Shadow Bug 12+

Muro Studios Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 977 Ratings
    • $3.99



Shadow Bug is a fast paced platformer game with emphasis on action and speedrunning. The control scheme of the game is specifically designed for smooth ninja movement.

You are the overpowered ninja hero Shadow Bug! Save your home forest from the evil factory by slicing monsters to pieces.

TAP ON THE MONSTER! Leap, slash, splash! One finger is all you need.

Become the ultimate ninja and adventure through beautiful and twisted landscapes full of action and adventure.

”Badland Meets Super Meat Boy” - TouchArcade

”Shadow Bug is very well tuned to touch-screen controls.” - Hardcore Gamer

”Shadow Bug is one of the most alluring games that has graced my device lately.” - AppAdvice

- Hand crafted levels filled with action, exploration and puzzles.
- Memorable boss fights.
- Mesmerizing art with picturesque parallax backgrounds and mystical silhouettes.
- Breathtaking soundscape with an epic soundtrack and immersive sound effects.
- Leaderboards for speedrunning levels.
- A completely new take on platformer games.

Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
Recommended devices: iPhone 5 or newer and iPad 4 or newer.

What’s New

Version 1.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Added Korean language
- Added Special Thanks for the Credits level

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
977 Ratings

977 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Shadow Bug may be tiny, but he's got the skills and reflexes of a dozen full-grown ninjas. We adore this innovative mix of lightning-fast platformer and crafty puzzler. The only thing more satisfying than chaining together aerial attacks on evil beasts is sussing out the path to each level's shining exit.

Ealadon ,

A simple, good & fun game.

TL;DR - it's fun, unless you're doing the challenges it isn't that hard.

So I might have lied a little when I said it was simple. Often it is simple to beat the level, but if you want to earn three shurikens on each level you may find yourself playing any given level dozens of times on repeat.

But that of course is why I love this game. It is not the easiest plat-former, but it also is not really challenging until you're combing the speed and score aspect.

Because of that the "difficulty" of the specific challenge you set for yourself allows for a really nice curve. Finally, it is interesting to listen to (at first, of course all repetitive music gets old), and the large point globes that are hidden allow you to play through a level slowly and methodically to try to find where they are hidden.

That is a wonderful mechanic to get people to notice all the little aspects that have went into making this game.

If you like this sort of die, rinse, repeat games at all, you will like this one.

Dubs1 ,

Hands down one of the best games in the App Store

This should be an editors of the most beautiful, fun, action-packed, and innovative games I've played..this is a MUST of the best mobile games of 2016.....and I have to update my review after replaying this amazing game. I'm so sad it's finally over, but it was one heck of a ride playing through all the levels - slicing and dicing at high speeds is soooo satisfying....I honestly can't wait to see what these devs do next as they are number 1 on my watch list...Apple should give shadow bug the next indie showcase's THAT good, action masterpiece!

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  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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