Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

5 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
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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).
Renan FontesMar 21, 2018
While Shantae and the Pirate's Curse may fall on the simple side when it comes to Metroidvanias, its simplicity winds up being one of its biggest strengths. With little-to-no padding, and a constant feeling of progression, the main adventure flies by at an incredibly comfortable pace. Each island is made great use of in their initial visit and revisit alike, and there are more than enough heart squids and cacklebats to uncover.
André ReisJul 04, 2018
A estética mantém-se exactamente igual à sua versão Wii U, com uma direcção artística baseada em pixel art intacta e cheia de personalidade. Na verdade, não existe nada de especial nesta versão em comparação à sua irmã na Wii U, com a excepção do HD Rumble, que é uma adição interessante e que de certa forma, dá um toque extra à experiência, mas nada de revolucionário.