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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 Character stats
Magic & Mayhem Windows The world map.
Magic & Mayhem Windows Some zombies conquering a hut
Magic & Mayhem Windows Fast game configuration 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 Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Game Over Online Dec 06, 1998 84 out of 100 84 May 02, 2010 16 out of 20 80 Nov 06, 2001 78 out of 100 78
IGN May 25, 1999 7.3 out of 10 73
Attack Games Feb, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot May 26, 1999 6.4 out of 10 64


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


The game designers for Magic and Mayhem had decided to create the creatures and monster characters using the stop-motion animation techniques made popular in the films of Ray Harryhausen, and employed a model maker who was a specialist in this field. Once the model maker had designed the characters, he requested that he be allowed to build them using foam and latex rubber for their skins, which is a professional stop-motion process, but was told that he had to make them with modeling clay as in the TV animation Wallace and Grommit. It worked out in the end, but on one particularly hot day in the sweltering summer of 1997, the plasticine models started to melt!
faceless (395) added Magic & Mayhem (Windows) on Dec 10, 1999