Slightly Magic

Slightly Magic, developed by Astonishing Animations and published by Codemasters in 1991

Longplay Information

Author(s): MadMattyMadMatty
System: Commodore 64 / 128
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Additional Info: No information available
Publication Date: 26/10/2021
YouTube Release: No information available
Duration: 00:22:31
File Size: 41.73 MB (42728.00 KB)
Downloads: 12 downloads
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Player's Review

"SLIGHTLY in a new CARTOON adventure! - Discover SPELLS to turn into a BIRD or FISH! Explore the Wizard's castle, Giant's garden, swim the secret LAGOON and fly over mysterious lands. Meet Pet Dragons, tricky Pixies, Mammoth Octopus, Deaf Guards, Rock Monster and more!.. INCREDIBLY MAGIC!"

There seems to be a running theme with C64 Codemaster releases in that they are inferior to the Spectrum versions they are based on even though the C64 is technically the better machine. Sure colour clash isn't an issue for the c64, but the gameplay/scrolling/moving isnt exactly smooth and feels notably slower than the Spectrum game. Many animations are missing as well.

This version also seems to have some gameplay issues where some enemies/obstacles don't hurt you (great for the player I guess) and the final invisibility spell is made redundant as the witch you are supposed to sneak past isn't here!!! Also a couple of stars in the water section were not collectable. Finally, I'm not sure f it was intentional to be stuck in flight mode in the final areas. I couldn't turn the spell off.

Overall another great budget game from Codemasters but the C64 was not the best place to play it.