Shadow Spotter

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Shadow Spotter
Shadow Spotter title.png
Title screen
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Browser
Release date
Genre Puzzle
Mode(s) Single player
Media HTML
Input Mouse/touchscreen

Shadow Spotter is a game available on the Nintendo Kids Club website.


The game consists of a random piece of artwork of a character from the Mario franchise. The player has a total of four different shadows which show a different pose of the same character. The player must select the shadow that matches the artwork, which will be highlighted with a green check mark, and they will move onto the next piece of artwork. If the player selects the incorrect shadow, it will be highlighted with a red "X" and they will have five seconds added to their timer. There are a total of five rounds and one difficulty level, though the pieces of artwork will be different each time. At the end of the game, a window pops up showing the player's score out of three stars based on the amount of time on the timer once they are finished.

The game can be paused at any point by clicking on the PAUSE button at the bottom. On the pause screen, the player can choose to start a new game or resume the current game.

Score times[edit]

  • 00:41 or over
  • 00:21 to 00:40
  • 00:20 or under

Depending on the score, one of three characters also appears in the same window as the score (only in the desktop version): Bowser Jr. at one star, Diddy Kong at two and a Monty Mole at three.

In-game instructions[edit]

Can you match the famous Nintendo characters with their shadows? Click on the shadow that matches the main picture, and see how fast you can spot all five!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Personaje en la sombra
French Chasseur d'ombres
Dutch Schaduwvinder
German Schatten-Ratespiel
Italian Caccia alle ombre
Portuguese Caça à sombra
Russian Поиски теней