aka: Magical Hoppers
Moby ID: 3400
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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 monster 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.


  • マジカルホッパーズ - Japanese spelling

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Version differences

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


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly

    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Side-Scrolling Game of the Year runner-up (PlayStation version) (Readers' Choice)
  • Power Play

    • Issue 02/1998 – Best Platformer in 1997


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Erwin Bergervoet.

PSP, PlayStation 3 added by Charly2.0. PS Vita added by GTramp. N-Gage (service), BREW, iPhone added by Kabushi. N-Gage added by Jason Walker. PlayStation, SEGA Saturn added by Satoshi Kunsai.

Additional contributors: Satoshi Kunsai, karttu, Alaka, ケヴィン, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 16, 2001. Last modified February 13, 2024.