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Description

Hocus Pocus is a young magician apprentice who has two goals in life: to join the Council of Wizards in the land of Lattice, and to marry his sweetheart Popopa. Unfortunately, both objectives cannot be accomplished without embarking on a long and dangerous journey to gather magical crystals on behalf of the wizard chief Terexin. The quest for career and love begins!

Hocus Pocus is an action platform game. Controlling the young magician, players run, jump, and climb through levels populated by various types of monsters. Hocus will encounter many magic potions on his way; some will restore health, others will grant special powers; such as as a super-jump that will allow access new areas, or laser shot which offers a better attack.

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Hocus Pocus DOS Destination Home level 5
Hocus Pocus DOS Sometimes you must set switches in a certain combination before something will happen
Hocus Pocus DOS Monsters will attack you in droves
Hocus Pocus DOS Collecting treasure

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User Reviews

Solid game without anything spectacular DOS Sir Gofermajster (491)
Same gameplay as Clyde's Adventure DOS Katakis | カタキス (43086)
It is a spiritual question DOS Gennady Panfilov (5)
36 levels of complex enjoyment. DOS Fa ke (5)
Another year, another WEAK platformer... DOS Satoshi Kunsai (2074)
Zap your way through fun environments!! DOS Jim Fun (243)
Hocus without the pocus. DOS Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2415)
Basic Mario type platform game. DOS gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Examiner DOS Jun 13, 2014 4 out of 5 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Aug, 1994 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Aug, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Score DOS Oct, 1994 51 out of 100 51
The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 16, 2009 2.5 out of 6 42
PC Loisirs DOS Sep, 1994 Unscored Unscored
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 Unscored Unscored

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Both related sites links are dead 2 Rwolf (20958)
Jul 03, 2021

Trivia

References

Right through the game there are references to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The Tree-People who attack you in the second level are obviously parodies of the Ents, and the wizard to whom Hocus is an apprentice, Terexin, is a Gandalf spoof.

Related Web Sites

  • Hocus Pocus (The official homepage - obsolete site, last archived in 2003.)
  • Hocus Pocus Web (Hocus Pocus fansite in Portuguese and English - obsolete site, last archived in 2009)
Contributed to by Sciere (813727) and IJan (1990)
Atari Black Friday