Magic The Gathering
Magic, the wildly popular card game that's the biggest RPG sensation since Dungeons and Dragons, finally materializes in the video game world, ready to cast spells of enchantment on all who venture to play.
Six mighty wizards are lured to the land of Corondor by Ravidel, a ruthless plainswalker who's gone insane from the hardships of war. His desire is that the wizards weaken each other so he can destroy them all, thereby becoming the most powerful creature in the universe. Three of the warring wizards are Conquerors, who are trying to capture as much land and power as possible, while the other three are Defenders, seeking merely to protect the land and people of Corondor from battle and bloodshed.
Magic offers two modes of gameplay: The Duel mode enables one or two players (using a split screen) to engage in Magic-style war, just as if they were playing the card game. This means you battle your opponent with cards that display over 200 creatures, spells, artifacts, and enchantments from the Magic: The Gathering series. In addition to pre-made, random, or custom decks of cards, you can also choose new cards from the expansion deck called Mirage.
The Campaign mode is more like a strategic war-sim adventure where players build armies, research spells, and conquer territories on their way to a final showdown against Ravi-del. When you encounter enemies, play shifts to the Duel mode, where you must once again use spell and creature cards to destroy tt)e enemy and capture his mana.
WitH all the expectations surrounding this game, hopefully Acclaim will pnake some 32-bit Magic this holiday season.
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The card game that has taken the country by storm is now ready for a home system launch--and they've added more features, real-time battles, and a hidden character set based on the unpublished "Mirage" series. The two action modes include strategic battles and quick action duels, and you can customize your set with unique creature and spell combinations. Gather round--the Magic will soon be here!
Prepare yourself for the next level of strategy. Magic: The Gathering-BattleMage will be released soon for the PlayStation and Saturn. It is a fully animated strategy game that brings the artifacts, monsters and mystical spells of the Magic universe to life in a battle of wits and wizardry.
The game will contain over 90 interactive encounters across i 30 different territories. BattleMage offers two modes of play. The Duel Mode is a realtime head-to-head game that allows you to build a customized army of creatures and spells that come from the card game. You can play against the computer or against another player on the game's split-screen feature.
You can also engage in a second mode, called the Campaign Mode. This part is a turn-based strategy game in which you conquer territories and accumulate magical artifacts and spells in the midst of an epic war. Throughout this campaign, you will have various encounters with different beings from the Magic universe. Some of these encounters will be in your favor, providing you with silver, spells, artifacts and clues. Some will have adverse effects as well. Each time the Campaign Mode is played, new magical powers can be found, including brand-new, never-before-seen spells.
The strategy aspect in this game is nothing to scoff at. When facing off in the various battlefields, you will have to balance your time between collecting magical energy (called mana) and fighting.
Not only will you have to use spells and artifacts to your advantage, but you will need to utilize the terrain for tactical purposes. For example, use hills to protect a weak flank from a sneak attack, or use a passageway to lure enemy armies into a trap.
This title has enough features and depth to please any strategy fan. And let's not forget the Magic: The Gathering universe and how popular that has become. It looks like this game is going to be a hit when it debuts.
- MANUFACTURER - Acclaim
- THEME - ACTION
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2
Based on the hugely popular card game from Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering is a fantasy/strategy game where different cards give players special powers like spells and magic.
To capture the aspects of the card game, MicroProse created two modes. The Apprentice mode helps beginners learn the game as they play with any deck against the computer or in a simple quest-based game. In the multiplayer mode, gamers challenge each other online, either in head-to-head duels or in larger networked groups. Special care has been taken to translate the art styles of the cards authentically into Super VGA graphics.