Average Playtime: 6 hours

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Add to
My games
Add to
Wishlist 15
Save to

Click to rate



Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is an action platform game, the third installment in WayForward’s Shantae series. Plot The game follows the half-genie Shantae and takes place after an event of the Shantae: Risky’s Revenge. The main heroine abandons her genie powers and stars adjusting to the life of a regular human being. One day she comes across the previous game’s antagonist, a pirate named Risky Boots that tells her about evil and fearsome tyrant Pirate Master sealed long ago by genies wants to revive himself using Dark Magic. Now Shantae must form an unexpected alliance with her past rival to stop Pirate Master. Gameplay Regarding gameplay, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse shares many similarities with previous games in the series. It is a 2D side-scroller that is not divided into several levels but rather takes place in one interconnected world. The game mostly consists of fighting enemies, solving puzzles, platforming sections, interacting with different NPC that can give you quests or sell useful items. Since Shantae abandoned her genie powers, in this game you do not use magic abilities, instead of throughout the game you collect different pirate items such as a pistol, a pirate hat, pirate boots, scimitar, and cannon. Each of them gives player new abilities that help in combat, puzzle solving or open previously closed areas of the game world.
Release date
Feb 5, 2014
WayForward Technologies
WayForward, Wayforward Technologies
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
  • Processor: Intel™ Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with Hyper Threading
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • OS: Windows®7 or Windows®8
  • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 200 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD5000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Edit the game info
Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

Where to buy

Xbox Store
Nintendo Store
PlayStation Store
Mercenary Guild (Console)
26 games
Wii U (paid)
26 games
15 games
View all
Shantae & The Pirate's Curse (Wii U) - Stage 2-3 - Run Run Rottytops!
Apr 10, 2015
Johnny vs. The Shantae Series
Jul 8, 2015
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 100% (PC) - Fan Service Zone [10]
Jul 12, 2016
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse: Evil Goo - PART 1 - Grumpcade (Ft. Ray Narvaez Jr.)
May 2, 2016
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse OST - The Nightmare Woods (Run Run Rottytops!)
Nov 10, 2014
Blazzer Sora
OH MY.. / Shantae and the Pirate's Curse / Jaltoid Games
Jan 22, 2018
Jaltoid Media
View all videos
94,622 items
Broke the Curse
Squid Savior
Zombie Survival Guide
What an eyesore...
Broken Bones
view all achievements
27 items
Vote for Shantae in Slackerz4Gaming's Tournament! Just comment on the Youtube Video to vote!
Oct 10, 2019
Shantae 5 by Me
Oct 10, 2019
Shantae for Inktober again! (feat. Nega-Shantae)
Oct 11, 2019
A Little Warm in Here by fernal-red
Oct 12, 2019
Shantae (2002): Blocked ladder in cave
Oct 8, 2019
Theory: Risky Boots is a Corrupted Genie
Oct 8, 2019
View all
Doragon bôru chô: Burorî - Dragon Ball Super: Broly Full Movie
Mario Tennis w/Little d*ck Eldis pt.2 Jul 23, 2018
tinahacks vs JTNoriMaki (Seeding Race). Shantae Any% Tournament 2018
View all streams
100 items

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Great Game:) Pros:-Varied combat System-Individual Upgrades of Weapons possible-Humorous storyline-Human Difficulty, sometimes demands you already but there is nothing you can't get on after time. -Coole Easter Egs;)-Varied (alternating between fights and different jump & runs) Disadvantages:-If you have played longer nciht and then want to continue with a Score, it is difficult to reunite, because the Game demands (similar to that of Many Zelda play) that you keep an Overview of things you have seen. So after Acquiring a Weapon, you have to go back into old Cards to unlock something. After 2 months break you just don't know where what was. -In order not to miss any Upgrade Items etc., you have to take a close look at each Card. If nothing is bad in itself, but since you don't want to go through the Dungeon a second time later, sometimes you only get sher slowly progressing.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Basic Sequel for Shantae and genre friends Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a successful Sequel. Many Of the Previous ones ' Shortcomings, such as the short Playing time, the lax Difficulty level and the coarsely pixelated Graphics have just been ironed. And with the Change from magic to pirate gear, a new Game Flair is also built, which keeps the Series fresh. The Game still belongs to the category of Metroidvania-style action platformers, even if this is a greater Focus on the action platform aspect. Unfortunately, there are some Point Deductions in the B note. The Background Graphics are no longer as lovingly designed as in its Predecessor and the skyrocketing rise in difficulty in the final Dungeon is beyond irritating. And a proper Voiceover is also overdue. The Shantae franchise is, after all, among the more text-heavy Titles of the bouncy game genre. These Shortcomings, however, do not change the rock Solid Fun and the enormous Charm that Shantae and Co. spread. You can look forward to the next Game! Pro and Kontra: Pro:-creative And cute Sexy Protagonist-great Characters and cute story-varied Gameplay-wide Movepalette and many Items-better Teleporting System than in the Predecessor-beautiful Soundtrack with earworm factor-the Graphics are Not as extremely coarse pixelated as in the Predecessor Neutral-action platform in Metroidvania style-stronger focus on action platforming than in the last Game-Average Playing Time of about 10-12 Hours-finally offers German Screen lyrics Kontra:-the Final Dungeon in the Game annoys with excessive Difficulty-Unlocking the Good and real End probably requires the Help of a Complete Solution-the Background Graphics are no longer as detailed as in the Predecessor-pad control is limited to Xbox 360 controllers, Third-party devices are not supported-still no Voiceover (only single words and Sounds have been synchronized) The full Review: http://www.gamecontrast.de/shantae-and-the-pirates-curse-review/#more-68618
read more