>Shadow of the Beast is a side-scrolling platform computer game produced by Reflections and published by Psygnosis in 1989. The original version was released for the Commodore Amiga, and was later ported to many other systems. The original Amiga release cost £35, an unheard of price for a video game in that era, but it did include a T-shirt in the box bearing a print of the box’s artwork.
Psygnosis had published numerous side scrollers with high quality graphics prior to the release of Shadow of the Beast (most notably Obliterator). Shadow of the Beast, however, was considered revolutionary because its graphics, with many more colours on screen and up to twelve levels of parallax scrolling backdrops, were of a level rarely if ever seen before in action games. It was also notable for its atmospheric score composed by David Whittaker that used high-quality instrument samples.
>A man named Aarbron is kidnapped as a child and corrupted through magic into a monstrous warrior-servant for the evil beast lord Maletoth. The creature’s memory of his human life returns when he watches a man being executed, whom he later recognizes as his father. This prompts Aarbron to seek revenge on Maletoth.
SOTB1 – the game is fully beatable, but requires some modern polish in the interface department, so I’d say it’s 97% complete.
SOTB 2 – 15% Can run around Karamoon. There are some generic enemies and some unfinished puzzle elements, but not much else.
SOTB 3 – 65% Level 1 and 2 are in, as well as the tilemap and parallax of Level 3. –
Shadow of the Beast Remake
Updated the build.
All improvements are to the engine, no game progress.
* Removed shaders, replacing them with software filters. The game can now run on much older machines with rudimentary shader support or even no shader support at all.
* Optimized video settings. At x1 window even in full screen the game will run full speed on any PC from the past 10 years.
* Android and Ouya now have separate builds. In my experience Ouya packages don’t play nice with stock Android devices.
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