Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots
About this game
Developer: WayForward Technologies
Content Rating: Teen
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!
Also available on
Downloadable Contents (DLC)
Other Games of the Series
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition
May 8, 2018
Gamer Reviews121 Reviews
Aggregate Gamer Reviews
Critic Reviews9 Reviews
I love Shantae games, and Half Genie hero is no exception. Explore beautiful new, vibrant worlds in HD while playing on your TV or on the go. While there are a few small downsides like easy enemies and short story length, the gameplay and boss fights make up for it and I highly recommend checking it out!
All told, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has never been better; the enhanced versatility of the Switch lends the game a new sort of appeal and convenience that wasn’t there before, and the first DLC expansion is due out this summer. This is a charming, colourful, and sometimes challenging Metroidvania that will no doubt prove to be a memorable addition to your collection.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is an enjoyable experience and although Shantae doesn’t necessarily bring anything brand new to the table you can see the respect, love and polish the developers have for the genre that led them to create a game like this in the first place. With strong platformers already on the Switch such as Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Blaster Master Zero and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero stands strong and proudly amongst them.