Dark Seed

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Dark Seed
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Gaga Communications
Developer:
Original system(s): PC
Publisher(s) of original games: Cyberdreams
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported: Shuttle Mouse
Genre: Adventure[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-18501G
Sega Rating: 18 and Up

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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 in time for September[4], later Christmas 1994[5], 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

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Mega-CD print advert in EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-07: "July 1995" (1995-06-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[9]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
43
[10]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
29
[11]
Sega Saturn
44
Based on
3 reviews

Dark Seed

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Disc
Dark Seed Sat JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Unreleased versions

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Dark Seed
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Vic Tokai
Developer: Vic Tokai
Planned release date: 1994-12[12], 1995-03[13]
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[14]
Sega Mega-CD
50
Based on
1 review

Dark Seed

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
40,235,664 1995-05-30 CD-ROM (JP) T-18501G V1.001

Track list

1. Data track
2. CD Warning message (special) (0:08)
Running time: 0:08

References