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This game combines breathtaking graphics with the gameplay mechanics of a tried-and-true arcade fighter.

MACE - The Dark Age was produced by Atari Games/Midway in 1997.

Atari Games/Midway released 2 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1996. Atari Games/Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games/Midway during the time period MACE - The Dark Age was produced include: Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey


Name MACE - The Dark Age
Developer Atari Games/Midway (United States)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8474
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Medium Resolution
  • Color: Color
  • It has been reported this game can use either Standard or Medium Resolution, but that hasn't been confirmed.

Conversion Class JAMMA
External Device HDD
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way - JumpDownBackForward
  • Buttons: 4 - QuickStrongKickEvade
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel MACE - The Dark Age Control Panel Image
PCB MACE - The Dark Age PCB Image

Game Introduction

It is 1273 A.D. Europe. Asia and Arabia are ravaged by unchecked war, poverty, and despair. Among the greatest warriors of the time are Seven who have made a pact with the demon Asmodeus to live forever. Not content with just immortality, the Seven now hunger to wield the ultimate power: the dark magic of the Mace of Tanis, controlled by Asmodeus. Opposing them are warriors who see the Sevens' reign of terror ended, heroes whose families have been destroyed, and those who seek to prevent their native lands from corruption of Asmodeus and the Mace.

MACE - The Dark Age KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.00

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op MACE - The Dark Age Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 35 known instances of this machine owned by MACE - The Dark Age collectors who are active members. Of these, 10 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a MACE - The Dark Age machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra MACE - The Dark Age circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for MACE - The Dark Age. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for MACE - The Dark Age boards sets.

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



System based upon the MIPS R5000 CPU.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 2 517.50 517.50
2017 2 460.00 460.00
2018 1 88.50 88.50
All Years 5 460.00 408.70


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