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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

4.7 out of 5
80 User Ratings
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Embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse.
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About Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

About this game

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

The third Shantae game is the biggest yet! Beyond Sequin Land lie cursed islands and labyrinths each hiding a new piece of Pirate Gear - Flintlock Pistol, Pirate Hat, Scimitar, Risky's Boots, and even a Cannon. Upgrade Shantae's hair and weapons or unlock advanced Fighter's Moves. Locate maps, return lost Heart Squids, collect rare loot, and laugh out loud at the weird, wild, and wonderfully humorous cast of characters. Incredible high resolution artwork, unlockable Pirate-Mode, multiple endings, and an unforgettable soundtrack make this one game you won't want to miss!

Game Details

Release Date:
April 23, 2015
Developer:
WayForward
Publisher:
WayForward
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English
Franchise:
Shantae
Link:
Genres:
Platformer
Metroidvania

Adventure

Action

RPG
Themes:
Great Soundtrack
Pirates

Female Protagonist

Pixel Graphics

Anime

Cute

Funny

Side Scroller
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
  • Processor: Intel™ Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with Hyper Threading
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows®7 or Windows®8
  • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 200 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD5000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Critic Reviews

81
8.5 / 10
"Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse succeeds by building a funny, gorgeous world around its tried and true Metroidvania gameplay. In the brief moments when the combat becomes...

Game Informer

Tim Turi
Game Informer
7 / 10
"A solid retro-minded throwback that packs some funny dialogue but ultimately fails in its backtracking-heavy quest structure"
"With this game, a cult favorite comes into its own. Shantae has always been a passion project for WayForward, but this is the first time the series feels like it properly...
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0.82% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
0.69%
Easy
11.72%
Just Right
74.48%
Tough
11.03%
Unforgiving
2.07%
Relax & enjoy! 74.48%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
3.11%
Played It
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Halfway
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Beat It
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Conquered It
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Completionist! 30.43%  of players have Conquered It

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 80 ratings
80% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

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4 Stars
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1 - 8 of 21 Reviews

played the game on the 3DS, steam version works well

pixelbond
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works well on steam and i would use a xbox controller or a switch pro controller (idk about the ps4 controller)
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Shantae is cute and fun.

Fanatical User
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I absolutely love Shantae Games! The newer ones especially. They are cute and fun platformer. They are a little more for teen and above but I would not say any age is out of the question. So if your looking for an old school game to fall in love with. This is it. Any of the Shantae titles really. All of them are fun.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Cute. Plataform. Beauty Arts.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Fun little metroidvania, not the most fun but fun
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Recommended

Dreamstate
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A good platformer with cool items, funny moments and a little old fashioned style. Great Metroidvania elements too!
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Recommended

Jose
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Great retro platformer / metroidvania with awesome pixel graphics and tight controls. Recommend this game and the rest of the series for any fans of the genre.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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One of the best Platformer/Metroidvania Series of all time. Every Part of the Series is a Banger. Buy them all and enjoy them.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Wayforward really nailed this one. It's got the zany humor you'd expect and great platforming and level design as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 12% of GameFAQs users said Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is Simple or Easy. 74% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 13% of GameFAQs users said Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is suitable for players aged 13 and above.
Yes, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
  • Processor: Intel™ Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with Hyper Threading
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows®7 or Windows®8
  • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 200 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD5000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 14 hours. 66% of users played Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for over 12 hours.
80% of Fanatical users recommend Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. The average review score is 4.7/5
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse was released on April 23, 2015
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is published by WayForward
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse was developed by WayForward
Fanatical users tagged Shantae and the Pirate's Curse as Platformer, Metroidvania, Adventure, and Action
Fanatical users tagged Shantae and the Pirate's Curse as Great Soundtrack, Pirates, Female Protagonist, and Pixel Graphics
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shantae and the Pirate's Curse as Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shantae and the Pirate's Curse as Metroidvania
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shantae and the Pirate's Curse as Adventure

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