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Hocus Pocus (DOS)

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Description

Hocus Pocus is a young magician apprentice who has two goals in life: to join the Council of Wizards in the land of Lattice, and to marry his sweetheart Popopa. Unfortunately, both objectives cannot be accomplished without embarking on a long and dangerous journey to gather magical crystals on behalf of the wizard chief Terexin. The quest for career and love begins!

Hocus Pocus is an action platform game. Controlling the young magician, players run, jump, and climb through levels populated by various types of monsters. Hocus will encounter many magic potions on his way; some will restore health, others will grant special powers; such as as a super-jump that will allow access new areas, or laser shot which offers a better attack.

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Hocus Pocus DOS Help section
Hocus Pocus DOS Sometimes you must set switches in a certain combination before something will happen
Hocus Pocus DOS I'm too young to die!!
Hocus Pocus DOS Hmm...a homicidal eskimo

User Reviews

Solid game without anything spectacular Sir Gofermajster (481) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Same gameplay as Clyde's Adventure *Katakis* (37818) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
It is a spiritual question Gennady Panfilov (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
36 levels of complex enjoyment. Fa ke (5) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Another year, another WEAK platformer... Satoshi Kunsai (1813) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars
Zap your way through fun environments!! Jim Fun (222) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Hocus without the pocus. Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2154) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Basic Mario type platform game. gametrader (229) unrated

The Press Says

Techtite 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Examiner Jun 13, 2014 4 out of 5 80
The DOS Spirit Dec 16, 2009 2.5 out of 6 42

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References

Right through the game there are references to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The Tree-People who attack you in the second level are obviously parodies of the Ents, and the wizard to whom Hocus is an apprentice, Terexin, is a Gandalf spoof.

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IJan (1918) added Hocus Pocus (DOS) on Dec 03, 1999
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