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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

83%

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Based on 24 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 8, 2018
Xbox OneMay 8, 2018
PCMay 8, 2018

Developer: WayForward

Genre: Platformer

Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform into a more powerful creature form! Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis - the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots! Key Features: • Shantae’s trademark moves return! Dance to transform into all-new and classic creatures, or summon magical attacks! Over a dozen dances to discover in all! • New Relic System allows players to unlock new powers and customize moves for Shantae and her many forms! • Conquer arcade-style action stages that unfold into a full world to explore. Fast action and quest-style exploration rolled into one! • When Shantae’s story ends, you’re just getting started! DLC Modes introduce new characters, levels, and bosses! • Huge Bosses, humorous dialogue, and the wonderfully weird Shantae cast return, now in fully animated HD! This all-inclusive version comes with all of the previously released DLC, Modes, and Costumes!
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It is not that this game has undergone a new change to its visuals or gameplay, but that it has become a complete adventure containig all of its expansion in a unique physical edition. Besides, this represents its arrival on Nintendo Switch, which means that it is in a position that allows for it to get new players.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is more than the sum of its parts, but I just wish a few of those parts were original concepts.

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Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is, like its name says, the ultimate edition of Half-Genie Hero, which now makes it to the Nintendo Switch with additional content that provides some new and varied mechanics, even if there is also a lot of recycled content. Those who did not have a chance to play the original will feel fully satisfied with this release.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

There isn't much left to say about Shantae: Half Genie Hero; longtime fans have no reason at all to ignore this latest (and possibly greatest) entry in the series, and players itching for a polished platformer with a gorgeous presentation and a whole lot of charm have even less reason to miss out. As long as the community continues to vote with their dollars, Wayforward will continue to grant the wishes of old-school gamers everywhere.

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