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  • Summary: The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow, the sole survivor of his clan, on one last mission to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin.

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Cyber Shadow PAX East 2019 Gameplay: Unleashing Dark Robot Ninjutsu
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 26, 2021
    100
    Cyber Shadow by Mechanical Head Games is an 8-Bit masterpiece entangled in a beautiful, dystopian world of ninjas action and deadly automatons.
  2. Jan 25, 2021
    95
    Cyber Shadow is a truly wonderful game. It's brutal, uncompromising, and insanely enjoyable to a degree that I don't often see. Between its lovingly-crafted visuals, pitch-perfect gameplay, and maddeningly difficult, yet expertly-designed levels, it's a must-play for anyone who enjoys side-scrolling action games.
  3. Jan 25, 2021
    90
    Cyber Shadow is a beautifully crafted retro action experience complete with formidable enemies and crushing precision platforming. Abilities like the bullet deflect and dash strike provides the classic ninja experience without overloading on reused mechanics. On top of that, the length and replayability options give players a healthy serving of content tosing more time into refining their skills. If you are up for a humblingly difficult but intensely fun 2D side scroller Cyber Shadow just maybe the challenge you’re looking for.
  4. Jan 25, 2021
    80
    Anyone with a penchant for old-school 2D action, razor-sharp platforming, and cyberninjas in general will adore Cyber Shadow.
  5. Jan 29, 2021
    80
    Just as with Shovel Knight, the other game published by Yacht Club Games, Cyber Shadow is a true homage to classic NES games, in particular to the Ninja Gaiden trilogy. It has all the elements that we remember fondly from those years, such as a retro sound and looks, but it complements them with modern gameplay mechanics. If we take off some of its visual effects and its resolution, I do see myself playing it in a classic 8-bit console. You only need the directional pad and two buttons to play it.
  6. Jan 25, 2021
    80
    Though it can get more than a bit challenging at times, I’d heartily recommend this to any fan of the classics. Even if you don’t appreciate NES games of yore, this is still a tremendous adventure full of mystery and danger. Kudos to Mechanical Head Games on developing Cyber Shadow, and many thanks to Yacht Club for helping it reach its full potential.
  7. Feb 3, 2021
    70
    Cyber Shadow is a solid retro throwback with a few things that drag it down. The feeling of becoming more powerful and being able to take down huge enemy threats with your wits and skills is very rewarding, and the levels when you can use your abilities more freely to overcome challenges are quite fun. It's the trial-and-error areas littered with cheap deaths, demanding exact precision over long and frustrating stretches, that hamper the experience. Still, if you're looking for an old-school-styled ninja game that will test your skills (and sometimes your patience), Cyber Shadow is a worthy contender.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Nov 27, 2021
    10
    An excellent homage to old school platforming. The gameplay is demanding and not for the timid. No victory will be handed to you that you doAn excellent homage to old school platforming. The gameplay is demanding and not for the timid. No victory will be handed to you that you do not earn. Those looking for an enjoyable oldschool challenge need look no further. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2021
    10
    Jogão, muito bom relembrar os classicos do nintendinho como Ninja gaiden.Jogão, muito bom relembrar os classicos do nintendinho como Ninja gaiden.
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  3. Jan 28, 2021
    10
    The best game with the word “Cyber” in it to come out in the last two months.
  4. May 22, 2021
    8
    The game is not easy and doesn't meant to be.
    It's very enjoyable and with a good story, visuals are amazing, gameplay is not that great but
    The game is not easy and doesn't meant to be.
    It's very enjoyable and with a good story, visuals are amazing, gameplay is not that great but not bad either, bosses difficulty is what i didn't like, you expect yhem to get harder but some of the lastest bosses are easier than those in yhe beginningg
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  5. Jan 27, 2022
    7
    This game is for retro tryhards only, patience and tactical play through memorisation is what makes this game enjoyable =))
  6. Feb 16, 2022
    6
    Retro style platformer with really authentic graphic, but not quite authentic gameplay. Game features progression system with some sort ofRetro style platformer with really authentic graphic, but not quite authentic gameplay. Game features progression system with some sort of unlocking abilities like in a metroidvania genre. Level design too like in a metroidvania, with checkpoints, forked locations, when you can choose destination, that give exploring feeling. But Cyber Shadow doesnt play with that too much, so in a core that still kinda straight platformer game
    CS also have some valuable flaws that make gameplay worse that it can be:
    First of all - SP system, that literally blocks most of gameplay features, makes you feel uncomfortable by using them
    Also during all game you will be struggling with lack of control on character. He cannot sit, cannot change direction of attacks, but some enemy designed in a way as if that mechanics IN a game. That so strange
    In conclusion, CS can bring you a some fun experience if youre a fan of genre, but its totally not a best representative of retro platformers
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  7. Jan 28, 2021
    0
    I thought I would find a game more similar to messenger, the game seemed slow and boring

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