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  • Summary: 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.
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  1. 90
    The platforming is rock solid, and as I noted, I love the theme with a passion. I would like to see WayForward do something more narrative-heavy with Shantae, as I think she would be a spectacular lead in a RPG or similar, but as it stands this is my favourite 2D platformer series of all, and I'm glad to see that it's now on PlayStation too.
  2. Jul 7, 2015
    80
    Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is a great first impression on a series that I’ve been curious about for a while now. What it lacks in length it more than makes it up for in level design and precise controls.
  3. Jul 7, 2015
    80
    Shantae: Risky’s Revenge: Director’s Cut could have used some help with its map system, but literally everything else is spot-on.
  4. Dec 14, 2015
    80
    It might have lot a little bit of the spark it had when it was originally released, but it still is a great game, fun, challenging and addictive. Ideal for those who feel like playing a game that might have been made in the 8-16 bit era.
  5. Dec 15, 2015
    80
    Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut is the best version of an already great game.
  6. Jul 6, 2015
    70
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a solid game.
  7. Aug 9, 2015
    50
    Overall, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is a nice throwback, even if it’s not really that old, with a single glaring problem – being ‘Metroidvania’ style comes with some responsibilities that this title just couldn’t hold up its end of the bargain for.

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  1. Jan 10, 2017
    7
    This is a good platformer game with some "metroidvania" elements to it (albeit it lacks the content of a metroidvania game). The charactersThis is a good platformer game with some "metroidvania" elements to it (albeit it lacks the content of a metroidvania game). The characters are fun, yet simple, one dimensional (and of a game of this kind its not a bad thing). The music is GREAT, and so does the sprites and enviroments. My only major complains are a confusing map system, and airborne controls (airborne combat feels somewhat clunky).

    The game's lenght is about 5 to 7 hours of gameplay, which is ok for its asking price (10usd digital release), and for its price is a game worth paying for.
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