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Shantae and Asha: Dream Fantasia is an open world 2D Action RPG that blends Platform,Puzzle and Adventure elements into one. It is a brand new adventure being created using the Monster World IV-2 Engine (made in Game Maker). The project serves as both a sequel to Monster World 4 and a crossover featuring Shantae among many others.


When peace is finally restored to Monster World, Asha is assigned to be Rapadagna's Head Knight and is given a vacation. After returning home, she also finds out that her mother has fallen victim to a rare illness that can only be cured with three magical herbs. Asha embarks on a fetch quest that eventually ends up getting her involved in something much bigger than what she had initially set out for.

Meanwhile, on a distant world known as Sequin Land, Shantae has finally defeated Risky Boots and her crew. However, Risky was far from done. She began to search for clues on the history of Genies to find out a way to defeat Shantae once and for all. During a recent excavation, one of her crew members finds an ominous relic that is emitting a great deal of negative energy. Risky's actions with this powerful new weapon end up being so drastic, they cause a distant world to be affected. It's up to Sequin Land's "Half-Genie Hero" to save the day!


  • A fast-paced 2D action platformer with rpg, adventure, and puzzle elements

  • A mix of both new,old, and revamped areas

  • A large, open world scattered across separate,but interconnected zones

  • Enhanced Monster World IV battle system with new twists

  • Play as over 20 characters from various worlds

  • Learn and equip the abilities of people you meet around the world

  • Over 10 Worlds full of things to discover and places to explore

  • Upgrade a vast variety of abilities

  • Over 100 missions with unique objectives

  • Acquire a wealth of game-changing equipment

  • Experience a new story in the magical realm of Monster World

  • Simulated Gambling

  • Cartoon Violence

  • Suggestive Themes

Latest Blog

Battle Mechanic Updates And More!

Hello everyone! I came with an update regarding the Battle System of Shantae and Asha as well as a few other things.

Heroic Guest

Guest members are now able to save the day if Asha and Shantae are KO’d. Originally, if Shantae and Asha were defeated, it would be an instant game over. While the original code for that is still in the project, the new system has replaced it. I thought this was the best choice because I love it when you are able to use your party to their fullest potential. This is also extremely helpful because some boss fights are built to be able to handle multiple party members.

Active Swap System

An “Active-Swap” system has also been created! No longer do you have to go to the menu to change characters. You can switch between Asha, Shantae, and your chosen guest by pressing the left and right trigger keys (in this case “A” and “D”). However, you cannot change characters while in invincibility frames. This is to protect you from getting damaged multiple times.

New Bond Skills

A large handful of new, game-changing bond abilities have been implemented as well. Since you are only allowed to equip two bonds at once, this allows for an even greater sense of strategy and play style diversity among players. A few examples include the following…

  • Homing Cast: Allows some magic to automatically target enemies upon launch

  • Haste: Increases your attack speed by a certain amount

  • Auto Charge: Automatically charges Action Points(AP) of certain characters

Guest Characters/Possible Final Demo

Furthermore, a set of new guest characters are on the way soon. It seems there are about 10 that have been planned or are already in development. As far as I can remember, you all have only been able to play as Asha, Shantae, Amy, Sheila Purapril XIII, Princess, Popful Mail, and a couple of Shantae’s forms. A new and final demo may surface sometime soon with a new guest or two for you all to try out.

Closing Words

Finally, I would like to put this out there. If you have time and are heavily interested in testing this game later this year, let me know. I do have a certain demographic I’m aiming at, but this game isn’t just for them; it’s for everyone. I will go into details later this month as it comes to a close. Other than that, I believe that is all I have for you today. Until next time!
  • Production
  • XBuster
  • Remited (Other)
  • Game Maker Studio
  • Action RPG
  • 10/31/2017 02:10 AM
  • 06/24/2019 07:59 PM
  • N/A
  • 36453
  • 12
  • 266


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How do you play this in window mode?
How do you play this in window mode?

You can go to the options menu by pressing start while playing and press "Option". Then, go to the option "Resolution". You can toggle this by pressing left and right. F4 also works as a resolution toggle.

Here are some screens below just in case.
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