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Magic & Mayhem (Windows)

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Magic & Mayhem is a real-time strategy game. You're an aspiring sorcerer on a quest to find your missing uncle, a quest that takes you through over 35 mythical regions, including Celtic, Greek and Medieval realms. During your journey, you'll learn to master new spells and meet many strange creatures, taken from myth and folklore.


Magic & Mayhem Windows The world map.
Magic & Mayhem Windows Controlling several units at a time.
Magic & Mayhem Windows Character stats
Magic & Mayhem Windows Level loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Mana: Der Weg der schwarzen Macht" -- German title
  • "Duel: The Mage Wars" -- Working title
  • "Duelo de Hechiceros" -- Spanish title
  • "Art of Magic" -- Italian title
  • "Arcanes" -- French title

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The Press Says

Freak Mar, 1999 97 out of 100 97
Privat Computer PC 1999 93 out of 100 93
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Absolute Games ( Oct 01, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Game Over Online Dec 06, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Computer Games Magazine Feb 06, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nov 06, 2001 78 out of 100 78
PC Gamer Aug, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 68 out of 100 68


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magic and mayhem.. 3 J H (1)
Feb 10, 2008


The art team for Magic and Mayhem used a lot of "traditional" production techniques to create the art work for this game.

The character models and animations were created using traditional stop motion / 'claymation' and photography.

The end results looked great, but it was a very expensive and long winded way to generate the art resources, and caused lots of problems that were had to fix - especially with animation loops, which we found the from-TV animation lead had trouble with, as TV animation doesn't usually require tight looping walk sequences.

If you look closely you can see the Redcap has a slight "limp" when he walks because of this.
faceless (395) added Magic & Mayhem (Windows) on Dec 10, 1999