Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition – A Magical Game

User Rating: 9


Wake up into the world, it is a sunny day, and you are a genie. What? You know it’s a good day when you are a mystical genie. Shantae comes to life again with this Ultimate Edition with all previously released DLC and some extra costumes as well. This is how games should be sold, with everything included. That is the way it used to be done, and I know people who bought the previous iterations of this game will want to hit it up again for the new shiny stuff. This is our review for Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition.

The main game is fully intact here and you can go through and play with the unaltered version of the game, however, there are other modes that have been added into the game as well. We have Hero Mode, Hard Core Mode, Pirate Queen’s Quest, Friends to the end, Ninja mode, Beach mode, and Officer Mode. Each game mode gives you a different and unique way to play the game as Shantae and even as some of her friends too.

Shantae is a Guardian Genie and she is tasked with defending Main Street in her village, well that doesn’t go well for her as the town is attacked by pirates shortly into the game. The village elder quickly removes you from the position of protector and hires another half-genie named Holly to take your place. You still want to make good in the world so you leave to help other villages with their problems.

Our heroine has more than one trick up her sleeve including the ability to dance and turn into different animals, which helps her to get from one place to another quickly, she can also use teleport dance to quickly go from place to place. The game world is pretty big and you can go from town to town by using a giant bird to fly as the quickest way early off in the game. The first places you visit are Main Street, Scuttle Town Square, and Mermaid Falls. The first place you need to go in Mermaid falls has had all of their girls stolen, and you find out about this mission from another girl who you find in Main Street.

The game itself is a 2D sidescroller with very cool graphics and animations. Your character is very lively and uses her long purple hair to attack her enemies and break whatever pots she can find for money and gems to help with items and other things along the way. You have to traverse the lands and save everyone you can while trying to protect your home.

Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is priced out at 39.99 USD and will be available on 05/08/18 for Nintendo Switch. Hurry up and get your copy for the day one extras! Belly dance your way to saving the world in this game developed by WayForward Technologies and Inti Creates.

Note: Our copy was reviewed on Nintendo Switch with a code provided by PR.


This game is fun for all ages and provides you with the opportunity to play as a female heroine for once in a while. She uses her hair as a weapon and transforms by belly dancing to save the world. Yes this is awesome.
  • Amazing 2D Graphics
  • Intriguing Story
  • All the extras in game for free!
  • Half-Genie Action all day
  • Controls are stiff at times
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Long time game enthusiast and writer. I have beta tested a lot of Mmorpg's since I was thirteen including Star Wars Galaxies, Lord of the Rings Online, and Star Wars The Old Republic. Currently attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a degree in Game Art and Technology.

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