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Shadow Man

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
77
3.7
PlayStation
63
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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 The bad guy with his wicked plans
Shadow Man Dreamcast Deadside shows off some redesigned lighting.
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 Shadow Man's usual activity: jumping

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Aug 17, 1999 19 out of 20 95
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Apr, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Super Play Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Retroage Nintendo 64 Sep 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus PlayStation Oct, 1999 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
FiringSquad Windows Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 02, 1999 4.4 out of 10 44

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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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Contributed to by robotriot (8637) and Grant McLellan (545)