Shadow of the Beast Legacy : Popular remake gets another update!

When we previously mentioned darkfalzx's port remake of the hit game classic "Shadow of the Beast", it became one of our most popular articles on Indie Retro News. But as we promised before, we'd keep you up to date on the latest developments. So today the developer has released the latest update to "Shadow of the Beast Legacy" which brings in new software filters, optimized video settings and Android, iOS separate builds.

Originally published by Psygnosis in 1989-1990 Shadow of the Beast was a side scrolling platformer and featured not just revolutionary graphics but an atmospheric score by David Whittaker. So now you too can play the latest multi platform release and see why this was one of the greats!

SOTB1 - the game is fully beatable, but requires some modern polish in the interface department, so I'd say it's 97% complete.
SOTB 2 - 15% Can run around Karamoon. There are some generic enemies and some unfinished puzzle elements, but not much else.
SOTB 3 - 65% Level 1 and 2 are in, as well as the tilemap and parallax of Level 3. -

Changelog : 

Updated the build.
All improvements are to the engine, no game progress.

* Removed shaders, replacing them with software filters. The game can now run on much older machines with rudimentary shader support or even no shader support at all.
* Optimized video settings. At x1 window even in full screen the game will run full speed on any PC from the past 10 years.
* Android and Ouya now have separate builds. In my experience Ouya packages don't play nice with stock Android devices.


Windows build
OUYA build
General Android build
Ubuntu Linux build
Mac build

Mirrors :

Windows build
Ouya console build
General Android build (The touch-screen controls are invisible, and incomplete)
Ubuntu Linux build
Mac build


Please note due to an overwhelming response from the community, the download sites are being hammered. If it is currently down, they will be back very shortly as they did come back up yesterday. Thank you


  1. CD32 version is out... woooo!!

  2. Are there any mirrors?

  3. I have mentioned mirrors but no response, however the download links are working again, so try now.

    Cheers :)

  4. This is great! It plays GREAT on the Ouya. Still a lesson in futility to hard!

  5. Brill :) Hopefully we get another decent up date soon

  6. Do not put controls on the Android touchscreen version, it's easy to use, perfectly balanced and there's no screen clutter


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