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 her into more powerful forms! 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!

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Great graphics and art style, beautiful soundtrack, witty characters and an attention grabbing storyline. This is problably the best 2D platformer that i've ever played in my life, and i still haven't even played the previous ones! WayFoward really hit this one spot on, with no flawed levels, many collectables to keep you going back for more, and the best part is, this games levels are NOT easy, so you finally have a challenge! I wanted to thank Christina Vee, the WayFoward staff and all the other people who helped get me completely engulfed in this series. I recommend that you check out the previous games to understand the story better.

29 out of 30 people found this helpful.

What we have been missing

Utterly fantastic game. Definitely a must buy. Been years since I have been hooked on a platformer. This is a journey you should not miss.

18 out of 18 people found this helpful.

What the doctor ordered

This game improves on previous installments in the series by adding a completly new system of platforming. At its roots its a 2d action platform that delivers in combat, exploration, and chracter progression. Story is solid with great characters and graphics. Fun game to get 100% in as exploring is addicting. A great game at a fair price.

27 out of 28 people found this helpful.

Get this game if you like 2D Platformers.

I've never played a Shantae game before this one, and I'm impressed. You play as Shantae, Daughter of the Genies. You assume the form of 8 different creatures with their own unique characteristics. You must uncover the plan of Risky Boots in an attempt to save the Genie Realm. It has an AMAZING soundtrack. The game has no shortage of backtracking, and is filled with a decent amount of content for the price. The game has lots of funny moments, and the characters are likeable. There are also multiple endings. At the end of each level, there is a boss. After you defeat that boss, when you replay the level, it changes. The art style is also very high quality, and it's always nice to look at. It also has bonus content, and extra modes to keep it fresh and enjoyable. 100%completion feels a bit grindy, but it's not bad. The game has a Metroidvania feel to it, and if you like 2D Platformers, I couldn't recommend this enough.

27 out of 28 people found this helpful.

Best platformer in years!

I love this game so much! Besides some annoying sections in level, its pretty fun. Music is awesome, mechanics such as transformations work, not too tedious on some parts, and a decently long game. Even if you havent played any of the games in the series, still worth playing.

26 out of 27 people found this helpful.

Continuing the great Shantae saga

Another entry in the Shantae series that excels in every way. Tight controls, slick gameplay, tons of secrets to discover, and plenty of replay value, this game gives you your 20 bucks and more. Props to WayForward for developing another gem of a game.

29 out of 31 people found this helpful.

Great game Easy to play

great game i just wish there be more game like this... i had fun playing the game a lot and oh ya awesome music...😆🙂❤🎮

14 out of 14 people found this helpful.

Great game!

Just like the other games in the series, this game has stunning graphics and a challenging difficulty. The humor was good too; A few times it got me to chuckle out loud. 5/5, already can't wait to sponsor and play the next one!

21 out of 22 people found this helpful.

A truly amazing sequel

Normally games take a turn for the worst when they are trying to release more than one game, especially when they try to recycle characters into an hd realm. This game is an exception, Shantae has become easily one of my most favorite playable characters across any game! The platforming is crisp and precise offering a very wide variety in what you can do in each stage. Different power ups throughout the game make replaying levels not tedius but, exciting. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys 2D platformers that can be quite challenging at times as well as anyone who wants a breath of fresh air when it comes to gaming. Many games take theirselves too seriously, this one does not, it is filled with humor and absolutely loveable characters. I'd also suggest looking into the prequel to this, shantae and the pirates curse as many characters appear again in this game. Have fun! The ratings won't lie, this is AMAZING.

20 out of 21 people found this helpful.

Worth it.

About 3 years ago, I backed this game on kickstarter simply because of its beautiful gameplay and visuals. since then, I've been keeping up on the game's progress, eagerly awaitng the day I'd be able to enjoy it for myself. Fast forward to today, I was definitely not disappointed. Amazing storytelling, Awesome character/enemy designs both new and old, fantastic level designs and lots of things to exlpore! Definitely worth the 3 year wait.

20 out of 21 people found this helpful.

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