Fourth in the series of WayForward’s hair-whipping adventures starring everyone’s favourite magical, sassy half-genie. First in the series to abandon the pixel-art look in favour of a more “traditional animation” aesthetic.
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Shantae: You Stay - Shantae is one of the finest games the Game Boy Color has to offer... and also one of the most expensive if you want to nab yourself a physical cart! It's an experience well worth having, though -- and thankfully that expensive cart is not your only option.
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Jumping Generations - Shantae: Risky's Revenge maintains the series' compelling open-structure 2D platforming while paying a wonderfully convincing homage to the 16-bit home computer and console era with its audio-visual presentation.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse: What a Lovely Day to Have a Curse - Channelling the 32-bit era in the best way possible, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a hugely enjoyable adventure with a variety of different settings to explore, glorious pixel art, excellent music... and plenty of sass.
Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero – Beyond the Pixel - Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero eschews the series' usual open-structure 2D platforming in favour of more discrete levels, but maintains the series' iconic charm and combines it with some of the most impressive 2D visuals you'll ever see. A true interactive cartoon.
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Waifu Wednesday: Sky - Well, after covering the titular heroine herself, her biggest rival and one of her best friends, it wouldn’t do to leave the other core female cast member of the Shantae series high and dry, would it? Sky has been a fixture in the Shantae series for as long as all the other main characters, and she’s had … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Sky
Waifu Wednesday: Rottytops - I’m not sure what it is about characters that… aren’t quite human, but there’s something incredibly appealing about them. I’m not the only person to feel this way, either, as evidenced by the popularity of everything from catgirls (a relatively tame variant on humanity) to the full-on monstergirls found in something like the Monster Musume anime and … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Rottytops
Waifu Wednesday: Risky Boots - The Shantae series is effortlessly and consistently sexy. We’ve already talked about how the titular protagonist of the series exemplifies this perfectly, but the same is also true of a number of other characters throughout — most notably primary antagonist Risky Boots. Hell, even that name is kinda hot. Risky is also a great example of how … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Risky Boots
What’s In the Box: Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero Ultimate Day One Edition - Having missed out on the Limited Run releases of the last two Shantae games, I was damned if I was going to miss out on this one, particularly as it looked like actually rather a nice edition. And what do you know? It is! It was also no more expensive than buying a “normal” game, … Continue reading What’s In the Box: Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero Ultimate Day One Edition
Waifu Wednesday: Shantae - With the recent announcement of a release date for Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero’s physical Ultimate Edition, I thought it was high time we showed the girl herself some love. She’s been the star of four separate games to date, as well as making guest appearances in a number of other titles such as Blaster Master Zero. … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Shantae