Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for Nintendo Wii U
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Dec 25, 2014
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About this game

Developer: WayForward
Content Rating: Everyone10+

Summary

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.

Gamer Reviews

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Critic Reviews

10 Reviews
8.02
Lee MeyerJan 01, 2015
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a triumph for WayForward and a treat for gamers. Very minor issues aside, this is one of the strongest titles on Nintendo's eShop and should be looked at as an example of how polished and robust a downloadable game can be. We're glad to see Shantae expand her horizons with the multiplatform Half-Genie Hero, but it's going to be hard to top this excellent Nintendo-exclusive adventure.
Zachary MillerJan 08, 2015
The bottom line is that the Wii U version doesn’t make up for any lost features with its own unique features. Off-TV Play is nice, and the bounding box fits the GamePad, but at that point, you may as well just play it on the 3DS. ... Unfortunately, it lacks many of the bells and whistles that make the game so appealing in the first place.
Geoff ThewDec 31, 2014
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse works just as well on a console as it did on a handheld. There isn’t much in the way of improvements here — just some visual enhancements — but the gameplay didn’t need any tweaks to begin with. The graphics don’t look quite as sharp on a TV, but there is a charming nostalgia to seeing this sort of game on the big screen again — like sitting down in front of Super Metroid back in the day.

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