Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse makes its Android debut on the Fire TV


Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, the critically acclaimed Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game, has made its Android debut on the Amazon Fire TV. This side scrolling platformer is reminiscent of classic Metroid games that have you battle your way through worlds to find and gather items required to battle the big bad boss at the end. The price is sure to scare many away. At $19.99, it’s now the most expensive singular game, next to Jackbox’s Party Pack, on the Fire TV. Just because a game is released on a “mobile” platform, that doesn’t mean it isn’t deserving of the same price it sells for on other platforms. In a world of $0.99 casual games that often only manage to grab one’s attention for mere minutes at a time, it’s nice to see a “real” game make its way to the Fire TV with dozens of hours of gameplay in tow. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is compatible with both 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TVs and requires a game controller to play.

  1. Grinder says:

    I would think the bigger story today is the new Fire TV isn’t supporting multichannel audio for anything other than Amazon’s own Prime service. Reddit is all over it.

    If that’s not fixed stat, I can see mountains of boxes being returned in the next fortnight.

    • Dragon says:

      I totally agree with you. Reading Amazon support replies to the (known) issue, unfortunately leads me to believe it wont be addressed soon. Therefore mine is being returned and now just left wondering if they are still going to push out the software update to the V1 boxes causing them to have the same audio problems, if they do that to mine I will be looking for a new streambox and it wont be Amazon.

      • Grinder says:

        Yep, Amazon’s really taking the shine off its own products. It started with booting Kodi and has gone downhill ever since. The only thing they’ve improved in the last six months is to add USB storage. OS 5 has been a disaster.

    • AFTVnews says:

      I’m looking into it and waiting to hear back from Amazon for clarification on a few things before writing a post about it.

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