Shantae (Series)

Long-running series of platform action adventure games by WayForward, developed in the West but drawing a significant amount of inspiration from giants of Japanese 2D gaming. Consists of Shantae, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero. Features possibly the sexiest heroine of all time.

Developer: WayForward
Publisher: Various
Available on: Various

Cover Game Articles

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.


Other Articles about Shantae

Q&A: November 2020 - Welcome to the first of what will hopefully become a monthly feature, in which I invite my S-Rank Patrons to submit some questions for me to mull over, then I answer them in a video at the end of the month! We kick off this month with a series of four interesting and varied questions … Continue reading Q&A: November 2020
The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Most Satisfying Sequel - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards that I’ve devised in collaboration with the community as an excuse to celebrate the games, experiences and fanbases that have left a particular impression on me in 2018. Find out more and leave a suggestion here! This award was suggested by Riobravo79. — While it’s nice to … Continue reading The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Most Satisfying Sequel
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 9 – Good Physical Morning - Pete and Chris appreciate a nice package. Let's talk about that.
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
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 4 – Servant to the Gacha - Joe "EriChannel" Sigadel joins Pete for a talk about modern mobile free-to-play "gacha" games and their enduring appeal.
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



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