Nightmare in the Dark

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Nightmare in the Dark
Nightmare in the Dark arcade flyer.jpg
Developer(s)AM Factory[a]
Director(s)Akihiko Utō
Programmer(s)Hisanori Takeuchi
Tatsuya Watanabe
Artist(s)Hiroshi Yokoyama
Masayuki Taguchi
Taketumi Watanabe
Arcade systemNeo Geo MVS

Nightmare in the Dark[b] is a platform arcade video game developed by AM Factory, with the assistance of Paon, and released by Eleven/Gavaking on January 27, 2000.[1][2] The game never received an official release for either the Neo Geo AES (home) or Neo Geo CD platforms. It concerns the story of gravediggers discovering a few graves being desecrated and their attempt to prevent the graverobbers from inflicting further damage.


Gameplay screenshot.

A good ghoul goes around graveyards protecting them from evil doers. The player clears the area and collects power-ups using them to eliminate the enemies. There are five stages with five levels each, and each one of them has you throwing fireballs at ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and zombies. When you keep throwing fireballs at these enemies, they will ignite into a giant fireball, which you can throw at other enemies to kill them, and get the remaining treasure before moving on to the next level. At the end of the fifth level, a boss must be defeated in order to continue the game.


There lived one gravedigger at a very small village in a remote region. He lived a quiet, solitary life in a corner of the cemetery. He kept away from the village people due to his very ugly appearance. One day, he found the graves were ransacked and some corpses were stolen. He didn't want the village people to find out, so he decided to eliminate the grave burglars by himself. Thus, he patrolled the cemetery every night.



  1. ^ Additional work by Paon
  2. ^ Japanese: ナイトメア・イン・ザ・ダーク Hepburn: Naitomea in za Dāku


  1. ^ "Dossier: Neo Geo Y SNK — Otros". GamesTech (in Spanish). No. 11. Ares Informática. July 2003. p. 63.
  2. ^ "Title Catalogue - NEOGEO MUSEUM". SNK Playmore. 2010. Archived from the original on 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2020-02-01.

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