Shovel Knight (2014)

4.32 from 100 votes
An action-platformer paying homage to 8-bit classics like Mega Man and Castlevania. It is developed by a small group of former WayForward employees, with funding through Kickstarter.
First released
Jun 26, 2014
Aliases
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope
Franchises
Shovel Knight
Developed by
Yacht Club Games, 8-4, Ltd.
Published by
Yacht Club Games, Nintendo
Platforms
Mac, PlayStation Network (PS3), PC, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS eShop, Wii U, PlayStation Network (Vita), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux, Amazon Fire TV, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Action, Platformer
Themes
Fantasy, Comedy
Rating
ESRB: E, OFLC: PG, CERO: A
Releases
  • 3DS - Shovel Knight United States
  • 3DS - Shovel Knight (with Shovel Knight amiibo) Japan
  • 3DSE - Shovel Knight United States
  • 3DSE - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • 3DSE - Shovel Knight Australia
  • 3DSE - Shovel Knight Japan
  • 3DSE - Japan
  • FIRE - Shovel Knight United States
  • LIN - Shovel Knight United States
  • LIN - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • MAC - Shovel Knight United States
  • MAC - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • NSW - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove United States
  • NSW - Shovel Knight Japan
  • NSW - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove United Kingdom
  • NSW - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove United States
  • NSW - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Physical Release) United States
  • PC - Shovel Knight United States
  • PC - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • PS3N - Shovel Knight United States
  • PS3N - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • PS4 - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • PS4 - Shovel Knight United States
  • PS4 - Shovel Knight (Retail) United States
  • PS4 - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Physical Release) United States
  • PSNV - Shovel Knight United States
  • PSNV - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • VITA - Shovel Knight United States
  • WiiU - Shovel Knight United States
  • WiiU - Shovel Knight United Kingdom
  • WiiU - Shovel Knight Australia
  • WiiU - Shovel Knight (Retail) United States
  • WiiU - Shovel Knight Japan
  • WiiU - Shovel Knight Japan
  • XONE - Shovel Knight United States
  • XONE - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Physical Release) United States

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An Enjoyable, Classic Romp
Shovel Knight banks on nostalgia in many ways, but thankfully doesn't limit it. It has many unique mechanics and some of the most excellent level design of its genre, surpassing a mere nostalgia trip and becoming an excellent game in its own right.

Ultimately this also means it does little to distinguish itself, so I felt unable to give it a perfect score, but it's a really fun and suitably difficult game that gives a good many hours of challenging entertainment.
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