Hocus Pocus

Terexin, leader of the Council of Wizards, is sending the young sorcerer, Hocus, on a special mission to prove his worthiness. This mission will take Hocus to 16 unique realms, each filled with unique dangers and enemies. Few have survived Terexin's final test--for many it's a one-way trip.

Along the way Hocus will encounter dragons, imps, ghosts and 30 more unique creatures, demons and enemies. Survive, and Hocus becomes a full-fledged, card carrying Wizard. The other option is not so favorable. Awesome and beautiful 256-color VGA graphics. After every two levels of play the level graphics, background and enemies completely change, giving this game unparalleled variety. Hocus Pocus is a action platform game, with exciting puzzles built into each level's structure.

Hocus is armed with a standard magic spell (he's not yet a full Wizard, after all), but he can find several potions that give him a temporary boost of magical energy. There are potions that give Hocus the ability to shoot rapidly, jump higher, teleport and fire a devastating energy blast, among others.


  • Smooth 360 degree scrolling, with a parallax background.
  • Over SIX MEGS of 256-color VGA animated graphics.
  • Four episodes with 36 huge levels!
  • Over 30 different monsters, plus four huge bosses!
  • Save/restore options, selectable skill levels, four cheat passwords!

Hocus Pocus is an addictive, action-packed, entertaining game that's comparable, or better than, anything found on the home cartridge systems.

Originally released June 1, 1994.

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  1. 1hp11.zip - v1.1 Shareware Episode (915k)
  2. hp11rpt.zip - Hocus Pocus v1.0 to v1.1 REGISTERED patch (177k)

System Requirements


  • 386 Computer
  • 585k of conventional memory
  • 4.0 meg of Hard Drive Space (for shareware)
  • 6.9 meg of Hard Drive Space (for registered)

  • Joysticks
  • Gravis Gamepad
  • Adlib
  • Sound Blaster
  • Sound Blaster Pro
  • Sound Blaster 16
  • Pro Audio Spectrum 16
  • Gravis UltraSound
  • Wave Blaster
  • Roland Sound Canvas
  • Disney/Tandy Sound Source
  • Any General MIDI Device



Registered Download Information

Format: Registered Download - File size: 1.51 Mb

Estimated Download Times:
28.8 Modem - 25 Minutes, 27 Seconds
56k Modem - 13 Minutes, 05 Seconds
128K ISDN - 5 Minutes, 43 Seconds
T1 - 28 Seconds