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Atari ST User
The graphics are colourful and the sprites are well-defined and fairly smoothly animated. The sound is good, comprising ample spot sound effects and a rather annoying tune. It's the gameplay that just man-ages to save Shadow Dancer and which makes it one to look out for if you're a fan of the beat-‘em-up or the arcade coin-op.
The One for ST Games
But there's one problem that will quickly irritate almost anyone who tries their hand... just say you're up against the last bad guy, you see the exit sign, you've slogged your guts out to get this far, you're excited, all your mates have been with you all the way - then, you get stabbed... and it's all the way back to the beginning of the level. This could be worse, as each level is split into four stages and you're only banished to the beginning of the current one, but it's annoying nonetheless. It's deep, colourful and an adequate conversion, but the fault just mentioned above may deter some.
It's hackneyed, clichéd, gaudy, predictable, banal and stereotyped, but if you like the platform hack-'n'-slash genre then Shadow Dancer is undoubtedly the best of a mediocre crop.