Released on March 27, 1992 in Japan for 7200 Yen.
June 1992 - Joypad N.9: 90/100
Shadow of the Beast was first released in 1989 for the Commodore Amiga. This port of the game has some surprising differences from the original Amiga version. It is interesting to notice that this port was developed by DMA Design, the people behind Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto. It features some enhancements not found in other versions, such as an exclusive animated introduction sequence. The storyline was also slightly changed - the original game had the beast changed into a monster-looking creature during childhood, here the main character meets his fate as an adult (the text at the back of the case even describes the original story and not the one told during the game's introduction sequence). Controls in this version are also a little less rigid and the game is overall much easier. Finally, and not the least, the soundtrack was entirely rearranged by D.C. Productions Ltd.in beautiful CD-quality.