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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 shimmies along a ledge in The Temple of Life.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shoots a zombie with his Shadow Gun
Shadow Man Windows Shadow Man's other usual activity: shooting zombies
Shadow Man Windows Speaking to your buddy in the Land of the Dead

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Aug 17, 1999 19 out of 20 95
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jun 22, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jan 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Aug 28, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Windows Aug 24, 1999 5 out of 10 50
Spel för Alla Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 1999 C 50
Just Adventure Windows Mar 29, 2003 C- 42
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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