Parents' Guide to

Shantae: Risky's Revenge

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Innovative platformer for DSi loaded with sexy girls.

Game Nintendo DSi 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+


Well, you know what.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 8+

Good for most to all ages, great game.

Excellent Game altogether, the only thing some parents might worry about is the whole breast-thing. Though, excellent gameplay, and a good sequel. Yes, I have the Game Boy Color or whatever version too.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

There's a lot to like about this polished, innovative platformer. Its lush environments are alive with colorful vegetation, beautifully drawn structures, and detailed characters, making it one of the prettiest downloadable games yet developed for the DSi. What's more, some parts of the game allow players to not just move left and right but also use special pads to dive deeper into the screen to explore-able areas that can be seen in the background. It's a clever way to avoid repetitive side-scrolling navigation.

However, this layered effect also makes it easy to get lost in some places. It can be easy for a player to lose track of where she is and where she needs to go next in order to progress. This, combined with some needlessly juvenile humor, keeps Shantae: Risky's Revenge from becoming the exceptional platformer it could have been. It's one of the best downloadable DSi games to date, but it's not perfect.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Way Forward
  • Release date: October 3, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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