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  • Summary: Shadow Blade is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. Sprint through stages littered with traps, slaying enemies along your path without hesitation as Kuro, the blade of shadow.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    Shadow Blade: Reload mixes an appealing story with a solid level design and great characters and boss fights, and the result is a wonderful 2D action platformer. Different difficulty levels and challenges section also increase the replay values. Add Nintendo Switch's portable capabilities to all this and you have a game that you can enjoy almost anywhere.
  2. Jun 13, 2019
    70
    A platform game that surprises with good details. Its combat style is simple and well structured, with a fixed and simple plot. Although the plot is very short, its gameplay is excellent.
  3. Apr 16, 2019
    60
    The gap in quality between mobile games and console/PC releases is almost non-existent now, as is proved by the likes of Shadow Blade: Reload. As such it fits the portable nature of Nintendo Switch like a glove, with its short-yet-challenging levels offering a platforming experience that’s ideal for both short bursts of play and longer speedrunning sessions. The sound design helps create a rhythm to your progression through each level, and there’s plenty of secrets to find in each level, but the absence of the level editor included in the PC/PS4 port makes this version feel a little hollow by comparison.
  4. 60
    Shadow Blade: Reload is not a terrible game by any means, but it doesn’t do anything to make it worth playing over others in the genre.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 21, 2020
    10
    A super smooth action platformer where you instinctively want to play as fast as possible. This was made for speed running! One of the mostA super smooth action platformer where you instinctively want to play as fast as possible. This was made for speed running! One of the most satisfying platformers ever made Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2020
    10
    It's a really awesome platformer with the most interesting thing - to master each level to rank S, which is not that easy. This game was meantIt's a really awesome platformer with the most interesting thing - to master each level to rank S, which is not that easy. This game was meant to be on the Switch, since it is really great for short sessions. Each enemy should be taken down differently, level design is amazing and packed with dense action. I haven't found any downsides to the game, it's definitely not the best in genre, but I don't see any reasons not to give this game a 10/10. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2020
    8
    It's a nice well crafted little plattformer, you will pick up every now and than, to beat a level or two, which I would recommend to buy onIt's a nice well crafted little plattformer, you will pick up every now and than, to beat a level or two, which I would recommend to buy on sale (and on sale only). Expand