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About 200 years in the future, a comet is detected at the edge of the solar system. Astronomers determine that it will pass near the earth, and send probes to examine it. When the probes near the comet, it abruptly changes directions and heads towards earth. At the last moment, the people of earth are able to launch surface-to-comet missiles and deflect its impact into the moon. At the center of the impact crater, alien war machines are gathering! The U.N. sends a lone spaceship to the moon to destroy the alien threat.

Dead Moon is a side scrolling shooter with 6 levels that take place on earth, in space, and on the moon. It features 4 different primary weapon types, and several secondary weapon types. Each level features mini-bosses and end of level bosses.


Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 Second Boss:  Gamera
Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 Second Scene: Space
Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 Third Level Miniboss
Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 Title Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "デッドムーン 月世界の悪夢" -- Japanese spelling

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Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
1UP! TurboGrafx-16 Jul 27, 2013 83 out of 100 83 TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Jul 28, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1992 29 out of 40 72 (UK) Wii Jun 09, 2007 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 04, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
HonestGamers TurboGrafx-16 May 08, 2007 3 out of 10 30


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