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Standard platform game where you control a boy with a magic hammer which he uses to batter the various nasties which stand in his way. The hammer can also be used to smash blocks which hide power ups. Power ups give you powers such as the bicycle helmet which allows you to smash the blocks by jumping into them with your head from below.

This game is like every platform game you have ever played with the hammer being the focus and the wielder but a wielder.


Axel's Magic Hammer Atari ST The game's opening screen
Axel's Magic Hammer Atari ST High scores page
Axel's Magic Hammer Atari ST Game Over
Axel's Magic Hammer Atari ST Title screen

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The One Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Jan, 1990 76 out of 100 76
ST Format May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 4 out of 12 33


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Cancelled Commodore 64 version

In late 2005 Terry Lloyd revealed that a Commodore 64 version was developed towards completion, but Gremlin decided against releasing it for currently-unknown reasons, and it is not thought that any code or graphics from the game still exist.


  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #8 Best Platform Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

Martin Smith (66830) added Axel's Magic Hammer (Atari ST) on Mar 28, 2004
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