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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 Round 2
Master of Darkness Game Gear Round 3
Master of Darkness SEGA Master System Entering Dracula's castle ...
Master of Darkness Game Gear Intro part 1

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
Retrospekt SEGA Master System Sep 27, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
Retrogaming History SEGA Master System Feb 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90 SEGA Master System Feb 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Game Gear Jan 07, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Sega Force Game Gear Jul 08, 1993 83 out of 100 83
1UP! SEGA Master System Oct 31, 2010 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Game Gear Sep, 1993 8 out of 10 80 SEGA Master System Feb 01, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Master System Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80


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