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Sutekh has gotten rid of local superhero Vortex, and now Metro City is in the hands of crime. You are Nightshade - the superhero that nobody knows - and your goal is to stop the evil doers, including main villain Sutekh.

Nightshade is a humorous adventure game, with a menu that allows the protagonist to perform various actions, such as look, take, talk, etc. Also included are some one-on-one fight scenes, which differ from the standard controls and in which Nightshade is able to jump, kick, punch and duck.


Nightshade NES Museum statue puzzle
Nightshade NES Dealing with a pair of goons
Nightshade NES Game Over
Nightshade NES Fight!

Promo Images

Nightshade Magazine Advertisement Inside Front Cover
Nightshade Screenshot
Nightshade Screenshot
Nightshade Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Nightshade - Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews Nov, 2012 A- 91
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Game Reviews Sep 19, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1992 24 out of 40 60


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Mindtraveller (21) added Nightshade (NES) on Nov 15, 2005
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