DescriptionUsing the same graphical interface as Deja Vu, Shadowgate is an adventure game set in a fantasy world. Players take the part of an adventurer sent to the ancient keep of Shadowgate on a quest to find a mystic artifact known as the Staff of Ages and stop the evil Warlock Lord from summoning a horrific demon known as the Behemoth. However, Shadowgate has become infested with the Warlock Lord's demonic minions, not to mention the castle's still functional booby-traps.
Unlike Deja Vu, death comes at the protagonist suddenly, unexpectedly and, most of all, often. Such simple acts as pulling the wrong switch or opening the wrong door can cause the hero to be skewered by a booby-trap or disemboweled by a monster. If the player character's torch burns out (this happens quite regularly) and the player forgets to light a new one, the protagonist will trip in the dark and break his neck.
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|Kill me once, then kill me twice, then kill me once again.||NES||PCGamer77 (3028)|
|A step way back||NES||D Michael (221)|
|Gateway game||NES||Christina Nordlander (26)|
|Fan-freaking-tastic||DOS||Ryan MacGregor (1)|
The Press Says
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||9 out of 10||90|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Macintosh||Feb, 1988||898 out of 1000||90|
|All Game Guide||NES||2007||90|
|1UP!||NES||Jun 08, 2002||89 out of 100||89|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Mar, 1988||87 out of 100||87|
|ST Format||Atari ST||May, 1991||80 out of 100||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||NES||May 18, 2010||16 out of 20||80|
|Happy Computer||Atari ST||Apr, 1988||76 out of 100||76|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Mar, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|Mean Machines||NES||Aug, 1991||26 out of 100||26|
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