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Dark Adventure Dark Adventure - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Choose any of three characters in this adventure type game. Wander around several landscapes fighting off a variety of enemies. Uncover and pick-up food to replenish your rapidly diminishing health.

Dark Adventure was produced by Konami in 1987.

Konami released 433 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Dark Adventure was produced include: Sonic Le Mans 24, Wizz Quiz, WEC Le Mans 24, Top Gunner, Tokushu Butai Jackal, Ajax, Battlantis, Black Panther, Blades Of Steel, and Boot Camp


Name Dark Adventure
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7517
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Jump|Attack|Dynamite (Display Map by pressing Start button)
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Dark Adventure Control Panel Image

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Game Introduction

There are three characters, each controlled by a different player, who carry different weapons: Labryna, a woman in a pink dress who wields a sword; Zorlock, a man in a white suit who carries a spear; and Condor, an Indiana Jones look-alike who carries a whip.

Game Play

The object of the game is to travel throughout the many areas of the game in an attempt to escape from the world in which you are trapped by destroying the leader of the Demon empire. The enemies include rats, giant spiders, skeletons and other monsters.

Players can pick up special items to help them in their quest including:

  • Magic Power that makes their weapons more powerful
  • Laser Guns that can disintagrate enemies
  • Flamethrowers that can burn enemies
  • Shields that protect from enemy attacks
  • Dynamite that can blow up the enemies
  • Speed-Ups that can increase their speed
  • Food that can replentish their energy levels.

In each area, the player(s) must find a key that will open the door that will lead to the next area. The Start button will display map which will provide clues to where the keys and the doors are, but it only works in certain areas.

There are 40 different areas in that world that the player(s) must explore before they can find and destroy the Demon leader and then return home.

There is an ending, but finding your way there takes a significant amount of skill or luck, depending on how you look at it. It requires mapping and exploration for the most part. The ending shows the character(s) sitting atop The Statue of Liberty.

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Due to the complexity and difficulty of this game, it never faired well in the arcades. The title would have been much better suited for the home game market.


This game is also known as Devil World.

Konami's board code is GX687.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dark Adventure Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Dark Adventure collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Dark Adventure circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Dark Adventure. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Dark Adventure circuit board set.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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The main processors are a pair of 68000 CPUs. The sounds are generated by a Z80, a Yamaha 2151 and 3012, a Konami custom IC and a UPD7759C.


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