Just because we have to wait until May 28, 2020 to play the new Shantae and the Seven Sirens on the Nintendo Switch, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a selection of titles we can’t play in the meantime and in this guide, we’re covering all of Shantae’s Switch adventures:
Blaster Master Zero (DLC “EX Character”)
Release Date: March 03, 2017 (JP) / March 09, 2017 (EU & NA)
Players: up to 2 players
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shooter
Game File Size: 172 MB
Using the original 1988 NES title “Blaster Master” from Sunsoft as a base, Blaster Master Zero has many new additions, such as new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more.
In the near future on Earth, a young man named Jason Frudnick boards the battle vehicle SOPHIA III and sets off on an adventure in the subterranean depths of the planet.
On the side-view maps, take control of SOPHIA III and explore your surroundings as you search for the entrance to the dungeon where the area’s boss lurks.
Once you find the dungeon entrance, exit SOPHIA III and make your way inside as Jason and take on the mutants inside in top-down mode.
Defeat the mid-bosses and area bosses to acquire new items, sub-weapons, upgrades to SOPHIA III and Jason’s equipment, and new abilities and move to the next area.
What awaits Jason at the end of his long adventure…?
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Release Date: June 08, 2017 (EU & NA) / May 31, 2018 (JP)
Players: 1 player
Genre: Action, Adventure, Platformer
Game File Size: 1.7 GB
Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform into a more powerful creature form! Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!
- Feel the beat with over 150 different HD Rumble events!
- Shantae’s trademark moves return! Dance to transform into all-new and classic creatures, or summon magical attacks! Over a dozen dances to discover in all!
- New Relic System allows players to unlock new powers and customize moves for Shantae and her many forms!
- Conquer arcade-style action stages that unfold into a full world to explore. Fast action and quest-style exploration rolled into one!
- When Shantae’s story ends, you’re just getting started! DLC Modes introduce new characters, levels, and bosses!
- Huge Bosses, humorous dialogue, and the wonderfully weird Shantae cast return, now in fully animated HD!
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
Release Date: March 20, 2018 (EU & NA) / October 25, 2018 (JP)
Players: 1 player
Genre: Action, Platformer, Adventure
Game File Size: 483 MB
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!
Shantae: Half- Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
Release Date: May 08, 2018 (EU & NA)
Players: 1 player
Genre: Platformer, Action, Adventure
Game File Size: 2.7 GB
This all-inclusive version comes with all of the previously released DLC, Modes, and Costumes!
Save the day as belly dancing half-genie Shantae! Conquer Sequin Land as the evil Risky Boots in ‘Pirate Queen’s Quest’! Swap between Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops in ‘Friends to the End’! And finally, wall-jump as Ninja Shantae, soak up sun as Beach Shantae, serve justice as Officer Shantae!
Also includes Tinkerbat Transformation, Blue Shantae & Classic Risky costumes!
Runbow (Playable Character)
Release Date: July 03, 2018 (EU & NA) / December 13, 2018 (EU & NA)
Players: up to 9 players
Genre: Platformer, Party, Action, Multiplayer
Game File Size: 1.1 GB
With tons of competitive modes for up to nine players online and eight players locally and a massive Single Player Adventure, Runbow is the crazy, color-based platformer you’ve been waiting for.
The world of Runbow changes with each swipe of the background, so you’ll have to stay on your toes as platforms and obstacles disappear – If you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. Fast, frantic, and fun for up to nine players, Runbow is filled with tons of modes and content to keep you running back for more.
Go head to head with your friends, locally or online, in Run, Arena, or King of the Hill, for a colorful, crazy competition.
Hundreds of pieces of unlockable Gallery content await you, from concept art to characters, and even a few hidden secrets…
Crazy multiplayer, five game modes, 19 guest characters, hundreds of levels, and tons more content all in one unforgettable colorful game, you better get ready to Runbow!
Indivisble (Playable Character)
Release Date: April 28, 2020 (Worldwide)
Players: 1 player
Genre: Action, Role-Playing, Adventure
Game File Size: 3.6 GB
Indivisible is an action RPG / platformer featuring stunning hand drawn art and animation combined with unique real-time combat mechanics. Immerse yourself in a fantastical world with dozens of playable characters, a rich storytelling experience, gameplay that’s easy to learn but difficult to master, and the trademark razor-sharp quality that Lab Zero Games is known for!
Our story revolves around Ajna, a fearless girl with a rebellious streak. Raised by her father on the outskirts of their rural town, her life is thrown into chaos when her home is attacked, and a mysterious power awakens within her.
The game’s huge fantasy world, characters and aesthetic design are inspired by various cultures and mythologies. Throughout Ajna’s quest she’ll encounter many “Incarnations”: people whom she can absorb and manifest to fight alongside her. There are many Incarnations to recruit, each with their own story and personality. By uniting people from faraway lands, Ajna will learn about herself, the world she inhabits, and most importantly, how to save it.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens
Release Date: May 28, 2020 (NA) / June 04, 2020 (EU)
Players: 1 player
Genre: Adventure, Platformer
Game File Size: 2.1 GB
Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure! In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits!
-Traverse an expansive, interconnected world above and below the sea!
-Use Fusion Magic to change instantly between new creature forms!
-Belly dance to activate machinery, restore health, and more!
-Collect and power up with Monster Cards!
-Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets!
-Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes!
-All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious pirate Risky Boots!”
Mutant Mudds Collection
Released: December 14, 2017 (EU & NA)
Relevance: One of the games in the Mutant Mudds Collection is Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, in which Shantae is a playable character
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Released: December 07, 2018 (Worldwide)
Relevance: Although not present as a fighter, characters Shantae and Risky Boots make an appearance as Spirits
We hope you found this guide helpful!
This post was written by Solid Jack