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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 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 DOS Chewing gums have neat side effects
Magic Pockets Amiga The TV gives you an overview perspective
Magic Pockets DOS He's got his hands in his pocket and was feeling a bit testy.
Magic Pockets Amiga The Lake puts us in the middle of terrain full of some strange rodents.

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User Reviews

Excellent Amiga Katakis | カタキス (42933)
Go ahead pick my pocket! DOS Andrew Dunn (11)

Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1991 725 out of 1000 72
PC Review (UK) DOS Sep, 1992 7 out of 10 70
PC-Spiele '93 DOS 1992 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga 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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