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  • Summary: The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 26, 2021
    90
    Cyber Shadow is an indie title that will be remembered for quite some time and only adds to Yacht Club Games' growing library of retro-inspired classics. Any fan of Metroid, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Contra, and even The Messenger should have this game in their sights. It's an astonishing, action-packed ninja adventure that should not be missed out on.
  2. Jan 25, 2021
    90
    With its interesting story, mechanics that are easy to pick up but difficult to master, and its overall fun factor, Cyber Shadow is a retro platformer that is easy to recommend.
  3. Feb 3, 2021
    85
    A love letter to the NES era of platformers, Cyber Shadow scratches the retro itch just right. With some amazing gameplay elements and a killer presentation, this is an adventure you need in your life right now.
  4. Jan 25, 2021
    80
    Cyber Shadow isn't afraid to just be what it is: an unapologetic, retro-inspired action game. Steady upgrades mean you'll be introduced to new mechanics for most of the adventure, keeping things interesting all the way. An old-school challenge awaits, and while it's mostly a fair fight, checkpoints can be a little far apart, and some bosses might stop you in your tracks. Still, if you're looking for a rock solid side-scroller, this is absolutely worth your time.
  5. Jan 25, 2021
    80
    For anyone looking for a challenge, Cyber Shadow is going to make their day. This would have fit in like a glove with the old NES library, next to Ninja Gaiden, Contra, and Castlevania. Those who remember those days and remember nearly getting an aneurism over how crushingly difficult those old games were, maybe sit this one out.
  6. Jan 25, 2021
    75
    Cyber Shadow doesn’t do much that’s surprising, and can sometimes be too tough for its own good. However, those with plenty of patience and an appetite for pain will find fun in this modern throwback. Just be aware that the price of admission may be your sanity, and that’s a high price to pay for this competent-but-flawed war of attrition.
  7. Jan 25, 2021
    55
    Shovel Knight was an example of an indie platformer that did hold up its end of the deal on both ends and that comparison doesn’t work in Cyber Shadow’s favor. Its boss fights and soundtrack can compete with other modern indie greats, but the rest of its gameplay inherits many of the antiquated parts that have been stripped out in other thoughtful throwbacks. This dichotomy makes Cyber Shadow a lot like its protagonist as it is made up of parts both old and new. But unlike Shadow, Cyber Shadow is made up of obsolete pieces, resulting in a rusty, defective cyber ninja that’s stuck in the wrong time period.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Jan 29, 2021
    10
    Cyber Shadow is more then just your run of the mill indie-pixel core shovelware game.

    It’s filled with excellent level design, a ton of enemy
    Cyber Shadow is more then just your run of the mill indie-pixel core shovelware game.

    It’s filled with excellent level design, a ton of enemy variety, over a dozen bosses, 7 different powers and has secrets hidden everywhere.

    It takes inspiration from old Ninja Gaiden and Megaman ZX and took what was amazing about those games and made them feel smooth, modern and amazing. It’s definitely difficult but without the cheapness of NES era.

    Mekaskull is an amazinf dev and this game shows that.

    10/10
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  2. Jan 28, 2021
    10
    Gotta love these old-school fashion games if you love Ninja Gaiden on the NES you'll love this game.
  3. Feb 9, 2021
    8
    Cyber Shadow is a great game with an awesome soundtrack. It offers much in the variation of levels, character abilities, and bosses. Do keepCyber Shadow is a great game with an awesome soundtrack. It offers much in the variation of levels, character abilities, and bosses. Do keep in mind that this game can be very hard at times-but there is great reward in finally reaching that checkpoint or moving onto the next level. The story itself is relatively basic and there is some replayability in completing trophies or reaching secret levels. I would recommend this game for anyone with an interest in classic platforming games! Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2021
    8
    Great game highly recommended. Please give this game a shot you won't be disappointed.