Master Of Darkness

Year Of Release 1993
Developer SIMS
Publisher Sega
Played and recorded Yes
Owned No


Master of Darkness is a platform game, very similar to Castlevania. The plot has the player entering the role of an Ouija Board-playing psychologist named Dr. Ferdinand Social, who is looking to defeat Dracula, who is behind a series of killings in London which have been attributed to Jack the Ripper. However, Jack is indeed responsible, for he is using the victim’s bodies and fresh blood for sacrificial offerings – as part of a dark ritual being performed by Count Massen to resurrect Dracula.

The game requires the player to battle their way through five rounds, which are divided into three lengthy stages. The rounds consists of the Thames River, House of Wax, a Cemetery leading into Count Massen’s Castle, and being teleported to Castle Dracula, which resides in a forest of Transylvania. At the end of each round is a boss, a person with connection to the dark ritual, who must be defeated. The bosses are Jack the Ripper, a Psychic Girl possessed by a Skull Spirit, and Count Massen, performer of the rituals. At the end of the final stage, the player must defeat Dracula himself.




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