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A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
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Stretch Goal: Risky Boots Mode

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We’re at the halfway point between our initial funding goal, and the Risky Boots Stretch Goal! Today we’re taking a closer look at exactly what it will be like to play the part of the bodacious buccaneer. 

Opening Cinematic: At the start of our tale, Shantae wakes in the night and is drawn trance-like through the dark forest and into a secret cavern. She is transported to the Genie Realm, but returns a few moments later having witnessed a power beyond anything imaginable. Shantae leaves to embark on a grand adventure – but fails to notice the Tinkerbat spying from within the shadows… the tiny pirate minion skitters off to report this to its master.

Kickoff: Risky Mode begins with the above cinematic. From there, we descend on Risky’s pirate ship, and cut to her captain’s quarters; a large office dominated by a luxurious bathtub in which the Queen of the Seven Seas simmers and stews. The Tinkerbat minion reports, and within moments Risky Boots hatches a plan.

Goal: As Risky, your job is to raid, pillage, and plunder Sequin Land in search of items that will allow entry into the Genie Realm. After all, the ultimate power is there for the taking, and only one scrawny Half-Genie brat stands in the way. Like any door, this magical portal to the Genie Realm must have a key. To Risky’s logic, there’s no better starting point than the old man. Players will soon find that Uncle Mimic (Relic Hunter, living fossil, inventor, and Shantae’s only family member) is at large, and in his hasty exit he’s dropped a literal paper trail of blueprints. With the right parts, Risky’s Tinkerbats could construct some of these devices. With each blueprint she finds, Risky gains a new Tinker-Tool that will help her take down the old man and the brat, and finally gain entry to the fabled Genie Ream! Heave ho men! 

Gameplay: Risky Mode uses the same overall location of the main Shantae storyline, with key story elements swapped, and the order of progression shuffled. As Risky gains Tinker-Tools, (Pistol upgrades, Grappling Hook, Shoulder Cannon) she will gain abilities that in some ways mirror Shantae’s “Dance Transformations”. But these moves are found in a different order, in unique locations meaning that even if you know Shantae’s Story, Risky Mode will be a completely new experience. Risky’s pirate-themed abilities could be aptly compared to the special moves seen in “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse” for Nintendo 3DS. More examples:

-Shantae can whip, but Risky can slice with her scimitar!

-Shantae can become a flying creature, but Risky can use a grappling hook!

-Shantae can cast a fireball, but Risky has a pistol that fire various types of ammo!

-Shantae can become a small creature and enter a narrow space, but Risky can send a Tinkerbat in to do her bidding! 

Let’s make this Stretch Goal happen so we can double the fun! Remember too, that every additional Stretch Goal will expand the game’s features overall, giving both Shantae & Risky Boots more to do!

Comments

    1. Creator th8827 on September 28, 2013

      Shantae gets a magic carpet, Risky gets a glider.

      Seriously, the stretch goals need to be met. Especially the 700,000 one. (I wonder how it will effect Risky)

    2. Creator NSman on September 28, 2013

      wow ok, I just posted that comment on the wrong update somehow. Oops.

    3. Creator NSman on September 28, 2013

      Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but: CHAMELEON transformation! Makes you invisible when not moving, like the shadows in the crypt level of Shantae for GBC. Also greatly slows your movement speed and increases your sprite length so that you can use it to travel areas safely but slowly, making it impractical for navigating whole levels because you are big and slow but allowing you to move past some areas when your health is low.

    4. Creator chris christiansen on September 28, 2013

      It would also be cool to be able to view or use money in an interesting way. Maybe swim thru it or luxuriate on it and then bury some somewhere in a safe place (perhaps the minions provide a steady drain or you use money to make them do things for you.

    5. Creator chris christiansen on September 28, 2013

      I think one of the highlights of Risky Mode would be the change in how you interact with npcs. Maybe you could shake down a merchant, steal things from houses or just go around annoying the townsfolk.

    6. Creator Jonathan Rivas on September 27, 2013

      I have ALWAYS wanted to look inside risky boots ship! I just figured that until now.

    7. Creator Ryan Sinclair on September 27, 2013

      Risky Boots FOREVER!

    8. Creator Ahmed Shaltout on September 27, 2013

      why does LeChuck's theme play in my head as i read this post :) :D

    9. Creator MetalShadowOverlord on September 27, 2013

      Ha! I always loved those little Tinkerbats. It'll be awesome using them in the game. Also, I love how the grappling hook is an anchor. XD

    10. Creator Matt & Joey on September 27, 2013

      Oh, I just noticed XD "Shantae can become a flying creature, but Risky can use a grappling hook!" So... harpy? Or a new flying form? ^^

    11. Creator Fitzpatrick Phillips on September 27, 2013

      Grappling Hook? Ohh lawwdd

    12. Creator Cross on September 27, 2013

      Awesome! Though every time I hear "tinker tool," I think "tinker toys"...now THAT's a weapon I'd like to see!

    13. Creator DoombotBL on September 27, 2013

      This is one stretch goal we should definitely get! I also hope some of WayForward's other games make it on Steam, Mighty Switch Force especially.

    14. Creator Irockz on September 27, 2013

      So, will this be canon?

    15. Creator Jose Zeledon on September 27, 2013

      Really cool!! it would be like playing Bass in Megaman and Bass but with meaningful new interactions with the stages :D

    16. Creator anthony on September 27, 2013

      So if we hit the costumes stretch goal will Risky Boots get her own set of alternate costumes?

    17. Creator WayForward on September 27, 2013

      @Jamie Wadhams

      We got us a map (a map!) to lead us to a hidden box,
      Thats all locked up with locks (with locks!) and buried deep away.
      We'll dig up the box (the box!), we know it's full of precious booty
      Burst open the locks, and then we'll say "HOORAY!"

      Lazy Town rocks out loud.

    18. Creator Jamie Wadhams on September 27, 2013

      LET'S MAKE RISKY BOOTS PLAYABLE!! It will give me a reason to say this while playing;

      Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate!

      Yar - har - fiddle-dee-dee, being a pirate is all right to be!
      Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate!

    19. Creator Steven Ohlberg on September 27, 2013

      Well that cutscene description sure was good. I wonder if it will have unique portraits for Risky? I mean it wouldnt make sense for her regular portrait to pop up in that SPECIFIC cutscene. (It has me wondering if this game is going to be a little more fanservicey than usual...something I'm totally on board for hey.)

    20. Creator Andrew Maizels on September 27, 2013

      Sounds great! I upped my pledge to help make it happen. :)

    21. Creator Niwishi Nogu on September 26, 2013

      I really want to play as RottyTops...but Risky isn't bad, WE NEED TO REACH THAT 900K mark PayPal people need to go wild after this is over(assuming we don't reach it by the end of the week)

    22. Creator John Michael Guerrero on September 26, 2013

      Why hasn't this already been achieved? ALL MY DOUBLOONS! :D

    23. Creator T on September 26, 2013

      Reminds me a little of the Misadventures of Tron Bonne. Fun game!

    24. Creator Sergenth on September 26, 2013

      I'm replaying Risky's Revenge on the iPad (thanks, Wayforward!) and I was delighted to find out again, that halfway through the game, more monsters start appearing everywhere. I'm glad to see this coming back even harder in HGH!

      I want all of the stretch goals too! I hope there is more fundraising that goes on after the Kickstarter campaign to ensure the best Half Genie Hero can be made :D

    25. Creator Todor Imreorov on September 26, 2013

      i hope playing with risky gives the player a new way to traverse through the level/ reach new hidden places. That will add a lot to the replay value, especially if risky is unlockable on completion :)

    26. Creator Kevin S. Werner on September 26, 2013

      I realize that if this goal does happen (and I'm hoping it does), it'll be similar to Sonic Adventure 2 - getting to play both sides of the story, so to speak. That's a rarity in any game that lets you play as the villain, and when you get the choice, it is awesome.

    27. Creator Danielle Baranski on September 26, 2013

      Who doesn't want to play the bad guy (or girl) every now and then? Bring on the Risky Mode!

    28. Creator Matt & Joey on September 26, 2013

      Sounds great! ^^ I hope we can hit $500k; looking forward to Risky Mode!

    29. Creator Michael Graney on September 26, 2013

      This has all of my want! I have a feeling this goal will be reached =]

    30. Creator Razor Volare on September 26, 2013

      "Risky Mode begins with the above cinematic. From there, we descend on Risky’s pirate ship, and cut to her captain’s quarters; a large office dominated by a luxurious bathtub in which the Queen of the Seven Seas simmers and stews. The Tinkerbat minion reports, and within moments Risky Boots hatches a plan."

      Wait wait, let me get this straight.
      Shantae starts in her PJs, Risky Boots starts off butt naked in a nice bubble bath? o.o
      .
      .
      .
      *Mind blown*

    31. Creator Josh Wise on September 26, 2013

      I want to control an army of Tinkerbats.

    32. Creator Perplex on September 26, 2013

      "As Risky, your job is to raid, pillage, and plunder Sequin Land in search of items that will allow entry into the Genie Realm."

      All my money, literally!

    33. Creator Rullakebab99 on September 26, 2013

      @Paul Merrill: It's for motivation. :P Now let's get more funding!!

    34. Creator Lungkisser on September 26, 2013

      You revealed too many stretch goals before you even got funded, now it just feels like we're missing out 'cause we knew what we could have had but now don't. :/

    35. Creator Nathan Chan on September 26, 2013

      Wow, that sounds incredible! I'm really excited for us to reach this stretch goal.

    36. Creator Hassan Orlando Tate on September 26, 2013

      This mode sounds really fun and creative. I really wish I could give more, as all of the stretch goals look amazing!

    37. Creator Jake Pangares on September 26, 2013

      O_O O MAI STAWZ, THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!! This stretch goal MUST happen

    38. Creator Kyle on September 26, 2013

      Can I suggest that before you get the upgrade that makes it do something have the button that makes Shantae dance make Risky dance badly?

    39. Creator Joshua on September 26, 2013

      The concept art is so cute. Congrats to the artist! I'd love to play the game again as Risky.

    40. Creator Christopher Nooter on September 26, 2013

      I have both Shantae games on my 3DS and I always thought it would be cool to play as Risky Boots. Now that can happen, and it will make my pledge netting me two codes for the game even better! I'll use Shantae on my Vita, and Risky on the PS4! Provided that it will be funded in 7 days, which with paypal shouldn't be a problem.

    41. Creator Kristopher Smith on September 26, 2013

      Awesome! We should easily hit this stretch goal, so I'm looking forward to this! :D

    42. Creator Gary Stewart on September 26, 2013

      HNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG!!

      I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT!

    43. Creator Shikigami3k on September 26, 2013

      Anyone know if science has devised time machines? I need one to travel to October 2014 and get my hands on this game!

    44. Creator Theodore Trevor on September 26, 2013

      Oh man, I want these Stretch Goals so badly.

    45. Creator Guilherme Reis Bonfim on September 26, 2013

      This way you guys make me want to have the game now!

    46. Creator Thomas Drew on September 26, 2013

      "From there, we descend on Risky’s pirate ship, and cut to her captain’s quarters; a large office dominated by a luxurious bathtub in which the Queen of the Seven Seas simmers and stews." IM SOLD!!