50 Games Like Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for Nintendo 3DS

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Elliot Quest, Mega Man Legacy Collection, and Xeodrifter are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon released the 23 May 2018 and ranked #4, AER released the 24 October 2017 and ranked #29, Fos released the 29 June 2017 and ranked #23.

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Embark on an all-new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. After losing her magic, Shantae teams up with the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from a curse.

1# Elliot Quest - 2014

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Elliot Quest is an adventure/RPG where players explore the mysterious Urele island in search of an ancient demon. With 5 dungeons to conquer, 16 bosses to defeat, and countless treasures to discover and hidden areas. Well-balanced gameplay easy to pick up but challenging to master.

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2# Mega Man Legacy Collection - 2015

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Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom's iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series' origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces - a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history. Features: Six classic games in one - Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series. 8-bit style with HD flair - The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites. Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players - The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas. Museum of the era - The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum. Developed with an all-new engine - Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers. Leaderboards and video replays - Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent!

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4# Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon - 2018

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Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates! Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle.

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5# Shovel Knight - 2014

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Uphold the virtues of Shovelry, earn relics and riches, and discover the true meaning of shovel justice! Jump, battle foes, and discover treasures as you quest to defeat the Order of No Quarter and their vile leader, The Enchantress. Take control of Specter Knight to dash through completely redesigned levels by climbing walls, mastering a new arsenal of weapons, and slashing your foes to ribbons.

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7# VVVVVV - 2014

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There's something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It's a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. For adventurers who save the dimension, there's still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers. Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers.

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9# 1001 Spikes - 2014

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Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes is an 8-bit retro style "Hardest Extremest Craziest Platform Action Puzzle Adventure." Simple & intuitive rules. Elaborate level design. Various fierce traps, traps, traps! Return to the Golden Years of Video Game. No one can BEAT this game ... except you.

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10# Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures - 2013

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"The most rewarding game of 2013!"Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series.

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11# Azure Striker Gunvolt - 2014

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A 2D action game featuring a young man with the power of lightning who stands for freedom against the evil ambitions of a massive organization. When lightning strikes, a new legend is born.

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12# Bloo Kid 2 - 2014

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Bloo Kid 2 is a classic 2D retro-style platformer experience with lovely designed pixel-graphics and a full chiptune soundtrack. Master brutal bossfights and discover lots of secrets in the world of Bloo Kid 2. Bloo Kid 2 features: - four worlds with nine levels each - handcrafted, colorful pixel-graphics - a full chiptune soundtrack - epic boss battles - tons of secrets - ultra-precise, reconfigurable controls

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14# Mighty Gunvolt - 2014

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The Steam version and the Japanese only PlayStation Network port of the game includes the Nintendo 3DS DLC levels. "Get ready for a blast from the 8-bit past with the all-new 2D action/platforming game, MIGHTY GUNVOLT! A loving nod to the retro side-scrollers of the late '80s, MIGHTY GUNVOLT offers simple controls, cute and colourful graphics, and a surprising amount of complexity and fun. Play as one of three characters: Gunvolt, the star of Azure Striker GUNVOLT; Ekoro, an angel from Japan's Gal*Gun series; or Beck, the hero of Mighty No. 9. Each character possesses unique skills that will allow players to keep challenging each stage in new and creative ways!"

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15# SteamWorld Dig - 2013

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SteamWorld Dig is 2D a platform game that revolves around mining for resources and ores. The objective of the game is to investigate the mines underneath the old Western town Tumbleton in order to unearth the secrets lurking below. The player controls Rusty who is equipped with a pickaxe but the player is given options to upgrade the tools used for digging as progression is made in the game. Besides health, the player also needs coal for light, and water for special abilities. SteamWorld Dig has platform elements in that the player runs, jumps and encounter foes, but the main objective is mining. That means that the player builds – or rather deconstructs – the game world and creates platforms that way. The player collects resources and other hidden resources which can be brought back to the surface and exchanged for cash. When the player progress in the game new abilities are unlocked. Each playthrough, the mines are randomized, making items and treasure appear in different locations. If the player gets stuck there is a self destruct function, but the players can also buy ladders in the store at the surface to get out of tricky situations. When progressing deeper down in the cave, the player encounters various enemies with different attack patterns and weak spots. The game features multiple worlds, each with a completely different environment. Dying results in a reparation penalty fee, and the player respawns back on the surface. All the loot that has been accumulated when the player dies can be picked up again.

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16# Gunslugs 2 - 2015

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Gunslugs 2 takes the action chaos genre further than ever before... into space and beyond. Rockets, tanks, choppers, train crashes, huge metal robots, aliens and hordes and hordes of the Black Duck army minions !

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17# Mutant Mudds Deluxe - 2013

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Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds Deluxe is a “12-bit” action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun! Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience. Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesis: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!Key Features 80 hard-as-steel levels spanning across 5 pixelated worlds and 9 neo-retro art themes! Jet between three 2D playfields and enjoy lovely depth-of-field blur effects – an eyeball treat. Obtain power-ups from Grannie's Attic to gain access to secret level doorways! 20 ghoulish ghost levels where the rules are turned upside down + spectral power-up. Unlock Grannie and other playable characters to harness the tri-power of all power-ups! Steam leader boards show the best level completion times from around the world. Includes 20 lip-smacking delicious ‘Grannie’ levels, specifically designed for veteran players! Steam achievements earn you pride and bragging rights, while sharpening your skills. Dozens of foot-stomping and booty-groovin’ chip-tune music tracks to snap your fingers to!

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18# Mighty No. 9 - 2016

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Mighty No. 9 is focused on 2D platforming with a blend of 2D and 3D artwork and animation. The player is able to run, jump and shoot projectiles at enemies they encounter. Furthermore, the player will be able to acquire both weapons and abilities from enemies they defeat. The game will feature an intro level followed by the eight main stages, which are freely chosen in any order by the player. At the end of each stage, Beck, the protagonist, must face one of the other eight "Mighty Number" units in a boss battle.[3] A final set of stages are unlocked at the end of the game, leading up to the final showdown. An additional level starring Call is also available at some point, provided through one of the completed stretch goals.

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19# Yoshi's Woolly World - 2015

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Knitting yarn, patchwork, and other handicraft materials combine into a whimsical and crafty backdrop for our knit Yoshi to explore. Toss yarn balls to knit together background elements or tie-up enemies Unravel puzzles and walls to discover hidden areas and collectables Explore each crafty stage to discover new surprises—there's no time limit Discover and explore new areas in 2-player cooperative multiplayer (additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately) Mellow Mode gives Yoshi™ wings so everyone can enjoy *Additional accessories required for multiplayer; sold separately.

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21# Mighty Gunvolt Burst - 2017

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"The Mighty Gunvolt series is back with Might Gunvolt Burst! The game systems have been completely revamped and powered up with lots of new additions, including a deep character customiztion system that lets you mold and shape your character into the ultimate hero that works best for you! The classic pixel style graphics have also been completely redone to blur the line between 8-bit and 16-bit and take you back to the golden age of 2d action games! Gunvolt from Azrue Striker Gunvolt 2 and Beck from Mighty No.9 make their return as playable characters! Find out what happens when their home worlds intertwine int the realm of virtual reality!"

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22# Gunslugs - 2013

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We grabbed a bunch of expendable action hero's from the 80s and we made them team up as the Gunslugs to fight the war against the always evil Black Duck Army. if you run into problems or the game wont work on your device, instead of just rating 1 star, you could help us fix it by providing feedback!.

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23# Fos - 2017

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In the distant future, an apocalyptic event has rendered the world in darkness, where robots seem to be all that survived. Ration your battery and memory to get as far as you can, but you can't move and see at the same time, so memory use is vital. Mark carefully, as every jump can be fatal.

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24# Mega Man 7 - 2014

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Now the robots have started a rampage in the city, which serves as the perfect distraction for Dr. Wily to make his getaway. Jump, power up, and blast your way through robotic enemies, and send Dr. Wily back to prison where he belongs!

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25# AeternoBlade - 2015

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In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freyja travels with an unknown weapon called 'AeternoBlade'. Freyja looks to take revenge on Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengeance is helped by Vernia, who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the abilities of AeternoBlade. Freya has to venture into many different world dimensions to discover how to annihilate Beladim.

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