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These games use a traditional “platforming” viewpoint where the action is seen from the side. This perspective can be used for 2D as well as 3D games, both scrolling and static.
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Shadow Bug Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2017), Macintosh (2017), iPhone (2016), Android (2016), iPad (2016) and Nintendo Switch (2018)

Shadow Bug Rush iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2016), Android (2016) and iPad (2016)

Shadow Complex Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Shadow Complex follows the main character Jason Fleming and his girlfriend Claire in their fight against an organization called the...

Shadow Complex: Remastered Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015), Windows Apps (2016), PlayStation 4 (2016) and Xbox One (2016)

Shadow Complex: Remastered is an enhanced version of the 2009 Xbox 360 title Shadow Complex. It has the full original...

Shadow Dancer SEGA Master System Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), SEGA Master System (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991) and Arcade (1989)

Shadow Dancer is a one-player game in which you control Shinobi. With the help of your dog, you must kill...

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Linux Front Cover

Linux (2018), Windows (2010), Genesis (1990), Macintosh (2018) and Wii (2010)

A.D. 1997, New York CityHaving vanquished the evil crime empire, Neo Zeed, the ninja master Shinobi and his combat ninja...

Shadowfax Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1982) and BBC Micro (1982)

Aiee! An endless stream of Nazgul! Control Gandalf on his great white horse as you zap your way through them....

Shadow Fencer Theatre Macintosh Front Cover
Shadow Fight 2 iPad Front Cover 2017 version

iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014), Windows Phone (2014) and Windows Apps (2015)

Shadow Fight 2 Nintendo Switch Front Cover 1st version

Nintendo Switch (2018)

Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition iPad Front Cover
Shadow Fight 3 iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2017), Android (2017) and iPad (2017)

Shadow Fighter Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1994), Amiga CD32 (1995) and Antstream (2019)

Shadow Fighter was one of the few Mortal Kombat influenced beat 'em ups released for the Amiga. There are 16...

Arcade (1993) and Antstream (2019)

Shadow Force is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either ninja Kai, swordfighter...

Shadow Gangs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2020), Xbox One (2020) and Nintendo Switch (2021)

Shadow Knights DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

Budō: The Art of Ninja Combat! is a side-scrolling, ninja-themed action game. The protagonist has been trained for twenty years...

Shadow Mist Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2017), Macintosh (2017), iPhone (2017), Android (2018) and iPad (2017)

Shadow Ninja: Apocalypse Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015), iPhone (2016) and iPad (2016)

Shadow of the Beast Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), Lynx (1992), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1990), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Amstrad CPC (1990) and FM Towns (1991)

While very young, Aarbron was kidnapped and enslaved by the Priests of the Beast Lord. He grew up on drugs...

Shadow of the Beast PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2016)

Shadow of the Beast is a re-imagining of the 1989 game of the same name. It has the same premise...

Shadow of the Beast II Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992), Amiga (1990), SEGA CD (1994), Atari ST (1991) and FM Towns (1993)

Essentially a side-on scrolling beat 'em up in the vain of The Way of the Exploding Fist, but with an...

Shadow of the Beast III Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

You play Aarbron, and you must again face Maletoth, the Beast Lord, in order to free yourself from his curse....

Shadow of the Ninja NES Front Cover

NES (1990), Wii (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Wii U (2014) and Nintendo Switch (2020)

In the 21st century, the evil Emperor Garuda has taken over the city of New York, killing many of its...

Shadow of the Unicorn ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

In Shadow of the Unicorn, the player assumes the role of multiple characters, trying to get rid of the evil...

Shadow Puppeteer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Wii U (2016) and Tomahawk F1 (2016)

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