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Shantae GBC palettes

Hack of Shantae


THIS PATCH DOES NOT FORCE GBA MODE. This patch is compatible with the Force GBA Enhanced Mode patch:

When played in GBA mode, Shantae brightens the colors used in-game to compensate for the GBA’s darker screen. Unfortunately this doesn’t look nice on emulators. This patch allows you to play Shantae in GBA enhanced mode with the original, darker GBC palettes. It doesn’t affect the other GBA enhancement features, but it always skips over the GBA’s palette adjustment code.

Update v1.1 disables side-effects caused by the game genie code conversion, such as creating glitchy tiles in some areas such as in the forest leading to Water Town.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Shantae (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130730-054825)
  • ROM/File SHA-1: 520E48C50F6E997FCD841CA368FC9ABC1DBDDEC1




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User Review Information

Pretty much a requirement

Reviewed By: Red Soul on 16 May 2021

What this hack does is enabling the GBA enhancements without the added malus of an oversaturated palette. While that design choice made sense on early GBA hardware, it hardly does in any other circumstance and thus this restores the game to its intended look and it is Not only recommended, but necessary for the best experience.

The latest version fixes glitchy tiles in some areas that could lead to a crash if contact was made, so a repatch using the newest version of the patch is a good idea.

Many thanks to the author for promptly fixing this issue once found.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Pretty much a requirementRed Soul16 May 20211.1Yes
My eyes are saved!celebi2316 Jun 20181.0Yes