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Class: Licensed
Publisher: Kemco
Developer: Santa
Region: Sweden (SWE)
6  Cart: Uncommon
3  Box: Very Common
3  Manual: Very Common
Peripherals: Standard or Compatible Controller
# of Players: 1-Player Single
Extended Play: Battery
TV Format: PAL-B
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
UPC Code: 0-44499-00005-9
Pak Type:
Standard Cart
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Associated Releases:
Reg. Title Code
Shadowgate NES-3S-USA
Shadowgate, The (Hint Book)
Shadowgate NES-3S-UKV
Shadowgate NES-3S-AUS
Shadowgate NES-3S-NOE/FRG
Shadowgate NES-3S-HOL
Shadowgate NES-3S-FRA/FRA
Shadowgate NES-3S-EEC

From the Publisher

     A hidden key unlocks ancient castle's door.  As it creaks open on rusted hinges, the whisper of a dank, stale wind delivers this chilling warning:  Danger awaits you.  Yet within these dark and ominous walls lies your quest.

     Welcome to Castle Shadowgate.

     Your destiny, as the last of a great line of hero-kings, is to terminate the diabolical Warlock Lord before his dreaded black magic unleashes the hideous Behemoth and destroys the world.

     With a strong heart and shining armor, you carefully choose your path of travel throughout the castle's sinister grounds.  Along the way, you'll discover strange and wondrous objects.  Some things may be useful on your journey.  Others may be deadly to the touch.

     Three-dimensional images, unsurpassed graphics and special sound effects unfold as you venture through those grave ruins. But beware!  Your next move could be your last.

     Using screens and graphics like those in the best interactive PC games, Shadowgate is teh most challenging, participatory adventure you've ever experienced on the Nintendo Entertainment System!  Shadowgate. Enter if you dare.

Nintendo Power Top 30
We've recreated the Nintendo Power TOP 30 from Player's, Pro's & Dealer's, here on NintendoAge. Following are all of the issue #'s where this game appeared in the TOP 30, what score it received (# of #votes) and the rank it received in that issue.
Issue Date Score Rank
Nintendo Power #012 05/1990 3,539 7
Nintendo Power #014 07/1990 3,279 9
Nintendo Power #016 09/1990 2,787 12
Nintendo Power #018 11/1990 1,708 19
Nintendo Power #021 02/1991 1,055 28
Nintendo Power #022 03/1991 1,163 25
Nintendo Power #024 05/1991 904 30
Nintendo Power #025 06/1991 924 26