Shadow Blasters

a game by Sage's Creation
Genre: Platformer
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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Shadow Blasters
Shadow Blasters
Shadow Blasters
Shadow Blasters

Ashura, the King of the Evil World, doesn't like humans. In fact, he takes sadistic pleasure in watching his troops invade our fragile planet to do what they do best — destroy.

Earth is ripe for plundering, because mankind has fallen from the graces of its patron gods. With the protective shield of the gods dissolved, even the mightiest human warriors run from Ashura's soldiers.

Not all of the patron gods are sitting on their divine hands, however. Hyprion, the most powerful god, decides to grant awesome supernatural powers to four humans: Horatio, Marco, Leo, and Tiffany. Together, they pool their martial-arts skills in a desperate attempt to snatch Earth from Ashura's grip.

The battle spans nine stages, from the slummy waterfronts of a big city to the breathtaking panoramas of the Heavenly World. You can jump d irectly to any of the first six stages, but you have to tackle the final three stages of the Heavenly World in their proper order.

Shadow Blasters accommodates one or two players, and you can freely switch among the four different characters throughout the game. Unlike some two-player games, though, Shadow Blasters may be easier to tackle in single-player mode. The screen is less crowded with one player, and there's less danger of two of the four characters dying simultaneously.

The ability to switch characters adds a lot to Shadow Blasters. For example, you can fully energize Horatio, then use him solely as your main boss-buster. Also, whenever a character grows weak, you can temporarily switch to a stronger character. Later, when you find some life energy power-ups, you can revitalize the weakened team member.

Each of your'characters has a special power that destroys all enemies on the screen, and that's particularly effective against bosses like Vallevo. Saving your special powers for the bosses is a good strategy. In the final round, you'll need a lot of power for the showdown with Ashura. Shadoiv Blasters isn't a run-of-the-mill, slash' em, trash' em ninja game. Its handsome graphics and character-switching feature make it very rewarding to play — not just another rerun.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

  • Levels: 7
  • Theme: Adv.
  • Players: 1
  • Difficulty: Average

The god of evil - Ashura wants to conquer the human race. You and your group will need to use your special magical powers to stop him before he gets too strong to beat!

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