Shadow the Hedgehog

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Shadow the Hedgehog

US cover art
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E10+ (Fantasy Violence, Mild Language)
PEGI rating: 12+
GRB rating: ALL
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53542 & SLUS-21261 & SLUS-21261GH
Japanese: SLUS-21261 & SLPM-66166 & NPJD-00041
German: SLES-53542 & SLUS-21261
French: SLES-53542 & SLUS-21261
Spanish: SLES-53542 & SLUS-21261
Italian: SLES-53542 & SLUS-21261
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21261
SLUS-21261GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: November 15, 2005
2006 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: A5D29941
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53542
SLES-53542/P (Platinum)
Release date: November 18, 2005
March 9, 2007 (Platinum)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66166
SLKA-25335 (Korea)
NPJD-00041 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: December 15, 2005
December 22, 2005 (Korea)
June 19, 2013 (PS2 Classics)
August 7, 2013 (Korea, PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Sonic Team
Publisher(s): Sega
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic45/100
Game description: The world is in peril as forces, both good and evil, make a play for the powerful Chaos Emeralds. In Shadow the Hedgehog, you can control Shadow and choose which side to fight for. This 3D platformer lets you use weapons, vehicles, environmental objects, and time and space manipulation to combat your foes.
The plot centers on the attempt of Shadow, a creation of Doctor Eggman's grandfather, Professor Gerald Robotnik, to learn about his past while suffering from amnesia. The missions completed determine the game's plot and subsequently playable levels.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
08 01 2014 1.2.0 r5782 GSdx 5801m SSE41 [09 01 2014]
  • SPU2-X 5801 2.0.0 [09 01 2014]
  • LilyPad 5801 0.11.0 [09 01 2014]
Runs near full speed.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i7-8700 3.20GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
1.4.0-20160105132032 GSdx 2016 1.0.0
  • SPU2-X 5801 2.0.0 [09 01 2014]
  • LilyPad 5801 0.11.0 [09 01 2014]
Occasional frame drops, some text is stretched and off-screen making it hard to navigate some menus Sanicstudios
NTSC-J Windows 10 [Fall Creators Update 1809]
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @3.6GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3345-g96ef80077-windows-x86 GSdx 20200115103019 (MSVC 19.21 SSE2/AVX) 1.1.0 SPU2-X 20200115103019 2.0.0 Occasional frame drops, but Japanese text is fully on screen and readable. Gameboi64


  • Original names: シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ (SLPM-66166), 섀도우 더 헤지혹 (SLKA-25335)

Known Issues

There are currently no known, active issues for this title. If you find one, please add it here.

Fixed Issues

Japanese Menu Text/Video

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Start menu and intro video will be in Japanese
  • Workaround: Fixed as of 1.7.0

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