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Dark Rift (Nintendo 64)

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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Great for it's day! RingOFire (32) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground Oct 30, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Jun, 1997 7.6 out of 10 76
Mega Fun Aug, 1997 74 out of 100 74
Game Play 64 Oct, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Retroage Jan 30, 2008 6.3 out of 10 63
Total! (Germany) Aug, 1997 3 out of 6 60
Video Games Feb, 1998 59 out of 100 59
IGN Jul 10, 1997 5.4 out of 10 54
GameSpot Jul 10, 1997 5 out of 10 50
Edge Sep, 1997 5 out of 10 50


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Kartanym (12768) added Dark Rift (Nintendo 64) on May 12, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2423)