Shantae thanking Barracuda Joe for his generosity in Risky's Revenge.
Shantae: Thanks Barracuda Joe! You're a lifesaver! (Kiss!) Barracuda Joe: Don't say "kiss" to me unless you're actually givin' me a kiss. Otherwise it's just words. Okay? Shantae: Ok. (Kiss!) Barracuda Joe: Ok, yer doing it again. Get going.
The Cackle Mound in the first game in had a set of puzzles where you must knock eyes into a robot to make it open its mouth to drop a key. One of the later robots doesn't immediately drop a key, as you need to redirect where it's staring until it's looking at a specific thing. What will make it drop the key from its mouth? The statue of a half-naked girl.
Meta: This let's play video. The player goes from initially dismissing Risky as a pathetic easy boss, to being genuinely worried and finally falling in love with her:
Isocitration: Your hair is so beautiful. It is making me disturbed.