Shantae is one of those rarer games that pushed the hardware it appeared on, Game Boy Color, to its limits. Since hitting Nintendo’s little handheld of competition decimation, Shantae has seen a release on iOS, but not Android for some reason and soon, an all new adventure will hit. Nintendo Wii U and 3DS owners will want to watch out for this one. They don’t make games like this very often.
Rather than fighting Risky Boots again, Shantae must team up with her arch nemesis and save Sequin Land. Coming out of retirement as Scuttle Towns Guardian Genie probably means Shantae has some lamp rust to dust off but that won’t stop this game from being interesting. Wayforward are behind Shantae again and that means a quality release for fans.
For those that don’t know, Shantae is a 2D side scrolling action platformer that has a lush visual appeal. Levels also transcend the 3rd wall barrier as in allowing players, at certain points, to travel to the background/foreground to bypass obstacles, enemies and to find new exits from the level. This is, for some reason, a unique trait of Shantae, sadly missing from many other titles.
Shantae by Wayforward
Platform: Nintendo Wii U and 3DS
Genre: 2D side scrolling action platformer
Rated: Unknown at this time
Available: To Be Announced