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Cryptic action adventure about the undead voodoo warrior known as the Shadow Man who must stop Jack the Ripper and the biblical demon called Legion who plan to bring about the apocalypse using the souls of five notorious serial killers.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Redd Pepper Redd Pepper ... Mike / Shadow Man (voice)
Barry Meade Barry Meade ... Jaunty (voice)
Lani Minella ... Nettie (voice) (as Lani Milleni)
Travis Travis ... Luke (voice)
Corey Johnson ... Marco Cruz / Milton Pike (voice)
Guy Miller Guy Miller ... Legion / Dr. Victor Batrachian (voice)
Simon Phipps Simon Phipps ... Jack the Ripper / Avery Marx (voice)
Steve Abrahart Steve Abrahart ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Steve 'Von' Abrahart)
Heather Calder Heather Calder ... Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Docherty Paul Docherty ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lisa Haywood Lisa Haywood ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tim Haywood Tim Haywood ... Additional Voices (voice)
Andrew Wright Andrew Wright ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katheryne Win ... Alien 1
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Storyline

Following the death of his parents and little brother, Mike LeRoi is transformed by a voodoo priestess into a guardian of the afterlife, or Deadside, known as Shadow Man. Not long after, an ancient demon called Legion plots to take over Deadside by taking control of malevolent entities called Dark Souls. Only Shadow Man can stand in his way... Written by Anonymous

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USA

Release Date:

30 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Iguana Entertainment See more »
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The game follows Michael 'Mike' LeRoi, a normal man turned into an undead voodoo warrior known as the Shadow Man, who serves as a semi-willing slave to a voodoo priestess called Nettie and must fight the forces of darkness that dwell in the Deadside or limbo, where all souls go after death. In his former life, Mike was a college dropout who worked as a cab driver. When Mike witnesses the death of one of his passenger's in a gangland shootout one night, he decides to take the dead gangster's suitcase full of money and return home to New Orleans to hide. Unfortunately, the gang discovers his identity and, in retaliation, tracks down and murders both his parents and his baby brother Luke. In desperation, Mike turns to a local voodoo priest for help. However, he turns Mike into the Shadowman and enslaves him to work for him as his own zombie hitman. Mike finally gets somewhat of a break when a powerful and more benevolent voodoo priestess called Mamma Nettie frees him from the priest's control and becomes his new master taking him under her wing. Mike accepts this fate as righteous punishment for causing the death of his family and decides to keep the teddy bear his little brother loved the most to always remember them. Although the protagonist's backstory has certain relevance to the plot, the game only references it, instead of actually explaining it. This becomes an issue even for the fans of the Shadowman comic book because the game is only loosely based on the comics and changes many aspects of the original story including the main character's background. See more »

Quotes

Mike: I am the Lord of Deadside!
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Opus 27, 2 - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor (Moonlight Sonata)
1st. Movement: Adagio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Very Addictive! The most fun Gaming Ever. Is there an XP version?
3 February 2006 | by planeblaineSee all my reviews

For Role Playing Games, this one has lots of capabilities. You can be all sorts of characters throughout the game if you wish, and the camera and 3D functions are very good. The environments, drawings, worlds that you are operating in and out of are just marvelous. So good are the asylums, caves, swamps, prisons, houses, and especially enemies that I am still imitating them and wishing for a battle with them almost daily - even though I haven't played the game in over 4 years! The chainsaw wielding, machete swinging, rock throwing enemies are simply outrageous and so fun to see chasing and attacking you that getting through them doesn't even matter. I could care less if I got killed since doing battle was so darned fun! There are flying pterodactyls throwing acid eggs, zombies wandering around trying to zap your life-force energy, as well as typical enemies with multiple types of firearms aimed against you. You'll hear Hannibal Lecter type slurping noises from the funny looking half-skeletons that are spitting wads of death at you while calling your name in taunting zombie voices. So many freaky and unusual enemies just make this game continuously exciting and amusing.

I truly enjoyed this game more than anything else I've done. It became my primary goal in life, getting time on the computer to play Shadowman. Even still my wife and I imitate the creepily funny sounds that the characters made, an amazing array of screams, grunts, taunts and eerie callings! This game has such an immense level of tasks and challenges as well as an equal number of differing characters to battle that you never grow tired of the next rung. Only true fault is that some levels might be navigated quickly by experienced roll players, and they may unfortunately finish earlier than desired. I was really sad that it had to end. I wish it would just keep on going!

Admittedly, the vocal track of the main character (you) is a bit slow and overdone and comes off sort of lame, and the concept of traveling to/from life and the underworld "deadside" also far-fetched. But accepting that concept and diving into the character becomes such an overwhelmingly fun experience who needs spend money on drugs, alcohol, movies, etc, etc.

I will add that as I review this years later, that by modern standards of HD gaming, the graphics may be a bit dated, but still very good. For the time, they are top notch! To play this game years later, it still has enough realism and detail that you will feel fully engaged and entranced into this underworld.

Why don't they make an XP version or patch I don't know. I have never heard anyone talking of this game so perhaps it didn't do too well, even I got it on big discount. The XP compatibility wizard doesn't work either, so I don't know how to relive my Shadowman other than finding another old windows 98 computer. I gave my old one away during a move before I knew it didn't work on the new XP. Hope anyone reading this can have the fun I did, it is great!! I don't even know if anyone will ever see this review since I just stumbled onto the VG section of IMDb. I hope that people do find this review, as the game Shadowman is far and away the most addicting and fun all consuming game I have ever used. And I have spent years gaming.


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