MACE: The Dark Ages by Atari Games FAQ Written by Atari Games v0.8 Description: The game plays alot like souledge in a way, but uses different techniques and moves. The gameplay is not as fast as souledge. The graphics are awesome and kick ass. Story: It's 1273 a.d. Europe, Asia and Arabia are ravaged by unchecked war, pov- erty, 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 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 Asmodeus and the Mace. Key: B=Back, D=Down, F=Forward, J=Jump, Q=Quick, S=Strong, K=Kick, E=Evade All characters have counter-attacks: D,F + Q or S. All characters have throws: F + Q. Characters: NOTE: All basic moves for all characters are on overlay of game. Al' Rashid: Master Assassin hired by one of the seven to bring back the Mace of Tanis. Combo starters: Double Chop F+Q+S(anti crouch too) Q,Q,S Knockdown Combo specials: Sand Devil Hold S, release FLashcut left/right D,F,S or D,F,Q(one can follow the other) Stand alone specials Blade Tornado F,D,B,S Fatality: B,D,F,B,S The Executioner: Freelance torturer who seeks the ultimate power for himself. Basic Combos: Q,Q,F+S Left Standing S,S,Q Knockdown Quicky combo D,B,Q,Q,S Comboable specials Stabswing B,D,F,S(Hooks enemy and throws them) Devistator B,F,S Stand alone specials: Sweepchop F,D,B,S (Sweep then anticrouch) Fatality: B,D,F,B,D,F,Q Koyasha: Testing her skills as a master of the ninjitsu arts, she seeks to kill Asmodeus. Basic combos: S,S,Q+S Knockdown S,Q,K Left standing Comboable specials: Spin kick B,D,F,K (can be 2x) Stand alone specials: Deception F,D,B,S (can be followed by a special) Electro shuriken B,D,F,Q(tap Q again for another one) Heel Drop F,D,B,K (anticrouch) Lord Deimos: Hundreds of years old already, Deimos rules his people with an iron fist. Member of the original Seven, he seeks to usurp power to expand his kingdom. Combo starters: Iron Fist B+S Basic Combos: Q,Q,S Knockdown K,S,Q+S Send flying S,D+S,D+S, Send flying Comboable specials: Soul kick B,F,K Hell-icopter B,D,F,S Stand alone specials: Homerun swing Q+S Mega Thrust B+Q+S(press Q when hitting to toss) Mordos Kull: Legendary mercenary. After his family and then his foster family were killed before him, Kull has spent his orphanded youth thinking of nothing but revenge against the Seven. Basic Combos: Q,Q,B+S Left standing(follow up by Sweep) S,K,K Send flying Comboable specials: Dragons' Blade F,D,F,S Shield Blast B,F,S(follow by Dragons' Bane) Side Kick B,F,K(can be done 3x) Stand alone specials: Block high, go low F,D,B,Q (Defensive attack) Namira: Harem girl and lost princess, Namira mastered the deadly art of scimitar fighting from a court eunoch. She seeks revenge on Al' Rashid and the Seven. Basic Combos: Q,Q,S Knockdown S,S,Q Stagger back Comboable specials: Spin left B+Q(can follow w/ another spin by hitting Q again) Spin right B+S(can follow w/ another spin by hitting S again) Dervish Twirl Q+S+K Desert Shadow F,D,B,S(anticrouch) Arabesque B,F,K (anticrouch) Ragnar Bloodaxe: Prince of the Torsgard, his family and village were murdered by the power-hungry Deimos. He seeks revenge, hoping the power of the Mace can his beloved land. Basic Combos: Q,S,K, Left standing S,S,Q+S Send flying Comboable specials Vallhala sweep B,D,F,S Frenzy F+tap Q quickly Rolling Uppercut B,F,K Stand alone specials Head Rush B+Q+S(sends character flying) Anti Crouch F+Q+S(anticrouch) Thunder B,F,Q Takeshi: Son of the Japanese Emperor, Takeshi has been trusted to prevent the evil power of the Seven from spreading to Japan. He also searches for his lost brother Ichiro. Combo starters: Steel waterfall F,D,B,S Dodge Slash Tap, B+Q Basic Combos: Q,S,K Send flying (follow with Flipping Uppercut) S,Q,Q, Left standing Comboable specials: Flipping Uppercut B,D,F,S Energy Palm B,F,S(can be followed by Q+S and then another special) Typhoon Fury F+ Tap S quickly Zen Dodge E+S Taria: Daughter of Tantalus Raven, on of the Seven, Taria seeks claim to an evil throne. Basic Combos: Q,Q,S Send flying S,Q,Q+S Left standing Comboable specials: Flip Kick D,F,K Fireball D,F,Q Stand alone specials: Bladegeyser F,D,Q(can be followed by special) Rush forward B,F,S (can be followed by Flipkick) Xiao Long: Disowned and blinded by his father Khan, Xiao was raised by monks and taught to master the sixth sense. He vows to destroy evil in all forms, beginning with the destruction of the Mace. Basic Combos: Q,S,Q Left standing Send flying K,K,S Left standing Comboable specials 1000 Staffs Hold S, release Flying Kick B,D,F,K Stand alone specials: Mystic Orb Hold B,F,S(Holds victim for 1.5 secs) Lowhigh F,D,B,S(sweeps then chops) Overhand F+Q+S(can be followed by a Q or Flying Kick) These moves are subject to change without notice! i would like to thank Atari for for making this faq and presenting it at the ASI show in Las Vegas and this game. All characters, names, titles, etc. are property of Atari Games Corp. (c) 1997 Atari Games Corp.