Psygnosis

Shadow of The Beast, an Amiga Animation by Psygnosis

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Shadow of The Beast

Psygnosis released 1989 a milestone in game history: «Shadow of the Beast». Especially for 1989, this was the absolute best anyone could imagine. Richly detailed environments, a fluidly animated setting and characters, and a never seen before perfect parallax scrolling with non less than 13 layers (in both the ground and the sky, animated at 50 frames per second!) ... it all ends up to something truly remarkable. But what makes the game really spectacular isn't its difficulty ... it's the sheer beauty of it. With this masterpiece Psygnosis build a reputation of being a «leader in design».

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