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MageSlayer

published by GT Interactive in 1997, developed by Raven Software, running on Windows
type: action/reflex, beat 'em up, shooter
genre: Fantasy
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, cable/nullmodem, LAN, Internet
game engine: Vampire engine
languages: eng
3.1/5

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Official description
MageSlayer was developed by Raven Software from 1996 - 1997 and published by GT Interactive for the PC. Utilizing the same Vampire engine as Take No Prisoners, MageSlayer was Raven's tribute to top-down action games.

The MageSlayer engine utilized Direct 3D to supported most 3D accelerator cards on the market at the time in order to offer superior graphics quality and other features like colored lighting. All of the levels for MageSlayer were created using 3D Studio Max along with several plugins that were custom-written for in house use to make texturing and scripting much easier than it had been in the past.

In addition to a single player experience that featured four character classes, five worlds and thirty levels, MageSlayer also featured solid multiplayer game modes for up to sixteen players. MageSlayer marked another Raven Software collaboration with the fantasy artist Brom, who did the box cover artwork for the title.
Raven - # 2007-11-11 23:50:59 - official description - source
Technical specs
display: raster, textured polygons (mixed)
Minimum:
* Windows 95
* Pentium 90 MHz CPU
* 16 MB RAM
* 1 MB VRAM
* DX-compatible soundcard

Recommended:
* Voodoo 3D GPU
* 16-bit DSound-compatible SPU
* 2-axis 4-button joystick
Sanguine # 2008-06-03 16:30:12
Editor notes (4)
unfixed bugs — entering the secret level in the last map of the first realm (the map where the rat lord is), causes the teleport to the next realm malfunction and teleport you to the secret level exit instead of the next realm. The only fix for this is not to enter the secret level.
# 2008-10-12 18:59:13
Playable characters:
* Earthlord
* Warlock
* Archdemon
* Inquisitor
# 2008-10-12 18:57:34
Latest version: 1.1 (as of 1998-02?)
# 2008-10-12 15:47:45
ISBN 1-56893-405-X
Product No. 04-12524 (?)
UPC-A: 7 42725 60357 8
EAN-13: 0 742725 603578

The game does not install on NT versions of Windows such as Windows 2000 and later. You can circumvent this easily just by copying the MAGESLAY folder from CD to where-ever you would've installed the game otherwise, it requires nothing more spectacular than that.
# 2008-02-06 16:53:16
External reviews (2) - average: 35%
review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Génération 4 (83-138)fr1041997-112/633%
PC Playerde611998-0137/10037%
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