Shadowrun (Super Nintendo Entertainment System, 1993)
About this product
- Product InformationIn a post-apocalyptic world where magic has returned and society is controlled by massive corporations, you are a Shadowrunner. This first video game based on the Shadowrun table-top roleplaying game tasks you with uncovering your own identity and why you were killed during a street game. Your character is brought back to life by a mysterious shape shifter via a magical spell and you wake in the city morgue. Track down your apartment and your identity in the early rounds of this SNES game. Shadowrun features point and click gameplay that is unique for a platform system. Fight scenes take place in real-time and the environment is displayed from an isometric perspective for a wide view of the action with 3D-like experience. Shadowrun is a rare role-playing game with plenty of dragons, vampires, hit-men, and walking skeletons.
- PublisherData East
- PlatformSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- ESRB DescriptorAnimated Violence,Blood
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year1993
- Game Special FeaturesDeep, involving RPG action; all combat takes place in real-time; fight every kind of enemy imaginable; form alliances and seek out the truth; isometric perspective lets you see all the action
- Support ElementsCartridge Save
- Also Available In This PlatformsPC Games
Most relevant reviews
- treatyoself37Feb 25, 2012by
Fun rpg with techno punk elements recommended for any shadowrun fan.
very good game overall great for the time even. give you the option to hire protection increase and customize your stats and make the character more yours. gameplay can get frustrating as advancing in the story requires you to talk to specific people and and certain questions but that was a common mechanic at the time. overall very good game.
- hawkeyekageJun 26, 2009by
Rock n' Roll chummers!!
To Shadowrun fans, the story is a good solid one! The game play may be a bit annoying as you must click certain areas such as a door to progress, much like a PC RTS game. You get to meet alot of characters and out together a team while you look for your memory and the person or thing that tried to kill you, because the beginning has you waking up in a morg not remembering who you are and what happened, so this game is a real time combat mystery game that rocks!
- regalsin2020Mar 29, 2008by
The best Adventure Comic SR game you will ever play
This game pulls you into the Shadowrun atmosphere with it's wonderfull settings, senary, and belovable characters. This series is part Coperate Dragon era and does not becomes too DAD unlike the Genesis version.
You play Jake a Shadowrunner who lost his memory original mission was to deliver a package that would hurt Drake-E Jake's former employer who told him to cancel the run but since Jake is the number one man he did it post haste and Drakee had him killed. Jake then is reserected by Kitsune who for some reason tags along with him later in the game.
You constantly struggle to regain your memories and objective. Along the way you help the people in Jakes world almost like in Diablo and thus gives you access to many other options in the game. However you are number one in the game.
The two biggest highlights of the game is the Ada Wong vs. Drake fight, Defeating King, and hacking.
The game biggest feat is the difficulty. Unlike other LEtter Box games or RPG games you can't just run and duck but you need to get into a good spot and hope nothing hit's you.
The game can be describe as short but the atmosphere is intresting. Would I let my children play it...no way at all but that alone the game is okay for a child
but with parental guidance....then again most parents are childish.
There is no real reason to buy this game since there is many emulators and the file itself is barely two megabytes. However if your a collector I strongly suggest buying this game immediatly. If your a shadowrun fan why is this game not in your Shadowrun collection.
Unlike the Genesis game this game is more like zelda and the atmosphere feels like street. After playing this game you won't wanta go on the wrong side of the tracks for awhile. The Genesis game to this ( a completely diffrent senario ) use a gaulet style gameplay and will only be intresting later into the game.
The SNES game is intresting for the get go and gets even more intresting with only one area that is repetitive and boring.
When you play this game think of all those Micheal Jackson music videos where he was in the city or even the one where everybody was a zombie. This game is up to par with Dragon Quest and other Japanese RPG's. The art is nicely done unlike other western games, and you can actually get into the gameplay.
Think of the world of this game like the city in Preditor, the streets of Freejack, Snatcher, Jhonny Memonic, or even the world of Deathline/Redline when you play this game. With this game you will never be disapointed only if you don't like street, the city, or any other urban themes.
If you have seen the poster it is practically the same as the scene from the Terminator Two where the so called future hero as a pre-teen is hacking money from a cash dispencer.
If GTA had a skin edit where you can replace it with Shadowrun characters that would be real Shadowrun characters it would totaly cool. If Rockstar made a Shadowrun Jake game for the GCN it would rock totally own I mean the bomb fat man fat
The point is this game is a shining example when a American game company actually know what the heck they are trying to transform from a board game into a all in one story senario.
If you never heard of Shadowrun then this game is for you but want to get intrested in it this game is for you.Read full review
- stee1tigerJul 25, 2006by
Shadowrun, the game hidden by shadows...
Shadowrun is a game I have loved ever since I first played it in the mid '90's. It has a great storyline and it has lots of freeform adventuring. It is at times fustrating because often advancement in the game relies on talking to the right person about the right thing. I found that as a challenge and played harder asking everyone everything. Another thing I really liked about it is the continual upgrading of the main charater through out the game. It was good to see some accomplishment for my hard work. I recommend this game to anyone that wants a good RPG. It takes patience but most RPG players know all about that. The game will provide many hours of gameplay.
- darthrickus318Jun 09, 2009by
Old school, and as awesome as ever!
Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I had a friend loan me his snes and Shawdowrun game. This was the begining of my videogame infection, that is still in me today. This game is one of the best ever written in my book. Its got rpg and realtime action. The graphics are totally old school, and the gameplay works well. If you've never played this game, good luck finding your 1st save spot, LOL! Anyway, this game is well worth the money if your curious.