Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is the fourth game in the Shantae series, following Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. It released in 2016 after a successful yet lengthy Kickstarter campaign that began in 2013. Upon release, its sales broke records on the Nintendo Switch. Anyway, I really enjoyed the predecessor. Therefore, when this came to Game Pass, playing it was a no-brainer. ½ Genie Hero, is a platform video game developed by WayForward Technologies.