Shovel Knight for Nintendo 3DS
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Shovel Knight

Nov 3, 2015
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About this game

Developer: Yacht Club Games
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

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Critic Reviews

18 Reviews
8.60
Carter DotsonJul 01, 2014
It’s a gorgeous game in its 8-bit ways, the soundtrack by Jake Kaufman is fantastic, the game manages to celebrate its absurdity but also take itself seriously when it needs to, and there’s just so much to appreciate. This is a game made by people who care about the games of the NES era in a fundamental way, and wanted to pay homage in clever ways to create a new cohesive whole. This is a new gold standard for neo-retro platfrmers.
ProJaredJun 26, 2014
Tom Mc SheaJun 26, 2014
Much of what draws me to games of this ilk are repeatedly playing through them, differing my tactics to become more efficient at whatever challenges lie before me. Without that aspect present in Shovel Knight, I was left with an "is that all?" feeling when the well ran dry. Shovel Knight is a memorable re-imagining of what I grew up with, but doesn't have the longevity or inventiveness to be great in its own right.

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