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Shadow Man

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
79
3.7
PlayStation
65
3.4
Dreamcast
79
3.8
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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 Dreamcast Louisiana Swamp
Shadow Man PlayStation Voodoo priestess Nettie controls Mike's power.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shimmies along a ledge in The Temple of Life.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man Chit-chats with Jaunty, guardian of the Marrow Gates in Deadside.  Deadside is the spirit realm.  There, you are Shadow Man all the time.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Game Over Online Windows Aug 07, 1999 86 out of 100 86
IGN Dreamcast Dec 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Aug 04, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Spel för Alla Windows Nov, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Consoles Plus PlayStation Oct, 1999 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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