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Shadowrun (SNES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Orcs and computer hackers of all countries, unite! Oleg Roschin (164803) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
License to be a Neuromancer patrick quinn (7) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Have some iced tea, chummer. Adzuken (691) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A neglected masterpiece! hydra9 (3853) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
In my opinion, one of the all time greats!!! Tarzan Dan (23) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (50 votes) 3.8

The Press Says

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Total! (Germany)
So bleibt Shadowrun trotz seiner mageren Grafik eine der besseren Neuerscheinungen in Sachen Rollenspiel auf dem SuperNES. Der Rest des Spiels, inklusive der stimmungsvollen Musik, läßt die mageren Bilder vergessen.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Shadowrun eignet sich nicht unbedingt für Einsteiger in das Genre, dafür ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad doch schon etwas hoch angesetzt. Wer sich aber auskennt, findet reichlich Spaß. Das Spiel besteht zwar nur aus einem Level, dafür aber aus einem riesengroßen. Die Story ist wie aus einem Guß, und das Ganze wird durch den absolut passenden Sound gut untermalt. Die Grafik könnte für meine Begriffe etwas besser sein (sie ist mir ehrlich gesagt etwas zu grob und pixelig), aber sie trübt meinen Gesamteindruck vom Spiel nur wenig. Vielleicht wird ein wenig zu viel gemetzelt. Das Gameplay selbst hat mich ansonsten voll überzeugt. Diese Superumsetzung des bekannten Rollenspiels wird sicherlich zahlreiche Freunde finden.
A trip down memory lane that proves to be almost exactly as much fun as you remember it being. Do yourself a favor and revisit this classic. Unfortunately, you're unlikely to see a newer version of this game, as Microsoft has the rights to the game license (probably picked up at about the same time they had the MechWarrior license.) and then scrapped the game they were going to make with the license. Uncoolness.
Nintendo Life
There are some things about the controls that irritate and visually the game lacks polish but for the most part the game is challenging fun, with atmospheric music, interesting characters and a gripping narrative that makes each play through an absolute joy. Perhaps the only disappointing thing is that the ending mentions ‘Shadowrun II’ and whilst games based on the license appeared on the Mega Drive, Mega CD and Xbox 360, sadly none were the much deserved sequel to this fantastic game.
Besides, who hasn't wanted to hunt zombie terrorists down backed up by a slightly insane dwarf with a cannon twice the size as him, and a loquacious ork with twin uzis? This may be the only chance you ever get to do so!
Överlag är Shadowrun ett jäkligt bra och intelligent lir. Och hör och häpna, vi glömde visst att tala om en sak: det är på svenska! Vad väntar du på? Köp!
Nintendo Magazine System UK
The ease of play balanced with taxing situations and plenty of Gung-Ho opportunities gives Shadowrun an almost classic status.
Super Play Magazine UK
Shadowrun is an open-ended game of discovery. The atmosphere and plot are like the cinematic sci-fi of Blade Runner and the oppressive future-vision of 1984. It's inspiring, full of moody visuals and imaginative puzzles. The programmers have seen the need to strike a balance between reflex-dependent arcade action and adventure game logic. One moment you'll be exchanging gunfire with a sniper; the next you'll be wracking your brains over a carefully placed, thoughtfully devised situational problem.
Avec une démarche imprévisible dans sa narration comme son gameplay, Shadowrun est audacieusement exécuté en dépit d'une réalisation faiblarde qui peut en rebuter plus d'un. Suivant un rythme à suspense dans son déroulement, le titre nous transporte entre séquences tantôt crues tantôt caricaturales mais toujours satiriques jusqu'à un dénouement haut en forme. Fort de ces étincelles, c'est avec mérite que nous pouvons le compter parmi ces parutions qui nous rappellent que le jeu vidéo est capable de surprendre de fort belle manière. Ainsi, c'est le cœur coupable que nous savourons la fin de cette excursion au coté de Jack Armitage, lui qui n'a plus que ses ruelles monotones aux portes de l'Armageddon ; extinction qui le narguera on l'espère, pour que nous puissions peut-être le revoir un jour.
Just Games Retro
Overall, Shadowrun was a fun experience and a quick RPG. The controls were always a problem, and I never stopped wishing the game was also available on PC instead. But, consoles got so few of these experiences that I applaud them for bringing a solid one to the SNES.
Immoral Gamers
Shadowrun is the closest thing people had to Fallout in 1993. It gives you choices, it gives you freedom, or at least the convincing illusion of these things. Gives you pistols and shotguns and leather jackets and subdermal implants that turn you into a world-class champion cyborg. Gives you elves and dwarves and shamans and half-naked dancing fox-girls and vampires with no concept of fashion set in an incredible world of menacing corporations and assassins hiding in dumpsters.
Power Play
Für den nächsten Teil erwarten wir fetzigere Grafik und ein verbessertes Kampfsystem. Shadowrun-Fans und potentielle Cyberpunks kommen um den Kauf dieses umfangreichen und gehaltvollen Rollenspiels jedoch nicht herum. Es gibt zur Zeit kein besseres Sf-Rollenspiel fürs Super NES.
All Game Guide
In the end, Shadowrun is a worthwhile game for fans of adventure games who like a little role-playing thrown in for good measure. The setting and real-time combat may not be for all tastes, but there are not many games on the system offering such a wonderfully moody atmosphere.
A well thought out idea can be built around a flimsy dream and still stand, but the most wonderful fantasy cannot be forced. This game could have been great, but it wasn't. The body of the game was nothing but anemic music, pathetic graphics, and a hardware that was barely understood and horribly misused. The spirit of the game was a good story, but it could not be expressed.
Whatever the reason, this game was worth the play for me, despite its lacking merits. Others might not necessarily agree with me, but I suppose that the overall rating of 5 is fairly accurate. While not a particularly good game, some might find it enjoyable. Worth a play if you have the time to spare, although you may want to keep a window with GameFAQs open.