Lyam writes: Shantae is able to acquire new magic that assists with her offence and defence. When progressing through the story, more towns become available with different items in shops to improve her capabilities. Obtaining transformations is a bit different since those are gained through story progression. They can be used as alternative attacks, though some can be used in unique ways. For instance, a transformation gained allows for a dash ability and clinging to walls. If used at the right moment, it gives a brief moment of invincibility.