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Dark Seal Dark Seal - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Fantasy hack and slash game with a lot of digital speech. Nice graphics with a Gauntlet-like gameplay. Up to four people can play at the same time.

Dark Seal was produced by Data East in 1990.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Dark Seal was produced include: Playboy, Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon, Hippodrome, Kuhga - Operation Code 'Vapor Trail', Fighting Fantasy, Back To The Future, Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing, Boulder Dash, Phantom of the Opera, and Simpsons

Dark Seal
Dark Seal


Name Dark Seal
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7521
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Dark Seal Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Fill the magic gauge by killing monsters. Once full, you can cast different spells - wind, fire, thunder, medusa, invisibility, rats, etc - that last approximately 40 seconds. Bosses consist of dragons and large monsters.

Dark Seal KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game is also known as Gate Of Doom.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dark Seal Census

There are 14,756 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).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by Dark Seal collectors who are active members. Of these, 26 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Dark Seal circuit board set.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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