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Nightshade

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
3.5
ZX Spectrum
...
...
MSX
...
4.0
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Description

Between the Seas of the Seven Islands and the purple Mountains lies a valley. Time was that this area was safe and hospitable, however darkness then came - killing many of the inhabitants and warping the minds of the others. Many have gone there, none have returned - can you be the first?

Nightshade is an arcade adventure in scrolling isometric 3D (an advance on earlier Ultimate titles such as Knight Lore, which were flick-screen), with directional or rotational controls. You can take 3 hits from the various roaming monsters - turning from white to yellow to green as you take them - but a 4th costs you one of your five lives. Objects can be thrown at these foes, but only if you have any.

The map is made up of medieval-style buildings, which are visible while you are on the outside but whose roofs lift when you enter them, to ensure full visibility. There are four super-villains to destroy (a mad monk, a skeleton, a ghost, and Mr Grimreaper), and you must find the right objects to do this.

Screenshots

Nightshade MSX Starting out.
Nightshade Amstrad CPC Starting out with an enemy nearby.
Nightshade Commodore 64 I've been hit twice and this guy might finish me off.
Nightshade MSX An enemy.

Alternate Titles

  • "Night Shade" -- Main menu title

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The Press Says

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Feb, 1986 91 out of 100 91
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1985 91 out of 100 91
Tilt MSX Jul, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63198) and Orfikus (74)