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  • genre action / adventure / platformer
  • download size 119 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 164 user ratings.
  • release date June 26, 2014
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Yacht Club Games / Yacht Club Games
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 19 avatars
  • 3 wallpapers

What's cool about it:

  • Shovel Knight’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit.
  • Amazing soundtrack from Jake Kaufman and Manami Matsumae, best known for scoring the original Mega Man.
  • Crazy bosses and lovable characters showcase a light touch to narrative with humor and levity.


Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for 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!

But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE, PEGI Rating: 7+

Minimum system requirements: OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 256MB DirectX: Version 9.0c Hard Drive: 200 MB available space Patched to version 1.1

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A tribute to a generation that I wasn't a part of

Posted on 2014-06-26 14:34:15 byzackd's avatarzackd:

Shovel Knight is a game about hitting enemies with your shovel, either from the left, right or above their head. It takes notes from many classic games of gaming generations before it, namely Zelda II, Super Mario Bros 3, Megaman and Ducktales. While nostalgicly familiar in a sense, the game is strong enough to stand on it's own as a new release in this age of racing to the bleedingread more edge of gaming tech, as it would have been as strong as a flagship NES title back in the heyday of 8 bit platforming.
The tight controls, the open map and the challenging gameplay create a very enjoyable game that anyone who has any familiarity with a favorite 2D platformer would do well to pick up and play. My only complaint is that the difficulty is some times over the top, and requires a lot of extremely precise timing on specific parts (looking at you, flying guns)

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Old school charm with modern day spirit

Posted on 2014-06-27 11:17:39 byBiskutMentega's avatarBiskutMentega:

I was expecting something like megaman. Turns out Shovel Knight is better than that. It's Ducktales, Megaman, Mario World and Castlevania mixed together with a touch of latest game design in gameplay - the optional checkpoints. It got a casual feel to it, but the stage design is non the less very challenging. There's no lives, you'll respawn to the last checkpoint you more Dying will cause you to drop some of your gold and you'll need to retrieve it back - same like in Dark Souls series concept. Boss fights are great, each are varied. In between boss stages, you'll have some encounters - ranging from fighting other knights in the kingdom to clearing a "bonus" stage that gives you extra gold to purchase upgrades. This game is not the "old school throwback with no new ideas" attempt that has been plaguing indie developments, but Shovel Knight is rather a new take on how a game elements can be mixed and expanded.

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Insanely great

Posted on 2014-06-27 11:38:25 byscha's avatarscha:

Yes, I was very surprised that this game is actually much better than retro megaman series. Level design is somewhat similar to megamans but there're much more fun factors than just new weapons. Hidden passages, relics, story, bgm and even graphics are very well structured and polished to make this game unique.
Highly recommended.

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