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Shadowgate Classic (Game Boy Color)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.4
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 4.2

The Press Says

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Portable Review
All in all, this game is great because it actually gets the player to think for a minute. Plus, a few puzzles have multiple ways around them, or can be avoided completely. Also, considering how often a player will likely die their first time through, they'll be playing Shadowgate for a long while.
Gaming Target
Was I satisfied? Yes, I definitely was. Maybe some newcomers won't like the game, but if you've ever enjoyed the NES version, and want to see it again. Then check this out.
Nintendo Power Magazine
You'll have to use your brain, but that's not such a bad thing, is it? The term "classic" is well-chosen. The original was in my top 20 NES games. On GBC, it's up there again.
Electric Playground
Those of you who have played the old text parsing adventure games will most likely find this game a heart warming throwback to the classic, more challenging days of adventure gaming. Those of you who have never played these old games, or adventure games in general are in for a real challenge. Be warned that the game moves slowly and is fiendishly difficult. A number of the puzzles have solutions that are less than logical. You will get hopelessly stuck often and getting unstuck can be a very slow and painful process of using every single item in your substantial inventory in every possible way on every possible thing you can find in the castle until something happens. When you have the breakthrough moments, solve a puzzle, and get to sprint ahead for a time until you get stuck again, it feels like digging yourself out of prison. Still, I recommend expanding your gaming experience with a trip through Shadowgate Classic.
Officiel Nintendo Magazine
Le genre de jeu qui ravira les fans de "livres dont vous êtes le héros", ou les nostalgiques des RPG d'antan...
Super Play
Det här spelets styrkor ligger i livslängden. Det är svårt att ta sig vidare och dessutom är Shadowgate Classic ett långt äventyr som håller spelaren någotsånär alert och engagerad under resan.
Total! (Germany)
Um keine Mißverständnisse aufkommen zu lassen: Shadowgate Classic ist wahrlich kein schlechtes Spiel, aber durch die archaische Aufmachung wird einiges an Potential verschenkt. So ist es „nur“ ein willkommener Vertreter eines klassischen Genres, das in erster Linie knallharte Adventure-Fans ansprechen dürfte. Der Packungstext versucht zwar, den Eindruck zu erwecken, es handele sich um so etwas wie ein Rollenspiel, aber das ist es nun wirklich nicht.
Power Unlimited
Begrijp me niet verkeerd, Shadowgate is een spannend spel maar meer eentje die je gratis van internet downloadt dan een game waar je je zakgeld aan besteedt.
All Game Guide
This game is truly for the hardcore RPG player. This can be a fun blast from the past that will remind you why there were so many broken controllers.
Que dire de ce jeu ? Je pense qu'un simple regard aux titres permettra au lecteur de saisir mon opinion: Scénario auprès duquel celui des pires séries B, C, D ou n'importe quoi de pire semblent intelligents, gameplay inadapté à une console (portable ou non), vilains graphismes, musiques rétro (mais j'avoue, pas dénuées de charme), et enfin durée de vie tout à fait adaptée à la magnifique réussite qu'est Shadowgate (court quoi)... Ça m'avait jamais autant fait plaisir d'avoir fini un jeu !