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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

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Genre: Adventure, Indie, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Network, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Wii U

Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! After three highly successful outings with Shantae, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Shantae and her friends finally get a full HD console-based sequel! Boasting vivid, detailed high-definition graphics that retain the 2D hand-drawn sprites the series is known for, this newest entry in the Shantae series almost looks like a playable TV show! Presented... Read More

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Alright 80%

I give it an 8/10. It is my favorite of the whole franchise: good levels, good gameplay, the characters are still well characterized and maintain that charisma, in addition to very good soundtrack. Due to his difficulty he is the best to start in the franchise, although Pirate`s Curse (8.5 / 10) did some things better like: a better story to tell us the past of Risky and Rottytops, see Shantae and Risky collaborate together and The well-designed ... Read More

Alright 80%

The best that the franchise has ever looked. Amazing to see this Kickstarter-backed success story turn out great results. Not overly difficult, but that's what the hardcore mode is for if you're looking for a challenge. The cast still has the humor and charm of past games while the presentation is smoothly animated. Although, there is a lot of backtracking to a limited set of levels and many of the missions in the overall story seem to be more l... Read More


"Shantae is roused from a deep sleep, suddenly alert. She plunges into the moonlit forest in search of answers. In nearby Scuttle Town she discovers a mysterious trapdoor, and beyond that, a luminous subterranean cavern. A familiar voice calls out, drawing Shantae to a beautiful fountain. Touching its waters she is immediately spirited away to the fabled Genie Realm. At her feet a magical seal swells as some powerful evil seeks escape. The chamber trembles with a deep, bellowing roar and everything goes white. Shantae sits upright, back in her bed. Was it just a dream? Or a vision of things to come?"