About this game
Nightshade is an old NES classic ported onto Steam, allowing you to experience it anew and rekindle nostalgic memories of having once played it or explore it as a new retro title to enjoy — whether, for one or the other, you're bound to love it.
An Egyptian Deity as a Supervillain
The ancient Egyptian deity, Sutekh, god of Chaos, thunder, storms, and destruction, is enveloping Metro City in a wave of crime unlike ever before and befalling the metropolis into a wave of misery. His evil proceedings can't be foiled, except by...
A Shadowy Hero
You are Nightshade, a brave superhero, and crimefighter that can melt into the darkness like a phantom. Using your unique powers, foil the evil plans of Sutekh and stop crime in its tracks. Patrol the darkest streets and find thieves, muggers, and all manner of scum to learn more about the evil plans of Sutekh. Be wary, however, as Sutekh knows of your heroic advancements and will stop at nothing to deter your success.
Find mythical weapons that are sure to help you against the villainous deity. Find energy domes, force gloves, and even the Staff of Ra — every armament will help you on your road to stopping Sutekh and his five crime bosses.
Popular As Can Be
Your ultimate weapon, however, is your popularity. As the general populace grows trusting of Nightshade, you can use their knowledge and capability to gather clues to pulverize villains and save the innocent. Should your heroic deeds ever diminish, however, you will no longer control the night — you will be consumed by it.
Steam Deck Compatibility
As a Steam Deck Playable title, you'll be able to take your heroic deeds into the night... or into the bed to fight Sutekh from the comfort of your bedroom. Take the game anywhere you want and fight crime all of the time!