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Dark Vengeance

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Dark_Vengeance.toast_.sit (71.75 MB)
MD5: 26daf58af40c256befb959c809c93213
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver,

Dark Vengeance is a very deliberate exploration and action game in the same vein as Tomb Raider, but with a little more combat and a fantasy theme. In that respect, it is similar to Heretic II. However, Heretic II is faster paced, and its gameplay is more akin to a first-person shooter. Dark Vengeance, in contrast, has less-populated levels, with no more than three creatures onscreen at once. Combat is very deliberate and enemies are quite ponderous. You won't see enemies zooming out of corners at you or jumping at you from shadows. Instead, enemies will lumber towards you, go through slow animations, and then attack. Combat is more like a slow meeting of swords. Nothing elaborate, just bash at what's in front of you. Dark Vengeance doesn't test your twitch reflexes, which is good, because the interface and controls are not at all conducive to fluid combat.
  — Gamespot

IGN has another review of this game.

Architecture: PPC


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by scott Praed - 2016, January 11 - 4:10pm

Dark Vengeance works directly in mac os 9.2.2 not in classic environment of mac os x 10.4.11.
The game has problem in classic. The problem is menu goes black in classic. Power mac G4 1.25 Ghz mirror door 2003.

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by Slik - 2013, December 10 - 1:54pm

Actually quite smooth in SheepShaver (under software render, of course), and playable once I figured out that you have to hold down the attack key, which preps your attack and allows you to move while doing so.

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by IIGS_User - 2011, October 11 - 5:41pm

MCP, thanks for pointing out, d/l mirror now added.

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by bertyboy - 2010, April 11 - 10:21pm

Can it be as bad as the new Dr. Who on the BBC ?

Totally off-subject, but your summary of the game seems to fir Dr Who perfectly ... "a major disappointment" ... "trudging around very linear plots" ... "The sets are clunky, the enemies are uninspired, even the sound design and music leave a lot to be desired. Laughably bad dialog."

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by Durandalia - 2010, April 11 - 9:43pm

This game seemed awesome in the demo when I was growing it. I was sold by the idea that you could play as three separate characters with their own levels. When I finally bought it, I have to say it was a major disappointment. It turned out each character only had a single level to their own. The rest of the game is spent trudging around very linear maps. The levels are clunky, the enemies are uninspired, even the sound design and music leave a lot to be desired. Laughably bad dialog. The game was buggy even for the machine it was designed to run on.

For nostalgia's sake I won't say it's the worst game I've play.
But in hindsight I probably should have bought something else.
Maybe a trumpet or something.

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, August 12 - 12:06am

No need to use mouse, try adjusting the controls. Ive got it to play great with a custom layout!

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, August 11 - 5:24pm

Works fine on my iMac G4, OS 9.2.2, 800 Mhz and 768 MB RAM. But the messy controls make this one unplayable to me (can't really use the mouse to aim ...)

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by j_damage•69 - 2009, July 29 - 12:17pm

This game has many graphical issues on a variety of different systems and machines. It runs flawless on my imac G3 OS 9.2.2 600mhz, 1GB RAM all on high.

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by finchywinchylynchy (not verified) - 2009, July 27 - 8:21pm

The letters wont appear on the main menu. thus I cannot adjust the preferences at all