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This is an action-platformer in which players assume the role of Shantae, a half genie on a quest to stop an evil pirate. As players traverse side-scrolling levels, they use Shantae's ponytail and magical powers (e.g., fireballs, animal transformations) to defeat various creatures (e.g., pirates, giant snails, scarecrows) in combat. Enemies are generally knocked off screen and/or burst apart into bones when defeated. Female characters wear low cut tops that reveal large amounts of cleavage; in one sequence, a blue character's deep cleavage is depicted on most of the screen.