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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Amstrad CPC 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. 2.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.6

Critic Reviews

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Let's not beat about the bush - the Amstrad version of Shadow of the Beast is flippin' good! There's a huge amount of detail crammed into the parallax-scrolling backdrops and the four colour high resolution graphics work really well. The sprites are big and bold and finely detailed - make no mistake, Shadow of the Beast is a bit of a looker. As in the Amiga game, the running-about and-punching-things action is a bit on the simplistic side, but there are a few unambitious puzzle elements to activate the old logic centres every now and again. Admittedly, it's hard to imagine a better conversion than this, but as a game Shadow of the Beast is still lacking that extra oomph that would make it a classic. Go get it if you like the looks of the Amiga game.
Retro Archives (Apr 24, 2018)
En composant avec ses armes, cette version CPC de Shadow of the Beast livre une prestation de grande qualité, bien évidemment incapable de lutter avec la réalisation de la version Amiga mais se donnant du mal pour s’en approcher le plus possible – avec succès. L’ambiance est moins magique, mais le côté sombre est bien restitué. Surtout, l’action est extrêmement lisible, et la jouabilité est irréprochable – plus précise, même, que sur Amiga. Un très bon jeu d’action/plateforme sur Amstrad CPC.

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