Shadow Fighter was one of the few Mortal Kombat influenced fighting games released for the Amiga. There are 16 fighters, each with their own home country and arena, plus Pupazz, a puppet you could repeatedly attack to practice moves. The usual sequence of best-of-3 fights is on offer, with variable difficulty and optional blood. The control system is designed around a one-button controller, but still offers 25 moves for each player, with special moves executed by spinning the joystick around 180 degrees. Each arena features multi-layer parallax, with up to 80 colors.
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Marketing events were planned to feature 'Shadow', a character from the British version of Gladiators, however around that time he was sacked by the show for using performance-enhancing drugs, so another character had to step in.
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Game added by Martin Smith.
Game added December 16th, 2004. Last modified September 17th, 2023.