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Magic Pockets

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Atari ST
Acorn 32-bit



In the Amiga version, a sampled version (a Protracker MOD) of Betty Boo's hit song Doing the Do played on the title screen. On the PC, it is only a simple snippet of digitized sound, whereas on the Amiga it is a full module. What is more interesting, however, is that on the PC, the 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 competent.


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.


  • 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

Contributed by Joshua Dove (5) on May 18, 2001. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (100756) and Jo ST (7494)]. -- edit trivia