The World is under great danger : an Evil Techlord, called 'the SHADOW', is threatening the entire human race.
Controlling an Ancient Mystical force, his goals are simple. Rule the world, destroy humanity, and be the king of his own cybernetic empire.
But one man, the well-known Cyber Bounty Hunter SHAMUS, stands on his way. With enough will to fight hords of evil Drones & Bots, Shamus mission is to get through SHADOW's base, find and terminate him.
Will you help SHAMUS in his dangerous mission ?
The Game Creator's note:
The original Shamus (on the C64, Vic20, et all) was your standard Berzerk clone- you're trapped in a maze, robots are after you and you need to escape. It went a bit further however in so much as keys unlocked areas and the game was at least mapable and not random in nature. Shamus the Shadow Case is the DarkBASIC version and it's one smokin' title! The quality of the presentation from start to finish is as high as you'd expect from the graphical and coding gurus behind the likes of The Lab demo. Yann and Kevin really have done a top-quality job here.
The graphics, sound and music are all pretty awesome
For a DB game it's technically brilliant.. light mapped levels, fast lazer fire blasting around, big nicely animated models, etc
You can map it - it's not just random
Alien AI is the typical shoot where you are standing
Areas for improvement:
Sometimes hard to tell which direction you are facing
Can run VERY fast on high-end PCs, although not stupidly fast you do find you can run into an area and be shot in an instant
Very very dark graphics in some areas make you think you're alone on a black screen
Use the LEFT & RIGHT arrows on your keyboard, to ROTATE SHAMUS.
Use the UP & DOWN arrows to move FORWARD or BACKWARD.
Press the CTRL key to fire.
Grab the 'HEART' object to gain life points.
Lit up the restart pole, to restart from this position, if you get killed.