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Magic & Mayhem (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 Some zombies conquering a hut
Magic & Mayhem Windows Combat action
Magic & Mayhem Windows Level loading screen
Magic & Mayhem Windows Controlling several units at a time.

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
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Absolute Games ( Oct 01, 1999 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1998 76 out of 100 76
PC Gamer Aug, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Attack Games Feb, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1998 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot May 26, 1999 6.4 out of 10 64
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 03, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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