Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds

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The evil demon lord Vissuluth has taken control of the realms of the Netherworld. Once prosperous lands have been infested with monsters and several evil wizards, Vissuluth's side-kicks, are up to no good either. Fortunately the magician Kafkar knows a promising young apprentice who may stand up to Vissuluth. You're that apprentice!

Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds is the sequel to Magic Carpet and uses a new 3D engine to produce better looking graphics. New spells and monsters are also included. It's an action game with some elements from other genres thrown into the mix. The biggest part of the gameplay is FPS action. You fly around on your magic carpet, clearing levels by killing monsters and battling other wizards. Instead of guns, you use offensive spells like fireball, meteor, lightning, tornado etc.

Every monster you kill leaves behind a certain amount of mana which you can possess and store in your castle. You need this mana to cast spells and if you store it in your castle other wizards can't steal it (in some levels you need to defend your castle from attacks by monsters and rival wizards). With enough mana you can upgrade your castle which allows you to cast more powerful spells. During the course of the game you'll get all kinds of new spells and improve the ones you already have.

Like many other games by Bullfrog Magic Carpet 2 is also a bit of a god game. Many realms are inhabited by neutral citizens; you can help them by destroying monsters that attack them or destroy their cities yourself. You can also completely transform each game world with spells like volcano, earthquake and gravity well.


Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds DOS This table shows how many times each wizard has killed the other ones and how much mana he has (how powerful he is). The player takes on the role of Zanzamar (you can change that name BTW)
Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds DOS The almighty Vissuluth (about to kick the bucket)
Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds DOS You need that mana to cast spells, like this lightning spell I'm firing at a group of cimmerians
Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds DOS The main menu looks like some kind of altar

Alternate Titles

  • "Magic Carpet 2: Niederwelten" -- German reference card title

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User Reviews

If I ever composed a list of underrated games, Magic Carpet 2 would definitely be in the Top 5 DOS Maw (846)
Mixed feelings about a magic carpet ride DOS Roedie (5213)
Amazing. Amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing. DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)
Wonderful game DOS Djinn (21)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Oct 31, 1995 91 out of 100 91
CD Player DOS 1996 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1995 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Gamer DOS Dec, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Power Play DOS Sep, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Joystick (French) DOS Oct, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker DOS Sep, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Oct, 1995 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide DOS Oct, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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Selecting upgraded spells 2 adhawkins
Jul 18, 2012


German version

Translations how they should not be. On the back of the German cover the advertisement want to state that Magic Carpet 2 is still an action game and that the action is faster than before. Unfortunately the word "action" was also translated and now the advertisement state something about faster activity and activity parts within the game. Strange, they have managed to keep the word "action" within the first sentence of the advertisement.


Magic Carpet 2 features several references to the Intel Pentium processor. In several of the regular levels you can find an entrance to bonus Demon Lord levels. While these Demon Lord are being loaded, briefly a screen with the Intel Inside logo and the message "Pentium processor detected, configuring for optimal performance" is shown. The funny thing is, you also get to see this message when your PC is equipped with an AMD processor.


One of the advanced command line parameters for executing this game from CDROM is: NETHERW -MUSIC2 which allows the gamer to listen to alternative music from the original Magic Carpet.


  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1996 - Best 3D Action Game in 1995
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best ActionGame in 1995
Information also contributed by jaXen and Roedie
Contributed to by Sciere (320374) and Teg (8)