Embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie! When Shantae loses her genie magic, she must join her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons and tools to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses …and hopefully get her magic back in the bargain! But can she really trust her most deadly enemy?

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is an exciting, fast-paced, fun, and very enjoyable video game. WayForward wisely used the Wii U GamePad screen to display the map and character stuff. And if you need to be away from the TV, you can switch the game to GamePad screen and continue playing. This is a great platformer, and if you love retro inspired platformers then you should definitely buy the game.

Information for parents:
Game contains some violence and references to sex. Still I think this is a good game for children from the age of 9 years and older. Last levels in the game can be tricky.

  • Beautiful retro style visuals and sound.
  • Humorous.
  • Gameplay is very good.
  • The game could be a bit longer.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Platform(s): Wii U, 3DS
Release date: 5 Feb 2015
Game Rating: PEGI 12
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: WayForward
Reviewed on: Wii U
4.5Overall Score