★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
  • Publisher: Zojoi
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 604.2 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating:
    Not enough votes.
App description: REQUIRES iPAD 3 OR NEWER! ALSO WORKS WITH iPHONE 6/6s and 6/6s Plus (However, the optimal experience is on an iPad! as the screen is larger.)

NOT COMPATIBLE WITH iPAD 1, iPAD 2 or iPAD MINI (without retina display)

Shadowgate is one of the most well-known and beloved point-and-click adventure titles in gaming history. As one of the original titles in the popular MacVenture series that went on to be celebrated on the NES, GBC, and Nintendo 64, Shadowgate quickly endeared players with its fantastic atmospheric soundtrack, perilous locations to progress through, countless puzzles to solve, and more ways to gruesomely die than gamers previously thought possible. Thrust into the role of "The Seed of Prophecy," players travel deep into the living castle, in hopes of defeating the evil that dwells within the dreaded Warlock Lord.

Now, nearly 30 years after the original version haunted Mac and NES gamers, the original development team behind that timeless classic is back with a full re-imagining of the original Shadowgate. Much more than a port, the team at Zojoi has painstakingly redesigned the game from the ground up, adding in tons of new mind-bending puzzles, lots of new rooms with stunning hand-painted 2D graphical detail, and more objects to interact with and help you along your quest.

Decide how YOU want to play this new, re-imagined Shadowgate! Want the modern adventure experience? Use the wheel-based icon command system. Want the retro experience? Employ the Classic command system and turn on the retro graphics, soundtrack, text box, and room transitions. Want a more cinematic experience? Switch to Immersive mode by auto-hiding the UI and using customizable hotkeys to explore the castle. Or mix and match the options to satisfy your play style. In Shadowgate, there are plenty of new features and fun throwbacks to the original version to satisfy veteran adventurers and newcomers alike!

Key Features:
- Customized UI: Play the way you want! Use modern wheel-based icon commands or the classic on-screen commands.
- Difficulty Levels: Four different difficulty levels (from the novice to expert) that actually change the gameplay experience and puzzle structure.
- First Person Adventuring: Utilize your inventory, mapping system, and intuitive UI to complete your quest.
- Dangerous Dungeons: Tons of beautifully illustrated rooms featuring both new and familiar locations, offering a new gameplay experiences.
- Mind-bending Puzzles: Lots of new and updated puzzles that seamlessly expand on the original game.
- Retro Mode: Play the game like its 1989! Toggle on pixelated graphics, listen to Hiroyuki Masunos original NES chip tunes, move between rooms with NES transitions, and enjoy the text in retro format.
- Over 50 player achievements to unlock.
- Storytelling: Shadowgate features dramatic cut-scenes and all the same great storytelling you expect from the original creators.
- Cinematic Score: A digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack that changes with gameplay by composer Rich Douglas.
- Soundscapes: A complete atmospheric and puzzle-based sound design featuring hundreds of sound effects.

If you are a fan of the genre, looking for something difficult to tackle, or wondering why you havent played Shadowgate in 30 years, absolutely pick this up. - 8/10 GameZone

Shadowgate will offer you a journey into darkness, and an adventure unlike anything you have experienced in a long time. - 8/10 Adventuregamers.com

This new Shadowgate is a superlative remake that should stand as a great example of how to take a cult classic and update it for both new and nostalgic audiences. - 9/10 Leviathyn.com
10-21-2015, 09:08 PM
Woohoo! A new Shadowgate. Looks like I'll be getting this one and the other one. So much nostalgia

Holy crap! So many options and new graphics! This looks amazing. Definitely buying this tomorrow when I can play on the iPad. It's getting late for me. I may just go with this version instead of the MacVenture one. Much better looking/sounding than I imagined! (Judging solely from the app description and screenshots)

PS - Thanks for starting all these threads, metalcasket. Also see that Jared is back \o/

Last edited by Anotherkellydown; 10-21-2015 at 09:38 PM.

10-21-2015, 10:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,657
What the? Did they release the port of the original and this remake (im assuming this is a remake) at the same time?

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
10-21-2015, 10:39 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 640
Words... I don't know how to word upon seeing this... I'm so ..... Omgsjskejdnsmsjdbd
10-22-2015, 03:16 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,570
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
What the? Did they release the port of the original and this remake (im assuming this is a remake) at the same time?
Yes, they released it at the same time! The original is from 1987 and they made a remake from their own game in 2014.
10-22-2015, 04:45 AM
Played on the 3rd (out of 4?) difficulty for about 20 minutes last night. It's beautiful. Awesome, fully voiced cut scene at the beginning to set up the story, and beautiful graphics. It's definitely hard though. Took me a while just to get into the tower =) Well worth the money from what little I've played so far.
10-22-2015, 05:01 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Awesome. I was just thinking about this after seeing the original game pop up yesterday. So many memories of the original NES version.
10-22-2015, 05:46 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 280
My childhood memories are rushing back! This game is awesome!!!!!
10-22-2015, 05:50 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,387
I played this game more than any other on NES back in the day and I remember buying it not really knowing what it was and then playing it and instantly getting hooked. Now just wish I had an iPad:
10-22-2015, 08:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 600
Then there was Deja Vu & Uninvited. I'd love to see revamps for those.