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! colspan="2" style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|The Shadows In The Stars |- | colspan="2" style="text-align:center;"|Shadowsinthestars |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|Series: |Shadows |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|Genre: |Action RPG |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|Developer: |Auracom |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|Publisher: |Auracom |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|US Release: |August 12, 1993 |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|JP Release: |March 17, 1995 |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|PAL Release: |August 12, 1993 |- ! style="background-color:silver; text-align:center;"|System: |SNES |}The Shadows In the Stars is an action RPG game developed and released by Auracom. It is the first in the Shadows series of video games. Shadows In the Stars was released on August 12, 1993 in Europe and North America and March 17, 1995 in Japan. It has been released multiple times on Virtual Console.

Its popularity led to a reboot after Lone Planet Productions bought Auracom.


Shadows in the Stars is one of the earliest examples of an Action RPG. It plays from a top-down perspetive, and the view is akan to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. As you explore the land of Aimlo, you will fight enemies on the overworld, not in a special battle sequence. When you engage in a fight, health bars show up on the screen and you can now execute commands and combos that would do something else when you were out of combat.


Shadows In the Stars was critically acclaimed and became a sleeper hit. By the end of it's sales, it sold 8.4 million units making it the fourth best selling SNES game after Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Mario Kart. It also spawned several sequals and became on of gaming's most beloved series even to this day.

Reviewer/Aggregater Score
GameRankings 94.73%
Metacritic 95/100
Edge 10/10
EGM 9/10
Famitsu 40/40
Game Revolution A
GameSpot 9/10
IGN 8.5/10
Nintendo Power 9.0/10
Nintendo Life 10/10