Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Windows)
|Shantae: Half-Genie Hero|
This game has unused graphics.
Backers on the Early Access Reward Tier of the Kickstarter got a Steam key for the E3 2015 demo (or something close to it). Document the differences. This entire article needs a lot of rewording as well.
The dancing genie and her various friends and foes escape the world of pixels and enters a brave new world of HD graphics and DLC expansions!
An "Ultimate Edition" was released in 2018, compiling together all the DLC with a bonus costume.
- 1 Unused Graphics
- 1.1 "Hero Modes" (npc_bolo.pak and ui_frontend.pak)
- 1.2 Unused Cape Crustacean's Competitors (enemy_racer.pak and npc_racer.pak)
- 1.3 Twitch and Vinegar Ship (boss_jetski.pak)
- 1.4 Risky Boots (boss_risky.pak)
- 1.5 Wilbur (boss_sandworm.pak)
- 1.6 Skull Knight
- 1.7 Holly Lingerbean Portrait (portrait_fake_genie.pak)
- 1.8 Squid Baron (boss_squidhypno.pak)
- 1.9 Credits
- 1.10 "Temp" Fire
- 1.11 Unknown Enemy Sketch (enemy_big_spider.pak)
- 2 Leftovers From Previous Shantaes
- 2.1 Ammo Baron (boss_ammobaron.pak)
- 2.2 Ammo Baron Soldiers (boss_ammobaron.pak and enemy_blue_soldier.pak)
- 2.3 Hypno Baron and Quid Baron (cinemat_squidhypno.pak)
- 2.4 Risky Boots (boss_risky.pak, boss_tinkerslug.pak, npc_risky.pak and npc_scarly.pak)
- 2.5 Archer Enemy (enemy_archer.pak)
- 2.6 Crab Enemy (enemy_fire.pak)
- 2.7 Generic
- 3 Unused Enemies
- 4 Oddities
"Hero Modes" (npc_bolo.pak and ui_frontend.pak)
On the Kickstarter page for Shantae, one of the stretch goals was making Bolo, Risky Boots, Rottytops and Sky all playable characters on a different mode. On the Main Menu, it's possible to see the silhouette for Risky's Boots Hero Mode, but not the rest of the characters. It's unknown which ones are going to be available or when it's going to be released. However, the Hero Modes with Bolo, Rotty and Sky were all merged into Friends to the End, featuring the Nega-Shantae, likely to make up for her not appearing in a proposed "A Dish Served Cold!" chapter.
In the game's files, portraits for a Bolo Mode, along with a complete "Idle" animation holding his ball and chain weapon can be found, although the weapon is currently just a sketch.
Currently, Risky Boots is unavailable to play as, although her silhouette is visible in-game, not to mention she is playable in Pirate Queen's Quest. A duplicate from her conversation portrait (which is also seen as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, albeit unedited), although it's mirrored if both are compared from the game's files.
Is the "backed" version of Shantae different than the one on Steam? If so, check if it's available over there. Although, this still would be considered as a leftover.
Awarded to backers who paid above $12 can activate a code to use a Blue Shantae color scheme, although, it seems that it's not yet in the game's files other than this portrait (the folder with all Shantae portraits doesn't have any either with this custom color, despite there being pictures of portraits of Shantae in her blue outfit being shown in the game as seen on the Shantae Wiki, like the one above, for example, and a shocked blue Shantae is also on the wiki, which could mean that blue Shantae is available in the Ultimate Edition of Half-Genie Hero).
Unused Cape Crustacean's Competitors (enemy_racer.pak and npc_racer.pak)
In this scene, several new "enemies" appear on the race. Among the new ones, two "enemies", which appeared as allies before, were cut:
Although this sprite is used in-game, there's a duplicate with just 5 frames on the "racers" folder, which implies that they would be used on the race mini-game. Only the blonde girl is in here, the other two mermaid girls aren't available in this folder.
Twitch and Vinegar Ship (boss_jetski.pak)
A very crudely drawn missile, probably meant for the boss battle with Twitch and Vinegar.
Risky Boots (boss_risky.pak)
A placeholder image for her bullets or bombs. The image in question is actually a Stickybomb from Team Fortress 2.
A rather strange placeholder file called "flame_1".
Holly Lingerbean Portrait (portrait_fake_genie.pak)
A sketch for the Rival Genie (Holly Lingerbean) is located on the folder, the "actual" image (fully colored) with this pose does not exist, as Holly only has one portrait.
Squid Baron (boss_squidhypno.pak)
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An animation with "Let's Rock" written on it can be found in Squid Baron's files.
Upload the red variation, requires fixing the borders and such when making the .gif.
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|File:Shantae HGH - Lets Rock Orange.gif|
The same animation as above, but with an orange color.
A logo for "fmod" that does not show up on the Credits.
Several enemies with "flame" abilities has this temporary animation in their folders. This is Dhalsim's Yoga Fire animation from Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, with "Temp" written on top.
Unknown Enemy Sketch (enemy_big_spider.pak)
Two sketches from an unknown Enemy or Boss found in the same folder as the Scorpgal enemy. The first one appears to be an early concept for the Bonelegs enemy.
Leftovers From Previous Shantaes
Half-Genie Hero contains a lot of leftovers from the previous Shantae games. These were probably used as a base to make the art style for this game. These sprites are separated from each other in the game's folder, but it was merged into an animation to save space.
Ammo Baron (boss_ammobaron.pak)
Ammo Baron Soldiers (boss_ammobaron.pak and enemy_blue_soldier.pak)
Each of those sprites have their own duplicates, named as "ammo_baron" and "soldiers". They're both the same. The only two actual Ammo Baron sprites are above.
Hypno Baron and Quid Baron (cinemat_squidhypno.pak)
Risky Boots (boss_risky.pak, boss_tinkerslug.pak, npc_risky.pak and npc_scarly.pak)
Archer Enemy (enemy_archer.pak)
A pixelated version of the arrows used by the Archers in this game.
Crab Enemy (enemy_fire.pak)
Located at a rather strange .pak, a pixelated version of the crab enemy.
These are found in several folders. They're all placeholder sprites, and each one is for each any "type". Bullets belonging to enemies that is able to shoot bullets, bubbles to aquatic enemies and the bones belonging to enemies that uses other projectiles.
Slime Enemy (enemy_slimegal.pak)
A different color for the Slime Girl enemy is in the folders but is unused. It only has one sprite, which is a lazy image edit of the normal stance pose of the used pink sprite.
The Scorpgal from Shantae and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is actually here, completely redrawn to use in the game, but she was scrapped in favor of using the new Bonelegs enemy found only in this game (specifically in the story and costume modes, as well as in Friends to the End). The general quality isn't the best, so it's likely she was dropped early in development. Despite this, the Scorpgal does return in the Pirate Queen's Quest DLC, and would return again in Shantae and the Seven Sirens.
For the separate Scorpgal sprites, check out this horizontal sprite sheet.
Placeholder Art Gallery Pictures
Found at backer_art_0.pak, several placeholder artworks meant for the first page in the Art Gallery found in the game. The first one has also a duplicate called "backer_art_0_1_1". The first page of the gallery has fewer images than the rest, so it's possible that more artworks was considered.
The "GemJug Jar" transformation uses the same jar sprites that are breakable in-game, although, in the folder shantae_gemjug.pak, there are sprites for the transformation, but they're all copy and pastes from the Harvest transformation.
The Shantae series
|Game Boy Color||Shantae|
|Nintendo 3DS||Shantae and the Pirate's Curse|
|Windows||Shantae: Half-Genie Hero|
|iOS, Mac OS X||Shantae and the Seven Sirens|