A quick playthrough up to the first mini boss. Shadow of the Beast is incredibly difficult for the first time player, if your attacks aren't spot on you will get hit. Whilst the game is difficult you will get much better with practice since the game enemies are always in the same place with the same attack pattern. Through trial and error you should be able to complete one which is very satisfying (the end game screen is not though). The Amiga version has by far the best graphics and sound, unfortunatly they didn't translate too well to the console versions (listen to the Master System soundtrack and you will see what I mean).