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Shatterhand (NES)

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Description

Shatterhand is an action game with eight-direction scrolling. You control Shatterhand in his quest to find and defeat General Grover, leader of the Metal Command. Through the game you’ll encounter all kinds of mechanical and biomechanical creatures. Shatterhand’s primary weapon is his cybernetic fists and therefore most enemies must be defeated by punching them.

Additional help can be given from any of the eight hovering satellite robots, each of which has it’s own weapon that fires automatically when Shatterhand throws a punch. These satellite robots can be obtained by collecting combinations of alpha-beta letters that appear when you punch some of the white boxes that are scattered throughout each stage.

The game has seven stages. The first and the last must be played first and last respectively, but the five middle stages can be played in any order. The path to the final showdown with General Grover leads through a factory, a refinery, an anti-gravity research facility, a submarine, a burning subway, a filtration plant and finally to General Grover’s missile launch complex.

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Shatterhand NES More from the intro
Shatterhand NES "That's why they call me Shatterhand!"
Shatterhand NES First level complete
Shatterhand NES The gravity can change at certain areas

Alternate Titles

  • "特救指令ソルブレイン" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tokkyuu Shirei Soul Brain" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Apr 03, 2010 A 100
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Insomnia Dec 13, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Quebec Gamers Sep 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
That Gaming Site Sep 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Oct, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Kabushi (122977) added Shatterhand (NES) on Jul 15, 2004