Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
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Series Grumpcade
Console Wii U
Episodes 12
Run May 2nd, 2016 - May 14th, 2016
Status Completed

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a Wii U game played by Ross and Ray Narvaez Jr. on Grumpcade.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. Evil Goo
  2. Breathing Milk
  3. Pool Party
  4. Changing Times
  5. Chasing the Dream
  6. Keeping It Raw
  7. Stealth Mode Initiated
  8. Breaking Stuff
  9. Blob Monsters!
  10. Sharing the Load
  11. Forever Falling
  12. Finale

Game Information[edit | edit source]

Like its predecessors, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse casts players in the role of Shantae the half-genie, who can attack enemies using her hair. Having lost her genie powers in the previous game, Shantae now makes use of various pirate items that the player obtains during the course of the game. These include a pistol that can be used to shoot enemies and switches from afar, a hat that can be used to glide through the air and ride on gusts of wind, a scimitar that can break blocks using a downwards thrust, boots that send Shantae into a charging dash that can break through certain walls, and a cannon that can be used to perform addition jumps in mid-air. Players can also make use of various items, such as damaging pike balls or health restoring potions. These items, as well as upgrades to Shantae's hair attack and pirate items, can be purchased using gems obtained from enemies and breakable objects. In place of transformation dances, Shantae can use a genie lamp to suck up nearby gems, as well as carry dark magic and other gaseous objects like smells.

Each of the game's many islands often require Shantae to gain access to an evil den, where one of the pirate items can be found, and defeat a boss in order to gain a map to the next island. Players will often be required to fulfil certain quests in order to progress, such as finding an item on one island and giving it to someone on another. Hidden across the various islands are twenty cursed Cacklebats, which the player must defeat and extract Dark Magic from in order to obtain the game's best ending. Also hidden throughout each island are 32 Heart Squids, which can be exchanged to increase Shantae's maximum health. Clearing the game unlocks Pirate Mode, which gives Shantae all of her pirate items from the start to allow the player to perform speedruns.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse received "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 82/100 on 3DS,[1] 85/100 on Wii U,[2] 75/100 on PS4,[3] 86/100 on Nintendo Switch,[4] and 79/100 on Xbox One.[5]

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