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Magic Pockets (DOS)

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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 DOS Level select.
Magic Pockets DOS I wonder how this plants has grown so fast
Magic Pockets DOS Chewing gums have neat side effects
Magic Pockets DOS Beware! Bitmap Kid will kick you like a ball!

User Reviews

Go ahead pick my pocket! Andrew Dunn (11) unrated

The Press Says

Power Play Sep, 1992 78 out of 100 78

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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

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IJan (1920) added Magic Pockets (DOS) on Dec 01, 1999
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17258) and Terok Nor (18320)