& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Shadow Skimmer by the Edge looked quite an
interesting action / puzzle game to me; it looked like a
cross between Quedex
and Citadel so
I kind of looked forward to this one... Having attempted
to work out how to play it several times, I eventually
gave up! The information I found online didn't seem to
help much at all. I was determined to give it one final
go and managed to work out how to get through the
levels! There are only four short levels to beat, so
once I was up and running, the game was beaten in
is just to guide your skimmer craft around the maze of
corridors, shooting the enemies and obstacles that block
your path and find the exit on the last level.
Graphically it's average and it plays ok, but the action
is non-existent, the level design poor, the sound is
annoying and the actual game underneath it all is
now completed this game I am staggered as to how this
game was sold for full price back in the day. It's far
worse than many budget game releases. Don't waste your
time on this one. It's shocking.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final level is completed you get a page of text
and a short David Whittaker jingle before the game
restarts. The text reads 'SHADOW SKIMMER.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE EDGE. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
THANKS FOR PLAYING. WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOYED IT. THIS
HAS BEEN A MAT PRODUCTION.'
- Andrew Fisher:
Didn't know it was Mat Sneap - fills in a bit more of
I liked the graphics of this, didn't think much of the
Very average ending.
- Gaz Spence: One
for the mappers because there is nothing there for
anyone else. The ending doesn't live long in the
memory... What was it again?
hoped a great ending would save this one, but it just
HERE to view more endings.