SHADOW OF THE BEAST
Long ago, the Beast Lord conquered the world and banished all light. A
mysterious child was born into this darkness. The Beast Lord's warrior
priests knew of the birth and warned the evil king that this child would
someday destroy the Beast Lord and return light to the world. In terror,
the Beast Lord ordered the child captured and transformed him into a demon
of darkness. But when he reached maturity, the demon learned the with of
his past and set out to destroy the Beast Lord and all his wicked minions.
To succeed, the demon must go deep within the Beast Lord's kingdom, into
the very Shadow of the Beast!
1. Insert your Shadow of the Beast game cartridge in your Lynx and turn on
the machine. The Shadow of the Beast title screen appears.
2. Press A or B. The Shadow of the Beast title
3. Press A or B to Start the game, or press Option 1
for the Option screen (Screen l).*
4. On the Option screen, press A or B until the Jump
and Attack buttons are set the way you want them. Then press down on
the joypad until "Exit" is highlighted and press A or B again.
5. Press A or B to start the game.
Playing the Game
Shadow of the Beast is an action-packed fantasy adventure. You are a demon
who was once a child of power until you were kidnapped by the evil Beast
Lord. You must seek out the Beast Lord and destroy him so you can regain
your normal form. But first you must destroy the Beast Lord's gruesome
Your lifeblood is displayed at the bottom of the screen (Screen 2), You
lose lifeblood when you are injured in an attack or when you fall. When
you run out of lifeblood, you lose your life. (You can continue three
times during a game.)
The joypad and buttons control the demon character. press right or left on
the joypad to run. Press up to climb. Press down to duck or descend. The
A and B buttons are the Jump and Attack buttons. You can
decide which button will do what by pressing Option 1 from the
During the game, Option 1 lets you choose one of the
weapons you pick up on your journey. To choose a weapon, press
Option 1, then move the selection box over the weapon you want
to use (Screen 3). If you prefer to fight with your fists, move the
selection box over the word "Exit." When you have made your choice,
press A or B.
As you move through the evil kingdom into the Shadow of the Beast, keep an
eye open for weapons that will help you on your quest. Your fists are
strong, but their range and power are severely limited. Some weapons can
only be used for a limited time. For example, the single-shot ray pistol
is loaded with 25 rounds. If you have selected this weapon, the number of
shots remaining appears at the top left of the game screen.
You will meet several creatures on your quest. All that live in this land
are evil, so if it moves, attack it. To fight an evil creature, press the
Attack button. If you are fighting with your fists, you must be close
enough to hit the enemy (Screen 4). If you are using a weapon, the target
must be within range.
You will also find objects, such as keys, that will help you complete your
conquest of the Beast Lord. Pick these objects up and carry them with you
until you need them. To use an item, press Option 1 and select the
item from the Inventory screen.
Keep an eye out for the hearts hidden throughout the realm. Pick up one of
these hearts and you will restore some of your lifeblood (Screen 5).
Without these hearts, your quest is hopeless. With the hearts, your quest
might still be hopeless, but at least you will live longer.
There are also magical items. If you can find one of these items, touch it
and watch what happens. There are several different items and you must
discover what each one does (Screen 6).
Of course, not everything you see will be good for you. Besides the evil
creatures, there are magical traps waiting to destroy you. You must find
these traps and learn how to deal with them if you want to survive and get
your revenge on the Beast Lord.
Although you begin your quest above ground, there are many tunnels and
passageways. All entrances to these dark and dangerous places are marked
When you see an entrance, stand in front of it and press up on the joypad.
This makes you enter. If you do not like what you see, try to leave the
way you came. But remember, you cannot complete your quest if you
constantly move away from danger.
For example, you might find the entrance to the Beast Lord's subterranean
caverns. When you see this entrance, press up on the joypad. This allows
you to descend the stairway into the caverns (Screen 8).
As you go through the caverns, you must climb up and down rickety ladders,
jump over deep chasms, and fight evil creatures. There are other places
even more dangerous hidden throughout the realm. You must find them and
conquer them all. If you succeed, you will meet the evil Beast Lord
himself in a battle to the death. If you can destroy the Beast Lord you
will restore light to the world. But equally important, you will get your
revenge for all those years of torture!
Learn the lay of the land. If you can remember what hideous creature
guards an area, or which dangerous trap waits where, you will be able to
anticipate your next move and strategically plot your course. This is very
important. There is no luck in this quest. You must be skilful to succeed.
Do not waste powerful weapons. If you can get by with your fists, do it.
You will need your weapons for the strongest creatures.
Don't fall too far. You can survive short falls, but a long fall means
Some situations cannot be survived. Learn where they are and avoid them.
Other situations may seem impossible, but they are not. Only experience
will tell you which is which.