Shadow the Hedgehog


Shadow the Hedgehog
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Developer(s)SEGA Studio USA
Publisher(s)SEGA
Platform(s)Gamecube
PS2
Xbox
Release dates (GC/PS2/Xbox)NA November 15th 2005
EU November 18th 2005
JP December 15th 2005

Shadow The Hedgehog is a spin-off of the popular Sonic Adventure series in which you control the mysterious black hedgehog Shadow. You will be faced with upwards of fifty unique missions, with the aid of weapons and vehicles, in order to find the true history behind Shadow the Hedgehog. This is one of the few games in the series which doesn't feature Sonic as the main character.

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[edit] Gameplay

Shadow will engage in a complex battle between enigmatic alien life-forms, the G.U.N. and Dr. Eggman himself in over 50 unique Missions to discover the truth about his past and end the way in which it torments him. He will use weapons, vehicles and other objects to achieve his goals. The game has a branching storyline, where the paths, levels and characters Shadow comes across are determined by decisions made by the player as the story progresses. Ultimately the endings range from Hero, Normal onto Dark.

[edit] Vehicles

Shadow is aided several times throughout the game by various vehicles.

[edit] Black Arms Air Saucer

The Black Arms Air Saucer is by no means designed to be an offensive weapon in combat. It consists of a powered, circular disc, upon which the pilot stands. It can be used to cross areas which would otherwise be hazardous to their user, such as slime lakes and electro-rails. It also allows the pilot to fire Weapons while aboard the device. Black Assassins frequently ride these machines over the slime lakes and rivers of the "Black Comet" and potentially "The Last Way" Stages, and can teleport their Air Saucers with themselves. However, defeating such an opponent will allow you to access his or her Air Saucer.

[edit] Convertible

The Convertible a vehicle with no weapons and isn't quite as durable as some other vehicles in the game. However, it is quick, and it does provide a bit of a shield from slime.

[edit] G.U.N. Cannon Walker

  • Stages: Air Fleet
  • Weapons: Quadruple Laser Cannons

It looks and walks very similarly to the G.U.N. Jump Mech, but it is slower, has a lower jump arc, and is armed. While it is fairly useful for taking out distant opponents, it only really comes in useful as an offensive weapon against Black Arms Giants. Although it can resist most Black Arms attacks with ease, G.U.N. Mechs will tear it to shreds in a few hits.

[edit] G.U.N. Jump Mech

The G.U.N. Jump Mech moves fairly slowly, and is unarmed, making it much more suitable for platforming situations rather than combat situations. Although most opponents can be defeated with a single jumping attack from this machine, such an attack requires a high level of accuracy, and the only enemies which are big enough to hit with ease in this way take multiple hits to defeat using this particular machine.

[edit] G.U.N. Jeep

This motor is a very good machine for certain situations. It can withstand a lot of firepower, and can last for quite a while in the G.U.N. Fortress Stage. The vehicle is left-hand drive, and you can fire Weapons from the side of the vehicle while driving it. Collect a Gatling weapon or a multi-shot weapon with lock-on functions while driving this machine for the greatest offensive effects. It turns fairly well, and is quite quick, as well.

[edit] G.U.N. Open-Top Jeep

Basically a weaker version of the Jeep, the Open-Top Jeep is a good vehicle for driving through the Air Fleet. Although firing weapons from it is a bad idea at close range to an opponent, you can easily stop the vehicle, jump out, take out any nearby opponents, jump back into the vehicle, and continue on with your progress through the Stage. Straying too far from the vehicle will cause it to return to its original parking position in the Stage (with full Energy).

[edit] Multiplayer

There is a multiplayer mode. In this mode, there are Cyborg Shadows for you to pick. This mode can only be played with two controllers. It is always battle, with three stages to pick from. You can either do only 1 of the stages of all 3 of them. Some of the Cyborg Shadows have their own weapon, but the two normal Shadows do not, so you must either obtain a weapon for them, or use the homing attack to win. If you get hit without any rings, you lose.

[edit] Endings

There are ten different Ending Sequences to the main game mode. These will be determined by what you do in Stage 6, and which Stage 6 you are playing through.

[edit] Ending # 1

  • Criteria: Complete the Dark Mission in the "G.U.N. Fortress" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Sonic And Diablon with Doom's Eye as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Sonic lies defeated in front of the broken-down Diablon, and asks Shadow what he intends to use the Chaos Emeralds for. Shadow replies that he is going to "destroy the d*** Planet", before coming out with a terrifying laugh.

[edit] Ending # 2

  • Criteria: Complete the Hero Mission in the "G.U.N. Fortress" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Black Doom with Rouge as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Black Doom lies defeated on the floor. He informs Shadow, "Do not think that this is over...". As Rouge looks concerned when the implications of that statement suddenly make her realise "something", Shadow slightly celebrates his victory.

[edit] Ending # 3

  • Criteria: Complete the Dark Mission in the "Black Comet" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Sonic And Diablon with Doom's Eye as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Sonic lies defeated in front of the broken-down Diablon, and begins to panic as Shadow announces his plans to use the Chaos Emeralds for the purposes of assisting the plans of Black Doom.

[edit] Ending # 4

  • Criteria: Complete the Hero Mission in the "Black Comet" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Dr. Eggman In Egg Dealer with Knuckles as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: The Doctor reveals a few secrets about Shadow's alleged past, as he attempts to strengthen himself enough to be able to speak to Shadow properly. Shadow doesn't give him a chance to do so.

[edit] Ending # 5

  • Criteria: Complete the Dark Mission in the "Lava Shelter" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Dr. Eggman In Egg Dealer with Omega as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Basically the same as Ending 6, but Omega is less involved, and they make little references to their plans for a new robotic empire. Robotnik still gets his skull bashed in by Shadow.

[edit] Ending # 6

  • Criteria: Complete the Hero Mission in the "Lava Shelter" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Dr. Eggman In Egg Dealer with Omega as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Shadow asks the defeated Doctor a few questions about his past, and Omega decides to finish him off. Shadow and Omega decide to build a new robotic empire using their combined efforts, and Shadow ultimately delivers the finishing blow to the Doctor.

[edit] Ending # 7

  • Criteria: Complete the Dark Mission in the "Cosmic Fall" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Dr. Eggman In Egg Dealer with Vector as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Shadow asks Eggman about his past, and Eggman maintains his story. Shadow initially plans to finish Eggman off, but ultimately decides to spare his life.

[edit] Ending # 8

  • Criteria: Complete the Hero Mission in the "Cosmic Fall" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Black Doom with Vector as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Shadow tries to ask Black Doom about his origins, but Black Doom teleports away.

[edit] Ending # 9

  • Criteria: Complete the Dark Mission in the "Final Haunt" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Sonic and Diablon with Doom's Eye as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: A defeated Sonic crawls out of the wreckage of the defeated Diablon, as Shadow announces his plans for the Chaos Emeralds.

[edit] Ending # 10

  • Criteria: Complete the Hero Mission in the "Final Haunt" Stage.
  • Boss Battle: Black Doom with Sonic as ally.
  • Ending Sequence: Black Doom takes off to complete the final phase of his plan, leading into the Last Story of the game.

[edit] Soundtracks

Music from the game features in the following CD soundtracks:

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