Hocus Pocus (DOS)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Solid game without anything spectacular Sir Gofermajster (481) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Same gameplay as Clyde's Adventure *Katakis* (37874) 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 (1810) 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 (2132) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Basic Mario type platform game. gametrader (229) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (49 votes) 3.5


Critic Reviews

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100
Techtite
With its amusing enemies, sound FX, music by "The Fat Man" (of Seventh Guest fame), and a two-layered background behind the windows that scrolls slower than the foreground ( for an effective 3D/2D effect), this was one of my favorite of all games in '94...
80
Examiner
Overall-Hocus Pocus is another well-crafted game that hurts in the replay department. If you’re looking for a game that you can beat in an afternoon, Hocus Pocus is that game.
67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Jump‘n‘Run in insgesamt 27 Levels und drei Episoden wartet auf diejenigen, die sich registrieren lassen. Das erste Kapitel kommt dabei wie immer umsonst als Shareware, und die gewohnte Steuerung läßt von Anfang an keine Fragen offen. Wie immer ist das Scrolling gut, ebenso wie Sound und Grafik. Die kommt sogar mit 256 Farben daher,was allerdings nicht unbedingt ein Vorteil ist. Man kann darüber streiten, aber meinem Geschmack nach bleibt die Qualität der Nur-l6-Farben-Grafik der ersten Keen-Serie einmal mehr ungeschlagen. Zwischenspeichern ist erneut nur für den jeweiligen Levelanfang möglich, und das ist das entscheidende Manko des Spiels. Weil der Schwierigkeitsgrad diesmal ziemlich knackig ausgefallen und von Continues weit und breit nichts zu sehen ist, könnte selbst das Interesse von Fans schnell erlahmen.
42
The DOS Spirit
Klarer man å vekk fra at kontrollene til tider er unøyaktige, mye takket være «blokkforflytning» og det dårlige brettdesignet er det en uskyldig glede fra barndommen som dukker frem. Hvis barna dine trenger å korte ned ventetiden til jul, er dette ypperlig digital underholdning. For de eldre gir det en kort tur tilbake til når de var små, men underholdningsverdien treffer best blant de unge. Hocus uten så mye Pocus, med andre ord.