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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara Arcade Title screen

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Shadow over Mystara is a sequel to Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom. Two years have passed since the heroes defeated Arch Lich Deimos, but now a new threat has arisen - a powerful sorceress Synn who is plotting to conquer the Republic of Darokin.

Shadow over Mystara is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up with role-play elements that make it stand out from other similar games released at the time. The game is set in Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Mystara and features monsters, areas and playable characters typical to D&D adventures. There are six playable characters to choose from: Cleric, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter, Thief, and Mage - each with unique abilities, strengths and weaknesses. The characters can equip different gear and weapons, use special abilities. Magic-users have a wide range of magic spells. The characters are awarded with new spells and abilities as they gain experience. Many game mechanics are realized according to D&D rules, for example, the thief can detect trapped chests and cleric can turn undead. The game has branching paths and a variety of endings.

Shadow over Mystara features up to four-player cooperative play.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara Arcade Surrounded by zombies, but there's no cleric in the party
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara Arcade Player select - 6 classic D&D characters to choose from
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara Arcade All characters have different stats and feats according to the D&D rules
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara Arcade Fighting a boss

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara Magazine Advertisement Back cover

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VideoGame May, 1996 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
SuperGamePower Aug, 1996 4 out of 5 80

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GTramp (72132) added Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara (Arcade) on Feb 20, 2014
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