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Shadow Man

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
81
3.7
PlayStation
65
3.4
Dreamcast
79
3.8
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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 Dreamcast Deadside shows off some redesigned lighting.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Now, he can touch fire without being burned.
Shadow Man Dreamcast Hold down the left trigger to lock on and strafe.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 A coffin gate.  The symbols around it show what level of Shadow Power you need to open it.  None of these are purple, so no Shadow Power is required.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Mega Fun Dreamcast Dec, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jan 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania Windows 1999 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited PlayStation Nov, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Super Play Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Spel för Alla Windows Nov, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Player One Dreamcast Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
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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