Magic Carpet (PlayStation)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
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Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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All Game Guide
Further more, this version is better than the Saturn version. Better graphics, better controls. If for example you want to select a certain spell on the Saturn version, it's hard, because of the delay of the cursor. In the PlayStation version, all is well.
GamePro (US)
The gameplay continually evolves, introducing new spells and more dangerous monsters. Exciting and addicting, this carpet is spotless.
Game Players
All these factors point to one thing: If you haven't had a chance to play Magic Carpet, then it's time you did.
Video Games
Endlich gibt‘s ‘mal einen Action-orientierten Flugsimulator, der sich mit guter Grafik und ausgeglichenem Gameplay auf das Wesentliche konzentriert. Die Steuerung beschränkt sich auf das Nötigste, und das ist auch gut so. Im Kampfgetümmel müßt Ihr öfter die Sprüche wechseln, wofür Übersichtlichkeit wichtig ist. Außerdem empfinde ich das Orient-Ambiente bei den ganzen Techno-Hochgeschwindigkeitsspielen mal als eine angenehme Abwechslung. Schade nur, daß es für die 3D-Optik (mit Brille) wie auf dem PC nicht gereicht hat. Durch die “etwas andere“ Spielidee ist Magic Carpet sicher nicht jedermanns Sache. Mir gefällt‘s, aber ich möchte Euch empfehlen, das Teil kurz anzuspielen. Es unterscheidet sich doch von der landläufigen Vorstellung eines Flugsimulators.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
You can find new spells to help you defeat monsters and other wizards, erect castles to store your mana and marvel at the wondrous vistas of other worlds. It's a Magical Mystery Tour, but with fireballs.
Official UK PlayStation Magazine
One of the most interesting and original games in the past couple of years. It's infuriatingly difficult but nevertheless drags you in until you're hooked.
The landscape is somewhat barren, but what is there (trees, villages, lakes) responds to your magic permanently. This means if you scorch the earth with a fireball, it'll stay scorched. It's the little details that really make Magic Carpet worth exploring.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Many games are beginning to get ported over from the PC to the Playstation, but none are quite like Magic Carpet. The game is great combination of flight sim, action and adventure. The graphics of Magic Carpet are a bit blocky when flying close to objects, but do not hinder the actual gameplay in any way. The control does take some time to get used to, but once learned, you can find that it is easy to navigate through the 3-D environment. Magic Carpet's interface is fast and easy to use, allowing the gamer to choose spells quickly. Magic Carpet is a great game for the Playstation owners looking for an unusual and challenging game that one can play for hours on end.