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* AlwaysNight: Metro City exists under the oppression of permanent darkness.

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* AlwaysNight: AffablyEvil: Metro City exists under the oppression City's resident ninja clan is comprised entirely of permanent darkness.bubblegum blondes, many of whom won't attack until they've unmasked you as a crimefighter. They seem like pleasant enough girls, regardless.



* AffablyEvil: Metro City's resident ninja clan is comprised entirely of bubblegum blondes, many of whom won't attack until they've unmasked you as a crimefighter. They seem like pleasant enough girls, regardless.

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* AffablyEvil: AlwaysNight: Metro City's resident ninja clan is comprised entirely City exists under the oppression of bubblegum blondes, many of whom won't attack until they've unmasked you as a crimefighter. They seem like pleasant enough girls, regardless.permanent darkness.

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-->'''''"NIGHTSHADE!!!"'''''
-->''"Sorry."''


* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: King Rat's vast, labyrinthine lair. In screenshot terms, the sewer is roughly half the size of the city itself, which actually makes sense.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: King Rat's vast, labyrinthine lair. In screenshot terms, the sewer is roughly half the size of the city itself, which actually makes sense.itself.


** Nightshade riffs on campy fedora-wearing vigilantes from the 60s and 70s, such as Franchise/TheGreenHornet.

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** Nightshade riffs on campy fedora-wearing vigilantes from the 60s and 70s, such as Franchise/TheGreenHornet.Radio/TheGreenHornet.


* LiftOfDoom: The glass elevator adorning the entrance to Goliath's tower. Nightshade can leap onto the roof, but if you wait too long, he'll get crushed by the ceiling, resulting in instant death.

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* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Each of the crime bosses (exempting King Rat) hides out in a restaurant or club. The ninjas also run a clothing boutique.
* LiftOfDoom: The glass elevator adorning the entrance to Goliath's tower. Nightshade can leap onto the roof, but if you wait too long, he'll get crushed by the ceiling, resulting in instant death.
* LivingStatue: The statues of Sutekh come to life when you pass by.



* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Each of the crime bosses (exempting King Rat) hides out in a restaurant or club. The ninjas also run a clothing boutique.
* LivingStatue: The statues of Sutekh come to life when you pass by.


** The box labeled "Contents: [[RedHerring Herrings, Red]]".

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** The box labeled "Contents: [[RedHerring Herrings, Red]]".Red]]."



** An automated defense system who refers to you as "[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Dave]]".

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** An automated defense system who refers to you as "[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Dave]]".Dave]]."


Very tongue in cheek and only taking itself seriously when necessary, ''Nightshade'' combines two very different kind of game-play: Point-and-click adventure with a (rather unpolished) fighting system. Don't be fooled though, ''Nightshade'' is [[NintendoHard hard]]. You'll die, many times, which leads to something original in game design: Your continues play out in the form of comic book-style {{Death Trap}}s. If you manage to escape, you live to fight another day. This doesn't mean you have infinite continues though; after a few traps, you'll be placed in an inescapable one.

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Very tongue in cheek and only taking itself seriously when necessary, ''Nightshade'' combines two very different kind kinds of game-play: Point-and-click adventure with a (rather unpolished) fighting system. Don't be fooled though, ''Nightshade'' is [[NintendoHard hard]]. You'll die, many times, which leads to something original in game design: Your continues play out in the form of comic book-style {{Death Trap}}s. If you manage to escape, you live to fight another day. This doesn't mean you have infinite continues though; after a few traps, you'll be placed in an inescapable one.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: In ''Nightshade'', the titular superhero starts off in a sewer, which is about as low as his popularity. There are several city citizens with which to talk, like an old man who snubs you condescendingly or a librarian who always gets your name wrong, until you clobber a crime boss.
-->'''Jontron''': Well, I may have gotten blown up by a bomb, but apparently that's what happens when you're unpopular. Like Nightshade.


The game chronicles the rise of wannabe vigilante "Nightshade". Armed only with [[CoatHatMask a Trilby]], [[BadassNormal his fists]], and some shades ([[SunglassesAtNight at night]]), he's out to clean up his hometown of Metro City, now a crime-ridden cesspool since the death of its former superhero. Nightshade's top priority is tracking down the {{diabolical mastermind}} who's controlling the gangs, Sutekh.

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The game chronicles the rise of wannabe vigilante "Nightshade". Armed only with [[CoatHatMask a Trilby]], [[BadassNormal his fists]], and some shades ([[SunglassesAtNight at night]]), he's out to clean up his hometown of Metro City, now a crime-ridden cesspool since the death of its former superhero. Nightshade's top priority is tracking down the {{diabolical [[{{diabolical mastermind}} mastermind]] who's controlling the gangs, Sutekh.



Seeing how obscure this game is, it's no surprise that the franchise never got to ''Nightshade part 2.'' Fortunately, it spawned a SpiritualSuccessor: ''VideoGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' for the SNES.

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Seeing how obscure this game is, it's no surprise that the franchise never got to ''Nightshade part 2.'' Fortunately, it spawned a SpiritualSuccessor: Beam Software's ''VideoGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' for the SNES.


''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival.

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''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. It was developed by Beam Software and published by Creator/{{Konami}} under their Ultra Games label. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival.

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* BadassNormal: Nightshade himself has no superpowers and not even any gadgets to speak of.

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* CoatHatMask: Nightshade's superhero "costume", albeit with shades instead of a mask.


''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival.

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''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival.

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* WikiRule: Well, almost: the "[[http://nightshade.webstarts.com/index.html Nightshade Hideout]]" has a lot of informaiton about the game.


* GiganticMoon: The pale moon looms large in a few areas, particularly the park and graveyard.



* WeirdMoon: The pale moon looms large in a few areas, particularly the park and graveyard.

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