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Mage Rage (C) 2019 Joesoft

Concept & Code by John Davies
Written using The Amazing AGDx Mini+

** Please note version 2 (magerage2.tap) with loading screen built in is available as of 8th November 2019 **

*** Please note version 3 (magerage3.tap) with AY music added is available as of 18th January 2020 ***

The Story

You play the part of Mercure the Mage who must venture forth into the ravenous beasts evil lair, full of spiders, bats, rats, goblins and trolls, and recover the magical swirls which were stolen from Stone Circle earlier that morning whilst you were busy meditating.

The Game

Mage Rage is a top down maze shooter for the ZX Spectrum in the same vein as The Halls of the Things. You must wander the area killing or avoiding various creatures whilst on the look out for the stolen magical swirls. The lair also handily contains pressure pads to open doors, wizard bolt refills and life energy which will all help to keep you alive. Once the swirls have all been recovered you must make your way back to where you left your trusty steed to escape

The Controls

Q-Up, A-Down, O-Left, P-Right and Space-Fire Bolt


Mercure the Mage, Spiders, Bats, Rats, Goblins, Trolls, Respawn Zones, Wizard Bolts, Life Energy, Pressure Pads, Forest, Bridges, Mazes, Castles, Ice, Bricks, Chasms, and much more.... 

Special Thanks to...

Allan Turvey, Sparkling Additional Code
Andy Green, Beautiful Loading Screen
Jonathan Caudwell, The Wonderful AGD
Paul Jenkinson, Fantastic Tutorials

Mage Rage Vs3.0 - Now with AY music

Featuring AY Music by X-Agon, JeRrS, Black Lord & Dr. Dismal
Special Thanks to Sebastian Braunert for sorting this out for me.

and also everyone else who's helped me at all along the way.
You know who you are. Cheers.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, Fantasy, maze, Retro, Wizards, ZX Spectrum


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Mage Rage Info.txt 1 kB
Mage Rage.png 7 kB
magerage1.tap 33 kB
magerage2.tap 39 kB
magerage3.tap 44 kB

Development log


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Here is my tribute to your game...

Thanks very much mate. It was my second game and my first mini sprite game. I wanted to make something a bit like Atari VCS Adventure. I should probably give it another go with a slightly different game now I know coding a bit more than I did


best game ever!

Thanks mate 😍👍

Played version 3 with the AY music, really good. Nice cover of a well known artiste :) The game is fun to play and fun to explore, especially with the game mechanics as they work so well together. See a game play video/talk I did on it (no spoilers!): 

*** Please note version 3 (magerage3.tap) with AY music added is available as of 18th January 2020 ***

** Please note version 2 (magerage2.tap) with loading screen built in is available as of 8th November 2019 **