1.1 A Better-Defined World
In games like Ken's Labyrinth there was no sky and floors and ceilings were
only coloured. In Shaw's Nightmare anything can be textured, even floors
and ceilings! Plus they can get slanted! The walls get darker when you
get further from them.
1.2 Non-Straight Walls
In games like Ken's Labyrinth walls were always 90-degrees and shaped like
a square. In Shaw's Nightmare you could make walls at any length and at any
angle, allowing for circular rooms, rotating rooms and swinging doors!
1.3 Different palettes
Shaw's Nightmare has about 5 alternative palettes that can make a texture
look different with a colour!
1.4 Different video modes
Shaw's Nightmare supports VESA modes, which are high quality, and they are
limited to 35 FPS.
1.5 Better Monsters and AI
Ken's Labyrinth's monsters basically just move and only attack occasionally.
In Shaw's Nightmare the AI is much more complex. Instead of enemies
disappearing into thin air, they have death sequences and they often have
different methods of attacking the player.
There is a huge amount of enemies in Shaw's Nightmare. Here is a list:
Former Scout Boy: Just a few years ago, you thought these boys were lame.
Now they are crooked and dangerous.
Former Scout Leader: A fat boy with a white t-shirt and shorts. These
walking doberwands can provide you with extra holes if you're not careful!
Spider Cat: A mutant cat which shoots acid. It's time to find a better
weapon than that dagger and mini-catapult if you are going to defeat them.
Dog: These dogs go straight to you and bite you. Their bites can damage you
severely especially without armor.
Shadow Dog: Invisible dogs that are much harder to see.
+ Huge Cat: A gigantic cat that shoots crimson.
+ Flying Fish: Dangerous. Flies. With sharp hooks.
+ Flying Baby: The babies can fire at you constantly at you if they ever start
firing at you so take cover before they see you.
# Rapid-Firing Girl: The first enemy you'll encounter in Shaw's Nightmare
II. They are quite deadly due to their rapid-firing cannon.
# Evil Knight: They are like Kali faced in level eight but are easier to
kill and are in larger numbers.
# Plopper: They shoot out fish at an alarming rate. You better get rid of
them or the flying fish will impale you seriously.
# Ogre: These guys are just plain cruel. Their punches can really hurt and
while they are at it they can shoot small hen grenades.
# Zombie gripper: This zombie is not only terrifying, he can cast a spell
which make you yelp in pain.
+ Not found in episode 1.
# Found only in Shaw's Nightmare II.
Here are weapons that are in Shaw's Nightmare. Don't use these at home. :)
(5) Rapid Catapult
(6) Hen Grenade Launcher
(7) Camera Gun
(8) Fusion Cannon
(9) Super Doberwand (found only in Shaw's Nightmare II)