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  • Summary: Metacritic's highest rated handheld game of 2010!Winner! IGN Nintendo DS Game of the Year 2010, now on iOS!Special Launch Price! $2.99 (normally $4.99)Notice: This download includes the full version just waiting to be unlocked; either from the title screen or during your quest. EnjoyMetacritic's highest rated handheld game of 2010!Winner! IGN Nintendo DS Game of the Year 2010, now on iOS!Special Launch Price! $2.99 (normally $4.99)Notice: This download includes the full version just waiting to be unlocked; either from the title screen or during your quest. Enjoy unlimited access to the Risky Boots Battle, Scuttle Town, Scarecrow Fields and Caves. You will be prompted to make a full purchase from within the game About Shantae: Risky’s RevengePrepare for a powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, belly dancing, monster slaying action; now available on iOS! 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! Features: -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! Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 29, 2011
    80
    This is the same Shantae: Risky's Revenge we know and love, but on much better screens. If you beat this game months ago, there's little reason to download it again. If, on the other hand, this is your first time playing, then by all means. It's $2.99 well spent.
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    80
    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.
  3. Oct 31, 2011
    80
    A terrific port for this substantial side-scroller that comes highly recommended if you haven't played the DS original.
  4. Nov 1, 2011
    80
    Fans of the Metroidvania genre of platformer will find a great example of the genre here.
  5. Nov 1, 2011
    80
    It's certainly one of the better virtual control schemes and you'll only occasionally find problems with it, especially when required to jump and attack, but overall, it retains the engaging gameplay from the original.
  6. Nov 2, 2011
    70
    Add the odd cruelly-placed save point, and you've got an adventure that occasionally explores the agonies, as well as the ecstasies, of gaming's past. At least it's honest.
  7. Oct 31, 2011
    60
    But in the mobile space (no matter the platform) we need to be able to save and quit in a heartbeat. Maybe we're grabbing a fast turn while waiting in line for coffee, or staving off a few minutes of boredom on our lunch breaks. We game on a micro-level on these devices, and the games need to understand and respect that. It's unforgivable to expect us to have the time or where-with-all to find the stupid save point just so we can hit "home" and get on with our lives.
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  1. Jan 16, 2014
    8
    It's good, very cheap price, and despite the problems of playing games on IOS, it's still an enjoyable experience. If you have a DS/3DS, buyIt's good, very cheap price, and despite the problems of playing games on IOS, it's still an enjoyable experience. If you have a DS/3DS, buy it on there, or wait for the Steam version, but if you have no alternative, it's still great on the IOS.
    The controls are really smooth, Shantae feels very satisfying to move around, her attack(she whips her hair) feels very snappy, and there's no delay. She can learn transformation abilities(monkey, elephant, mermaid, which she does by bellydancing).
    The game is very self aware, making jokes about the genre and games in general. Story is simplistic, Risky Boots, Shantae's pirate nemesis is after a relic to turn herself into a genie, and Shantae goes out to stop her.
    The graphics look great, with some of the best animation of 2D sprites I've ever seen outside of Rayman. Keep in mind, it can be a bit hard, especially on the IOS port with the weird controls of IOS games in general.
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