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Romset and name:
magictg Magic the Gathering: Armageddon (set 1)
Short name:
Magic the Gathering: Armageddon
Manufacturer:
Acclaim
Year:
Genre:
Fighter
Category:
Fighter / Versus
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
None
Input:
Unavailable
Buttons / keys:
0
Coins:
0
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
512x432@60 Hz, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Analog Devices ADSP-2181, MIPS R5000 (big)
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
DMA-driven DAC, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.128u1 released on oct-23 2008
Last release:
Mame 0.237 released on oct-27 2021
Clone of:
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Bios:
Not required
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Use sample of:
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
PRELIMINARY
Emulation:
Preliminary
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Preliminary
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • Arcade Video game published 24 years ago:

    Magic the Gathering - Armageddon © 1997 Acclaim Coin-Operated Entertainment, Incorporated.

    Two wizards square off in a magical battle based on the popular trading card game. Each wizard can summon creatures or deal direct damage to their opponent. The last wizard standing wins.

    Players choose one of five colors/magical disciplines: Red (fire magic, mountain creatures) White (healing/curative magic, knights/soldiers), Blue (water elements/creatures, counter magic) Green (elves, forest creatures) and Black (death magic, undead creatures) and fight another wizard on a magical playfield. Each player can summon magical creatures to do their bidding, but they can also directly attack another wizard, or they can use their magical energy for defense. Players can move around the playfield, occupying one of five spots.

    Targeting is achieved through a trackball; move the cursor to the opponent you wish to attack or to an area on the playfield where you would like to make a creature appear. The longer you hold the summon button, the more powerful the resulting creature will be, so there's a trade-off in speed for power.

    The gameplay can be particulary difficult. In addition to becoming skilled with a trackball, there are lots of buttons to press as you try to create creatures to fight for you. Shifting your strategy on the fly is often necessary. You may want to create big creatures, but if your opponent is swarming you with tons of little enemies, you will have to go on the defensive.

    This is an unusual game in many respects -- a mix between a strategy game and a fighting game.

    TECHNICAL
    CPU: R4600 (big) @ 10MHz

    Acclaim's arcade chipset is called Epidemic. The 3-D polygonal graphics are powered by a dual-processor Obsidian 3Dfx board.

    TRIVIA
    Magic the Gathering Armageddon was released in June 1997.

    Acclaim's Mountain View, California-based coin-op division went out of business shortly after creating this game. It never went into full production, which is a shame, since the title had both an innovative, complex gameplay and a hot license going for it. Only a handful of units shipped (one was spotted in the Tomorrowland arcade at Walt Disney World in 1998; another showed up at Namco's WonderPark in San Jose, CA the same year), but few people even know this game exists. Multiple previews of the game appeared in GamePro magazine, as well as other enthustiast publications.

    This was Acclaim's third coin-op, joining its previous titles of "NBA Jam Extreme" and "Batman Forever". The game was not released for any home systems, and has no relation to Acclaim's 'Magic The Gathering' titles for the Sony PlayStation.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Nintendo 64 (unreleased prototype)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=19538&o=2
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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