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The small fishing village of Scuttle Town is a quiet and peaceful place, thanks mainly to its protector, the self-appointed Shantae the genie.

When lady-pirate Risky Boots receives information that a treasure chest is found at the village, she quickly makes her way there for an invasion to take the cash. As Shantae, you must use the genies magical abilities, her hair whipping attacks and dance moves to stop the pirate and her gang from taking the treasure and leaving the town in ruins.


Shantae Game Boy Color Dance parlor. Hello girls!
Shantae Game Boy Color First eye-to-eye with Risky Boots
Shantae Game Boy Color Town shop
Shantae Game Boy Color Using one of combat items

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Shantae Avatar
Shantae Concept Art
Shantae Avatar


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Portable Review Aug 28, 2007 39 out of 40 98
IGN Jun 11, 2002 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Nintendo Life Jun 08, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
The Retro Spirit Dec 03, 2014 5 out of 6 83
GamesFirst! Jul 26, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TigerChainsaw 2020 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Jun 20, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Vortex 2002 60 out of 100 60


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Kartanym (12718) added Shantae (Game Boy Color) on Jun 08, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21120) and Kam1Kaz3NL77 (418699)