Shadow Blasters

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Shadow Blasters
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sigma Enterprises (JP), Sage's Creation (US)
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,200 T-26023
Sega Mega Drive
$? 47016

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Shiten Myouou or Shiten-Myooh (四天明王 lit. 4 Dawning Kings) is a 1990 action game by Sigma Enterprises. Sage's Creation published it in the US under the name Shadow Blasters.


You play as one of four people in six levels you can play in any order. Each person can use a normal magic attack with A (hold to charge; you can also attack straight up by holding Up with A), jump with B, and fire a special attack with C. You can change people at any time with Select — but once a person dies once, they are gone for the rest of the game.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Shadow Blasters Shadow Blasters
Japanese Shiten Myouou (四天明王)

Production credits

  • Game Designer: T.Mura
  • Character Designer: Suttako‑Tetsu
  • Scroll Designer: Goro Tama, TS‑25
  • Programmer: X Y Z, Hiroshi Sato
  • Sound Programmer: M.Takayama
  • Sound Composer: Songdong Kim
  • Thanks...: Zerozero X, Garam, Katsu, Angela, Mr. Ogulin
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Shadow Blasters/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SegaVisions US 02.pdf

Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #2: "October/November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

BeepMD JP 1990-06.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-06: "June 1990" (1990-05-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 [3]
39 [4]
58 №107, [1]
79 №9, p107
34 №5, p94
40 [5]
46 №18, p67
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
7 reviews

Mega Drive, US
ShadowBlasters MD US Box.jpg
ShadowBlasters MD US Cart.jpg
Shadow Blasters MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, JP
ShadowBlasters MD JP Box.jpg
ShadowBlasters MD JP CartTop.jpg
ShadowBlasters MD JP Cart.jpg
Shitenmyooh md jp manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 713d377b
MD5 3593e0995aa5ac87bf54e54da56e4631
SHA-1 8485453264fd67ff8e4549a9db50b4f314a6fcb5
512KB 1990-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7e729693
MD5 db917818b7f82a0bf6dd5aeee7bf5a1a
SHA-1 7bc3be0753b4ba8bbab2f5096e0efa0c0884dd98
512KB 1990-06 Cartridge (JP)