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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. Only you can unlock the secrets to yourThe 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. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan's ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game. Expand

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Cyber Shadow PAX East 2019 Gameplay: Unleashing Dark Robot Ninjutsu
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jan 27, 2021
    93
    Cyber Shadow packs a lot of quality into a small six-hour package. If you love indie platformers and have a soft spot in your heart for games like Ninja Gaiden and Shatterhand then you won’t want to pass this one up.
  2. 90
    Through it all, Cyber Shadow knows why people have fond memories of NES-era action platformers, whether it’s the thoughtful level layouts, unforgettable boss battles, or eye-catching visual embellishments. This is not a game for the faint of heart, but more for the persistent. I came away from this retro romp satisfied, primarily because it harkens back to the classics while still carving out a distinctive game that rightfully deserves to enter the pantheon of stellar 2D ninja games that includes the likes of Ninja Gaiden and The Messenger.
  3. Jan 26, 2021
    90
    If you consider yourself a fan of retro action platformers, you owe it to yourself to pick up Cyber Shadow whenever possible. It’s clear in virtually every facet of Cyber Shadow’s design that this project was a labour of love and that its designer is intimately familiar with what makes the stalwarts of this beloved genre so great. Well-built levels, authentic presentation, tight controls and a high difficulty all combine to make this a supreme and focused experience, and one that we can easily say is well worth your time. Mechanical Head Studios has set a high bar with its inaugural debut, and we can’t wait to see more from this developer.
  4. 80
    Cyber Shadow could explain some aspects of its gameplay better, and it doesn’t do much to innovate in its genre. However, with meticulous game design, challenging yet fair obstacles, a meaty length, and beautiful 8-bit pixel art, Cyber Shadow is a memorable and high-quality action platformer.
  5. Feb 16, 2021
    80
    An extraordinary action platformer with a dark and lethal character, in a really iconic pixel art world.
  6. Jan 25, 2021
    78
    This is a great old-school, action game, that even with its flaws offers tons of fun. A great second half and an interesting approach to back tracking makes it worth playing.
  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: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Nov 29, 2021
    10
    What an absolute masterpiece. Incredible action, replayability, and just a gorgeous mix of old school platforming with new school polish. IWhat an absolute masterpiece. Incredible action, replayability, and just a gorgeous mix of old school platforming with new school polish. I had no clue what a gem this game was going to be when I picked it up. Can't recommend it enough. Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2021
    10
    This game is all I wanted it to be. I've been waiting for it since it was announced, and did not disappoint me in the slightest. Kudos to theThis game is all I wanted it to be. I've been waiting for it since it was announced, and did not disappoint me in the slightest. Kudos to the creators for keeping this awesome old-school genre alive!!! Expand
  3. Feb 2, 2021
    9
    Great game, really enjoying it, style and story is awesome. Best part of the game is the swag blade.
  4. Jan 31, 2021
    7
    El juego es bastante bueno y entretenido aunque en ocasiones se siente un poco injusto. Cyber Shadow es un juego difícil, vas a tener queEl juego es bastante bueno y entretenido aunque en ocasiones se siente un poco injusto. Cyber Shadow es un juego difícil, vas a tener que estar intentando una y varias veces llegar a los checkpoint hasta que lo logres, los checkpoints están algo alejados uno del otro, así que vas a tener que dominar bien los tramos de cada nivel para poder avanzar en la historia. Es un juego divertido y que aporta mucha acción, el tiempo se te pasará volando. Dentro de sus puntos malos tenemos que el personaje tiene muy pocos movimientos, y que además los controles son un poco torpes y no tan responsivos como se necesitan para este tipo de juegos, además de que en ocasiones vas a tener que morir si o si, ya que el juego te lanza una cantidad de enemigos ridícula, que hace imposible que sobrevivas ya que además muchas veces morirás de un solo golpe. Otro punto flaco es la historia, la verdad bastante aburrida y genérica. Recomiendo el juego solo para los que extrañen la vieja escuela de juegos estilos NES y para los que tengan bastante tolerancia, ya que repito es un juego donde morirás muchas veces. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2022
    7
    Fun game, but not worth even close to 19.99. Wait til price drop to 9.99 or under, then enjoy for a couple days. If physical release comes,Fun game, but not worth even close to 19.99. Wait til price drop to 9.99 or under, then enjoy for a couple days. If physical release comes, then 19.99 makes more sense Expand
  6. May 8, 2021
    6
    A frustratingly hard game with very good sounds, graphics and controls. Should have had difficulty settings for casual players.
  7. Sep 9, 2021
    2
    It is a very mediocre game. Not worth the money
    To me. I'd rather buy the messenger or something else

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