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Magic Carpet

Average Rating: 6.44/10
Video Game Rank: 2909
PSP Rank: 197
PlayStation Rank: 216
PlayStation 3 Rank: 651
DOS Rank: 363
PlayStation Vita Rank: 130
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Primary Name
Magic Carpet
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Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
4
Release Date
1994-05-06
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Magic Carpet
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PSN PSOne Classics edition
Rel Date: 2009-03-26
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
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Developer: Bullfrog Productions Ltd
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: ESRB: E
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PS1 NA edition
Rel Date: 1996-03-28
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
PlayStation
Developer: Bullfrog Productions Ltd
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: K-A
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Magic Carpet
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European PS1 edition
Rel Date: 1996-03-15
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
PlayStation
Developer: Bullfrog Productions Ltd
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: ELSPA: 11+
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US DOS edition
Rel Date: 1994-05-06
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
DOS
Developer: Bullfrog Productions Ltd
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Magic Carpet is a unique first-person flyer game. The player takes the role of a mage standing on a magic carpet that can fly rapidly in all directions. The object of the game is to collect golden mana spheres that are required to a) build your castle and b) "heal" the world. There are 50 world-levels, each of which consists of an oceanic planet upon which are found various islands. Monsters and other mages serve as obstacles in gathering the mana; getting past them often involves engaging in visually spectacular magical flying combat in which a variety of fireball, lightning and other spells are cast.

Published in 1994 by Bullfrog Productions, Magic Carpet was an unusual and innovative game that was never imitated. An expansion pack called Hidden Worlds was released later, as well as a sequel, Magic Carpet 2, that appeared in 1995. Magic Carpet was based on a voxel technology engine, which allowed for attractive graphics and very large environments for the time, but the technology was rapidly bypassed by the popularity of hardware-enhanced 3D graphics engines. According to Jon Rennie, who worked at Bullfrog from 1996 to 1999, Magic Carpet 2 was rushed into release by Electronic Arts and the quality suffered as a result. He also mentions that initial work was begun on an engine for Magic Carpet 3, but the game was never completed or released.

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Video Game Rank: 2909
PSP Rank: 197
PlayStation Rank: 216
PlayStation 3 Rank: 651
DOS Rank: 363
PlayStation Vita Rank: 130
Num Ratings: 27
Average Rating: 6.44
Standard Deviation: 1.48
Num Views: 510
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Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 8
Users Owning: 39
Users Wanting: 0
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