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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 These corpses take you back to Liveside, where the serial killers that serve as the game's bosses are located.  Shadow Man is being sucked through this one.
Shadow Man Windows Starting the game
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man fights a hook hog inside the asylum.
Shadow Man PlayStation Voodoo priestess Nettie controls Mike's power.

Promo Images

Shadow Man Concept Art
Shadow Man Screenshot
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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
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2000 95 out of 100 95
X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 93 out of 100 93
Game Over Online Windows Aug 07, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1999 74 out of 100 74
NowGamer Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Feb 24, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN PlayStation Sep 10, 1999 4 out of 10 40

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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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