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Theatre of Pain

Game information

Also known as:
  • Prehistoric (alternate spelling)
Category: Fighting
Year: 1997
More details: MobyGames
Game added by: MrFlibble
Violence: !This game includes violence
DOSBox: Supported (show details)

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File File type File size
executable: MIRAGE.BAT
configured for DOSBox
Playable demo
12,730 kB
(12.43 MB)


  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble

Description (by MrFlibble)

Theatre of Pain is a one-on-one versus fighting game that features stylised characters from Graeco-Roman mythology and history. The large, pre-rendered sprites are drawn against pseudo-3D backgrounds, with zoom effects and perspective shifts contributing to an illusion of completely three-dimensional stages where fights take place.

The game engine seems to be identical, or at least largely similar to, the one from Rise 2 Resurrection, a different fighting game by the same developer.

Only two characters as available in the demo version.


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Theatre of Pain



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