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Risky's Revenge
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Risky's Revenge DSiWare icon
Developer(s) WayForward Technologies
Publisher(s) WayForward Technologies
Platform(s) Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
iOS
Microsoft Windows (Steam)
Release date(s) October 4, 2010 (North America, DSiWare)
February 11, 2011 (PAL Region, DSiWare)
October 27, 2011 (Worldwide, iOS)
Spring 2014 (Worldwide, Steam)
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Download (DSiWare, iOS, Steam)
Director(s) Matt Bozon
Producer(s) Chris Watson (executive producer); Matt Bozon
Designer(s) Matt Bozon
Programmer(s) Michael Clasgens, Nate Trost
Artist(s) Nick Wozniak, Henk Nieborg
Writer(s) Matt Bozon
Composer(s) Jake Kaufman

Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the second game in the Shantae series. The game is on the Nintendo DSi's DSiWare shop (also part of the Nintendo eShop), released in North America on October 4, 2010 and later in all PAL regions barring Australia and New Zealand on February 11, 2011. It was later ported to iOS devices and is currently live on Steam Greenlight,[1] meaning it may be released for PC sometime in the future. Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the sequel to the Game Boy Color video game Shantae and is to be followed by a Nintendo 3DS sequel, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and another for non-handheld devices, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.

As the title suggest, Risky Boots wants revenge on Shantae. At the start of the game, Risky steals a magic lamp and defeats Shantae, causing her to be fired from being the town's Guardian Genie.

PlotEdit

Things had been quiet in Scuttle Town since Shantae's clash with the pirate Risky Boots. During the annual Relics Hunters Expo, she and her friends see fellow Relic Hunter Uncle Mimic unveil his latest find: an ordinary-looking lamp encased in stone. Just as they begin to wonder what it is, the notorious Risky Boots crashes the expo and steals the lamp. Despite the quick battle, Shantae is knocked out, allowing the vengeful pirate to get away. Blaming the half-genie for the town being in disarray and failing to do her job properly, the Mayor of Scuttle Town fires her as the town's guardian.

Despite no longer being a Guardian Genie, Shantae still decides to take responsibility to stop Risky Boots' newest plot. Is there more to this mysterious lamp than one expects? And what does the evil pirate intend to do with it?

DevelopmentEdit

Risky's Revenge was intended to be an episodic game. It was eventually decided to make it single self-contained game. Some aspects of the full episodic game may be found in a few early screenshots, however. Early screenshots show new enemies and several returning enemies from the original game (including an enemy Harpy), as well as new and alternate locations.

The most interesting screenshot is of a snowy mountain location with Shantae battling wizards. It shows numbers floating in the air as Shantae attacks an opponent, suggesting variable damage and therefore more RPG elements (similar to Konami's Castlevania series, which uses an identical damage indicator) than made it into the final product. The setting of the screenshot is also of interest - its cloudy mountain peaks strongly resemble those of an island that can be seen in the background of all coastal areas in the final game.

MusicEdit

The music was once again composed by Jake Kaufman, who composed the first game's music as well. On September 27, 2010 the complete original soundtrack was released on Kaufman's Big Lion Music and BandCamp websites, with people having the option to either pay or download it for free.[2]

UpdateEdit

As of September 20, 2013 in the iOS version, as a promotion and preview of the "Costume Swap" stretch goal for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Shantae receives an alternate dancer costume. This costume gives Shantae more magic but gets more damage.[3]

Risky's Revenge Dancer Shantae

ReceptionEdit

Shantae: Risky's Revenge has achieved critical acclaim, with many reviewers saying that this is the best DSiWare available, achieving a 92 on Metacritc[4] and a 93 on Gamerankings.[5] Critics praised the game for its beautiful visuals, excellent soundtrack, and an old school style that felt familiar to Castlevania and Metroid, but with fresh new ideas.[6] One common complaint was aimed at the poor map system.[7] IGN called it a labour of love, a sequel that doesn't disappoint.[8] IGN later gave IGN Shantae: Risky' Revenge the Best Visuals Award[9] and Best DS Game for 2010.[10]


Credits Edit

Role Name
Shantae created by Matt and Erin Bozon
Developed by WayForward
Tyrannical overlord Voldi Way
Consigliere John Beck
Executive Producer Chris Watson
Technical Director James Chan
Director/Producer Matt Bozon
Lead Programmer Michael Clasgens
Programmers Aric Dorschner, Ian Small
Additional programmers Adam Kasper, Adam Lutz, George Mathews, Larry Holdaway, Robert Koshak
Engine and tools Jonathan Rucker, Stephen Foot
Lead Animators Marc Gomez, Rob Buchanan
Animators Chris Kerlegon, Joakim Sandberg, Paul Robertson, Eunhi Oh
Additonal animation Danny McGillick, Randy van der Vlag
Pixel Modelers Gustav Kilman, Andrew Bado
Lead Background Artist Henk Nieborg
Additional background art Sven Ruthner, Jeremy Dower
Audio Guy Jake Kaufman
Voice Meagan Glaser
Level Design James Montagna
Technical Artist Nick Wozniak
Illustrations Paul Castillo, Chris Engle, Alex Ahad, Robert Case, Mariel Cartwright, Jason Robinson
Production Assistants Shannon Hatakeda, Andy Crim
Quality Assurance Lead Michael Flores
Quality Assurance Testers Chris Anderson, Josette Dziuk, Nick Malouf, Ryan Wright, Steven Kitzes, Kyle Sellers, Joe Carlo
Contributors Chris Losorelli, Sean Velasco, Adam Tierney, Robb Alvey, Mark Bozon, Matthew Zitterman, Ed Glaser, Kristina Kaufman
iOS Lead Programmer Nate Trost
iOS Art Assistant Jessie Seely
iOS Production Assistant Shannon Hatakeda
iOS Public Relations Jordan Mayer
iOS Community Manager Aaron Thornton
iOS Quality Assurance Lead Chris Anderson
iOS Quality Assurance Testers Michael Flores, Josette Dziuk, Matthew Hull, Nick Malouf, Chris Schroeder, Steven Kitzes
iOS Contributors Austin Ivansmith, James Maxwell, Jeff Pomegranate

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DSi TrailerEdit

iOS TrailerEdit

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