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 (143 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
6 of 6 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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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
It's a wayfoward Metroidvania styled game with music done by the same person who worked on the Shovel Knight soundtrack. That alone sold me on this game. And they have a game+ mode for more of a challenge and more replay value. My only complaint was the map that is just a general map that does not tell you exact locations so if your trying to find everything in the game you will be lost until you know the areas like the back of your own hand. But other than that it's a great game.
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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I just finished this game and I have to say that this game is awesome. The music is great, the controls are great, and even the transformations are a lot easier to use than in the Gameboy Color Version.
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Boobs. 10/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) 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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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Decent Metroidvania-esque game with boobs. Lots & lots of boobs.
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4 of 14 people (29%) 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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79 of 90 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I played this first on iOS, and I had a blast playing it. I liked it enough that I bought it on DSi and Steam.

Pros:

Funny
Cute Artwork
Excellent Metroidvania
Great Characters


Cons:
Map system, although improved for the directors cut, still isn't the best thing ever.

Pretty Short


I'd still say get it, it's really fun.
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50 of 60 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
It's a Brilliant game with Impressive design mechanics for it's time!
So far from what I have played it's identical to the Phone version.
But overall this game is a gem, if you enjoy oldschool platforming then this game is for you!
This is the perfect platformer, It's simply proof that the 2D side-scrolling formula still holds up after all these years. The characters are fun and quirky, the story is weird and loose, and the game as a whole is quite the pleasure to play!

Shantae: RR's controls are as simple as it's predecessor's: you can jump (A), Whip (X), Dance (Y), Use Items (start), and do a backwards dash (LB)
Dancing is also very simple, you just hold the button til the right formation, and then release.
Items can now be bought and used indefinitely, as long as you have Magic in your Meter which is simple enough, just by killing a few enemies or finding pots located all over the maps.
Which that is probably my only real negative so far, the map, it's a bit wierd I suppose but I am starting to get use to it with time so there is that.
If you enjoyed action adventure such as Metroid and Zelda series then you will positively adore this wonderous game!
Make sure to pick this game up as soon as possible, there needs to be more Shantae in the world!
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46 of 56 people (82%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
What there is to say?
Shantae is finally on PC!

The music is awesome, the gameplay is awesome, the story is awesome, the characters are better than awesome, and YOU CAN KILL STUFF WITH YOUR HAIR! AND YOU CAN DANCE TO CHANGE FORMS! WOAH!

Could use more V-sync though.

And a little bit too short. 4-6 hours, eeehhh.
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38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
A good port of one of the best Metroid style games ever.

Originally released on DSI in 2010 and hasn't lost a step since then staying entirely relevant. The pixelated graphics arew animated masterfully, controls are impeccable. Great soundtrack, and effects. The writing is even entertaining (the part where a character is lauded for having huge bowels is one of note). It's charming, polished and timeless, with a really great price point. A++
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43 of 58 people (74%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Tight controls, witty and hilarious dialogue, amazing music, overall fun and rewarding gameplay. Directors cut has a new mode where you can play primarily as a magic caster.

If you want a metroid/castlevania crossover, buy this game.
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