This game is a simple side-scrolling platformer set in a dark and gloomy forest. You play as the titular Shadow Boy, a young man with a deep voice and modern clothes who roams these gloomy woods. Make your way to the end of the level and survive the many hazards the forest throws at you.
Collect as many coins as you can.
Watch out for spikes and thorns. The dark environment can make them very hard to see.
Stomp on the hostile woodland creatures that make this creepy forest home.
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Shadow Boy Adventures Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Get to the end of the level and collect as many coins as you can. Avoid enemies and hazards.
Starting the Game
On the welcome screen, select Start to begin.
Within the game itself, select the speaker button on the top left corner to turn the sound on and off.
With your keyboard:
Use the left and right arrow keys to move.
Use the up arrow key to jump.
With your fingers:
Tap on the left and right arrows on the bottom left corner to move.
Tap on the up arrow on the bottom right corner to jump.
Move through the level and collect as many coins and stars as you can.
Survive various enemies and hazards strewn across the level.
Get to the end of the level.
Lives, enemies, and hazards
You start the game with 3 lives, represented in-game as hearts. Keep track of them on the top right corner of the screen.
You lose a life each time you come into contact with an enemy or hazard.
Lose all your lives and you fail the level. A creepy voice will tell you that you lost.
Avoid making contact with enemies. You will lose a life if you get near them.
Most enemies will be defeated with a stomp. Stomping is your only available attack.
Some enemies, such as the rabbits, will fire at you from a distance. Avoid their attacks.
Some enemies can fly or walk forward, while others either stay in one place or loiter back and forth.
The only invincible enemy is the rolling blades. You can only dodge them.
Hazards are stationary dangers like thorns or spikes.
Don’t fall into them.
Sometimes a star can be found near the spikes. You will need to lose a life to gain that star.
Your score is represented by coins on the top left corner of the screen.
You gain points from the following actions:
Collecting coins (100 points)
Stomping on enemies (100 points)
Collecting stars (500 points)
The game is suited for players who like retro platforming games.
The game has no adult themed content. It does have creepy vocal effects which can be disturbing for younger players.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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