Shadow Grounds is a fast-paced shooter played from a top-down perspective. Contemporary 3D graphics and competent lighting effects belie the simple, old school controls, for the impression of modernized Ikari Warriors-style gameplay. Many environmental objects are destructible, encouraging players to blast away at anything in their paths. Multiplayer options allow as many as four players to shoot their way through the same-screen levels. In a sci-fi storyline, players take charge of elite soldiers sent to the moon Ganymede, to liberate an alien-infested colony called New Atlantis. Weapons can be upgraded with equipment found along the way, and it will take a lot of firepower to eliminate the throngs of enemies and large-scale boss monsters that stand between the heroes and their ultimate goal.
Genre: Overhead Free-Roaming Shooter