The Case of Scary Shadows is a super tough and addictive platformer in which you play against yourself – with you controlling a cute little bear who gathers nuts while being chased by his own shadows.
Taking place entirely on the same screen, your goal is to collect as many nuts (and honey if you’re feeling brave) as possible. The only problem is that after you collect so many nuts a shadow will appear which copies your movements exactly, the more nuts you collect the more shadows appear, with you eventually amassing a long train of shadows. Touching a shadow will cause you to die, so you have to avoid them at all costs, so you can’t backtrack and you certainly can’t stand still! If you’re feeling particularly brave you can also pick up honey pots which give you 4 points initially then multiples of 4 thereafter (8, 12, 16, etc), but also unleashes a swarm of bees which can be very hard to dodge.
As more and more enemies mob the screen it can get increasingly hard to dodge them, but there are a couple of features that will aid your survival (and get you onto that high score table) – the screen wraps around which helps to minimise backtracking and you can occasionally pick up a lightbulb which eliminates one shadow. It’s a fun and addictive game in which you are your own worst enemy!
Controls: Arrow Keys – Movement
Available On: All Browsers