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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

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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!
Key Features:
• Shantae’s trademark moves return! Dance to transform into all-new and classic creatures, or summon magical attacks! Over a dozen dances to discover in all!
• New Relic System allows players to unlock new powers and customize moves for Shantae and her many forms!
• Conquer arcade-style action stages that unfold into a full world to explore. Fast action and quest-style exploration rolled into one!
• When Shantae’s story ends, you’re just getting started! DLC Modes introduce new characters, levels, and bosses!
• Huge Bosses, humorous dialogue, and the wonderfully weird Shantae cast return, now in fully animated HD!

Release date
WayForward Technologies
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual-Core CPU with Hyper Threading
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 310 or equivalent (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 1GB of display memory
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • OS: Windows®8 or Windows®10
  • Processor: AMD Phenom(TM) II X6 1035T Processor @ 2.6GHz / Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHz or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or higher
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero reviews and comments

«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
«That ending!»
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I never dealt with the Series any further and after a short Time playing I notice this, which was unfortunately a Mistake. After allude, I definitely set out to pick up the other Parts. The Humour is great. The Gameplay is just off your Fingertips. The Character design is nice to look at. The Story is funny brought across and some More points that I don't want to think of now. https://youtu.be/rAJptJPH4SQ
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A great Game that impresses both visually and playfully. The hand-drawn Animations and Soundtrack are simply delightful. While it is markedly different from its Predecessors, in which one explores a large Free-to-walk world, nevertheless the individual Levels have all succeeded well. The Whole thing is only loosened up by the humour typical of the Series. I had my Joy with the Game until the End and can warmly recommend it.
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Personally i am very disappointed with the game, i played it just after release, and i was welcomed by grafical glitches like crazy. The sound track is pretty good especially the more dramatic music pieces. But sadly the game doesn't get me, i finished it within 5 hours, 88% cleared. 27 archivments collected... and i won't further play it, or buy any DLC... i actually wish my money back. The game is way to short, lags the fun of the last games, adds♥♥♥♥♥♥liek donkey kong minecart slides and flappy bird levels. Many npc's have wrong translated info texts leading you on wrong tracks...
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I'm a big Fan of the Shantae Franchise and have played every one of those Games. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is the fourth Part of the ebends called Shantae Series and I really Enjoyed it. While The Gameplay doesn't set new Standards, it's damn good. It goes well by hand and is Fun. Platforming Is excellent. Just how Shantae holds on to Harken is somewhat fiddly. The Story is slightly different this time than in the previous Parts. Here a Series of Mini Episodes are told, which are held together only by a scarcely to Non-existent thread. Similar to the Storytelling from the Anime "Devil May Cry." Each Episode is a Stage that you can gradually unlock and revisit after Completing to find the rest of The Secrets, provided you have the right skills to do so. When it came to the Look, I was a bit sceptical at first. I'm generally not a big Fan of Chibi (small Body, big Head), but in the finished Game it looks much better than expected. I mags. The Music, unfortunately, was a bit misled by me. Don't Get me wrong. She's really good, just unfortunately not quite as good as it was in the previous Title. On the Whole, apart from a few Quirks here and there, the Game is really good and definitely recommended. If you are looking for a simple, good and fun Platformer, this Game is absolutely not a bad choice for you.
I enjoy every Shantae game and this one is probably the best. The gameplay is pure perfection – simple and effective. Overall, this is one the greatest platformers and, by and large, games for Wii U.
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