Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Shadow of the Beast'

Rating:3 User: YOR

The idea to convert the Amiga favourite onto the Spectrum was ambitious but the end result is largely ineffective. This was supposed to achieve the goal of having an epic adventure on your Spectrum yet all it achieved was showing how limited the Spectrum's capabilities were, with its largely monochrome graphics and its two cassette bullshit multiload. The game itself is alright, mostly repetitive though with constantly beating up ants and walking right endlessly until you reach a door, which then tells you to load side 4, then you realise you can't do anything because it's too dark so you have to go back, which loads side 3 again. I'm thankful I never bought this back in the day because it would have been a pain in the arse to load and run. It's not a bad game, but stick to the 16-bit versions I think.