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Darkmist, The Lost Castle In Darkmist, The Lost Castle In - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A vertically scrolling fighting game where the player controls a knight who battles against a variety of magical characters. Collect potions, power-ups and bonus items from the treasure chests left by slain enemies. Defeat the boss enemies to proceed to the next level.

Darkmist, The Lost Castle In was produced by Taito in 1986.

Taito released 487 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Darkmist, The Lost Castle In was produced include: Lady Master of Kung Fu, Typhoon Gal, Super Dead Heat, Onna Sanshirou, Metal Soldier Isaac 2, Alcon, Arkanoid, Battle Lane Vol. 5, Big Event Golf, and Bobble Bobble


Name Darkmist, The Lost Castle In
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8455
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - SwordMagic
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Darkmist, The Lost Castle In Control Panel Image

Game Play

Use the Sword button to swing the character's weapon at enemies and their projectile attacks. When a treasure chest appears, you must first walk over it and then wait for the item to appear before it can be collected. Try to remain in the center of the screen and only fight enemies when necessary since the character's health decreases rapidly when under attack.

In some areas, the screen scrolls quite rapidly so it is important to keep moving. If the character becomes trapped behind a wall as the screen scrolls, a life will be lost.

Darkmist, The Lost Castle In KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The game was created by Seibu Kaihatsu and licensed to Taito.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Darkmist, The Lost Castle In 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 15 known instances of this machine owned by Darkmist, The Lost Castle In collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are conversions 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 are 2 active VAPS members with a Darkmist, The Lost Castle In circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Darkmist, The Lost Castle In boards sets.

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.

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