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In Magic Pockets, the player controls the cool Bitmap Kid who has deep pockets that can store virtually anything. Bitmap Kid's mission is to get back his toys that were stolen by some creatures.

The game is a side-scrolling shooter that plays out across four worlds inhabited by a variety of enemies. The player can cause more damage to these enemies by charging their shots before firing. The player's weapon also changes its shape and features according to the requirements of each world.

The Bitmap Kid has special athletic abilities. He can jump high by stepping on whirlwinds and can even destroy all the creatures he hits after falling down from a high place. In addition, he also can ride a bike, dive and even fly thanks to the special items he encounters on the way.


Magic Pockets Amiga The TV gives you an overview perspective
Magic Pockets Amiga Hmmm, bubble gum...
Magic Pockets Amiga Later we go underwater, avoiding fish we search for treasure.
Magic Pockets Amiga Frogs?

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User Reviews

Excellent Katakis | カタキス (39490) unrated

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Power Oct, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1991 725 out of 1000 72
Amiga Power Nov, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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The Betty Boo song "Doin' the Do" is also in the PC version, but as a simple snippet of digitized sound on the PC, whereas on the Amiga it is a full module. The PC version developers transcribed the music to nearly every single sound device - Sound Blaster (complete with digital drums), Adlib, Tandy, MT-32, even PC speaker - and all the transcriptions are fairly accurate.


An early version of the game was used on children's TV show Motormouth's call-in game Mighty Mo. Players had to give directions by voice commands which were interpreted into movements, presumably by someone playing the demo as instructed.

DOS version

The DOS versions of the game used a copy protection system where the game asks for a password after the first level. The password could be from a password sheet shipped with the game.


  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– Best Arcade Action Game in 1992
  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #16 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by -Chris, Martin Smith and mailmanppa

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NGC 5194 (17617) added Magic Pockets (Amiga) on Apr 19, 2003
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17617), IJan (1999) and Terok Nor (26691)