McGee’s Alice – A Gothic Alice in Wonderland – was my favourite computer game followed by Prince of Persia and I always wanted to play Magic Carpet

The first computer game I played apart from space invaders was Jetpak on the ZX Spectrum. I loved that. It was very Space Invaderish. Then there was Manic Miner. A very cool game.

super Ghouls and ghosts super nintendo

Then I evolved to a Nintendo 64 and got some cool games for that including Super Ghouls and Ghosts.

I played some of the same computer games as my younger brother and read some of the same comics and books as him. He introduced me to the cult classic “Scream”! What a great comic that was. He also introduced me to the books of Christopher Pike which were amazing. Then I went to Uni and lived in different cities and I don’t know where the time went!

McGee's Alice

I got back into computer games for the PC over a decade ago. And I LOVED McGee’s Alice. I also really liked Prince of Persia. After all of these I got out of the way of computer games. They kept getting updated every year and more and more expensive. And you needed to keep updating to different consoles or whatever. I wasn’t interested in overtly violent or sexual or war or strategy games. Just games where you could go into these little mystical fantasy worlds.

prince of persia the sands of time 2003

I did like Streetfighter too. I used to play that in a Sports Cafe Bar where they had games in booths where you could eat, have a drink and street fight! There was a game in the 90’s I kept meaning to get also, as I kept seeing it advertised called “Magic Carpet”.

If anyone can recommend any magical, fantastical or spooky games of a similar ilk I’d love to hear about them. 🙂

I am totally out of the loop with computer games and which systems to use and not sure if you can still get any for PC. But I am sure there is some absolutely amazing games out there now…

McGee's Alice Game


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8 thoughts on “McGee’s Alice – A Gothic Alice in Wonderland – was my favourite computer game followed by Prince of Persia and I always wanted to play Magic Carpet

  1. LOL. 🙂 Queen of the Darkness and Mystics! I have never been called that before. Tee Hee. I am going to have to balance this blog out with a sunshiny blog! But it always grey and raining here!

    I have this urge to move to Hawaii! 🙂 And work in some kind of mystical retreat place near a beach.

    I had to look up RPG there! Role Playing Games right, I watched some cool movies about Dungeons and Dragons.

    What games would you recommend then?


  2. Both McGee’s Alice games are great. I just recently replayed them (grabed Returns cheap on a recent XBox sale, and it includes the original). If you enjoyed Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts, and have access to a Switch (or less scrupulous methods, no judgement), Super GnG, the original Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, and Demon’s Crest (a side game where you play as the Red Devil from the GnG games) are all on the NES/SNES classics service right now.

    If you want some bizarre PC gaming entertainment, Phantasmagoria and The 7th Guest are both pretty cheap on most of the time. Well worth playing. (I can also snag Magic Carpet on there, if you’re still looking to scratch that itch.)

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