|cohones - 17/03/2013|
Looks like the "Nadral" doesn't it?
|Greg B. - 11/04/2009|
To Tim Boxell: It may be 25 years too late, but thanks for all the great artwork! Rest assured that your artwork was appreciated and admired by just about everyone who purchased a piece of Synapse software. I even had the box for Necromancer hanging on my wall for years back then! Best of luck and great to hear from you...
|AB Pos - 30/03/2009|
"Why did so many programmers from that era (including William Mataga) undergo sex change operations???"
Maybe because us transgendered folk are geniuses with computers.
(Or we're all obsessed with programming sub 32-bit systems. I'm working on a Sega Genesis game atm :P )
|ArnaudL - 27/03/2009|
I bought it because it was a cheep game.
I got to the end of the game,I remember it was the red labyrinth and moves were very fast.
|TIM BOXELL - 22/03/2009|
GLAD THE RESPONSE TO THE ART WAS SO POSITIVE. YOU NEVER GET ANY FEEDBACK FOR ALL THOSE BRUSHSTROKES AND HUNDREDS OF HOURS.
I LIKED SHAMUS...
|Scott Wozniak - 15/09/2008|
I remember buying Shamus on cartridge from J&R Computer World in NYC around 1982 for my Atari 400. (I was 13 at the time.) I bought it because I was fascinated with Tim Boxell's artwork and the Shamus character. I would see Synapse Software's ads all the time in magazines like Electronic Games. To this day it is probably my favorite game for the Atari 8-bit computers. The depth of the exploration amazed me. I played for hours and finished it (on Novice) the first day. I was obsessed. A trick I quickly learned is to hold down the fire button and tap the joystick very quickly to clear out enemies in groups. I think this game is a masterpiece. To think William Mataga crammed all of that gameplay into just 16k of memory! 10 out of 10 score from me. Why did so many programmers from that era (including William Mataga) undergo sex change operations???
|JohnM - 06/08/2007|
An excellent addictive arcade game.
Fast, lots of hidden extras, plenty of enemies with differing attack styles, lots of rooms/ levels, beautiful graphics throughout, super smooth motion and animations.
Quite incredible to think this was written in 1982.
Much harder to play on a PC emulator though as this really does need the digital joystick
|Other version with the same title: |
Load with OS-B.
Missing original tape image!
| Electronic Fun · March, 1983||Rating: 3 / 5 |
Shamus is a lovable little guy of a kind that you just don't expect to see in computer game characters. He's tiny, wears a broad-brimmed hat and has a purposeful, plodding walk - kind of a computerized Columbo without the cigar. He chases a variety of evil baddies through a series of mazes and secret rooms in his attempt to seek and destroy the shadow.
Shamus starts his... [more]