Shantae (NA)
Developer(s) WayForward
Publisher(s) Capcom
Platform(s) Game Boy Color platform icon Virtual Console (3DS) platform icon
Genre(s) Platformer

03ESRB - E  02PEGI 7  01Australian Classification Board - G

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Shantae is a Game Boy Color video game released in 2002. Upon it's release, the game was overlooked due to the new Game Boy Advance. Though it missed the spotlight, Shantae got mostly positive reviews.

Nintendo Power reported in Volume 280 that the game would be available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in late 2012.

A sequel to the original Game Boy Color game was released on DSiWare in 2010 called Shantae: Risky's Revenge.




Shantae is a half-genie living with her Uncle Mimic in Seaside Town. One day, her town is attacked by the evil Risky Boots. She is tasked with locating and returning the Steam Engine that the pirate stole.

After many trials and tribulations, Shantae eventually uncovers the Four Elemental Stones that she needs to prevent Risky Boots from getting. However Risky catches Shantae off-guard and steals them once again. Eventually it is revealed that Risky was looking to create a powerful steam-powered weapon in the form of the Tinkertank. The final battle with Risky involves destroying the Stones and the Tank, then taking her on in a showdown. Shantae eventually triumphs and becomes famous throughout the land.

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