SeaQuest DSV

a game by Sculptured Software
Genres: Adventure/RPG, Strategy/War, Simulation
Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesis, SNESSNES, GameBoy
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 5 reviews, 6 reviews are shown
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Quest Games
  • Manufacturer: T*HQ
  • Machine: Super NES

Practice Cheats!

If you've ever played seaQuest DSV you'd know how tough this game is, and any practice you can get is very useful, since one failure means a loss. These passwords allow you to practice every mission with 99 of every mini-sub. The passwords take you straight to the mission, but you can't exit back into the game. Just use the practice to figure out every level, then try to play through this great game.

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Genesis

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

SNES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Gameboy

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

  • Machine: SNES.
  • Manufacturer: by Sculptured Software. publisher THQ.

Deep Sea Diving!

Tired of swimming upstream in this mentally tough game? Well, just reel in these great tips and you're well on your way to ruling the sea.

Most of the missions in seaQuest are very tricky, but once you know what subs you need to use you can easily get through these missions with time to spare. Because seaQuest has so many missions, we are only going to help you through the first seven - after that you're on your own.

If you don't own seaQuest DSV yet, then save this issue and go buy this game. It's a purchase you are sure to enjoy.

  • Machine: Genesis.
  • Manufacturer: by Sculptured Software. publisher Black Pearl.

This combination of action, strategy, and resource management has more than enough goodness to satisfy anyone. As far as the Genesis version goes, it's nearly identical to the SNES version we reviewed a couple of months ago.

The game's structure is basically the same - cruise around the ocean in the seaQuest, blast enemies, and find the mission area. When you get there, you decide which of the eight mission vehicles are best suited to accomplishing your goals, then pilot them out and try to complete the mission.

It should be said that, in all fairness, the SNES version both looked and played better than this one. The differences are minor - subtle difficulties in control and the graphics aren't as colorful - but they don't spoil the game at all. If you have a choice, pick up the SNES cart, but the Genesis version is still full of undersea goodness.

  • Machine: SNES, Game Boy, Genesis.
  • Manufacturer: by Sculptured Software. publisher Malibu, THQ.

Command The Mighty Or The Brave Darwin.

The choice is yours - you are captain of the largest, most powerful submarine on the TV airwaves, the seaQuest!

Many dangerous underwater adventures await you, and you will need all of the resources of the seaQuest and her crew. The future is in your hands!

Darwin and the seaQuest crew have surfaced, and they're doing well on this interesting game. Although it's not as involved as underwater adventures like Ecco, this Quest doesn't leave you feeling clammy.

Under Troubled Waters

The crew of the seaQuest DSV is on a mission, and you're the captain. In this multifaceted command game, you call the underwater shots. You'd better be up for it, too, Skipper, because the missions involve brain power as well as scuba lessons.

You start on the seaQuest bridge, with access to the Info Room, Docking Bay, and Navigation Room. In the Info Room, you're briefed on the various seek-and-destroy and search-and-rescue missions. Next, you pick from one of five crafts or Darwin (the porpoise) to help you complete your objectives. There's nice variety in the controls, because each vehicle handles differently and performs different tasks.

ProTip: When digging through the sediment for treasure, watch out for bombs. Use the Crab's exhaust chute to clear sand but don't stay too close to the silt.

Wet and Wild

The graphics in seaQuest look sharp. The ships all have a very 3D look, along with highlights and fully rotational views. Most of the backgrounds are dark, but they sport nice touches like falling rocks. The sounds also fare well; the rousing theme music from the show is apparent everywhere.

Return to the ship when you're low on power and switch to another vessel.

Fans of the show have a perfect, excitement-packed game. Gamers looking for something new in an adventure game will also appreciate the original, varied game play. Things are definitely hotter under the water with this game.

Even if you're not addicted to the TV series, you'll find a lot to enjoy in seaQuest. One of the first third-party Super Game Boy games, this cart will grab you with its impressive graphics and absorbing, original action.

Fun for All

The tremendous variety of underwater game play has something to intrigue everyone. Some missions challenge your puzzling ability as you race through a mazelike sunken ship to retrieve plutonium canisters. In others, you steer a minisub through caverns or struggle to repair a reactor before it melts down.

From ocean caverns to attack subs to divers, the graphical details will satisfy your eyes. And if you pop the cart into a Super Game Boy for some big-screen, full-color action, step back! The bright, beautiful colors will make you think you're playing a 16-bit game.

Easy Steering

The controls respond smoothly as you switch among the different subs, speeders, and pods. Like all too many games, however, the drab sound effects will remind you why volume dials have an "off" setting.

These minor flaws don't seriously taint this exciting, entertaining game. SeaQuest will keep you happily questing beneath the waves for some time to come.

ProTips:

  • At the end of Mission Two, parte the speeder at the top of the whale's cavern and send In the diver. Shoot the whale once and quickly move out of Its way. It'll lunge forward and blast open a hole in the wall that's big enough for you to drive the speeder through and clear the level.
  • When piloting the seaQuest, stay low to avoid depth charges. Move quickly and blast the small black subs as soon as they appear.
  • At the beginning of Mission One, don't miss the 1-up just below the entrance to the ship.

Snapshots and Media

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots

SNES/Super Nintendo/Super Famicom Screenshots

GameBoy Screenshots