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The young sorceress Nikki, the court jester Fargus, and his side-kick Sid the puppet are the three main protagonists of this 3D platform game. While attending a "Wizards in Training" seminar, Nikki accidentally casts a powerful magic spell, which results in a giant monsters swallowing the whole village. The three friends must now travel to a place called "Wishing Engine", and be granted a wish to revert the world back to normal.

The characters each have a special movement to kill enemies with. The game uses floating camera angles through a vast Prince of Persia-style world. The goal of the game is to clear the various levels, avoiding spikes and enemies and collecting coins for extra lives.

Unlike most 3D platformers, Pandemonium offers only two-dimensional movement, rather than complete freedom of movement. The characters move along a curving 2D course within a 3D environment.


Pandemonium! Windows Nikki jumping
Pandemonium! PlayStation Double-jumping while enjoying the view
Pandemonium! PlayStation Icy cave
Pandemonium! PlayStation Jumping on clouds!

Alternate Titles

  • "Magical Hoppers" -- Japanese title
  • "マジカルホッパーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Game Players PlayStation Dec, 1996 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 8 out of 10 80
High Score PlayStation Jan, 1997 4 out of 5 80 PlayStation May 02, 2011 15 out of 20 75
IGN PlayStation Dec 13, 1996 6.6 out of 10 66
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames N-Gage Oct 07, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot N-Gage Oct 09, 2003 4.4 out of 10 44
Super Play N-Gage Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games N-Gage Jan 12, 2006 3 out of 10 30


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Version differences

Pandemonium! (and its sequel, Pandemonium 2) were released in Japan, but with new characters and slightly different environments. The series name was also changed to Magical Hoppers.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1998 – Best Platformer in 1997

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