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Between the Seas of the Seven Islands and the purple Mountains lies a valley. Time was that this area was safe and hospitable, however darkness then came - killing many of the inhabitants and warping the minds of the others. Many have gone there, none have returned - can you be the first?

Nightshade is an arcade adventure in scrolling isometric 3D (an advance on earlier Ultimate titles such as Knight Lore, which were flick-screen), with directional or rotational controls. You can take 3 hits from the various roaming monsters - turning from white to yellow to green as you take them - but a 4th costs you one of your five lives. Objects can be thrown at these foes, but only if you have any.

The map is made up of medieval-style buildings, which are visible while you are on the outside but whose roofs lift when you enter them, to ensure full visibility. There are four super-villains to destroy (a mad monk, a skeleton, a ghost, and Mr Grimreaper), and you must find the right objects to do this.

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Nightshade ZX Spectrum Loading screen 1
Nightshade ZX Spectrum Very crowded
Nightshade ZX Spectrum Game start
Nightshade ZX Spectrum Outside a building

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Nightshade Other
Nightshade Other

Alternate Titles

  • "Night Shade" -- Main menu title

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Sinclair User Oct, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1985 37 out of 40 92
Crash! Oct, 1985 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gamer Nov, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Home Computing Weekly Aug 27, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Popular Computing Weekly Sep 12, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Computer Oct, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Happy Computer Nov, 1985 Unscored Unscored

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Martin Smith (66803) added Nightshade (ZX Spectrum) on Apr 08, 2007
Other platforms contributed by S Olafsson (30549), Martin Smith (66803) and Orfikus (93)