Emulated in MAME ! [Console] TurboGrafx-CD Game
Shape Shifter © 1992 ICOM Simulations
Shape Shifter is a side scrolling action/adventure game by Icom Simulations. In the country of Krellion, monsters and demons have invaded the land and only a courageous warrior can restore peace and free the five members of the Ring Of Five and defeat the three demons called the Dark Ones. Shapeshifter starts in the small city of Treyhelm and, at the beginning, our hero is only armed with his two fists - but soon, he finds the head of the city and receives a pass and some gold to purchase his first weapon. The game counts a total of three different upgradeable weapons, namely the Axe, the Mace and the bow and several suits or armor such as leather skin or chain mail. Our hero also has an unusual ability - every ten minutes of play, an eclipse occurs and refill his life. Another important feature of Shape Shifter are transformations - each time a member of the ring is rescued, our hero is given the ability to transform into a new form. Four forms are available throughout the game - the Panther, the Shark, the Golem and the Dragon. These transformations however consume gems and the player must make sure he always has enough stones at hand. The land of Krellion is vast and our hero will visit numerous places full of evil foes and large bosses. However, make sure he always return to Treyhelm as it is the only place in the game where his journey can be saved.