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Let's not beat about the bush - the Amstrad version of Shadow of the Beast is flippin' good! There's a huge amount of detail crammed into the parallax-scrolling backdrops and the four colour high resolution graphics work really well. The sprites are big and bold and finely detailed - make no mistake, Shadow of the Beast is a bit of a looker. As in the Amiga game, the running-about and-punching-things action is a bit on the simplistic side, but there are a few unambitious puzzle elements to activate the old logic centres every now and again. Admittedly, it's hard to imagine a better conversion than this, but as a game Shadow of the Beast is still lacking that extra oomph that would make it a classic. Go get it if you like the looks of the Amiga game.