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Posted by CrashBomber

I'm a half-genie in a bottle.

You gotta rub me the right wayforward.

Posted by FLStyle

Ahhh!

This is one of the WVGCW ladies (& VGCW gents) with which I didn't know what gaming series they came from, now I do!

Posted by Wampa1

If nothing else, wayforward make really nice looking games!

Posted by Psycosis

Patrick I'm going to blow your mind here but there are quite a few game series still around that started on the Game Boy Color, even earlier!

Edited by vocalcannibal

I love Shantae so much oh my god.

Posted by Deusoma
@wampa1 said:

If nothing else, wayforward make really nice looking games!

But does this game come with a hug button? That's what I wanna know...

Edited by Humanity

GodDAMMIT Risky Boots is fucking with Shantae's shit again? Naw man that ain't right!

Posted by ChrisTaran

Is this the Kickstarter one they had? Or is this a different Shantae game?

Posted by Niflhe
Posted by tildebees

only 90s kids remember

Edited by Abendlaender

@psycosis said:

Patrick I'm going to blow your mind here but there are quite a few game series still around that started on the Game Boy Color, even earlier!

LIKE WHAT?

Edited by Ockman

Half-Genie Hero backer here ^_^ I can't wait to get this game too. I gotta wait for that Wii U version though, I own a 3DS, but you give me the option to play a game on my TV, and that's what I'd rather do.

Edit: Although, maybe I'll just get both versions to show my support to Way Forward for this fun series.

Posted by melodiousj

@ockman said:

Half-Genie Hero backer here ^_^ I can't wait to get this game too. I gotta wait for that Wii U version though, I own a 3DS, but you give me the option to play a game on my TV, and that's what I'd rather do.

Edit: Although, maybe I'll just get both versions to show my support to Way Forward for this fun series.

If you can hold out for the console version, you're a much stronger person than I.

Edited by ThomasCro

They didn't show a single transformation in the trailer.

Edited by D_W

This game looks cool. Shame no PC release. I have 3DS but I'll probably forget it exists.

Posted by melodiousj

Okay, so can we all agree to do everything in our power to make sure Polygon.com doesn't find out about this game?

Edited by Jayhawker30

@thomascro: The story of this game is that Shantae lost her genie half. So instead of transformations, she has pirate abilities learned from Risky.

Posted by mangopup

RISKY BOOTS up to no good again it seems!

Posted by csl316

Cool stuff. Risky's Revenge was a fun game with a couple design quirks (most notably, trying to figure out where the hell you should go). If they tightened things up a bit, this could be one of my favorite platformers of the year.

Posted by DasaKamov

@psycosis said:

Patrick I'm going to blow your mind here but there are quite a few game series still around that started on the Game Boy Color, even earlier!

I'm pretty sure Patrick's incredulousness comes from not that Shantae is an "old" game, but that people are still super excited for a character that debut on a platform (GB Color) that sold, like, 50 units. ;)

Posted by Eribuster

@crashbomber: You, good person, have made me smile. Thank you!

From early impressions, this reads like the Shantae game to get. At least until we see how Half Genie Hero turns out.

Posted by kubqo

came here just for Shantae belly dancing gifs

Posted by Fonzinator

If I were a total asshole I would make a joke that I'm sure is on the minds of others, but I will refrain.

Looks good at a glance. I am not a fan of buying digital things on Nintendo platforms, so I will also probably forget that this exists. Shantae collection on a cart? HMMMM... Nintendo/Wayforward?

Edited by DevourerOfTime

Looks good at a glance. I am not a fan of buying digital things on Nintendo platforms, so I will also probably forget that this exists.

The second game is on iOS and on Steam, if you haven't played it.

Is this the Kickstarter one they had? Or is this a different Shantae game?

Different game.

Yes, they kickstarted Shantae 4 before Shantae 3 was out. Weird, I know.

To be fair, that one is a different team and will be coming out to different platforms than this game.

@flstyle said:

Ahhh!

This is one of the WVGCW ladies (& VGCW gents) with which I didn't know what gaming series they came from, now I do!

I knew Shantae before WVGCW, but still... I know that feel.

Edited by Hashbrowns

@psycosis said:

Patrick I'm going to blow your mind here but there are quite a few game series still around that started on the Game Boy Color, even earlier!

I'm pretty sure Patrick's incredulousness comes from not that Shantae is an "old" game, but that people are still super excited for a character that debut on a platform (GB Color) that sold, like, 50 units. ;)

I took Patrick's line to mean "I can't believe it's been that long, we're getting old, aren't we?"

Posted by DeF

Yup, little Shantae has come quite a long way. I still have to buy one, though. But soon. Soon!

I'm a half-genie in a bottle.

You gotta rub me the right wayforward.

loool +1

Posted by edeo

I got bored with Risky's Revenge. With each game they release, I see Wayforward more as one of the most overrated developers out there. Boy and His Blob? Overdifficult. Ducktales Remake? Sucked the fun out. I don't see why people get so hyped about their games.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

Nope, I don't remember... As a kid there was only Atari, Intellivision, Coleco and Apple II. As a teen and young adult, I was into computers and computer games. I only got back to consoles when PlayStation came out. There are probably a lot of people who just don't have the same memories of 'essential' gaming.

I can see the appeal of some past games, but I will never have the deep down thrill of them. Even if I played them now, I'm not in the right place and right time to capture the zeitgeist of that era.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

The only thing I know about this series is that the Ammo Baron is a happenin' dude.

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Posted by Accolade

I'm for more Shantae