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10 Most Underrated N64 Games Ever

The N64’s key fighting game is the original Smash Bros, which of course spawned an incredibly successful franchise. For those who prefer their beat em ups with a bit more brutality, there’s Mace: The Dark Age, an arcade port which will satisfy the blood lust of any old school gamer.

Mace: The Dark Age comes with a story of sorts surrounding an ancient order sent to take out a dark conjurer, but that’s not too important - key to the game’s success is the arcade-honed tight fighting gameplay, and the impressive visuals, which hold up remarkably well for a game from 1997. There’s more than a touch of the Mortal Kombats here, but as far as violent N64 brawlers go, Mace is the better choice, with the interactive stages a further plus.

The game never spawned the franchise the developers might have liked, but Mace: The Dark Age as a one off remains one of the better fighting games on the N64. Granted, there may be a pretty small selection to choose from, but to dismiss this as a Kombat copyist is to miss out on a great experience.

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