Shadow of the Beast III (Amiga)

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You play Aarbron, and you must again face Maletoth, the Beast Lord, in order to free yourself from his curse. In order to be powerful enough to meet Maletoth, you need to collect four items: The Skull of Louq-Garou, the Quintessence of Being, Pendek's Mace and the Crystals of Hodag. These four items are spread across four levels: Forest of Zeakros, Caves of Bidhur, Fort Dourmoor, and Nosthomak.

This is the third and final game in the Shadow of the Beast series. In the first game your character was a beast and you belonged to Maletoth as a Beast Messenger. In the second game, you have developed more into a human-like being, but Maletoth and his aid Zelek were not destroyed. His sister is kidnapped by Maletoth and you, Aarbron, seeks out to rescue her. In the third game, you have developed to a human. Zelek was killed when you rescued your sister, but Maletoth is still alive, and he must be destroyed for you to be free from his curse.

The gameplay is a combination of action and puzzle solving, with an emphasis on the latter. Typical puzzles involves levers and chains moving hooks, bridges, and doors.


Shadow of the Beast III Amiga Skeletons throwing their own heads at me.
Shadow of the Beast III Amiga After helping the bird, it lets me ride on its back.
Shadow of the Beast III Amiga Trying to help a bird in distress.
Shadow of the Beast III Amiga Level selection screen (a demo is running in the background).

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Alternate Titles

  • "SOTB3" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Pelit Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Svenska Hemdatornytt Nov 12, 1992 79.4 out of 100 79
Retroage Sep 08, 2013 7.7 out of 10 77
Amiga Power Oct, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Dec, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Action Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #2 Hardest Computer Game

mariuss (98) added Shadow of the Beast III (Amiga) on Jun 24, 2004