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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 Dealing with a pair of goons
Nightshade NES Fight!
Nightshade NES Fighting a girl
Nightshade NES Down a spiral staircase in the sewer, near where someone has died and decomposed

Promo Images

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

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Questicle.net NES Nov, 2012 A- 91
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Game Reviews NES Sep 19, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Aug, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Classic-games.net NES Jul 04, 2022 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1992 24 out of 40 60


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