Shadow of the Beast (Lynx)

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

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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Le Geek
I also like the fact that it's not exactly linear, in that you can stray down bad paths. The puzzles and designs keep the game fresh throughout.
Game Zero
A pretty good version of the computer original. A lot of the old levels are there but a few things have been added such as floating platforms and enemies who react to your movements. The multi-level scrolling was very well done. The enemies have been changed along with the dungeons, so the game is a new challenge. Game control isn't too bad; sometimes the collision counter doesn't register on the enemy. Definitely more challenging than the original. The best thing yet, you don't have to switch disks all the time or wait for loads. A good representation, and worth the money.
Defunct Games
One word of caution: Like the Lynx version of Batman Returns, this is an extremely difficult game that requires a lot of patience and skill. If you can get around that obstacle, you'll find a winner in Shadow of the Beast.
Power Play
Die Lynx-Version des Grafikspektakels bietet im Vergleich zu allen anderen Umsetzungen den mit Abstand größten Spielspaß. Technisch auf dem neuesten Stand (perfektes Scrolling, liebliche Grafik), wurden von Atari die Mankos der Urversion fast vollständig ausgemerzt.
All Game Guide
Shadow of the Beast is the pinnacle of audiovisual achievement on the Lynx, and deserves a serious play-through by hard-core gamers. Unfortunately, its high level of difficulty makes it hard to reccomend to most gamers -- if you're ready for a challenge, this is definitely it.
ST Format
Linear beat-'em-ups need a lot more than flashy scrolling to save them from an early retirement in the bargain bin at your local computer shop. Shadow of the Beast doesn't have any of these redeeming features, nasties follow on after each other like tedious arguments and, in the end, you'll simply want to hit the off button and instead watch something exciting on TV like Blockbusters. Good graphics and sound, but duff gameplay and a boredom rating well off the scale.
Tja, wäre die Kollisionsabfrage teilweise nicht so katastrophal und das Leveldesign so unfair ,könnte man hier guten Gewissens einen weiteren Lynx-Hit auszeichnen. So ist Shadow of the Beast aber eigentlich nur als hübsche Technik-Demo mit nettem "Was hätte daraus werden können?" Nebeneffekt zu gebrauchen. Seid ihr kein Sammler, braucht ihr dieses Modul wirklich nicht.