Dangerous Seed

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Dangerous Seed
Developer(s) Tose
Publisher(s) Namco
Designer(s) S. Shimizu, Y. Shinozaki
Composer(s) Yoshinori Nagumo
Platform(s) Arcade, Sega Mega Drive
Release Arcade
  • JP: December 1989
Sega Mega Drive
  • JP: December 18, 1990
Genre(s) Vertical scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Up to 2 players, alternating turns[1]
Cabinet Upright, cabaret, and cocktail
Arcade system Namco System 1
CPU 2x Motorola M6809 @ 2.048 MHz,
1x Motorola M6809 @ 1.536 MHz,
1x Hitachi HD63701 @ 1.536 MHz
Sound 1x Yamaha YM2151 @ 3.57958 MHz,
1x Namco CUS30 @ 96 kHz,
1x DAC
Display Vertical orientation, Raster, 224 x 288 resolution

Dangerous Seed (デンジャラスシード, Denjarasu Shīdo) is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1989 only in Japan; it runs on Namco System 1 hardware and later in 1990, a Sega Mega Drive version was also developed and released (like the arcade original it was, again, released only in Japan).[citation needed]


The player assumes control of three separate ships operated by three separate pilots: Alpha Ship is piloted by Yugo Tyrone, Beta Ship is piloted by Belle Vogato, and Gamma Ship is piloted by Kenny Crawford (although none of the pilots' names is mentioned in the game). Each ship has a different firing pattern, and all three of them combined together when the ships are formed together as the Moon Diver; their mission is to quell an alien invasion which is spanning all of the Milky Way, and destroy the aliens' headquarters: the Danger-Seed.[citation needed]

The player starts the game with three separate fighters and has to make it through four tubes using the fighters separately; if one gets destroyed, then the next, more powerful ship makes an attempt to get through. If the player makes it to the fifth stage, the three ships combine into a singular composite ship called the "Moon Diver", which has a massive amount of firepower - and each ship has shields, but the stages must be completed with one ship.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Dangerous Seed". The International Arcade Museum. Retrieved 9 Nov 2013. 

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