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Shadowgate (Atari ST)

Shadowgate Atari ST The kind of venture varies depending on the platform it's running on.


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Using the same graphical interface as Deja Vu, Shadowgate is an adventure game set in a fantasy world. Players take the part of an adventurer sent to the ancient keep of Shadowgate on a quest to find a mystic artifact known as the Staff of Ages and stop the evil Warlock Lord from summoning a horrific demon known as the Behemoth. However, Shadowgate has become infested with the Warlock Lord's demonic minions, not to mention the castle's still functional booby-traps.

Unlike Deja Vu, death comes at the protagonist suddenly, unexpectedly and, most of all, often. Such simple acts as pulling the wrong switch or opening the wrong door can cause the hero to be skewered by a booby-trap or disemboweled by a monster. If the player character's torch burns out (this happens quite regularly) and the player forgets to light a new one, the protagonist will trip in the dark and break his neck.


Shadowgate Atari ST A sinister magical message
Shadowgate Atari ST In the dark!  I hope a grue doesn't eat me.
Shadowgate Atari ST Title screen
Shadowgate Atari ST In-game pull-down menus

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Atari ST User Oct, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ST Format May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ST Action Jul, 1988 77 out of 100 77
Happy Computer Apr, 1988 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70


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Inform port

Programmer David Griffith re-implemented an entirely text-only port of this game in Inform, available (with source!) at his website, reviewed in SPAG #36.

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Belboz (6486) added Shadowgate (Atari ST) on Feb 01, 2003
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