Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Although Bullfrog's ads for MAGIC CARPET 2 promoted modem play, a feature I solely missed in MAGIC CARPET 1, I was very disappointed and more than a little agitated to find modem play absent from the actual game. Its still network or single-player, and while the network play is stellar, there are tons of people out there who don't have access to such luxury. Other than that, you'll find improvements everywhere, including new hot keys that allow everything from full stops to razing your castle. And the new “save level” feature is a welcome sight when plunging into a dark tunnel full of devils. On the whole, this game just builds upon the original to create an even more compelling and exciting game.