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Master of Darkness
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Sega Master System
Sega (Europe)
Sega Game Gear
Sega (US, Europe)
Sega Game Gear
SIMS (Japan)
Developer:
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
EU
(Classic)
€? 7107-50
Sega Master System
UK
£44.99More...[1] 7107
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7107
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7107
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7107
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 025110



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,500 T-44047
Sega Game Gear
US
$? 2437
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99More...[4] 2437
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2437
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2437
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2437
Sega Game Gear
IT
2437
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? ?



Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
JP
¥286 (300)
B
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
US
$4.99
Everyone 10+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
EU
€4.99
12+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
DE
€4.99
6
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
UK
£4.49
12+

Master of Darkness, called Vampire: Master of Darkness in North America and In the Wake of Vampire (イン ザ ウエイク オブ ヴァンパイア) in Japan, is a sidescrolling action game developed by SIMS for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. Sega of Japan announced a Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console rerelease in 2012.

Gameplay

The game can best be described as a clone of Castlevania. You play as Dr. Social who must traverse across Victorian England in order to find and defeat Dracula, fighting various monsters along the way.

2 jumps, 1 attacks with your primary weapon and Up + 1 triggers the secondary weapon. Holding UpLeft, UpRight, DownRight or DownLeft lets you walk up and down stairs.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Master of Darkness Master of Darkness
English (US) Vampire: Master of Darkness Vampire: Master of Darkness
Japanese イン ザ ウエイク オブ ヴァンパイア In the Wake of Vampire

Production credits

  • Concept Manager: Sats King
  • Programmer: Yen
  • Main Graphic: Super Punch
  • Graphic Support: Matsutokujo, Ryuichi, Nagyawo, Mori
  • Graphic Adviser: Yama, Enjyoh, Manma
  • Sound: Fumi, Nasu Bi
  • Program Adviser: Kou, T Asano, Danna, S Kawa
  • Special Thanks to: All the People There
  • Presented by: S E G A


Magazine articles

Main article: Master of Darkness/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

MasterSystemIIJuegos ES PrintAd 1993-03 02.jpg

Master System ES print advert

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
74 More...[11]
84 №13
82 №16
86 №31, p149
50 №57
92 More...[12]
45 More...[13]
76 №37, p34/35
80 №19, p63
70 №2, p64
79 More...[14]
Sega Master System
74
Based on
11 reviews

Master System, EU
MasterofDarkness SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
MasterofDarkness SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master of Darkness SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (Classic Master System)
MasterofDarkness SMS EU Box Classic.jpg
Cover
MasterofDarkness SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
MasterofDarkness SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
MasterofDarkness SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (Alt)
MasterofDarkness SMS BR2 Box.jpg
Cover
MasterofDarkness SMS BR2 Cart.jpg
Cart
MasterofDarkness SMS BR2 Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
Master of Darkness SMS AU Cover.jpg
Cover
Master of Darkness SMS AU Cart Top.jpg
Master of Darkness SMS AU Cart Back.jpgMaster of Darkness SMS AU Cart Front.jpg
Cart
Master of Darkness SMS AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Ozisoft Warranty Registration Card AU.pdf
Reg. Card

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 More...[15]
65 №32, p106
80 №45, p64/65
85 №21, p64
55 №6, p54/55
81 More...[4]
75 №5, p10/11
Sega Game Gear
74
Based on
7 reviews

Game Gear, US
MasterofDarkness GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngMasterofDarkness GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Vampire GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Master of Darkness GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
MasterofDarkness GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngMasterofDarkness GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
MasterofDarkness GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
MasterofDarkness GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
MasterofDarkness GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR

Game Gear, GR
MasterofDarkness GG GR Box.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 96FB4D4B
MD5 8354932A7F20E84A808471B3724A56F8
SHA-1 ED3569BE5D5A49FF5A09B2B04EC0101D4EDFA81E
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 07D0EB42
MD5 78655DABD43E475C3B4D849C3F0C7046
SHA-1 F9EABDB7E925360F69B41F5357ABCB36F893D72E
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 DAB0F265
MD5 A999C2F72C71C22BE50E343E54FF4D73
SHA-1 DA5116B7ED890F35506C5B33C5C9716F528169B1
256kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 7EC64025
MD5 1E068538747F6D4D99888221A50B7E06
SHA-1 14E6B1E886355D902B34ACDF503ECED8DF88AFE4
256kB Cartridge (US)

External links

  • Sega of Japan 3DS VC catalogue pages: Game Gear
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: JP, US, UK

References


Master of Darkness
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