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Shatterhand is an action game with eight-direction scrolling. You control Shatterhand in his quest to find and defeat General Grover, leader of the Metal Command. Through the game you’ll encounter all kinds of mechanical and biomechanical creatures. Shatterhand’s primary weapon is his cybernetic fists and therefore most enemies must be defeated by punching them.

Additional help can be given from any of the eight hovering satellite robots, each of which has it’s own weapon that fires automatically when Shatterhand throws a punch. These satellite robots can be obtained by collecting combinations of alpha-beta letters that appear when you punch some of the white boxes that are scattered throughout each stage.

The game has seven stages. The first and the last must be played first and last respectively, but the five middle stages can be played in any order. The path to the final showdown with General Grover leads through a factory, a refinery, an anti-gravity research facility, a submarine, a burning subway, a filtration plant and finally to General Grover’s missile launch complex.


Shatterhand NES Dodging enemy fire
Shatterhand NES The gravity can change at certain areas
Shatterhand NES Teleporter
Shatterhand NES Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "特救指令ソルブレイン" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tokkyū Shirei Solbrain" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Apr 03, 2010 A 100
GamePro (US) NES Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Retro Game Age NES Apr 20, 2011 9 out of 10 90 NES Jan 22, 2018 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Sep, 1991 32 out of 40 80
That Gaming Site NES Sep 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Quebec Gamers NES Sep 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Oct, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
Video Games NES Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide NES 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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