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Shadow Warrior

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Also known as: SW (common abbreviation), Shadow Warrior 3D (working title), Ninja Master (working title)
Developer: 3D Realms
Publisher: GT Interactive
Category:First-Person Shooter
More details:Official game website, MobyGames, Wikipedia
Related games: Build engine, Open source, DOS & Windows, 3dfx

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File Details
  • executable: SWWEB.BAT
  • configured for DOSBox
  • Update
  • MS-DOS
  • 1,758 kB (1.72 MB)

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Game description

Shadow Warrior is a first-person shooter (with a bit of swordfighting and martial arts thrown in) set in futuristic Japan. As Lo Wang, the shadow warrior, you are to face the dark schemes of Master Zilla, a corrupt corporate head bent on world domination.

The game runs on the same Build engine as Duke Nukem 3D and indeed plays very similarly while also sharing a lot of design principles. Expect to see abundant joking references to Asian films, anime and manga, as well as plenty of secret areas and Easter eggs, and of course powerful and exotic weapons and outlandish enemies. Shadow Warrior actually brings some new features to Duke's tech, such as transparent water, room-over-room environments, drivable vehicles and even more interactivity.

Shadow Warrior was originally marketed as shareware, with the first episode available for free. However, now the full game is freeware, downloadable from GOG and Steam.

Description by MrFlibble


Press T to enter talk mode before typing the codes. Then type one of the following codes to cheat:

swchan: Toggle God mode
swghost: No clipping (walk through walls)
swgimme: Gives you everything (except invincibility(
swgreed: Gives you all ammo, weapons, items and invincibility
swloc: Shows framerate
swmap: Shows entire map
swres: Changes resolution
swsave: Saves map to a .map file
swstart: Restarts the game
swtrek##: Warp to any level (## is the level number)
swtrix: Shoots rabbits out of rocket launcher (?)
winpachinko: Win a prize out of game machine

Description by VGTips

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