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|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||4.2|
|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||4.3|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||4.2|
|Overall MobyScore (6 votes)||4.2|
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This game was so popular --and so cool-- it was ported to every game system under the sun, even to this very day. There's a version of the game for the Gameboy, and even Windows CE! However, it's the original 1987 Macintosh version that was the most fun, and, like many of Techtite's choices for Top 50 Multimedia Classics, it was years ahead of its time.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Your quest in Shadowgate isn't toweringly original - stop the baddy from unleashing the Behemoth on the unsuspecting world by grabbing a few magical artefacts. There is limited magicial interaction in the game (using the SPEAK command) otherwise it's all search, solve, and SAVE as often as possible. But with a game system like this to build on, expect some impressive stuff in future.