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Shadowfax (video game)

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Shadowfax
Video game
DeveloperMike Singleton and Sean Logan (ZX Spectrum version only)
PublisherPostern
PlatformBBC B, Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX Spectrum
Release date1982
GenreArcade action[1]
I don't know how many got sold, but I got about £6,000 in royalties! I mean it was about the best rate of pay I've ever had!

- Mike Singleton[2]

Shadowfax is an action-video game released in 1982.[3]

[edit] Design

The graphics of the moving horses came from Computer Race, an earlier game by Mike Singleton (which was cancelled due to the UK's betting laws), and were in fact taken from the photos of Eadweard Muybridge.[2]

[edit] Gameplay

The player is Gandalf, riding on Shadowfax; the objective is to kill the chasing Nazgûl with lightning.[3][4]

[edit] External Links

[edit] References

  1. FAQS, Tolkien Games (retrieved 15 August 2010)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Interview with Mike Singleton (retrieved 14 August 2010)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shadowfax at Tolkien Games (retrieved 14 August 2011)
  4. Shadowfax at GiantBomb (retrieved 14 August 2010)