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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 Windows Demo Title Screen
Dark Rift Windows In-game

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

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Electric Playground Nintendo 64 Oct 30, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Nintendo 64 Jun, 1997 7.6 out of 10 76
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Aug, 1997 74 out of 100 74
Retroage Nintendo 64 Jan 30, 2008 6.3 out of 10 63
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 04, 1998 60 out of 100 60
Video Games Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1998 53 out of 100 53
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Jul 10, 1997 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 1998 49 out of 100 49
PC Action Windows Feb 18, 1998 44 out of 100 44


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