Dark Seal

The Arcade Video Game by Data East Corp.

Dark Seal screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Dark Seal © 1990 Data East Corporation.

Fantasy hack and slash game in which up to four people can play at the same time, choosing from three stock fantasy characters (Knight, Wizard and Bard) and, for some reason, a Ninja. Players must then fight their way through enemy-packed levels, plundering treasure and avoiding the game's many traps. Gameplay is highly reminiscent of Atari's legendary 1985 classic, "Gauntlet".


Game ID : MAC

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Hudson Soft HuC6280 (@ 8.055 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 4.0275 Mhz), YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 15.255 Khz)

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


Dark Seal was released in July 1990 in Japan.

This game is known in US as "Gate of Doom".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Dark Seal - PCCB-00048) on December 15, 1990.


1. Dark Seal (1990)
2. Dark Seal II (1992)

Game's ROM.

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