Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut

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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.
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About Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut

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)

Game Details

Release Date:
July 15, 2014
Developer:
WayForward
Publisher:
WayForward
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English
Franchise:
Shantae
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Genres:
Platformer
Metroidvania

Adventure

Action
Themes:
Female Protagonist
Pixel Graphics

Cute

Retro

Side Scroller

Great Soundtrack

Anime

Funny

Fantasy
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Partial Controller Support

Steam Cloud

Product 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
  • Storage: 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
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

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Simple
1.29%
Easy
16.13%
Just Right
76.77%
Tough
5.16%
Unforgiving
0.65%
Relax & enjoy! 76.77%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
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Played It
12.02%
Halfway
7.65%
Beat It
51.91%
Conquered It
24.59%
Completionist! 24.59%  of players have Conquered It

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 14 ratings
81% of users would recommend this.
4.1

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BeatenGameReviews
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Shantae Risky's Revenge is a charming 2D Metroidvania. The pixel art is lovely. The dungeons and boss battles are challenging. Shantae learns different transformations that aid her while she transverses the world she inhabits. The game has secrets, exploration, and backtracking like any Metroidvania. The game consists of an interconnected overworld with unique environments to explore with a couple of dungeons to beat. The characters and story are interesting. and I'm curious to see how her story progresses since this is my first Shantae game. I'm hoping Fanatical puts her other games in a "build your own bundle" someday! It would be an insta-buy for me! The pixel art is well done and has that WayForward charm! The only thing that I disliked was the map of the Overworld that could be toggled to look at. It could have been easier to figure out, but as the game progressed it became easy to teleport to different areas, and transverse around the world like in any other Metroidvania, so my issue with the map wasn't that big of a deal. I really enjoyed the game and I hope to check out the rest of the Shantae series in the future!
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Pan Dimensional Being
Shantae is a really fun series. The platforming and action work really well and the games are clearly built with care and aesthetics in mind. This one was originally released as DSiWare and on iOS and the graphics do show it as a mobile port, but if you can get past that it plays well and is a great action platformer. The movement and controls are flawless which is a big part of why i love this series. The story and characters are goofy and well designed. I've yet to beat the game, but from what I've played already it is fun and I am definitely gonna run through the whole game.
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It's a game that games quite well!!

Fartguy
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Decent game. I thought it was a remake but its just the razor sharp GBC pixels with some added stuff.
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Recommended

Captain Wrong
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Fun game. Well done. I enjoy it a lot and the price was very good!
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Recommended

ras
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Might be the best game in the series if not then a close second
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Aero
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It's the oldest game in the series that you can play legit on PC, which means it comes with some jankiness like weird resolution options, strange key bindings, and odd gameplay choices which have since been solved by other platformers and presumably by later games in the series. For all that, however, the game itself is a fun little rompy platformer that draws you in with charming graphics and music that will make you bob your head along with it. There's a fair amount of backtracking, which is my only true complaint. Still, it's worth the full price of admission, definitely worth it on sale.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 17% of GameFAQs users said Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut is Simple or Easy. 77% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to PEGI, Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
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
  • Storage: 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
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 8 hours.
81% of Fanatical users recommend Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut. The average review score is 4.1/5
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut was released on July 15, 2014
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut is published by WayForward
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut was developed by WayForward
Fanatical users tagged Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut as Platformer, Metroidvania, Adventure, and Action
Fanatical users tagged Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut as Female Protagonist, Pixel Graphics, Cute, and Retro
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut as Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut as Metroidvania
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut as Adventure

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