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The cosmos is controlled by two Prime Elements, known as "Core" and "Dark". Each is possessed by a tyrant who is in perpetual search of the third element, the Light, which would grant its owner tremendous power. Sonork Nezom, the carrier of Core Element, has organized a fighting tournament, with Core Element itself being the prize. He hopes that the carrier of the Light Element will be among the participants. He plans then to strike and gain possession of all the elements at once. But Lord Demon Demitron, the carrier of the Dark Element, has other plans...

In this one-on-one fighting game, the player can take any of the eight playable participants through the tournament mode. Once the selected hero has defeated his opponents, he will have to face battles against Sonork and Demitron. A practice mode is also available. During the fights the player can use standard attacks common for all the characters - vertical and horizontal punches, kicks, running jumps, etc. Each character also possesses an arsenal of special techniques, which can be executed by pressing different buttons in rapid succession.


Dark Rift Nintendo 64 Title screen.
Dark Rift Nintendo 64 Aaron wins in perfect.
Dark Rift Windows In-game
Dark Rift Nintendo 64 Each character has its own prologue too.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Space Dynamites" -- Japanese title
  • "スペースダイナマイツ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Great for it's day! Nintendo 64 RingOFire (32)

Critic Reviews

Game Players Nintendo 64 Jun, 1997 7.6 out of 10 76
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Aug, 1997 74 out of 100 74
Game Play 64 Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 70 out of 100 70
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 1997 69 out of 100 69
Retroage Nintendo 64 Jan 30, 2008 6.3 out of 10 63
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nintendo 64 Jun, 1997 22.5 out of 40 56
IGN Nintendo 64 Jul 10, 1997 5.4 out of 10 54
Edge Nintendo 64 Sep, 1997 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nintendo 64 Sep, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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