Dangerous Seed

The Arcade Video Game by NAMCO, Ltd.

Dangerous Seed screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Dangerous Seed © 1989 Namco.

The player assumes control of three separate ships. Each ship has a different firing pattern. When the three ships are combined together, they form the Moon Diver. Their mission is to quell an alien invasion which is spanning all of the Milky Way and destroy the alien headquarters: the Danger-Seed.

The player starts the game with three separate fighters and has to make it through four tubes using the fighters separately. If one gets destroyed, then the next, more powerful ship makes an attempt to get through. If the player makes it to the fifth stage, the three ships combine into a singular composite ship called the "Moon Diver", which has a massive amount of firepower.


Namco System 1 hardware
Game ID : DR

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sub CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
MCU : HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 24-bit RGB palette

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Dangerous Seed was released in December 1989.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Final Lap 2 : G.S.M. Namco 3 - PCCB-00040) on 21/09/1990.


Game designers : S. Shimizu, Y. Shinozaki
Character designers : Y. Shinozaki, S. Sasaki, Mitsuru Fukuoka (M. Fukuoka)
Graphic designers : Y. Shinozaki, A. Usukura
Visual designers : Y. Shinozaki, S. Sasaki, Mitsuru Fukuoka (M. Fukuoka), M. Ishida
Programmers : A. Sam, S. Shimizu
Music composer : Y. Nagumo
Director : H. Shima
Assistant director : S. Shimizu



Sega Mega Drive (1990)

Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.

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