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Shadow Man

Critic Score User Score
Windows
79
...
Dreamcast
79
3.8
PlayStation
65
3.4
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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 Shadow Man found a dark soul.
Shadow Man Dreamcast New cloth effects. Mike's shirt sways as he moves.
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.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Milto Pike, probably the first killer you'll face.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 93 out of 100 93
PC Joker Windows Sep, 1999 88 out of 100 88
IGN Dreamcast Dec 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
IGN Windows Aug 27, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Spel för Alla Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 50
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 (8631) and Grant McLellan (544)