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Master of Darkness (Game Gear)

Master of Darkness Game Gear Intro part 1


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Master of Darkness is a platformer very similar to Castlevania.

You play as a psychologist trying to defeat Dracula. This requires you to fight your way through several spooky locations such as cemeteries, laboratories, castles or a house of wax dolls. To defeat your enemies, you can use several primary and secondary weapons. Primary weapons are close combat weapons ranging from knifes to rapiers and axes, that differ in range and efficiency. Secondary weapons are long-range weapons (pistols, bombs etc.) with limited ammunition. The game features 5 Rounds divided into 3 stages. At the end of each stage, a boss must be defeated.


Master of Darkness Game Gear These enemies are mostly immobile, but shoot daggers
Master of Darkness Game Gear Title screen, export version
Master of Darkness Game Gear What are the gangsters doing in this fancy mansion?
Master of Darkness Game Gear Dr. Social demonstrates his leg muscles

Alternate Titles

  • "Vampire: Master of Darkness" -- Game Gear in-game title
  • "Vampire" -- Working Title
  • "In the Wake of Vampire" -- Japanese Title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Feb 16, 2004 A- 91
Defunct Games Jan 07, 2006 86 out of 100 86
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Sega Force Jul 08, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Unlimited Sep, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Jul, 1993 75 out of 100 75


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Игги Друге (43760) added Master of Darkness (Game Gear) on Dec 08, 2005
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