Sprite Castle 019: Shamus

In this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shooter, you’ll face more spiral drones, robo-droids, and snap jumpers than you can shake an ion-shiv at in your quest to defeat the Shadow in this week’s game, 1983’s SHAMUS by Synapse Software.

If you would like to play along, you can find download links to emulators along with all the games played so far on Sprite Castle by clicking on the downloads tab at the top of the page. On the next episode we will be covering 1985’s LITTLE COMPUTER PEOPLE by Activision.

Congratulations to ROB SNYDER for being this episode’s King of the Castle! Listen to this week’s episode to find out how you can become the next King of the Castle! Be careful, the rules have changed slightly!

[Game Links]

Link: Interview with Cathryn Mataga (ANTIC Podcast)
Link: Player/Missile Podcast (Atari)
Link: Shamus Box Cover
Link: Manual #1
Link: Manual #2
Link: Shamus Game Maps
Link: Shamus Online (GBC version)
Link: Shamus Online (DOS version)

[Show Links]

Link: Robb Sherwin (
Link: All About BBS Door Games
Link: Dope Wars (Online)
Link: Tai-Pan (Online)
Link: Sprint 1
Link: The Last Ninja +11D
Link: Caren and the Tangled Tentacles v1.1

[Podcast Links]

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