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Shadow Man

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
77
3.7
Windows
79
3.6
Nintendo 64
79
3.6
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Description

You're the Shadow Man, a person who can switch between the world of the dead and of the living. In Shadow Man your mission is to prevent five serial killers from bringing the total Armageddon. In the world of the living, you're mortal and have conventional weapons. When you die, you are transported to the world of the dead and you become Shadow Man once again. Which means you're not really mortal. In the world of the dead you can't use normal weapons, your gun shoots ghosts which kill the zombies and the other ugly creatures which live there. You also have different voodoo powers and weapons. And you're carrying a large inventory around.

Screenshots

Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Another clip from the attract mode
Shadow Man PlayStation Water slows your walking.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shoots an Ork. The enemies get far freakier than this.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man uses his teddy bear to travel between worlds

Alternate Titles

  • "Тень" -- Russian spelling
  • "Shadow Man: Rette deine Seele" -- German title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

GamesFirst! Windows Oct 11, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 64 Sep 16, 1999 18 out of 20 90
IGN Dreamcast Dec 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited PlayStation Nov, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Just Games Retro Windows Aug 26, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Jan, 2000 68 out of 100 68
FiringSquad Windows Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 1999 C 50

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Trivia

German version

There are a number of changes to the German version:
  • All blood was recoloured green
  • Dogs and dog-like enemies can't be killed.
  • In the prison level, the guards and inmates have guns.
  • Corpses and body parts which are part of the level design were removed or replaced with zombies.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Inspiration

Shadow Man is based on the Valiant/Acclaim comics title of the same name.

Spencer Fearon

The body double used for the game is Spencer 'The Spirit' Fearon, then a professional boxer but now more famous as a promoter, cornerman and pundit within the sport.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Action-Adventure in 1999
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Sound in 1999
  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Action-Adventure in 1999

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Contributed to by robotriot (8637) and Grant McLellan (545)