Magic Pockets (game studio)

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Magic Pockets is an independent video game studio based in Torcy, France. It is one of the largest handheld video game developers in France. The company has developed more than 35 games on Nintendo's handheld systems and is currently working on an unannounced Wii U game.[1]

The studio managed to enter the Develop100[2] in 2010, being one of the world's most successful game studios according to Develop.


Created in 2000,[3] the studio was aimed at developing games for Nintendo handheld consoles. When Take-Two Interactive bought GAÏA Groupe in 2005, Magic Pockets leads quickly proposed to buy back the studio. Take-Two accepted the offer and Magic Pockets made a fresh start as an independent developer. With the great increase of the Nintendo DS software sales, the studio had the opportunity to grow rapidly from 9 employees to 30, developing 48 games within four years.

The studio has developed games for Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, Nintendo 3DS and Wii.[4][5]

List of games[edit]

Title Systems Year Published
Action Man: Robot Atak Game Boy Advance
Antz Extreme Racing Game Boy Advance 2002
Bakugan: Battle Trainer Nintendo DS
Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance Nintendo DS
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Game Boy Advance 2004
Battleship Wii/Nintendo DS/Nintendo 3DS 2012
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo Switch 2016
Catwoman Game Boy Advance 2004
Dolphin Island: Underwater Adventures Nintendo DS 2009
Extreme Ghostbusters Game Boy Color 2001
Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 Game Boy Advance 2002
F1 2002 Game Boy Advance
Ghostrider Game Boy Advance
Gremlins: Stripe vs Gizmo
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup Game Boy Advance/PlayStation 2/Microsoft Windows/Xbox/GameCube
Imagine Dream Resort Nintendo DS
Imagine Fashion Paradise Nintendo DS
Imagine Fashion Stylist Nintendo DS
Imagine: Reporter Nintendo DS
Imagine Teacher Nintendo DS
Imagine Teacher: Class Trip Nintendo DS
Imagine: Wildlife Keeper Nintendo DS
Imagine: Zookeeper Nintendo DS
Inspector Gadget: Advance Mission Game Boy Advance
Jake Power: Fireman Nintendo DS
Jake Power: Policeman Nintendo DS
Jake Power: Repairman Nintendo DS
Mahou no Pumpkin Game Boy Advance
Mini Ninjas Nintendo DS
My Dangerous Pet Snake Nintendo DS
My Dangerous Pet Spider Nintendo DS
Ocean Patrol: Marine Rescue Nintendo DS
Petz Rescue: Ocean Patrol Nintendo DS
Petz Wild Animals: Dolphinz Nintendo DS
Petz Wild Animals: Tigerz Nintendo DS
Popeye: Rush for Spinach Game Boy Advance
Pro Beach Soccer Game Boy Advance
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing iPhone/iPod
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing 2012 Nintendo DS
Road Rash: Jailbreak Game Boy Advance
The Sims Medieval iPhone/iPod/iPad
The Smurfs Nintendo 3DS
Spirits & Spells Game Boy Advance
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Xbox 360/Wii/Nintendo 3DS 2013
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nintendo 3DS 2014
Tigerz Nintendo DS
Top Spin 2 Game Boy Advance
Ultimate Beach Soccer Game Boy Advance
Undead: The Last Refuge iPhone/iPod Touch


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