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Shadow Warrior (Macintosh)

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Description

Lo Wang has been working as a Shadow Warrior (a bodyguard and mercenary of sorts) for the powerful Zilla Corporation for years. But when he discovered the evil Zilla's plan to summon monsters from other dimensions and conquer the world, he left in disgust. Realizing that Lo Wang might jeopardize his plans, Zilla sends his assassins after him.

Shadow Warrior is a first-person shooter similar in style and gameplay to Duke Nukem 3D. The game set in a generic "Asialand", which looks like China and Japan conflated together. It features deliberately immature and politically incorrect humor, as well as a protagonist who delivers regular one-liners, commenting upon the situation at hand. Much of the humor is derived from over-the-top, stereotypical portrayals of Asian culture (e.g. scantily clad young women drawn in Japanese anime style).

The player has to complete several levels, fighting enemies and occasionally solving puzzles on the way. Though the game primarily focuses on exploration and combat, puzzle-solving plays a larger role than in most other contemporary shooters. There are also a few sequences that allow the player to drive vehicles, some of which have mounted weapons. Like Duke Nukem 3D, the game's environments are interactive, allowing the player to manipulate or destroy scenery and many objects, often revealing secret areas. On a technical side, the game introduces climbable ladders, true room-over-room situations, and voxels (instead of sprites) for weapons and inventory items.

Enemies include evil ninjas with various weapons, "coolies" which carry a crate of dynamite and blow themselves up when near the player character, female assassins with crossbows, and many more. To combat them, Lo Wang can use a variety of weapons and items. Weapons include: Lo Wang's fists, a katana, shuriken, a riot gun, an Uzi (two of which can be equipped and used at a time), a rocket launcher firing heat-seeking or nuclear missile, a grenade launcher, sticky bombs, a railgun, and even some enemy body parts. Many of these weapons have a secondary firing mode. Lo Wang can also find and use gadgets such as caltrops to leave in the enemies' way, or gas bombs to choke foes who happen to be near it.

Screenshots

There are no Macintosh screenshots for this game.

There are 29 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "SW" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Shadow Warrior Classic" -- Windows Steam title
  • "Shadow Warrior 3D" -- Working title
  • "Ninja Master" -- Working title
  • "Lo Wang is Shadow Warrior" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 14, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Mac Gamer 1997 80 out of 100 80
MacNN 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Macworld Mar, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mac Game Gate 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Intro & Cutscenes? 15 אולג 小奥 (168858)
May 09, 2010

Trivia

Shadow Warrior was criticized across the board for it's crudeness and offensive stereotypes but there is evidence that at least one decision was made to show some taste. In the Master's Dojo, there is a picture of four Hentai girls (naked anime women) but only three of them can be found throughout the level. The graphics of the missing girl are still in the data files where she can be seen plunging a sword into her belly (presumably at the feet of her dead master). Someone evidentially realized that the sales gains from gratuitous naked women would probably be offset by the controversy over gratuitous naked women killing themselves and cut the image at the last minute.

Related Web Sites

  • Crap Shoot (A humorous review on PC Gamer)
  • JonoF's Shadow Warrior Port (A port using Shadow Warrior's source code that adds native Windows and Linux port using a Build engine port, OpenGL rendering support and True-colour textures support. )
  • Wang's Dojo (One of the most comprehensive Shadow Warrior sites available. Has many Total Conversions (TC's), files, patches, demos, screenshots, tricks, cheats, latest info about the "Shadow Warrior Scene" and tons more!)
Scaryfun (11626) added Shadow Warrior (Macintosh) on Oct 24, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8736), menschenfeind (3583) and me3D31337 (43909)