Shantae: Risky's Revenge Review
- Publisher: WayForward Technologies, Inc.
- Genre: Adventure
- Released: 27 Oct, 2011
- Size: 114.0 MB
- Price: FREE!
- Great character design and sprite animation.
- For a touch control stick and buttons, it works amazingly well.
- Kind of your standard platformer.
This is a platformer with great animation and a fun world that doesn't take itself too seriously. Nothing revolutionary here, but players should be happy.
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Shantae is a half genie. She finds herself on a quest to travel all over Sequin Land to stop the evil pirate wench Risky Boots, who has stolen a magic lamp capable of terrible power. Predictability aside, what we have here is an old school platformer as you travel left or right from screen to screen, collecting items, defeating enemies, and engaging in boss encounters. Platformer fans should feel right at home.
The game uses an on screen joystick and buttons. Shantae can move left or right, and with the help of the action and jump buttons, jump or perform a variety of actions, from attacking enemies with her hair like Kabuki Quantum Fighter, to talking to NPCs to holding the button to perform a belly dance (which later on allows Shantae to change form). Magic can be purchased from the town stores and items and magic can be used by equipping it in the inventory screen and tapping the icon during the game.
While a lot of the characters in game look very odd indeed, Shantae is a very cute main character. Not only that but the animators have put a lot of effort into giving her a wide variety of movement via fluid animation. The whole game looks gorgeous with top notch sprite work and cartoon art. The music adds to the experience with catchy high quality tunes to aid you on your journey.
Shantae: Risky's Revenge does not take itself too seriously. The characters, dialogue, animation, and music all invoke fun and silliness. The gameplay is standard fare for a platformer, but the high quality of the presentation and the game's charm make this a must get for fans of the genre.
DescriptionFeatured numerous times by Apple, Risky's Revenge is Metacritic’s highest rated handheld game (2010), and winner of IGN's Game of the Year (2010, NDS)!
About Shantae: Risky’s Revenge
Prepare for a powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, belly dancing, monster slaying action! Guide “half-genie” Shantae through haunted wastes, burning deserts, enchanted forests, and cavernous labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and shake Shantae’s hips to transform into more powerful creatures. Use all of your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and rescue Sequin Land from certain doom!
-Use your hair to whip monsters and solve puzzles
-Belly dance to become a Monkey, Elephant, or Mermaid
-Battle epic bosses and upgrade your powers
-3 save slots for multiple players
-Includes thousands of frames of animation
-Flirtatious storyline and humorous characters
-Retina display and Game Center support
-A quest so big it’s bursting at the seams!
Supports the MOGA Ace Power and similar Game Controllers made for iPhone and iPod touch. SteelSeries Stratus and Stratus XL Game Controllers and similar controllers are not currently supported. Game Controller support requires iOS 7 or later and is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPod touch (5th generation).
What's New in Version 1.0.8Fixed a bug which could cause players to get stuck after defeating a boss.
Now supports the MOGA Ace Power and similar Game Controllers made for iPhone and iPod touch. SteelSeries Stratus and Stratus XL Game Controllers and similar controllers are not currently supported. Game Controller support requires iOS 7 or later and is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPod touch (5th generation).