Shantae and the Seven Sirens: A Step-by-Step Guide

Shantae and the Seven Sirens: A Step-by-Step Guide

Save the day in style

A.J. Maciejewski

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Shantae and the Seven Sirens can be quite a confusing game so I wrote this helpful walkthrough that will help you on your journey.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Shantae FMV screenshot
Shantae sure looks excited to go on her next big adventure

Introduction

  1. Talk to the mayor then save your game in the room marked with a book
  2. Head right 1 screen to find and talk to Harmony
  3. Run left past the central hub area and enter the room marked with a telescope then descend the hole and keep heading down and left until you find Zapple
  4. Walk right a couple screens to find Fillin The Blank
  5. Work your way back to the surface, go left 1 screen, descend the hole, keep heading left, open the chest for a Nugget, and then talk to Vera
  6. Keep going left and talk to Plink and you'll warp back to town then enter the rightmost door to watch a cool cutscene
Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Introduction screenshot
Well, it looks like we'll have to rescue some half-genies!

Water Lily Siren

  1. Run right until you reach the end then head down the hole and go left to collect another Nugget and your first Heart Squid from the cave at the end
  2. Go all the way right, meet Risky Boots along the way, jump down the hole to enter the Service Area, and head into the first door on the right to discover a Warp Room
  3. Exit the room and travel down and to the left to eventually see your uncle which triggers a short cutscene
  4. After Shantae bruises her bum, run right, fall down the hole, go right at the bottom, and follow the path right and down to reach the entrance to Water Lily's Den
  5. Head right then down and at the bottom, go left 1 screen, stand on the button, and go left for a couple arena fights
  6. After receiving the Key, run right, unlock the door, stand on the button then quickly jump up and go right
  7. In this large room, work your way to the bottom-right and crawl left from the bottom-left platform to claim a Map from the chest
  8. Exit via the top-right door to fight an enemy for another Key
  9. Enter the bottom-right door in the large room, stand on the button and jump to the right then carefully navigate through the linear path and fight Risky Boots
  10. Keep going left and down to find Plink and receive the Dash Newt
  11. Climb out of this room and ascend all the way up to receive a Heart Squid
  12. Exit this room to the left and climb and dash to get another Heart Squid
  13. Head left 1 screen then ascend and at the top, go right, navigate your way around, and jump over the Key at the end to get some money
  14. After collecting the Key from the left side, hold left so you end up on a ledge then dash right for the final Heart Squid
  15. Go left and down for a tricky arena fight, save your game, and fight the Water Lily Siren (Sunbathing Seaweed) by pushing the buttons to slide the boss into the light which stuns her then hit her as much as you can - touching her won't hurt you
Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Water Lily Siren screenshot
The Water Lily Siren doesn't seem all that evil...

Coral Siren

  1. Head back until you reach a pool of water then go up with the Dash Newt ability to get a Nugget from a chest
  2. Go left and ascend the column then keep going left and up back to town where you can exchange 4 Heart Squids at the Squidsmith and purchase some upgrades
  3. Keep moving straight to the left while dashing over gaps and enter the hut at the end where you can get a Smooth Barnacle from a trash can
  4. Head all the way back to town and enter the room with a star on it then warp, exit the room, ascend, and head right to receive another Heart Squid and keep going to get a Lumpy Barnacle
  5. Navigate back to town, go to the item shop, and talk to the lady with the goggles to receive the Fusion Stone then give it to Plink in the rightmost room to get the Seer Dance
  6. Run left of town, go down the hole, head left, enter the cave to get another Heart Squid, keep going left, and use the Seer Dance at the end to reach Tree Town
  7. Talk to the chief in the middle hut, enter the top-left hut, play the mini-game, and talk to the chief again for the Useless Object
  8. Go right from the village and open the hatch with the Useless Object to enter the Mossy Biome, run all the way right, and go up to get a Nugget from a chest
  9. Head back and go down the first hole then take the first right to eventually find your uncle who will give you a Handle
  10. Work your way back to where you entered the Mossy Biome, go left, and use the Handle on the device to raise the water then go up and left to enter the Coral Mine
  11. Follow the linear path, fight the golem in the arena, take a detour up for another Heart Squid, and go left for a puzzle room
  12. To solve the puzzle, push the top and bottom rows all the way left, push the middle row so there are 2 empty blocks left and 1 empty block right of it, pull the chain down, and break the block to get a Key
  13. Run all the way right, open the door, go up and right, and use your Seer Dance and Dash Newt to get some extra money then go back and head down
  14. Take the first right for a save spot then destroy the golems in the arena by pulling the chain and move on to acquire a Key
  15. Go back to the column and take a left at the bottom to get another Key then go all the way right while unlocking 2 doors along the way only to end up at another puzzle room
  16. To solve this puzzle, push the bottom row all the way left, the middle all the way right, and the top should have 1 empty block to the left of it
  17. Move left past the tricky room for another save spot and keep going to fight Risky Boots again then get the Gastro Drill from Vera
  18. After mining your way back to a familiar room, go right and dig down for a Heart Squid then head all the way left for a puzzle (top and middle rows with 2 empty blocks to the left and the bottom with 1) which grants a Key
  19. Go right 1 screen and ascend, go left and down for a Key, and then head down where you just ascended, go right 1 screen and head down to find a Map then go left to work your way to the boss
  20. To defeat the Coral Siren (Drills to the Gills), dodge the bombs, drill down to avoid its charge attack, and hit it after it jumps
Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Coral Siren screenshot
It was worth rescuing Vera for cute lines like that!

Tubeworm Siren

  1. Head right and talk to a scientist who will mark 6 Mermaid Shells on your map then go right and all the way down then left for another Warp Room
  2. Warp back to town and go down the telescope room hole, circle around and head down and left so you can drill down then save your game to the left and go left, up, and all the way left for a Heart Squid
  3. Go all the way back to the right and drill down as soon as you can, pick up a Nugget on the right, and go left and down to reach the Deep Sea Domain
  4. Follow the path then head up at the intersection to uncover a Mermaid Shell behind the glowing sand and go all the way up for a Heart Squid then go right and pick up another Mermaid Shell
  5. Keep heading right, go down a bit, take the first right, and dig for another Mermaid Shell then head down and dig for one more Mermaid Shell then go down some more for the final Mermaid Shell
  6. At the bottom of this room, get a Nugget from the chest and head all the way back to the scientist (look at this map for his location) to get the Lucky Amulet
  7. Head up and left, enter the cave for a Heart Squid then go left to Tree Town and enter the leftmost hut to trade the Lucky Amulet to Vera for the Refresh Dance
  8. By the way, you can use the Refresh Dance on all of these plants for some Nuggets and on this water for a Heart Squid
  9. Warp to the right Warp Room, exit and head up then all the way right and perform the Refresh Dance for the sleepy dude, enter the submarine, and talk to the goggle lady to descend to the Laboratory
  10. Follow the path left and use the Refresh Dance on the statue to get a Dagron Ball then follow along and go up at the crossroads then keep going and head down at the next crossroads
  11. Keep moving and awaken another statue to get the 2nd Dagron Ball, head back to the previous crossroads and go up and right to discover a Warp Room and the 3rd statue and corresponding Dagron Ball
  12. Run all the way left and give the Dagron Balls to Squid Baron then enter the Sea Vent Lab, head right, go down at the crossroads then keep going down and left for a save point
  13. In the next room, work your way to the leftmost side and hit the red switch then go to the bottom-right corner for a chest with a Key in it and exit via the top-left
  14. Now, head right again and go up at the first opportunity, head left, and acquire another Key in the puzzle room then exit via the top-right and save your game
  15. Follow the path ahead and go right at the bottom, fall down and unlock the right door then exit the large room ahead from the top and unlock the door on the right
  16. Keep going right and collect the Key from the chest in the tricky room, exit left, ascend the column and snag the Map from the right then unlock the door on the left
  17. You'll fight Risky Boots again after the save spot then rescue Zapple and receive the Bonker Tortoise fusion so head all the way down and go right at the bottom crossroads
  18. Go right after the save spot and in the square cannon room, push left then right when you have the decision in order to receive a Key from a chest and head back, snagging a Heart Squid on the way
  19. Head left and circle around to this room to unlock a door and in the cannon room, push down, right, up, and up to advance then you'll get shot all the way to the top-right of the map
  20. In the next cannon room, push left, down, right, and up to progress to the boss Tubeworm Siren (Parasite Petting Princess)
  21. To beat the boss, hit the tentacles as they emerge, stomp on the eye when it moves along the floor then rapidly attack the boss when it's stunned
Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Tubeworm Siren screenshot
Risky Boots sure likes fighting even though she never wins

Angler Fish Siren

  1. Stomp to the left of the dungeon's entrance to get a Nugget from a chest then head down and left from the left Warp Room to reach the Sunken Shipyard
  2. Grab a Nugget from the bottom-left of the large room then exit via the bottom-right, follow along and head left when given the choice to reach a Warp Room then meet a ghost in the next room to get a Fusion Stone
  3. Warp back to town and head all the way right and up to reach Armor Town (use the Refresh Dance on a wilted flower on the way for a Nugget) and talk to Zapple in the bottom-right room to receive the Spark Dance then talk to the Armor Baron who's in the room above for the Codebook
  4. Head left to town while using your new dance on 2 windmills for a couple Ores and talk to the mayor to get some Melba Toast then run directly left for a windmill with a Nugget
  5. Warp to Tree Town to trade the Melba Toast with Bolo for Nuts and Bolts then head to this location for the final windmill and Ore then hand them over to Armor Baron
  6. Fight the enemies in the arena to get the Drool-Stained Doll, open the chest in the next room for a Nugget, and then head back to Armor Town
  7. Give the doll to the girl left of Armor Baron's room, give the next doll to the boy right of the save room, and then give another doll to the guy right of the Warp Room
  8. Warp to the bottom-left point then keep heading right and up, use the Spark Dance to open the door and use it again in the next room to get a Nugget
  9. Head left of the Warp Room and give the Scary Doll to the ghost to gain access to The Boiler then head left and jump on the eyeball box when it's looking up and take the next ones left and down
  10. Run left and ascend, fight the arena monsters, use the Seer Dance after the symbol room then input those symbols to get a Key and head left, drill down, go right, and drill down again while collecting the Heart Squid
  11. Follow the path left from the bottom and fight Risky Boots then rescue Harmony and acquire the Sea Frog fusion
  12. Keep following along, use the Spark Dance in the dark room to progress, make sure to snag the Heart Squid in the top-left of a dark eyeball platform room, fight some arena enemies, use Refresh Dance to purify the water, and then head left at the top
  13. Head left until you see a pool then dive down and enjoy the gem-collecting mini-games, use Seer Dance after heading left 1 room (memorize the symbols), keep going, and then stay on the final eyeball platform to obtain another Heart Squid
  14. Run to the right until you can enter the symbols then acquire the Key, traverse the map all the way left, up, and around and after drilling down, head left, purify the water, and unlock the door only to eventually face the boss
  15. The Angler Fish Siren (Deep Sea Creep) can be defeated by whipping one of the bouncing eyeballs, collecting gems, and standing beside the boss when she emerges while whipping her like crazy
Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Angler Fish Siren screenshot
Squid Baron isn't a very good collector if he thinks those are authentic

Octo Siren

  1. Keep moving right and down, collect a Nugget from the chest in the big room, exit that room by swimming down at the bottom, head all the way right then up and collect another Nugget from a chest then go right as soon as you can
  2. Fall down a long hole and talk to a dog to receive the Dog Collar, climb up, run right, get a Nugget from a chest, swim right and up for a Heart Squid, go back and use the bottom-left warp then talk to the ghost to the left to acquire a Fusion Stone
  3. Travel around to the top-left part of this area, swim up and left, collect a Nugget from a chest, break a rock and power a node for another Nugget then head right at the crossroads
  4. Work your way forward and save your progress then go down if you want to collect a Heart Squid from a tricky cave and go left to receive the Quake Dance from Harmony
  5. Use the dance right away for a Nugget then use it again in the left room to get the Right Bracelet and head to this location for the Left Bracelet
  6. Head back to the crossroads, go up to collect a Nugget from a chest, and enter the cave then run right for a Heart Squid and head left and up to reach Tree Town
  7. Warp to the bottom point, go left and down, and give the Bracelets to the dog to get the Drained Power Rod then warp to the right point and work your way back to the Metal Fish submarine
  8. Talk to the scientist inside then head to the spot that he marked on your map while entering a cave to get a Heart Squid along the way
  9. In the big room, enter the center block from the left and navigate your way to a chest with a Nugget inside then exit to the top-left for another Nugget
  10. Get back to the big room, exit to the bottom-right then use the Spark Dance in the spike room to descend, use the Seer Dance when you hit a dead end, and then push the button and rescue the scientist to receive the Powered Up Rod
  11. Head all the way to the new mark on your map, push the button after the scene and follow the path all the way left for a reunion then enter the Squid Pit and after talking with your friends, a timer will begin counting down
  12. Fall down to the bottom and collect a Key then enter each locked door to fight enemies, find a Key, use the Spark Dance to power up a node, and break stuff to extend your time
  13. Once you master all 8 rooms (watch me clumsily do so in this video), drop to the bottom and push the button to stop the timer, head down for the Map, go right to fight Risky Boots, and rescue Rottytops to get the Jet Octo fusion
  14. When you're ready, head up and fight the Octo Siren (Eight Times the Terror) by figuring out the order to smash the 6 little brains then smacking the brain that emerges from the floor
Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Octo Siren screenshot
The Refresh Dance sure comes in handy whenever you're in a pickle

Empress Siren

  1. Follow the only path and enter a couple caves along the way to get some Heart Squids then keep going and you'll end up back at town after a scene
  2. Run right and jump and dash up when you can to defeat Energy Collector Mk. 1 (Sun Siphoning Silo)
  3. Work your way to Armor Town and along the way, enter a cave for a Nugget then head right and up for Energy Collector Mk. 2
  4. Go back to town then run left, ascend at the vine to take down Energy Collector Mk. 3 then go all the way left and climb to destroy Energy Collector Mk. 4
  5. When you're ready, use the teleporter to enter the Flying Fortress then follow the path, use the Seer Dance to materialize platforms, and work your way through the very long and linear dungeon
  6. Once you reach the cannon room, push down, left, up, right, right, down, down, left, down, left, up, right, down, right, down, and left to progress
  7. To defeat the Empress Siren (The Seventh Siren), just attack her like crazy while avoiding her attacks as best you can
  8. While fighting the Ultra Empress Siren (Queen of the Seven Sirens), simply jump around the rocks to find red orbs on her body and viciously attack those
Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Empress Siren screenshot
Congratulations! You beat another fantastic Shantae game!

That's all there is to it! Of course, there are many more collectibles to find so keep exploring and see what you can discover. As always, I'm here to help so if you have any questions or need any further assistance, leave a comment below and I'll get back to you ASAP!

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