Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition Image
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  • Summary: Iconic genie Shantae is back in her most thrilling adventure yet! The award-winning 2D platforming series levels-up to stunning new heights thanks to an eye-popping new graphical style, an infectious soundtrack and incredible new game features. Transform into different creatures, danceIconic genie Shantae is back in her most thrilling adventure yet! The award-winning 2D platforming series levels-up to stunning new heights thanks to an eye-popping new graphical style, an infectious soundtrack and incredible new game features. Transform into different creatures, dance through dynamic, danger-filled stages, complete quests for friends and face-off against awesome screen-filling bosses in an action-packed thrill ride without equal.

    FEATURES:

    * The complete package! -- This Ultimate Edition contains the award-winning Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, plus three major expansions - Pirate Queen's Quest DLC, Friends To The End DLC and Costume Mode DLC -- all in one bumper package!

    * Day One Edition bonuses! -- Also includes the essential Shantae: Half-Genie Hero artbook, and the toe-tapping, 30-song Risky Beats soundtrack CD!

    * Incredible visuals! -- Eschewing the series' former pixel art look, 2D characters and 3D worlds combine seamlessly in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for the most beautiful platformer yet.

    * Peerless adventuring! -- Revisit stages with new transformation abilities and morph into a wacky range of creatures (elephants! crabs! mice!) to uncover deeply hidden secrets and unexplored areas.

    * Play as the full gang! -- Shantae's got company! Take control of popular co-stars Sky, Bolo, Rottytops and even series antagonist Risky Boots herself, and use each character's unique skills to journey through new storylines and scenarios long after Shantae's quest is over!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 16, 2018
    90
    Longtime fans have no reason at all to ignore this latest (and possibly greatest) entry in the series, and players itching for a polished platformer with a gorgeous presentation and a whole lot of charm have even less reason to miss out. As long as the community continues to vote with their dollars, Wayforward will continue to grant the wishes of old-school gamers everywhere.
  2. May 22, 2018
    86
    If you’ve sat on the Shantae series up until now, then this is the perfect game to jump into the series with; it’s easily the most accessible and is more likely to attract newcomers with its new cel-shaded art direction and more forgiving difficulty level.
  3. May 8, 2018
    83
    If you still haven't played Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and you love 2D action platformers then purchasing this Ultimate Edition is a no-brainer. However, it might not be worth double-dipping for those who already have the vanilla version and its DLC.
  4. May 16, 2018
    80
    While not good enough to overtake the games that inspired it, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a remarkable action platformer that does plenty to make a name for itself.
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  1. May 9, 2018
    9
    If you're like me and love a good old fashioned retro-style 2D platformer then you should definitely check this out. The updated graphics giveIf you're like me and love a good old fashioned retro-style 2D platformer then you should definitely check this out. The updated graphics give it a fresh look, and of course, there are a great cast of characters adding to the overall charm of the game. If you want a decent pick-up-and-play that's lighthearted and reasonably challenging, this will suit you down to the ground. Expand