History YMMV / Shantae

8th Dec '16 8:30:57 PM PeppermintTwist
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Part of the game's commercial failure is sometimes attributed to this. The art and story are cute and comical, but [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the crap gone past the radar]] and the sheer sexiness of the cast seems a bit odd.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Part WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids / WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The Shantae series has a bit of an odd relationship with the concept of a "target age range." For the first, most mainstream game, part of the game's its commercial failure is was sometimes attributed to this. The art and story are cute and comical, but [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the crap gone past the radar]] and the sheer sexiness of the cast seems seemed a bit odd.odd for a kid's game. As the series went indie, it embraced its sexiness a bit more and added more [[BlackComedyBurst odd bits of dark humor,]] but retained its underlying cute artstyle and lightheartedness. The series can be thought of as being a bit like WesternAnimation/BettyBoop: Broadly speaking, it's all-ages friendly, but there's a ''lot'' of ParentalBonus-type sly humor, and while the cast is obviously meant to be sex''y,'' they're not sexua''lized.''
11th Nov '16 4:41:17 PM HighCrate
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Part of the game's commercial failure is sometimes attributed to this. The art and story are cute and comical, and there's a definite hint of GirlsNeedRoleModels behind the mostly-female, all ass-kicking cast. But [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the crap gone past the radar]] and the sheer sexiness of the cast seems a bit odd.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Part of the game's commercial failure is sometimes attributed to this. The art and story are cute and comical, and there's a definite hint of GirlsNeedRoleModels behind the mostly-female, all ass-kicking cast. But but [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the crap gone past the radar]] and the sheer sexiness of the cast seems a bit odd.
22nd Oct '16 7:08:17 PM RomanVulcan83
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In ''Pirate's Curse'', Shantae, Sky, Risky, and Rottytops are all seemingly mistaken for the princess of Tan Line Temple--[[{{Gonk}} whom they don't even resemble at all, by the way]]--while she is out on a shopping trip. Are the people (especially the royal adviser) [[{{WhatAnIdiot}} really that stupid]], or are are they taking advantage of the princess being out to "mistake" random passing girls as her so they can [[{{GoGoEnslavement}} put them into]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} "ceremonial garb"]]? It doesn't help that the adviser says that ''this happens all of the time''!
11th Aug '16 11:10:51 AM Someoneman
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* DemonicSpiders: Compared to everything else, the skeletons in ''Risky's Revenge''. They're fast, do more damage than anything else in the game, have plenty of health, and can reanimate after death if you don't [[spoiler:switch to elephant form and smash their gravestones.]]

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* DemonicSpiders: Compared to everything else, the skeletons in ''Risky's Revenge''. They're fast, do more damage than anything else in the game, have plenty of health, and can reanimate after death if you don't [[spoiler:switch to elephant form and smash their gravestones.]]


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** ''Risky's Revenge''
*** The skeletons. They're fast, do more damage than anything else in the game, have plenty of health, and can reanimate after death if you don't [[spoiler:switch to elephant form and smash their gravestones.]]
*** The mermaids. They have two attacks: a kiss which shoots hearts that move upwards, and a bubble that moves quickly (so if you're within hair-whipping range, you won't have time to jump over it) and close to the ground (so you can't crouch under it). After each attack, they dive into the ground and become invincible for a few seconds, so it's best to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere just jump past them then]] rather than take the time to kill them.
15th Jul '16 4:37:18 PM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Part of the game's commercial failure is sometimes attributed to this. The art and story are cute and comical, and there's a definite hint of GirlsNeedRoleModels behind the mostly-female, all ass-kicking cast. But [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the crap gone past the radar,]] the difficulty during the later stages, and the sheer sexiness of the cast seems a bit odd.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Part of the game's commercial failure is sometimes attributed to this. The art and story are cute and comical, and there's a definite hint of GirlsNeedRoleModels behind the mostly-female, all ass-kicking cast. But [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the crap gone past the radar,]] the difficulty during the later stages, radar]] and the sheer sexiness of the cast seems a bit odd.
7th Jul '16 4:22:48 PM AceOfScarabs
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Everyone seems to love Rottytops.

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Everyone seems to love Rottytops.Rottytops.
** After Way Forward released the ''Half-Genie Hero'' trailer that featured a brief, well-animated scene of a giant mermaid boss you needed to unshackle by breaking her chains, said giant mermaid has become rather prominent in fanart.
21st Jun '16 1:38:04 AM Vendince
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* FoeYay: Invoked between Shantae and Risky. The opening scene of Pirate's Curse alone, with the bathtub, seems to indicate Risky has an interest in Shantae. Shantae, on the other hand, keeps trying to turn Risky to her side. While such personal level interest is part of the genre, Shantae and Risky seem to cross the line. Especially as Risky's very plan seems to hinge on Shantae being Shantae. Indeed, the ending of Risky's Revenge seeems to play with the concept. Risky is talking about stripping Shantae of her powers, but with the line break being where it is, it becomes "Strip you(line break)of your powers." That has to be intentional, since there is more than enough room to put the line break anywhere else.

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* FoeYay: Invoked between Shantae and Risky. The opening scene of Pirate's Curse alone, with the bathtub, seems to indicate Risky has an interest in Shantae. Shantae, on the other hand, keeps trying to turn Risky to her side. While such personal level interest is part of the genre, Shantae and Risky seem to cross the line. Especially as Risky's very plan in Pirate's Curse seems to hinge on Shantae being Shantae. Indeed, the ending of Risky's Revenge seeems to play with the concept. Risky is talking about stripping Shantae of her powers, but with the line break being where it is, it becomes "Strip you(line break)of your powers." That has to be intentional, since there is more than enough room to put the line break anywhere else.
21st Jun '16 1:37:00 AM Vendince
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* FoeYay: Invoked between Shantae and Risky. The opening scene of Pirate's Curse alone, with the bathtub, seems to indicate Risky has an interest in Shantae. Shantae, on the other hand, keeps trying to turn Risky to her side. While such personal level interest is part of the genre, Shantae and Risky seem to cross the line. Especially as Risky's very plan seems to hinge on Shantae being Shantae.

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* FoeYay: Invoked between Shantae and Risky. The opening scene of Pirate's Curse alone, with the bathtub, seems to indicate Risky has an interest in Shantae. Shantae, on the other hand, keeps trying to turn Risky to her side. While such personal level interest is part of the genre, Shantae and Risky seem to cross the line. Especially as Risky's very plan seems to hinge on Shantae being Shantae. Indeed, the ending of Risky's Revenge seeems to play with the concept. Risky is talking about stripping Shantae of her powers, but with the line break being where it is, it becomes "Strip you(line break)of your powers." That has to be intentional, since there is more than enough room to put the line break anywhere else.
21st Jun '16 1:32:59 AM Vendince
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* FoeYay: Invoked between Shantae and Risky.

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* FoeYay: Invoked between Shantae and Risky. The opening scene of Pirate's Curse alone, with the bathtub, seems to indicate Risky has an interest in Shantae. Shantae, on the other hand, keeps trying to turn Risky to her side. While such personal level interest is part of the genre, Shantae and Risky seem to cross the line. Especially as Risky's very plan seems to hinge on Shantae being Shantae.
2nd Apr '16 11:56:03 AM TheJayman49
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The girls often wear [[{{Stripperiffic}} incredibly revealing outfits]], so this trope isn't really too much of a surprise.
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