DescriptionThe 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.
- "Magical Hoppers" -- Japanese title
- "マジカルホッパーズ" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
|Coming Soon Magazine||Feb 15, 1997||100|
|NowGamer||Nov 01, 1996||8.7 out of 10||87|
|Absolute Playstation||Jul, 1997||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Game Players||Dec, 1996||8.1 out of 10||81|
|High Score||Jan, 1997||4 out of 5||80|
|GamePro (US)||Jan, 1997||4 out of 5||80|
|Edge||Dec 25, 1996||7 out of 10||70|
|IGN||Dec 13, 1996||6.6 out of 10||66|
|The Video Game Critic||Aug 10, 2000||C+||58|
|GameSpot||Dec 01, 1996||5.4 out of 10||54|
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Version differencesPandemonium! (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
Related Web Sites
- Pandemonium (Nokia's info page for the game.)
- Wikipedia: Pandemonium! (Information about Pandemonium! at Wikipedia)