Cyber Shadow isn’t the peak of the genre, but it’s a shuriken’s throw away.
What is it? A sidescrolling pixel art action game with an ’80s ninja flavour.
Expect to pay: $20/£18 on Steam
Developer: Aarne “MekaSkull” Hunziker
Publisher: Yacht Club Games
Reviewed on: Core i7-8750H, Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 6 GB RAM
Link: Official site
Remember shoulder pads, Rubik’s Cubes, and dancing to Duran Duran on your Walkman? I don’t, because I was born in the ’90s, but Cyber Shadow makes me feel like I remember them all the same. The 8-bit ninja sidescroller is dripping with ’80s cool, from the Transformer-style bots, ridiculous motorbike section, and the NES-era Ninja Gaiden-inspired cutscenes.