Dark Seed

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Dark Seed
Publisher: Gaga Communications
Publisher(s) of original games: Cyberdreams
System(s): Sega Saturn
Original system(s): PC
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported: Shuttle Mouse
Genre: Adventure

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 T-18501G

Dark Seed (ダークシード) is a 1992 PC adventure game ported to the Sega Saturn. It was followed by Dark Seed II. It was once set for release on the Sega Mega-CD, but this plan was canceled.

The Saturn version of the game fails to take advantage of the wider colour palettes and otherwise superior graphical hardware of the system, instead looking almost identical to its earlier counterpart.

Magazine articles

Main article: Dark Seed/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


EGM2 US 05.pdf

Mega-CD print advert in
EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[1]
  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[2]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 8 No. 2 "February 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[3]

SSM JP 19950701 1995-07.pdf

Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #7: "July 1995" (1995-06-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №343, p31
43 №1995-07, p126[4]
29 №, p15Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[5]
Sega Saturn
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, JP
DarkSeed Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDarkSeed Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
DarkSeed Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Dark Seed Sat JP Manual.pdf

Unreleased versions

Dark Seed
Publisher: Vic Tokai
Developer: Vic Tokai
Planned release date: 1994-12[6], 1995-03[7]
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №3, p95[7]
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
1 review


  1. File:EGM US 065.pdf, page 91
  2. File:GamePro US 066.pdf, page 159
  3. File:GamePlayers US 0802.pdf, page 30
  4. File:SSM_JP_19950701_1995-07.pdf, page 128
  5. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 17
  6. File:EGM US 065.pdf, page 326
  7. 7.0 7.1 File:NextGeneration US 03.pdf, page 99