Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut brings hair-whipping, belly-dancing to your PC! Play one of the most critically acclaimed handheld series of all time, now with brand new features!
User reviews: Very Positive (461 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 15, 2014

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Recommended By Curators

"A favourite of mine on the Nintendo DS, it's now available on Steam and it delivers a perfectly crafted metroidvania experience in a huge vibrant world!"
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Reviews

“...very seldom have we encountered a game that features this level of polish and refinement in virtually every facet...there's really not a single area of the game that won't wow you...quite possibly the best (money) you'll ever spend on a video game”
10/10 – Nintendo Life

“We should count ourselves lucky to have games like this...Buy this game and fall in love with that adorable little half genie as (we) have.”
9.5/10 – Destructoid

“...you'd be making a huge mistake by skipping over this excellent and ambitious action platformer”
9/10 – IGN

About This Game

By popular demand, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is now available on Steam for Windows PC! This brand new version combines all of the award-winning content from previous releases – and adds even more! The pixel-based masterpiece remains intact, newly augmented with HD portrait artwork and extra challenge. New illustrations, Steam Trading Cards, Achievements, Emoticons, Controller Support, fully configurable controls, and an unlockable Magic Mode with alternate costume round out the package. This Director’s Cut also introduces a re-imagined Warp System, perfect for speed runners and returning players alike! Play one of the most critically acclaimed handheld series of all time, now on your PC!

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, hip shaking action, now available on Steam! Features thousands of frames of animation, huge multi-sprite bosses, and a quest so big it’s bursting at the seams. Guide “half-genie” Shantae through haunted wastes, burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom! With its infectious characters, flirtatious humor and deliciously outlandish action, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge offers up all the hair-whipping, belly-dancing action you can handle!

Awards:
  • MetaCritic: Highest Rated Portable Game of the Year*
  • IGN Editor’s Choice
  • IGN Best Visuals*
  • IGN Best Game of the Year*
  • Nintendo Power Game of the Year*
  • Nintendo Power Best Graphics*
  • Nintendojo Editors' Choice
  • iTunes Editor’s Choice
*(awards for various platforms)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
    • Processor: Intel™ Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with Hyper Threading
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce 9600GT, AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870 or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
    • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 200 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD5000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Shantae wiggles her butt when she crouches, just like a cat when it's ready to pounce

10/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
PROS:

-Cute graphics
-Good gameplay
-Quirky but not sickeningly wacky characters
-Belly dancing
-Butt wiggling when ducking
-Squid
-Skulls and crossbones coming out of death pits was a nice little thing to keep me from having to make leaps of faith
CONS:
-Getting to the map is about six button presses. This probably doesn't sound like a lot but I find myself looking at the map much more than using the menu bound to select. Having the map as select and the current select menu somewhere in the start menu would've been better.

I'd say buy it.

EDIT: Ducking*. Sadly this game includes no dicking.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
She's the half-genie hero that Steam deserves.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Shantae 2 is a good game but its dragged down by a really bad map and a lot of backtracking. Its in the same boat of most indie Metroidvanias in that it doesn't hold a candle to either of the genre namesakes. Its still worth playing regardless and I hear that Wayforward finally hit the mark with Pirate's Curse so I'm going to have check that out.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
So this is a short game, and honestly there is no characterization and you apparently need to have played the first gameboy game to really know who these characters are. Yet not only do I love this game but now plan to get the sequel and somehow find a way to play the first.

Why you may ask? Shantae is a charming little metroidvania style game. While it isn't big overall, what is there is very charming and helped in no small part by tight gameplay and memorable music. The only sticking point I have was that this was developed for the 3ds...and it shows. Still, the art and scenery are all gorgeous despite that consideration. It should be said that at several times I meant to put the game down and do something else...but just needed to do 'one more thing', which lead to me beating the game.

While I don't think you would regret the purchase, if you have any love for platformer metroid style gameplay you shouldn't have any reason to pass on this game during a sale.
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