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 (152 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 4, 2010

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"WayForward was accused by journalists of "whitewashing" the main character because of the slightly paler complexion used in the game."

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July 23

Version 1.0.1.5 Patch Notes

Version 1.0.1.5 includes:

- A fix allowing the game to launch correctly in OFFLINE mode.

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July 21

Version 1.0.1.4 Patch Notes

Version 1.0.1.4 includes:

-A fix for the achievement 'Mighty Shantae Champ!' If you have already met the criteria but did not unlock the achievement, you will need to re-beat the final boss and the achievement will unlock on the portrait after the credits. It does not matter which ending screen you get.

-An option to EXIT GAME has been added to the main menu and pause game menu.

-We have added the ability to enable v-sync. To do so, open the properties of the game through Steam, select "Set Launch Options...", and enter -v to enable v-sync.



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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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Shantae is one of those classic platformers that pretty much does everything right. From the range of her magical abilities such as her transformation power, spells, her hair and, ofcourse, her funny personality makes this entry of the Shantae series just as good or even surpass the previous installment for the Game Boy Colour.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Metroidvania with a layered twist and incredibly cute character design.
The best I've played from developer WayForward.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
You play as an adorable half-genie who kills people by whipping them with her hair...

Why aren't you playing this?!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
the kind of game I have been looking for
platforming
sexy girls
hair whipping
bright and colorful
reasonably difficult but not impossible
diverse colorful backgrounds
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Wonderful little platformer with colorful, chunky 16-bit-esque visuals. Control is very tight and the level/enemy design are engaging. Plays best with a pad such as a 360 or Playstation controller, as the keyboard requires a bit of finger gymnastics for my taste. Here's hoping for Steam ports of the other Shantae games.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Color me impressed. I played the original Shantae, though not the DSi version of this title, and while I liked it, it was a bit frustrating. Shantae: Risky's Revenge addresses most of my complaints. It's a fantastic little metroidvania-esque platformer. Great animations on all characters and monsters, warp points to help get around, much better magic/item system, very catchy music, and a much better difficulty curve than the original.

I quite like Shantae: Risky's Revenge. Others have talked about it being a lazy DSi port, but speaking as a first time player, I found this to be delightful. There's so much color and life in the world, it was clear the developer wanted to make the world a living breathing thing, not unlike a storybook, but with better animations. Combat is simple, whip your hair at baddies to attack, transform into different creatures to get through puzzles, use magic as is needed for help or a boost.

Sadly, the number of transformations have been cut down from 4 to 3 from the original Shantae, with 2 returning and only 1 being new. And the game is much shorter than the original Shantae, though that's not necessarily bad, as much of the original was padding. There are parts in this game that can get frustrating, such as using the powers to get over long stages full of instadeath gaps or certain enemies which never seem to go down, but they're relatively minor.

If you are looking for a long game, Shantae will only run you around 4 hours for the initial run and then another 2-3 for a replay with a new mode. It's still very fun for the price and the animation and art style is gorgeous. Gameplay is fun and much improved from the original. Despite my complaints above and the game's shorter length, Shantae has an insane amount of charm and the signature Wayforward polish.

Highly recommended for all platformer, metroidvania, and genie fans. Shantae is a must play.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A great platformer game with strange design for the controls (accept with B cancel with A on a xbox controller).
But once you get used to it. It is indeed interesting and can surprise you with great ideas.
The level design is great and graphics wise it's great pixel art.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
A fantastic platformer with great level design, has a very colorful world, interesting characters, good balance in difficulty and a catchy and amazing soundtrack. This game pretty much got me interested in this series and now I can't wait until Half-Genie Hero comes out!

I highly recommend this game. Buy it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a great Metroidvania. Here's hoping the rest of the series makes its way to Steam.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Shantae is a really beautiful game, even though the graphics are 'pixelated'. The gameplay is nice and amesome too.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Shantae: Risky's Revenge is like one of the best platforms I've played on Steam. The gameplay is really simple and fun! I love Shantae so much!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Seriously, is first time I played this game, is like style metroidvania buuuuuuuuuuuuut I love it ! I'm ENJOYING a LOT!
This game, about controller, graphics, story, boss, all this is amazing and music is awesome
I vote 10/10, worth buy this game

P.S Shantae is sexy and I watching more hour to her dance lol... is cool xd
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Boobs. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This game has incredible art, well developed and puzzled filled dungeons that excite me in every way. Also, Shantae is such a cute character to me!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
this looks like a grate game, and my friend manegd to have some extra monney, so he got it for me, and i cant even play it. when i enter the part that takes me to the next part of the game, it dosent crash, no, it glitches reely reely bad and dies, just sits there with a black screen. i only have acess to the first eria, wich lasts like 3-4 minuts of game time. talk to that one guy, get an egg, and try to falow him, and it cant transition. it just glitches reely bad, like, the screen has these colorfull lines that spred acros it and it dies, just a black screen. can you guys fix this, i was reely looking forword to the game for months now, and thanks for reading.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This is one of the best DS games. If you enjoyed action adventure such as Metroid and 2D Zelda series, you will love this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game is like mixing Metroid-like exploration-friendly platforming with dungeons filled with enemies and puzzles that feel more like a side-scrolling The Legend of Zelda than anything else. I highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
If you are a fan of the Metroidvania style games, get this game. It is a must! 10/10
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Decent Metroidvania-esque game with boobs. Lots & lots of boobs.
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4 of 25 people (16%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Pros:
cute!

Cons:
bad control configuration
save file deleting glitch
some screen tearing
slow sluggish combat
copy paste level design
waaay too easy
very short, can be beaten in less than an hour
useless map
uprezzed graphics
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