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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 Third Scene: Lunar Surface
Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 Title Screen
Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 Second Boss:  Gamera
Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 First Boss

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Alternate Titles

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

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GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1992 83.5 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Apr 21, 2004 B+ 83
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
GamePro (US) TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1992 3.5 out of 5 70
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jan 12, 2008 60 out of 100 60
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 48 out of 100 48
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 04, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40


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