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All Game Guide
The best parts of the game are the total freedom and the incredibly original gameplay. It takes weeks and weeks to complete each level this game contains, and it doesn't get boring for one minute. Sega Saturn owners are very fortunate that Magic Carpet was ported over to their system as it is one of the best games available.
If you want to break out of those corridor adventures and play an original first-person shooter, test-drive this carpet of the Persian persuasion. The unfriendly skies have rarely been this inviting on the Saturn.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Magic Carpet is a heck of game. It's original, incredibly fun and challenging. The Saturn's graphics are only a slight step down from the PSX version.
The Video Game Critic
Not only is the musical score extremely ominous and well orchestrated, but the sound effects are brilliant. You can hear nuances like water lapping against the shore, trees crackling with fire, and townspeople talking amongst themselves. Frightening roars can be heard in the distance when a large monster is approaching. Magic Carpet starts out a bit slow, but each level introduces more monsters and spells, and the action eventually gets very intense. There are 70 stages in all, which is absolutely insane considering how time consuming each one is. Magic Carpet doesn't fit neatly into a category, but that's a major reason why it's so great.
To be honest, I never like Magic Carpet on the PC. Bullfrog has a bad habit of taking good games and cramming them full of Populous-like elements until they break. Pathetically, this isn't even a good version of Magic Carpet --- you can't see more than a few feet in front of your face, the default controls are stupid and the game never changes much. Big pass on this one.