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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Arcade release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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Shin Force (Feb 09, 2016)
Sega knows how to make games that eat quarters like nobody else. Shadow Dancer is a great ninja action follow up to Shinobi. It will undoubtedly produce frustration from one-hit deaths, but that's somewhat mitigated by pumping in more quarters to continue. At any rate, arcade action fans will surely enjoy the scenery and gameplay while being transported back to the 80's arcade scene.
Power Play (Mar, 1990)
Beim „Shinobi“-Nachfolger Shadow Dancer steht dem Shuriken-werfenden Helden ein netter Hund an der Seite, der im Notfall auf die Gegner losgeht. Sonst hat sich spielerisch wenig geändert, die Grafik ist etwas detaillierter, aber nicht sonderlich umwerfend. Trotzdem lohnen sich ein paar Spielrunden an diesem Automaten. Im Vergleich zu dem hervorragenden Mega Drive-Modul „Super Shinobi“ sieht Shadow Dancer in jeder Hinsicht, ob Grafik, Sound oder Spielqualität, etwas alt aus.
Commodore User (Feb, 1990)
There's not much else of interest to say about Shadow Dancer. The dog's a nice touch, but the attraction of taking it for walkies rapidly wears off after a while.
Hardly breath-takingly original, but an effort that'll probably appeal to Shinobi fans and dog lovers everywhere.