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[[caption-width-right:256:Face his fists of ''justice''!]]

In 2030, the world is threatened by the forces of Metal Command. Steve Hermann loses his hands in an accident, and gets them replaced with cyborg hands. He decides this is enough to take on this evil group and save the world.

'''''Shatterhand''''' is a side-scrolling action game in which the player not only has punching as the primary attack, but also robot drones as secondary attacks, with what kind of robot being decided by how you pick up certain power ups.

The game was developed by Creator/{{Natsume}} and also notable by being redone as a LicensedGame in Japan, of ''Series/TokkyuuShireiSolbrain'', even though ''Shatterhand'' started out as an original game.
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!!Provides Examples Of:
* AllThereInTheManual: Why Steve is fighting these robots, and why he has his nickname.
* ArtificialLimbs: Cybernetic hands, hence the name of the game.
* AttackDrone: The robots.
* {{Badass}}: Steve Hermann
* BeatEmUp
* BossRush
* ChainReactionDestruction
* CoolShades: Steve wears some.
* {{Cyborg}}
* DolledUpInstallment: The Japanese version.
* DualBoss: The bosses in the oil refinery level.
* EvilCounterpart: Final boss has an Evil Bot, complete with an Evil Super Mode.
* ExtremityExtremist: Since only his hands are super powered.
* FrickinLaserBeams: The laser bot.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Just with bionic fists.
* GravityScrew: The anti-gravity center level.
* GroundShatteringLanding: Final boss, setting the floor on fire in the process.
* InconvenientlyPlacedConveyorBelt
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Literally, Steve can ''punch bullets away''.
* KillerYoYo: The Yobobot.
* KillItWithFire: The pyrobot.
* OneUp: Can be bought with enough money at select sections.
* PaletteSwap: Steve's jacket turns from green to red when you buy the double attack {{power up}}.
* PinballProjectile: The "bounce" bot fires projectiles that rebound off walls.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Everything that doesn't go into ChainReactionDestruction.
* {{Rated M For Manly}}: A game about a guy punching robots, with loads of explosions.
* RuleOfThree: Three alpha or beta powerups need to be collected to activate a robot.
* SuperMode: When two sets of the same powerups are collected in a row.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Steve has no problem moving around in water for a long period of time.
* TakeOverTheWorld: What Metal Command is seeking to do.
* UnderTheSea: Part of the filtration plant level takes place underwater.
* WeCanRebuildHim: Steve getting his new hands.
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