Shadow Warriors
By Ocean
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Computer & Video Games #106

Shadow Warriors

An Oriental demon has possessed the strength of the greatest Shadow Warrior, and has summoned forth an army of crazed psychos who are running riot around New York. You, as the last in a long line of legendary combatants, have to to stop them.

Not much of a plot, we agree, but it's a good excuse to bash the heck out of loads of bad guys, and Shadow Warriors on the Amstrad gives you plenty of chances for that. The graphics are nice and bright, a bit blocky but really colourful, but the sound starts to grate after a while. Control is a bit difficult at first, but once you get used to it, you can really start laying into some bloke who's well deserving of a smack in the chops.

The scrolling's a bit on the slow side, but you'll be so engrossed in trying to stay alive, you don't really notice.

Overall, a veritable bundle of fightin', fumpin' fun all round, and well worth a look.


One of the best beat-'em-ups to appear on the Amstrad in yonks, marred only by a niggling multi-load. Recommended.