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Maken X (Dreamcast)

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Maken X is a sword - a "Soul Sword" that possesses a unique ability called brainjacking. It can take over the mind and the body of another creature and adapt all its strength and weaknesses. Maken X is also the hero of the game - a wandering mutant spirit of the sword. The ability to manipulate a person's "psi", or soul, was discovered in a research lab. The chief scientist is kidnapped by terrorists and his daughter Kay awakens Maken X who now must assist her on her dangerous mission.

In contrast to the previous games in the series, Maken X is a first-person action game with emphasis on melee combat, that offers the player the possibility of controlling minds and bodies of thirteen characters the player may meet while journeying. Each character has their own attacks, advantages, and disadvantages. Throughout the game the player has to make decisions that will influence the plot and bring the game to one of its seven endings.


Maken X Dreamcast Status screen
Maken X Dreamcast Gameplay
Maken X Dreamcast Level selection
Maken X Dreamcast Level map

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Maken X Screenshot
Maken X Screenshot
Maken X Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "魔剣X" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Defunct Games Dec 02, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Target Aug 31, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 08, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79 Sep 26, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers Mar 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Jan, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 08, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Armchair Empire, The Sep 01, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
Joypad Sep, 2000 5 out of 10 50


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Title translation

"Maken" is Japanese for "magic sword" (can also be understood as "demon sword").
Unicorn Lynx (181699) added Maken X (Dreamcast) on Nov 04, 2003