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10/01/2014

Spoony Plays Halloween Special: Shadowgate (2014 remake), Part 1

Shadowgate is a remake of a classic adventure game from the old days of home computers, originally released in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh under what later came to be known as the "Macventure" line.  However, many gamers, myself included, remember it for the Nintendo Entertainment System port released in 1989, which featured some surprisingly grisly death scenes (especially in spite of Nintendo's censorship policies) and one of the best soundtracks the platform ever produced.

This also falls somewhat under my "Cold Gaming" video series, as this is my first playthrough of the game. I'm going to be playing blind for the most part and only using a walkthrough when I get really stumped; after all, much of the fun of these types of games is deciphering clues and figuring out the solutions to puzzles on your own.



In addition to the other games in the Macventure line (Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True, Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas and Uninvited), Shadowgate also produced two sequels - a Turbografx-CD exclusive called "Beyond Shadowgate" and a Nintendo 64 game called "Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers."  A fourth game was also planned for release on the Nintendo 64 titled "Shadowgate Rising", but development was cancelled due to the impending release of the Gamecube.