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Master of Darkness

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Nintendo 3DS
SEGA Master System
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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 Title screen, export version
Master of Darkness Game Gear Round 3
Master of Darkness Game Gear What are the gangsters doing in this fancy mansion?
Master of Darkness Game Gear The water of the Thames is so putrid, you had better take the ferry

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 Game Gear Feb 16, 2004 A- 91 SEGA Master System Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History SEGA Master System Feb 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Nov 02, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Retrospekt SEGA Master System Sep 27, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
Joystick (French) SEGA Master System Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Defunct Games Game Gear Jan 07, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Sega Force Game Gear Jul 08, 1993 83 out of 100 83
neXGam Game Gear Dec 27, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Power Unlimited Game Gear Sep, 1993 8 out of 10 80


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