Thursday, October 7, 2010

GoNintendo Review: 9.7

Another fantastic review is up, this time a 9.7 from GoNintendo!  You can read the entire review here.  Meantime, here's our favorite quote from the GoNintendo News Team: 

"To have a DSi and now download Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a gaming crime. To get this kind of quality for $12 is absolutely insane. I can't think of a better deal on Nintendo's downloadable services. Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a love-letter to Shantae fans, as well as 2D gaming. It's not often that fans of a character have to wait so long to get a sequel, but it's even rarer to say that the wait was 100% worth it."

So, what... go buy the game I guess?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nintendo Life awards Shantae a 10/10!

Risky's Revenge went over huge with the kindly folks at Nintendo Life.  They scored the game a perfect 10 out of 10 stars!  They sez, "...we could sit here and lay down an almost endless number of reasons why you should download this game, but at the end of the day it really all comes down to this: Shantae: Risky's Revenge is hands-down the best title available on DSiWare and quite possibly the best 12 bucks you'll ever spend on a video game."  Now that's some special kinda genie lovin'!  You can read the whole review right here!

Friday, October 1, 2010

IGN Exclusive Review: 9.0

The first review of Shantae: Risky's Revenge is up, and Craig Harris has delivered his verdict.  Shantae again weighs in at a solid 9.0 as she did nearly a decade ago.  You can read the full review right here!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get the Free Original Soundtrack!

The Shantae: Risky's Revenge Original Soundtrack is now available at Big Lion Music!  And it's FREE!  Our friends at IGN were kind enough to host our humorous promotional video which shows (with great exuberance) how fans can grab Jake Kaufman's incredible compositions via a "pay what you like" system.  Hey, this is one of the few posts you can actually do something about.  So click that link and get over there.  If you don't have the cash, just choose the free option... its your call.  And, you can see the video at WayForwardTube.  Just don't drink milk while you watch.   

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Transfer your DSiWare to 3DS

Good news for Shantae fans!  A new report suggests that DSiWare games will be transferable to 3DS, turning what for some would be a six month fling into a long term relationship.  Don't fear commitment gentlemen, its going to be okay.  You can check out Joystiq's original story right here.

LIVE: Shantae on Twitter...happening RIGHT NOW!

Shantae herself is doing a realtime play by play of her first adventure.  It's a great way to get back in the Shantae groove, or acquaint yourself with the plot of the original game.  Tweets will post throughout the day every day until launch.  A few minutes ago our hero discovered a magical belly dance deep inside the creepy Golem Mine labyrinth, and is currently seeking a path to safety.  What will happen next?  Tune in and find out at

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mighty Flip Champs Connection!

Both Nintendo Life and Shantae Fan Club members got this cool mailer detailing a free prize inside for Mighty Flip Champs owners.  Since then, a few curious individuals have written in asking if they will have only one chance at a tiered prize, sealing their fate the moment they unwrap Shantae.  The answer: NO!  You can continue to improve your Mighty Flip Champs skills, and return to your Shantae game in progress to claim higher ranked prizes at any time.  So once you buy MFC, there's nowhere to go but up, even if your Shantae quest is under way.  Feel free to ping pong between games at any point.  To sign up for the Shantae Fan Club, visit


Monday, September 27, 2010

Shantae arrives on October 4th!

Shantae Fan Club members received this special mailer announcing the arrival of her brand new adventure, which launches on October 4th, 2010.  As you probably guessed by now, the game will be available exclusively through the DSiWare service.  Get those point cards handy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

DIY Fan Music

Shantae fans are really getting their grove on lately.  Here's a song writtten by a long time fan who goes by the nickname of "Peach".  We love seeing fan art, music, or whatever else you creative folk are cookign up, so don't hesitate to share your works via .  You can listen to Peach's tune here.   

Friday, August 27, 2010

Shantae meets Wario

For the launch of WarioWare D.I.Y., Nintendo asked several of the game industry's most physically attractive designers to create their own microgames.  WayForward's own Monsieur Bozon contributed Shantae NAB!, which you can download to your copy of WarioWare D.I.Y. today.  Visit the official WarioWare D.I.Y. website to learn how.  Or, watch the "making of" video right here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Let's Play Shantae!

If you're having a hard time finding a copy of the original Shantae for Game Boy Color, why not spoil the game completely and forever by watching these amazing videos!  We were astonished to find roughly 10 hours of narrated Shantae video created by the knowledgeable and humorous Brickroad.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll whip haircrow.   Watch "Let's Play Shantae", or check out his other videos (including his Super Speed Super Metroid series) right here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Nintendo Life reader discovers this site

Lo and behold, we've been discovered by a Shantae fan over at Nintendo Life.  Thanks for stumbling upon our new website before we got a chance to announce it's existence Armand!  You rock!  You can all view Armand's original post here, which tells you how to locate us.  Why not click back and forth a few times, and see if the internet breaks?        

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1UP says Flatter is Better

It's no surprise that WayForward loves 2D.  The company stood alone as the last bastion of pixel art for nearly a decade while other developers chased each other through the third dimension.  The studio does include a thriving 3D community these days, but it hasn't turned it's back on 2D by any stretch, as evidenced here!  Click that link to check out 1UP's coverage of both Shantae: Risky's Revenge, and the upcoming Batman: the Brave and the Bold.  Two games from 1UP's "Best-Looking Upcoming 2D Games" feature! 

Monday, August 2, 2010

E3: a date with Craig Harris

Craig Harris from IGN took Shantae: Risky's Revenge for a spin at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010.  Check out his impressions right here.  Have her back by 10:00 Craig! 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shantae in MTV's top 15

The story may be a bit stale, but odds are you missed it.  Shantae made MTV's top 15 most anticipated games of 2010, joining Bioshock 2, God of War 3, Mario Galaxy 2, and Metroid: Other M.  Just follow this LINK  for a look see. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Shantae: Risky's Revenge site

Hi folks, this is a dry run of the game's website.  Just a few more tests, some window dressings and we'll be good to go.  Email me if you want a pizza roll.