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  • Summary: Iconic genie Shantae is back in her most thrilling adventure yet! The award-winning 2D platforming series levels-up to stunning new heights thanks to an eye-popping new graphical style, an infectious soundtrack and incredible new game features. Transform into different creatures, danceIconic genie Shantae is back in her most thrilling adventure yet! The award-winning 2D platforming series levels-up to stunning new heights thanks to an eye-popping new graphical style, an infectious soundtrack and incredible new game features. Transform into different creatures, dance through dynamic, danger-filled stages, complete quests for friends and face-off against awesome screen-filling bosses in an action-packed thrill ride without equal.

    FEATURES:

    * The complete package! -- This Ultimate Edition contains the award-winning Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, plus three major expansions - Pirate Queen's Quest DLC, Friends To The End DLC and Costume Mode DLC -- all in one bumper package!

    * Day One Edition bonuses! -- Also includes the essential Shantae: Half-Genie Hero artbook, and the toe-tapping, 30-song Risky Beats soundtrack CD!

    * Incredible visuals! -- Eschewing the series' former pixel art look, 2D characters and 3D worlds combine seamlessly in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for the most beautiful platformer yet.

    * Peerless adventuring! -- Revisit stages with new transformation abilities and morph into a wacky range of creatures (elephants! crabs! mice!) to uncover deeply hidden secrets and unexplored areas.

    * Play as the full gang! -- Shantae's got company! Take control of popular co-stars Sky, Bolo, Rottytops and even series antagonist Risky Boots herself, and use each character's unique skills to journey through new storylines and scenarios long after Shantae's quest is over!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 100
    It's time to broaden the horizons, but in the meantime, Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is as good as platformers get on the Nintendo Switch.
  2. May 15, 2018
    100
    No matter what, make it your business to download Half-Genie Hero on Switch today, as it’s not just the best Shantae yet, it’s also one of the best platformers on the system, period.
  3. May 6, 2018
    90
    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.
  4. May 18, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. May 10, 2018
    78
    There’s definitely a Frankenstein’s Half-Genie of ideas at play here though; as much as the game does right none of it is original or groundbreaking. Still, I did enjoy playing through it a whole lot, its light and fanciful approach offering a nice break than some of the heavier games of late. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is more than the sum of its parts, but I just wish a few of those parts were original concepts.
  6. May 16, 2018
    75
    While the bonus modes didn’t hold my attention for long, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition still comes highly recommended based on the strength of the two primary campaigns alone.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 19, 2018
    9
    La versión fisica es de la mejores que hay en switch.
    El juego es genial y sus DLC hacen super rejugable.
  2. May 16, 2018
    6
    Never played and Shantae games but it failed to grab me. Returned the game within a day...