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Shadow of the Beast
Publisher: Psygnosis     Developer: Unknown
Year of release: 1990

Box scan missing - can you help? Shadow of the Beast Click here to listen to the music from Shadow of the Beast on-line
Genres : Action

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ST Format
# 17 - Dec 90

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bazfan wrote ...2006-09-13 18:35:34
is it any wonder why the st got its pants pulled down by the amiga. Put this side by side and see for yourself.
Matt Bailey wrote ...2006-03-24 08:29:30
Graphically impressive but that was about it, a good platformer none the less. Try the sequal for something with a little umph!
Craig Morris wrote ...2003-12-17 04:23:09
Agree with the comments, the amiga version had "13" layers of parralax scrolling wheras the st had 2 or 3 layers if that. Enchanted Lands showed that the ST can hold it's own and was more impressive for it.
Philip Konczak wrote ...2003-12-15 13:53:11
The game was a big disapointment the st could have done the game better as usual phygnosis didnt care about st version only the amiga only really good conversion by them for any of their games was blood money
Bazfan is an asshole wrote ...2003-07-29 08:11:36
I do declare Bazfan is a big fat cock who spoils everything for everybody. F**k off Bazfan.
Colin Day wrote ...2003-05-06 13:55:11
Never got far is an understatement but what a classic sound
Sokaret wrote ...2003-03-26 14:39:08
Bad conversion, the amazing multiple scroll of amiga version is reduced and the difficult is extreme, the ZX Spectrum version is better.
Matthew Jones wrote ...2003-01-06 17:36:52
I never actually managed to play this game for more than 2 minutes. Kept getting killed. Maybe I had the joystick plugged into the wrong port or something.
bazfan wrote ...2002-12-03 17:12:55
it was a bad conversion
Dr Hugh M. Jass wrote ...2002-07-27 09:19:18
Cack, cack conversion of the Amiga game. If they couldn't do better than this, then they shouldn't have bothered. Stupidly hard, awful graphics, no gameplay.
Feige wrote ...2002-02-17 14:07:20
I've been playing this for about 10 minutes. I think it's not worth loading it for another 10 minutes.
bazfan wrote ...2002-01-09 16:25:10
Wheres the original amiga intro mod. Yep this is truly poor compared to the amiga versionm which just proves the amigas superiority over the humble st. Shame but true
guy ross wrote ...2002-01-06 15:25:10
A poor conversion. I disliked psygnosis for some time after this. it really was an amiga showcase. I mean, even the amiga scene said it didn't have a lot of gameplay, just flash scrolling and a nice soundtrack.. neither of which were on the ST version. sorry, but I wasn't happy with it.
The Pacifist wrote ...2001-12-19 17:52:10
Too hard. If you went into an area without the key to get out, or confronted the boss without the correct weapon, you couldn't proceed any further and had to start again....Excellent graphics though...
Maarten (ST Graveyard) wrote ...2001-12-12 14:03:08
I always loved the atmosphere of this game! Just listen to the intro track, it's amazing! The game has a very different style of graphics. Really outworldish. Too bad it's difficult as hell! But still, a real classic in the platform genre!
DreamCaster wrote ...2001-12-12 06:37:42
Good graohics and sound, but not that capturing feeling that needs to be found underneeth the surface.