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Shantae, the main character of the series.

Shantae is a 2D platform video game series by WayForward Technologies.

Video Games

  • Shantae (July 2, 2002), Game Boy Color. Re-released for the 3DS Virtual Console in 2013.
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge (October 4, 2010), DSiWare. Later released for iOS and PC.
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (October 23, 2014), Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Later released for PC.
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (December 20, 2016), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC. Later released for Nintendo Switch.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Wario20100419 April 19, 2010The DLC microgame "Shantae NAB!" from WarioWare D.I.Y is based on the Shantae series.2

4Arrow L Contra20101004 October 04, 2010Shantae: Risky's Revenge features a dialogue reference to the intro of Super Contra.3

4Arrow L Castlevania20101004 October 04, 2010Shantae: Risky's Revenge features a dialogue reference to one of the obtuse hints in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.3

5Arrow R DuckTales20130813 August 13, 2013A menu screen showing Shantae can be found buried within the code of DuckTales: Remastered.53

4Arrow L Karnov20141023 October 23, 2014The nameless warrior from Shantae and the Pirate's Curse references Karnov in his shape, vague backstory details and a very similar music theme.3

4Arrow L He-Man20141023 October 23, 2014The character Bran-Son from Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a parody of He-Man.3

4Arrow L Ghostbusters20141023 October 23, 2014Shantae and the Pirate's Curse features a dialogue reference to Ghostbusters.3

4Arrow L Star Wars20141023 October 23, 2014The "space princess" outfit Shantae and other characters wear during a part of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is based on Leia's slave costume from Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi.3


Arrow L & R

Hyper Light Drifter2015 2015The Drifter was set to appear in a special sidequest in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, while Risky Boots was set to appear in a special sidequest in Hyper Light Drifter.51

5Arrow R Skullgirls20150417 April 17, 2015One of the alternate color palettes in Skullgirls is based on Shantae.3

5Arrow R Watch Quest!20150424 April 24, 2015Watch Quest! features characters from the Shantae series.1

5Arrow R Mutant Mudds20160328 March 28, 2016Shantae is a playable character in Mutant Mudds Super Challenge.1

4Arrow L Nikki2016930 September 30, 2016A ghost named “Ikki” in the game Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a reference to Nikki.3

5Arrow R Runbow20161025 October 25, 2016Shantae is a downloadable character in Runbow.1


Arrow L & R

Blaster Master20170706 July 06, 2017Shantae is a downloadable character for Blaster Master Zero, while a free update in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero added a Sophia the 3rd transformation to Shantae's repertoire.1

5Arrow R Indivisible2018 2018Shantae is a planned guest character in Indivisible.1

4Arrow L Mighty Series20180410 April 10, 2018The Import Room in Shantae: Risky's Revenge provides rewards based on progress done in either Mighty Flip Champs! and Mighty Milky Way, while the "Officer" costume DLC from Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is based on Patricia Wagon from Mighty Switch Force!, including abilities and other elements from the series.1

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20181207 December 07, 2018Shantae and Risky Boots appear as spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.