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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition

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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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8.5 / 10.0

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.

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78 / 100

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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7 / 10

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.

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Pure Nintendo

9 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition really is the definitive version of this already fantastic game. The DLC, while not as strong as the main game, is a nice bonus, with some very creative use of Shantae and her friends. If you haven't already tried this game, the answer is easy: play this now!

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