It doesn't cost hundreds to play it anymore!
Though Shantae has gone on to become an indie gaming icon, her origins were much dicier. The original Shantae was potentially planned as a SNES or PC release before it finally settled on the Game Boy Color. Production went well, but the game required an expensive cartridge which caused many publishers to...
"can't wait to see where she goes in the next 20 years"
WayForward's half-genie hero Shantae is currently celebrating her 20th anniversary. Yes, she's been around for two decades! This character was originally created by Erin and Matt Bozon in 2002 - starting out life on the Game Boy Color. While her first outing wasn't the most financially...
"If we’re going to make a change that sweeping, the original needs to be there as well"
The world of physical media in brick-and-mortar stores has dwindled in recent years due to the proliferation of digital storefronts readily and conveniently available on modern platforms. While some would never think to pay the same (or more) on a digital game...
The perfect match
One of the highlights in the world of Nintendo this week was the arrival of the Tekken fighter Kazuya in Smash Bros. Ultimate. Alongside him, Masahiro Sakurai revealed four brand new Mii Fighter outfits - one of them was Shantae, a character who has been requested by her respective fanbase for a long time now. If you missed it,...
"Here's how it all went down"
Last week was an exciting moment for the Shantae series - with the release of the original Game Boy Color game (including the enhanced GBA version) on the Nintendo Switch. Interestingly, the lead developer behind the Switch port turned out to be game developer and YouTuber Modern Vintage Gamer. While this was revealed...
Five games, one system
There's rarely a point in time when every game in a particular series is available on one console, but today is one of those days. WayFoward this week released Shantae's original Game Boy Color outing on the Nintendo Switch eShop - meaning you can now experience all of Shantae's adventures wherever you go. "With today's...
The Lost Gods! Picross S6! Shantae!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Immortals Fenyx Rising – The Lost...
The original Shantae adventure returns! First released in 2002, Shantae is the classic action-adventure-platformer that introduced players to the fan-favorite Half-Genie heroine. In her debut title, Shantae hair-whips, dances, and transforms as she seeks out four elemental stones hidden throughout Sequin Land to put a stop to the nefarious lady pirate, Risky Boots. During her quest, she'll explore treacherous labyrinths, gain amazing new powers, conquer mini-games, and meet up with friends such as Bolo, Sky, and Rottytops! This version of the game includes both the standard Game Boy™ Color mode and the Game Boy™ Advance-enhanced mode!
-Shantae's acclaimed original 8-bit adventure - now on Switch!
-Use dance magic to transform into a monkey, an elephant, a spider, and more!
-Travel across Sequin Land, from forests and deserts to swamps and frigid peaks!
-Explore challenging labyrinths where devious bosses await!
-Buy a variety of items and upgrades to gain new abilities!
-Environments change from day to night!
-Discover secret passages! Find hidden Warp Squids and fireflies!
-Select between standard Game Boy™ Color mode or Game Boy™ Advance-enhanced mode, featuring a bonus Tinkerbat transformation!
-Updated with save states, multiple display options, control improvements, and a mini art gallery!