Master of Darkness (SMS)

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Master of Darkness
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Platform: Master System
Year: 1992
Developer: SIMS Co., Ltd.

Master of Darkness is a platform action game with a horror theme, designed to mimic the style of Castlevania (NES). You play the role of Dr. Social, a psychologist who has learned about various terrors of London from his Ouija board. Your first mission is to track Jack the Ripper along the banks of the River Thames at night. You must battle through his minions collecting various weapons like knives, swords, pistols, and bombs. Upon confronting Jack, you find that Count Dracula is behind it all, and play continues at the wax works shop where the statues come to life!

This game was probably developed in tandem with the Game Gear port as they share a lot of graphics and have identical music. However, the Master System port was only released in PAL regions. The game was also released for the Wii, but it is just an emulated version of the game.

Screenshots

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The game's title screen.

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Pretty sure I have.

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The designers have clearly never played Castlevania.

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Finished the first stage.

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Jack the Ripper.

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Things get creepier in the wax works shop.

Music

The soundtrack of Master of Darkness was composed by Takashi Horiguchi and Yoko Wada. Like the rest of the game, the music bears obvious similarities to songs of Castlevania. The music has an ominous and sinister feel to it.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Intro Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 1:37
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02 Story Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 2:54
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03 Round Start Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 0:02
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04 Thames River Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 2:09
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05 Death Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 0:01
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06 Stage Clear Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 0:02
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07 Boss Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 1:27
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08 Round Clear Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 0:04
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09 The House of Wax Dolls Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 1:01
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10 Epitaph Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 3:02
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11 Laboratory Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 1:59
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12 In the Wake of Dracula Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 2:08
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13 Final Battle Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 1:19
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14 Ending Takashi Horiguchi, Yoko Wada 2:18
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Credits

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Some sites incorrectly attribute the music to Sega composer, Fumie Kumatani since her name is so similar to the alias "Fumi," but Kumatani didn't start working for Sega until 1996, four years after Master of Darkness was released.

The recording was made using Game Emu Player v1.195 in foobar2000.

Game Rip

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Ripping Master System music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Releases

  EU.svg   EU
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Title: Master of Darkness
Platform: Master System
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
  Brazil.svg   Brazil
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Title: Master of Darkness
Platform: Master System
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Tec Toy, S.A.

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