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When Shantae's Uncle Mimic returns from an expedition, he presents the residents of Scuttle Town his latest find. But he's accidentally brought the wrong thing, an ancient lamp. Before he gets a chance to put it back, the lady pirate Risky Boots turns up with her minions and swipes the lamp! Shantae, eager to help, makes chase, and begins another adventure. Shantae must find three magical seals to prevent Risky Boots from unlocking the magic lamp's evil power.

Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the sequel to the Game Boy Color game, Shantae. In it, you play as the half-genie Shantae, who can use her long ponytail like a whip to attack, and later gains the abilities to transform into different creatures by performing special dances. These creatures (the monkey, elephant and mermaid) allow Shantae to explore different areas all over the world that were previously inaccessible to her normal self. Shantae can also purchase magic spells that allow her to either protect herself, or fight offensively. These items require gems (which are earned by defeating enemies), and some items also require special "magic jams" in the purchase price, which are hidden away in the overworld or dungeons.

The iOS version added an update to include the Dancer Shantae costume, which doubles magic power but causes Shantae to recieve twice as much damage.


Shantae: Risky's Revenge Nintendo DSi Unfortunately, she didn't take very good care of it...
Shantae: Risky's Revenge iPhone Shantae gets a big jewel as a reward for beating the monsters.
Shantae: Risky's Revenge Nintendo DSi Risky Boots promptly blows a hole in the roof and steals it.
Shantae: Risky's Revenge iPhone As a result, Shantae gets fired by Mayor Scuttlebutt.

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge Screenshot
Shantae: Risky's Revenge Screenshot
Shantae: Risky's Revenge Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "シャンティ 〜リスキーの復讐〜" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Shanti 〜Risky no Fukushū 〜" -- Japanese title

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1UP Nintendo DSi Oct 07, 2010 A- 91
4Players.de Nintendo DSi Mar 03, 2011 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de iPad Nov 04, 2011 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de iPhone Nov 04, 2011 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DSi Feb 15, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo DSi Feb 16, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Games TM Nintendo DSi Mar 17, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Nintendo DSi Mar 01, 2011 Unscored Unscored


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