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Shadow Man

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
78
3.6
Dreamcast
77
3.7
Windows
78
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 Windows Speaking to your buddy in the Land of the Dead
Shadow Man Windows Your girlfriend
Shadow Man Dreamcast Mike sports a bitchin' pair of shades in this version.
Shadow Man Dreamcast Traveling between worlds has a smoother effect to it.

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
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jun 22, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Apr, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Over Online Windows Aug 07, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Aug 28, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Windows Aug 01, 1999 B 75
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Feb 24, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65

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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.

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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