Shantae: Risky's Revenge DS

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42

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  1. Oct 13, 2014
    7
    This game is nowhere near the complexity of the original GBC title. It is also much easier and shorter. It is still fun to play, but it ends too fast and is not that memorable.
  2. Apr 14, 2016
    6
    Can't think perfectly straight with this game. Its gameplay feels strong, story feels interesting, characters should need a lot of changes to go through; overall, Risky's Revenge is only bought by fans of this Shantae franchise and gamers because they love this game. For me, not so much.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
#24 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Games Master UK
    Apr 1, 2011
    85
    It deserves better than a cult following. [May 2011, p.93]
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    78
    Not the fantastic retro platform that we expected, Risky's Revenge is a nice little metroidvania game that suffers from a just competent but far from stellar level and game design.
  3. games(TM)
    Mar 23, 2011
    60
    In the cold light of day, however, it's difficult to see what all the fuss is about. [Issue#107, p.117]