Shadow Man

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
79
3.8
PlayStation
66
3.4
Nintendo 64
82
3.7
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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 PlayStation Mike becomes Shadow Man in Deadside.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man opens a level-two coffin gate.
Shadow Man Windows Intro. The music playing is Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 27 no. 2, also known as "Moonlight". No kidding!
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Voodoo sisters guard each temple

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamesFirst! Windows Oct 11, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2000 95 out of 100 95
X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 93 out of 100 93
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Player One Dreamcast Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Consoles Plus PlayStation Oct, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 1999 C 50
Spel för Alla Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 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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