darkedge Dark Edge (World)

Immagine gioco: Dark Edge (World)
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Romset name: darkedge.zip
Production year: 1992
Manufacturer: Sega

Game genre: Fighter
Category: Fighter / Versus

This machine has the following clones:
 • Dark Edge (Japan)

This machine works in MAME with problems This machine works in MAME with problems

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Imperfect
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .087u2

The MAME driver of this machine is: segas32.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    V60 ("mainpcb:maincpu")cpu 16107950 Hz
    Z80 ("mainpcb:soundcpu")cpu 8053975 Hz
    Speaker ("mainpcb:lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("mainpcb:rspeaker")audio
    YM3438 ("mainpcb:ym1")audio 8053975 Hz
    YM3438 ("mainpcb:ym2")audio 8053975 Hz
    RF5C68 ("mainpcb:rfsnd")audio 12500000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 416 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 5

  • ROMs (15 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    epr-15246.ic8524288c0bdceeb 9cf670cf9a8691f259c75c1d9c6cb14e8a70bb72 good darkedge
    epr-15243.ic3613107208ca5f11 c2c48d2f02770941a93794f82cb407d6264904d2 good darkedge
    mpr-15242.ic351048576ffb7d917 bfeae1a2bd7250edb695b7034f6b1f851f6fd48a good darkedge
    mpr-15241.ic3410485768eccc4fe 119724b9b6d2b51ad4f065ebf74d200960090e68 good darkedge
    mpr-15240.ic241048576867d59e8 fb1c0d26dbb1bde9d8bc86419cd911b8e37bf923 good darkedge
    mpr-15248.ic14524288185b308b a49c1b752b3c4355560e0cd712fb9a096140e37b good darkedge
    mpr-15247.ic5524288be21548c 2e315aadc2a0b781c3ee3fe71c75eb1f43514eff good darkedge
    mpr-15249.ic3220971522b4371a8 47f448bfbc068f2d0cdedd81bcd280823d5758a3 good darkedge
    mpr-15251.ic302097152efe2d689 af22153ea3afdde3732f881087c642170f91d745 good darkedge
    mpr-15253.ic2820971528356ed01 a28747813807361c7d0c722a94e194caea8bfab6 good darkedge
    mpr-15255.ic262097152ff04a5b0 d4548f9da014ba5249c2f75d654a2a88c095aaf8 good darkedge
    mpr-15250.ic312097152c5cab71a 111c69c40a39c3fceef38f5876e1dcf7ac2fbee2 good darkedge
    mpr-15252.ic292097152f8885fea ef944df5f6fd64813734056ad2a150f518c75459 good darkedge
    mpr-15254.ic2720971527765424b 7cd4c275f6333beeea62dd65a769e11650c68923 good darkedge
    mpr-15256.ic25209715244c36b62 4c7f2cc4347ef2126dcbf43e8dce8500e52b5f8e good darkedge

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Dark Edge (c) 1992 Sega.

A futuristic 3-D fighting game. While the game does not use polygons, sprite and environment scaling is used to give the game a depth of 3-D movement, as the characters circle around each other on the playfield.


Sega System 32 hardware

Main CPU : V60 (@ 16.10795 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8.053975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) YM3438 (@ 8.053975 Mhz), RF5C68 (@ 12.5 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick



Even if titlescreen says 1992, Dark Edge was released in January 1993 in Japan.

Sega's first 3-D one-on-one fighting game.


Game Design : Tamichi Ohtsu

Program : Hiromasa Kaneko, Manabu Ishihara, Kenji Tohma

Graphics Design : Masayuki Hasegawa, Shinichi Nakagawa, Kenji Arai, Hiroyuki Izuno

Sound Design : Tomoyuki Kawamura

Sound Adviser : Koichi Namiki

English Text : Hisaki Nimiya


Game's rom.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on darkedge

0.87u2 [?]

0.74u2 [?]

0.63 [?]


- 0.140u2: Fixed rom names.

- 15th August 2009: Guru - From Korea thanks to gp-lee we got Dark Edge (Sega 1992 with 317-0204 FD1149).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (darkedgj) to (darkedgej).

- 0.100u4: Anonymous fixed protection in Dark Edge - Game now playable.

- 0.97u2: Removed 6th button.

- 0.89u5: Added 6th button.

- 0.87u2: Added Dark Edge (World). Changed 'Dark Edge' to clone 'Dark Edge (Japan)'. Renamed (darkedge) to (darkedgj).

- 0.78: Added button 5.

- 0.74u2: Added Dark Edge (Sega 1992).

- 0.63: Added Dark Edge (Testdriver).


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