Hocus Pocus 4

Rating
7.4
Reviews:
18
Downloads:
560
Date uploaded:
9 Sep 2002 at 06:00 (Minor update on 9 Sep 2002)

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Author
Spotty (More uploads by Spotty)
Type
Tileset conversion
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Violet helped alot.
Version
1.23
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N/A
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hocpoc4ex.j2l Castle Example Level 1.78 kB 10 Sep 2002
hocus pocus4.zip 48.36 kB 10 Sep 2002

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The Hocus Pocus set of tilesets by green killer was never complete. In the game there is a 4th tileset on the 1st episode. I have made this 4th level mainly by screenshots. Every tile has been put onto this tileset so it is \
—-Reupload—-I fixed the textured background the extra tiles for it start at bottom and go up. ***Most of you are mislead this is a COMPLETE tileset from hocus pocus levels 7-9. IF you think its ugly go and email whoever made the game and tell them that. Im simply completing what green killer started.I’m sorry so many of you have no clue on what this tileset is. —O NO SPOOP HAKED INTO THIS O NO O NO—

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Quick Reviews Average: 0

Fantastic bunny rated N/A

Cool tileset. But Spotty, how can I make trigger zones.[This review has been edited by Fantastic bunny]


User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 7.4

Review by American

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
I might as well work here (708 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings577 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness85%
Rating
8.2

INTRODUCTION
I have always been a big fan of the Foo Races series, and the latest installment of the Greenkiller’s classic Hocus Pocus tileset pack, Hocus Pocus 4, lends great new tiles to the series.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
At first glance, the tileset looks 100 percent like your typical Hocus Pocus tileset. After using it, however, the subtle improvements become obvious. The tiles look great, and the conversion was smooth. I must lend Spotty and Violet a hand for creating what is simply the best JJ2 console-based tileset of the year. This is a highly recommended tileset that you should download now. There are a few small bugs, but they are all forgivable.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE
However, despite the rave review, there is the fact this tileset is, well, unoriginal. Converted tilesets are fine, but effort is some part of my grade. Also, this tileset doesn’t feature any tiles that aren’t found in this game, which could be a pro for those puritan enough to be offended by the prospect of the classic DOS game being corrupted by modern touches, but likely is a con for those more accepting about edits.

BUILDING A LEVEL
Building a level with all DOS game-based tilesets is very straightforward. The tiles did not, obviously, require much matching, and levels looked great no matter how much I tried to mess them up. Amazingly, this was one of the few tilesets truly deserving the title of “fun to use.”

IDEAS FOR USE
Of course, this tileset would be great for use in puzzle and race levels. Few enemies really look natural in this tileset, however, but they look acceptable. This tileset could be terrible if only the bricks were used. Creativity using the potion and key tiles are really what could make or break a level using this tileset.

CONCLUSION
All in all, this is a great tileset and worthy of your download. Despite the fact that it is an imperfect conversion, it is good-looking and easy to use, and is thus worthy of being a Foo Races tileset.[This review has been edited by Trafton AT]

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Review by KJAZZ

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Turtle Goon (62 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings62 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness23%
Rating
N/A

Wow. I’ve always loved this tileset, and Foo Races..Trafton already went over everything, so all I can give is this rating..;)

Spoy, why did you put your name, but not your Spaz with colors? If you would have included more rabbits, then my rating will be higher..wink

EDIT: Because two foos decided to rate this low, I have changed my rating. It is just a conversation of the game. I suggest you two play the game and then re-rate it higher..[This review has been edited by KJAZZ]

EvilMike: Kjazz, if you ever see someone abuse the review system, do not attempt to take matters into your own hands. Instead, inform an admin of the problem and it will be dealt with. You may edit this review back to what it was before.[This review has been edited by EvilMike]

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Review by Spotty

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Turtle Goon (87 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings87 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness73%
Rating
N/A

This tileset is not for foo races. It is for the hocus pocus set. Foo Races just happen to use the hocus pocus tilesets alot ;P.

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Review by Taz

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Jazz Jackrabbit (279 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings279 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness37%
Rating
8.2

This is a great tileset of the very greay game Hocus Pocus. I have it, and this looks very well as in the game. It’s almost the game as it look, but the only change isthat Spoopotty Dm. Harhar. t’s very handy too use, for all types of level.

Download this.

XB (Extra Blahblah): You can also make a shooting wizard if you make Wind Right (Left?) with generator. He will shoot Gun 9, the electroblaster.

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Review by Stilettø

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Spaz Slackrabbit (181 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings181 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness30%
Rating
N/A

Article about Triggers,

By EvilMike[This review has been edited by Stilettø]

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Review by Black Ninja

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (34 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings34 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness66%
Rating
9.7

wow
very good tileset
lots of fooruman ;p
i say…………
9.5 points for fooruman, .1 point for the excellent BG, and .1 point for the other stuff. or something close to that.
Very nice, you can create many good levels with it. download recommended a lot.

(Probably biased rating removal. ~Violet)[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]
(Rating RESTORED due to date review was originally posted. ~Violet)[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]

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Review by Violet CLM

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
I might as well work here (514 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings278 Featured reviews23 Average helpfulness89%
Rating
N/A

Blackraptor. This is the fourth tileset of Hocus Pocus, and thus includes the background of the fourth tileset. Those other backgrounds were in other parts, not that one, so they were not included. Danyjel.
CAN’T YOU READ? This is a conversion of the FOURTH place in Hocus Pocus. The first three have been done before. This is not an entire game tileset!
@Firesword.
Sigh. Look, I told you. Greenkiller’s sets were the first, second and third places in Hocus Pocus (episode 1). This is the fourth, not the entire game.[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]

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Review by Iam Canadian

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (28 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings28 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness100%
Rating
7.7

The fourth in the Hocus-Pocus series of tilesets (not including a version Spotty (presumably) made for Foo Races which was incredibly dithered), this is a castle kind of tileset, with blocks, keys, gems, the evil wizard, Fooruman, and a pillar type BG. It’s nice looking, and is versatile for castles. I wish it had more though. BTW where can I D/L the DOS game Hocus-Pocus? Spoy, this is WAY better than the Blode one. =P D/L reccomendation.

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Review by CraccoBoy

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Turtle Goon (52 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings52 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness29%
Rating
5.0

Is this some kind of joke again like with the Townsville tileset? Not even is it ripped, it’s extremely small, looks ugly and doesn’t have the ‘neccesary stuff’ like poles, blocks, arrows, hooks etc.
Below average, really overrated in my opinion. Though I don’t think it deserves as high as a 5, I won’t give it very low because I don’t want to spoil your average.

Sorry, no download recommedation.

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Review by Piccolo aka SoulFirE

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Turtle Goon (67 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings67 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness50%
Rating
N/A

Awww man, this is ugly!
All ripped, but that is ok when you do a game->tileset conversion, but this is bad.
Man I hate those overratings, and I do want to spoil your avarage.
:p
no,
but I ain’t making my rating higher because of your avarage.
No d/l recommendation.

EvilMike: Do not rate things lower or higher so you can make your review have a greater effect on the average you think it deserves.[This review has been edited by EvilMike]

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Review by URJazzCC

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Frog (10 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings10 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness0
Rating
7.7

This tileset is pretty good. It has everytile from the game (Atleast I think it does).

And for those people (CraccoBoy, and piccolo). I suggest that if you’ve bever played Hocus Pocus before, to not rate this. Because this is a game tileset and it is meant to convert A GAME. And as far as I can see it’s done what it’s supposed to. So I suggest you either elaborate your review, or change it.

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Review by DanYjel

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Jazz Jackrabbit (215 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings215 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness44%
Rating
7.0

I love Hocus Pokus, but it is not completed tileset. Tileset needs tiles from more levels.

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Review by FireSworD

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Spaz Slackrabbit (153 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings68 Featured reviews12 Average helpfulness87%
Rating
8.0

This is a very good conversion of the old Apogee hit, Hocus Pocus. It contains most of the tiles from Green Killers sets although i noticed tiles from Hocus 2 that were not in this set.

D/L reccomendation: Yes, especialy if you like Hocus Pocus :)

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Review by Disguise

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Turtle Goon (56 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings52 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness60%
Rating
5.0

“…”

That’s about all I have to say when I saw it…

Apart from the fact that I hate rips (oh, sorry, I’ll call it a ‘conversion’), this isnt a rip from the best looking tileset either.

The ripped stuff look fine (practically the whole tileset), but the textured background doesn’t work in 8-bit. I almost rated it badly for not tiling properly, but that was a little mistake from my behalf. The example level showed it tiling wrong, and only on closer inspection did I notice the extra few tiles throughout the set. Just as a tip, next time make it tile correctly in the example level.

Also, there isnt much of a difference in the tiles used. I know its only one tileset in an episode, but thats the bad part, some more couldve been stacked in and made it look a lot more interesting. Yes yes I know you only intended to make the one tileset, but man, giving it a bit more work would’ve helped a lot yaknow, the sets pretty tiny already and a problem with space wasn’t an issue.

Apart from that, I must congratulate the set on having a few ‘additional eye candy’ items to play around with, not to mention the lava animation and some useful ‘key’ triggers. Too bad those come with more problems. Well, there are NO diagonals. That really hinders gameplay and design capablities of a possible level. Apart from that the tileset lacks a load of event tiles like vines, poles, sucker tubes, EXIT SIGNS, arrows etc.

Msg to URJazzCC:
Oh, I get your logic, so you’re saying that the tileset did what it is supposed to do (do a total rip from a game), then it would get a 1-10 depending on how well it did it, and since its near impossible to go wrong with a rip unless you cant make custom palettes all ‘converted’ should get 10 or near 10 ratings. That’s a bad logic if you ask me. Don’t expect us to follow it, we’re welcome to use our own logic, and I would agree with Craccoboy and Soulfire (except his part on modifying the main rating to his own wishes) on their logic used when rating this.

I suggest if you’ve played Hocus Pocus, you go back and play that again, because this is JJ2, and here we do things our way.

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Review by Waz

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Turtle Goon (68 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings68 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness75%
Rating
7.5

Kinda cool…

I’d say it’s worth a 7.5…

Download reccommandation: yes

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Review by chandie

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Turtle Goon (97 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings97 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness44%
Rating
8.2

Good tileset and interesting level.

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Review by Blackraptor

Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
Way better than Aiko (861 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings464 Featured reviews35 Average helpfulness92%
Rating
7.0

Well, for a ‘conversion’ its good, but its missing to many things. Having the shareware (episode 1) of Hocus Pocus, (It was one of the first 10 games i had on my computer , my old one), i can compare this and the actual set in the game fairly. The backround is there, but it would of been nice to add in an extra textured warp backround for people who have trouble using a non-warp backround (This may sound like im the one having trouble, but im saying this for all you quiet people out there who are having trouble with JCS). Anyways, some tubes or destruct blocks or stuff like that would of been nice. Just because it is a ‘conversion’ doesnt mean only tiles that are ‘converted’ can be used in the tileset. Add some of your own tiles in, it will boost up the mark, i GUARANTEE it. Well, overally about that point is that the main tiles are completely missing (except the ground and stuff). The wizard’s there, that same poor one which you people blindly named fooruman just to make an idiotic version of a character in lord of the rings or something. Anyways, you CAN make a level with this, but it wont get higher than a 7, which is what im giving this. There is quality in this, but i reccomend you download violet’s conversion which contains all 4 hocus pocus episode 1 worlds. Still some tiles missing, but quality guaranteed.
To much ripped tiles, i cant really give this a download reccomendation, sorry.

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