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Mace: The Dark Age

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Nintendo 64
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Description

Mace: The Dark Age is a 3D fighting game set in a dark fantasy setting. Players can choose between 18 characters from all over the world equipped with swords, daggers, maces, katanas and other weapons. Basic moves include: a quick and a strong attack with weapons, kicks, sidesteps, and throws. Additional attacks can be performed by pressing the standard attack buttons in different positions or combined with directional buttons. Counter attacks are also possible, but require more complicated button combinations and good timing. Standard moves can be linked to combos and each character has a number of individual special moves that require specific button combinations to be used.

Battle arenas feature multiple levels and usually contain hazards like acid pools or swinging axes that deal damage when touched. Some arenas also contain interactive objects like plant pots or torches that can be thrown at opponents.

The game is fairly bloody (the gore can be turned off in the options menu) and all characters have their own finishing moves (called executions) - particularly brutal ways of killing an opponent.

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Mace: The Dark Age Nintendo 64 Namira throws Rangar around
Mace: The Dark Age Nintendo 64 2 hit combo
Mace: The Dark Age Nintendo 64 One of Al' Rashid's special attacks
Mace: The Dark Age Nintendo 64 Xiao Long dodges an attack with a somersault

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The Press Says

Game Play 64 Nintendo 64 Dec, 1997 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Nintendo 64 Nov, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Consoles Plus Nintendo 64 Dec, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Electric Playground Nintendo 64 Oct 25, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 64 Dec, 2005 7.25 out of 10 72
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Oct 15, 1997 5.4 out of 10 54

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