Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for Nintendo Switch

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Mar 20, 2018
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Developer: WayForward
Content Rating: Everyone10+


Embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses…and hopefully get her magic back in the bargain! But can she really trust her deadliest enemy?

The third Shantae game is the biggest yet! Beyond Sequin Land lie cursed islands and labyrinths each hiding a new piece of Pirate Gear - Flintlock Pistol, Pirate Hat, Scimitar, Risky's Boots, and even a Cannon. Upgrade Shantae's hair and weapons or unlock advanced Fighter's Moves.

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Mitch VogelMar 21, 2018
If you haven’t gotten around to it by now, this is certainly the best way to play Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse. Tight gameplay, detailed visuals, and charming writing combine to make this a Metroidvania that is a must play for any fans of this genre. We’d give this game a strong recommendation to anybody who hasn’t played it yet and would still encourage veterans to consider double dipping. Though there’s nothing groundbreaking about this re-release, it’s still the same great game that it was before, and the few minor additions are a nice bonus.
Jemma CassonApr 09, 2018
Overall, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is a joy to play. If you’re new to the series, then this is as good a place to start as any. It offers a challenging, funny, and engaging platforming experience to entertain even the most hardcore of fans. Do yourself a favor and give this one a go. I know it’s given me incentive to visit the rest of the Shantae series!
Zachary MillerMar 21, 2018
This is an easy way to rack up gems, but there are quicker ways (like repeatedly visiting the Tan Line temple), so Super Shantae Nab isn’t particularly compelling. It’s a cute inclusion but not worth the price of admission. The other new feature is HD rumble, which happens with surprising (but welcome) frequency. Again, not a game-making change but an appreciated one. Otherwise, this is the same Pirate’s Curse we’ve been playing since 2014. Back then, I called it one of my favorite 3DS games and I maintain that opinion today. Get it in whatever form is most convenient for you (but seriously the 3D effect is ridiculous).

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