. Bitmap Kid's mission is to get back his toys that were stolen by some creatures.

The game is a side-scrolling shooter that plays out across four worlds inhabited by a variety of enemies. Players can cause more damage to these enemies by charging their shots before firing. The player's weapon also changes its shape and features according to the requirements of each world.

The Bitmap Kid has special athletic abilities. He can jump high by stepping on whirlwinds, and can even destroy all the creatures he hits after falling down from a high place. In addition, players can drive a bike, dive, and even fly through the use of special items.

Screenshots

Magic Pockets Amiga Frogs?
Magic Pockets Amiga The enemy doesn't look to bright
Magic Pockets Amiga ...makes you fly high!
Magic Pockets Amiga The TV gives you an overview perspective

User Reviews

Excellent *Katakis* (37827) unrated

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Power Nov, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

Music

The Betty Boo song is also in the PC version, but as a simple snippet of digitized sound on the PC, whereas on the Amiga it is a full module. The PC version developers transcribed the music to nearly every single sound device - Sound Blaster (complete with digital drums), Adlib, Tandy, MT-32, even PC speaker - and all the transcriptions are fairly accurate.

TV

An early version of the game was used on children's TV show Motormouth's call-in game Mighty Mo. Players had to give directions by voice commands which were interpreted into movements, presumably by someone playing the demo as instructed.

Awards

  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– Best Arcade Action Game in 1992
  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #16 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by -Chris and Martin Smith

Related Web Sites

NGC 5194 (17313) added Magic Pockets (Amiga) on Apr 19, 2003
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17313), IJan (1910) and Terok Nor (18933)