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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: XSEED Games
  • SKU: 6214322
  • Release Date: 05/08/2018
ESRB Rating: Teen
Cartoon violence, Suggestive themes
$39.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (112 out of 114)

    Product Details


    • Developer: WayForward
    • Publisher: XSEED Games
    • Platform: Nintendo Switch
    • Genre: Action and Adventure|Platformer
    • Release Date: 05/08/2018

    Synopsis


    Belly dance your way through each level of Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition for Nintendo Switch. Change Shantae's outfit to match every challenge, and play as other characters in her crew for a unique perspective in the riveting story line.

    Features


    Dance to transform into all-new and fan-favorite creatures

    Eight transformations and over a dozen dances to master

    Unlock new powers and customize Shantae's move set for a platforming experience uniquely tailored to your own gameplay style

    Beat the boss, then come back later to find new items and secrets by way of the many new abilities and transformations you've learned, linking all of Sequin Land into a fully explorable world

    Huge bosses, humorous dialog, and more

    Exquisitely detailed screen-filling sprites, immersive 2.5D backdrops, wonderfully offbeat dialog, and nonstop action

    For one player



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I wanted

      Posted
      GWash
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was very hyped for this game after playing the previous entry, Shantae and the PIrate's Curse. This game delivered on the platforming difficulty and fun. The story was not as cohesive as Pirate's Curse but nonetheless sufficient. There is content outside the main game that adds a lot of value: a campaign of the antagonist of the series, side stories of Shantae, and a campaign as Shantae's friends (that act out a scene from the main campaign). The side content provides different playstyles and are roughly as long as the main campaign (as many levels, but in the main campaign there is need for backtracking not relevant in all side content). This Ultimate Edition comes with an art book, which is nice and a soundtrack "Risky Beats." The music is by Jake Kaufman and very good, but a particular style that you may/may not enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Amazing game!

      Posted
      Buddyzilla
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've wanted to play a game from this series for a long time. I've heard great things about it and this did not disappoint me! I only want to play the earlier games even more now. The sound track is amazing so I am glad to get the CD as part of the bundle. The one drawback I had is that the included art book in my bundle came out of the box already damaged. I plan to notify the company and hopefully get an exchange for a new copy. Other than the damages to the cover and spine, the art book seemed really worthwhile. The game itself may seem short (I finished the main game version in less than a day with 99% items found), but in addition to the multiple versions and DLC this bundle comes with; I personally enjoyed the game enough that I plan to replay it multiple times. I am an instant fan of the series thanks to this and am glad I decided to go for this bundle.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun game for Fan's of the series

      Posted
      MotelHelllGirl
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I actually like this game better on the switch than on other consoles. Unfortunately mine had a slice in the box... I'm bummed about that because I'm a collector. So I'll be buying another copy. If you care about the condition of the packaging buy this in store. *Note to parents* This is a great game for kids. I know me and my brother would have had a blast with this game when we were kids.. but if you buy this edition keep the box and extras in good condition. Trust me when a new system comes along your kids will want it. You can sell stuff like this to people like me. Often special or limited edition Nintendo games will raise in value quite a bit. It definitely helps pay for the new stuff that comes out. I know from experience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Platforming done right

      Posted
      Blokbyblok
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This game being the third in the series is another step for way for wayforwards (the developer) shantae. This game is so much fun and allows you to get powers by turning into animals, which then help you get to areas that you couldn’t before. This is a classic metroidvania with big beautiful bosses, and an amazing cartoonish art style. The character animations are unique and detailed. I would highly recommend this game, don’t let the art cover full you into thinking it’s a kids game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best edition of a great game

      Posted
      OCJCSFan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've been a fan of the Shantae series for a few years and originally bought Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on the Wii U. It's a great game, and the DLC, while a little redundant due to replaying the same areas (albeit with different characters and different challenges), extends the life of the game a good bit. This Ultimate Edition is the best version of the game since it comes with all the DLC and even some exclusive content, and was worth a double dip to be able to play it on the go with the Switch. At the price it is a no brainer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A fantastic showing for an overlooked character.

      Posted
      LazyMummy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      *Review Note: I am a Backer of this game when it was in development. This does not alter my view of the game, but I felt I should make note.* The Ultimate Edition of a great platforming game from what I feel is a highly overlooked series. The game is colorful and beautiful, the characters are lively and likable, and everything has a charm to it that is getting harder to find in this gaming age. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for something fun and varied with great writing and true heart put behind it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another great addition to the series...

      Posted
      nPrime2000
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      ...and a great "special edition" to boot! The artbook is charming, the included CD features the amazing modern-retro soundtrack of the game, and the game pack includes ALL of the previously released DLC. Well worth the price of admission in my opinion, ESP. if you're a Gamer's Club member. Historically, these Day-One Editions for Shantae games go FAST and are then impossible to find. If you're interested in the series and enjoy charming visuals, great music, and solid platforming, give Shantae a shot!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The complete collection

      Posted
      Bigboijv
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Pretty good collection of Shantae and her friends. Includes all available dlc and costumes. Took one star away because if you have save data from downloadable game, it will not transfer over to this version, forcing you to start from the beginning. Thankfully there's more than enough content to give you something else to do, it would have been nice to pick up from where I left off. Bonus artbook and cd are nice additions.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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