Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (2014)

3.89 from 23 votes
The third entry in WayForward's Shantae series, and the first to see a release on home consoles. Shantae is forced to work with her archenemy Risky Boots to stop an even more evil pirate.
First released
Oct 23, 2014
Aliases
Shantae: Kaizoku no Noroi
Franchises
Shantae
Developed by
WayForward Technologies, Inti Creates Co., Ltd.
Published by
WayForward Technologies, Intergrow, Rising Star Games, Limited Run Games
Platforms
PC, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS eShop, Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Amazon Fire TV, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Platformer
Themes
Fantasy
Rating
ESRB: E10+, CERO: B, ESRB: T
Releases
  • 3DS - Shantae: Kaizoku no Noroi Japan
  • 3DS - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States
  • 3DSE - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United Kingdom
  • 3DSE - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States
  • 3DSE - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Australia
  • FIRE - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States
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  • NSW - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States
  • PC - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States
  • PS4 - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States
  • WiiU - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United Kingdom
  • WiiU - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States
  • WiiU - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Australia
  • XONE - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse United States

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Shantae and the Pirate's curse improves heavily from its predecessor
Game: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Genre: Metroidvania Platformer
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: WayForward
System: Steam (PC)
Year of Release: 2015
Length of Playthrough: 10 Hours

Total Score: 87/100
Value Score: 8.7/10

• Story: 9/10
• Characters: 9/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 8/10
• Length: 8/10
• Replay Value: 8/10
• Player Value: 9/10

Pros
+Two endings
+Pirate mode lets you play the game with all the upgrades (must beat the game once to unlock)
+Great character and environment design
+Good OST

Cons
-Graphic options are very bare bones
-No warp system means a lot of traveling back and forth however there is a item that allows you to go back to the ship for travel
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A short, Fun and semi-challenging game!
If you are looking for a fun game to play when you are riding a buss, airplane etc.
The difficulty is just high enough to give an experienced gamer a challenge, but not too difficult so casual gamers would be able to play. the story is silly in a good way. And the extra collectables spread out in the game gives it a little replayability too.

All in all it is a fun game for any type of gamer (except maybe those hypocritical "feminists").

However, it is best experienced on a portable console (But that is only my opinion).
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