Magic Carpet

  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Genre: Arcade/Action
  • Originally on: Saturn (1996)
  • Also known as: Magic Carpet Plus
  • Runs on PC, Windows
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Magic Carpet is an innovative new game that PC players will find familiar. The unique gameplay combines shooter action with strategy. You are a hero on a Magic Carpet, performing strategic strikes against your opponents. Destroy their assets and collect the leftover mana to build up your own fortresses. These strategic elements set this game apart from games like Descent.

Magic Carpet is rich in technique and gameplay. There are all sorts of enemies, ranging from mindless worms to irritating bees to a giant crab, all the way up to your main competition--the wizards. Each enemy needs to be met with a different response. Fortunately, you have a variety of magical spells at your disposal, including offensive attacks and mana collection.

Magic Carpet sports some terrific-looking graphics and lots of texture-mapped polygons as shown in the detailed pictures supplied by EA. What has to be seen yet though, is how well and how fast you will be able to fly on your carpet. There appear to be an awful lot of polygons that have to be pushed around. This title will be released for both the Sega Saturn and the Sony PS.

System Requirements

PC compatible,

Systems: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game features:Magic Carpet supports single modeSingle game mode

Game Reviews

Powerful magic has blown the planet into 50 hostile realms, scattering and transforming the Earth's life energy. Shredding the skies on your magic carpet with a handful of spells, you and seven other wizards must battle hordes of venomous creatures (and each other) in an attempt to restore the world.

Your quest is to restore the equilibrium to the shattered worlds. You do this by processing mana, whether it be found floating free, contained within a beast or in possession of an evil rival sorcerer. Once possessed, the mana is gathered by hot air balloons and transported to your home castle.

Magic Carpet features over 50 levels of nonstop action full of hidden spells and secret teleports. You journey through rich fractal-textured landscapes searching out dozens of computer adversaries.

Learning to master the flight of the magic carpet is the key to winning battles. Practice switching spells and learn to fire them accurately at both the ground-based and airborne enemies to help you clean out the current world. At the receiving end of your spells are exotic beasts like killer bees, giant sandcrabs, airworms and fire-breathing dragons.

Available spells range from fireballs, castle shields and homing meteors. Each plays an important part in the game although some will be used more often than others, such as the combat spells.

Besides flying and cleaning out the evil hordes, you can use the civilians to help your cause. This is done by taking a house or tent under your control. Their mana will then be under your control, adding itself to your mana. These townsfolk will build their dwellings and eventually build archers to protect them from invading evil forces.

Magic Carpet is a unique title that combines fast play with moderate strategy. Players are required to think fast and think often as they fight in a world filled with evil around every comer.

MANUFACTURER - Electronic Arts

THEME - Shooter

NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1

Magic Carpet Screenshots and Media

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