Shovel Knight for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Shovel Knight

Nov 3, 2015
9.21
playscore
Excellent
8th of 516

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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!

Gamer Reviews

15681 Reviews
9.75
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arturo lopez

arturo lopez

Mar 19, 2021
9.20
IchMagMoneten

IchMagMoneten

Jul 23, 2020
8.60
Lufalu

Lufalu

Jun 10, 2020
8.10

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

26 Reviews
8.67
Chris CarterJun 26, 2014
Shovel Knight is one of the best platformers I've ever played, period. As I sit here with the theme song stuck in my head, I'm realizing that Yacht Club Games has created something truly special, and it was absolutely worth the risk to start their own studio. In addition to a potential Shovel Knight 2, I can't wait to see what they have in store for us down the road
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.
Patrick KlepekJun 26, 2014
My questions about the game's difficulty wouldn't matter if were talking about a lesser game, though. I simply wanted to love Shovel Knight even more than I already do. Shovel Knight is an exceptionally well-made action platformer, one worthy of being celebrated far beyond the nostalgic foundation it's built upon. Shovel Knight won't be the last old school game made in the modern age, but it's unlikely many others will be as much fun.

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