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Shovel Knight

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic! Become Shovel Knight, wielder of the Shovel Blade, as he runs, jumps, and battles in a quest for his lost beloved. Take down the nefarious knights of the Order of No Quarter and their menacing leader, The Enchantress. But that’s not everything! Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will feature three additional campaigns that are games all unto themselves! Take control of Plague Knight, and Specter Knight on adventures of their own, with King Knight joining later as a free update! Together, they form a grand and sweeping saga! With a fully cooperative campaign, a full-featured challenge mode, body swap mode, and a 4 player battle mode (Coming soon!) you’ll be digging for a long time. With Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, you get it all. Uphold the virtues of Shovelry, earn relics and riches, and discover the true meaning of shovel justice!Includes:Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope – Steel your Shovel Blade and start digging through the adventure that started it all! Jump, battle foes, and discover treasures as you quest to defeat the Order of No Quarter and their vile leader, The Enchantress. Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows – Prime your potions and become the maniacal alchemist Plague Knight in his adventure to brew the ultimate potion! Combine bomb parts to create custom combinations, discover new items, areas and bosses, and maybe even discover a bubbling romance. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – Summon your scythe in the prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight to dash through completely redesigned levels by climbing walls, mastering a new arsenal of weapons, and slashing your foes to ribbons. Become the reaper, discover your melancholy past, and recruit the Order of No Quarter! Shovel Knight: King Knight's Campaign (Coming soon) Shovel Knight: Battle Mode (Coming soon)Features:Yacht Club Games' beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit. The systems of today also give Shovel Knight modern touches: detailed animation, multilayered parallax backgrounds, and evolved game design. Leap over gaps! Duel with foes! Uncover treasure! Find Secrets! Upgrade! Shovel Knight is simple to learn and play, but challenge lies everywhere. Multiple awesome soundtracks by Jake "Virt" Kaufman with additional songs by Manami Matsumae! Amass riches to upgrade your armor and weapons. Detailed, living background and animation! Big, beautiful pixels! Lovable characters and bosses! Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts. A light touch to narrative with humor, levity, and heart. Retell the adventure and uncover all of the world's secrets with New Game+! Challenge Mode - A full featured mode with over 50 challenge levels that up the ante in every way! Body Swap - Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a guy? Well, now you can change them all around however you want, with brand new designs for all of the main characters in Shovel of Hope! Co-op! – Grab a friend and play through Shovel of Hope as a fully cooperative adventure!
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Release date
Jun 26, 2014
Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games
Age rating
0+ Everyone

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and Newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Shovel Knight reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
This Game can not only keep up with Classics like Sonic and Mario, but even surpasses them in some Points! The Game may not be very long, but every level, even every Level section, offers new things to discover! It's also quite demanding, but never unfair so the Balance between Frustration and Satisfaction is established. Recommended for all Platformer Fans, or those who want to become one. Also the Graphics and the Sound are really not only the first Cream, no even the very first cream ever created, primordial cream, so to speak, so maybe even milk, after close Inspection maybe even a Cow, or a prehistoric Mammal Which as an ancestor The Cow existed.
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So After I had heard so much of it and it didn't quite seem doof I ventured ranaway and was also nicth disappointed. I preferred to have drawn the Game in small doses that means 3-4 Levels per session, but it was Always fun, except when I was really not in The mood. Well, what I want to say, even though I am someone who watches a game unheartawisely and then red of well-known Places again everything plays etc., it has motivated me to continue playing. It Controls well, the Music is interesting enough etc. This is a Game I had also liked to buy for the full 20 Euros. The only Disappointment was that I didn't know that it should come after the KingKnight update and which is delayed, otherwise No more Knight Stories would come.
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So, 5 Hours, 40 Minutes and 96 Deaths later I finished my first Playthrough and before it goes to NG +, I want to make my opinion known. Directly front Way, the Game is absolutely worth the Purchase for €1520. Shovel Knight has basically taken Elements of the NES Classics (Ducktales, Megaman, Castlevania, Super Mario Bros etc) and put them in their own Guise. But good, who I tell, people who want to get the Game, Know that anyway. Graphically as well as Musically, the whole thing is also meant to be reminiscent of the 8-Bit time, but is not kept as if the Game would still run on an NES. Many Frames make the Animations seem very fluid and the Characters vivid and the Chiptunes often remind enough of a Sega Mega Drive rather than the NES. Nevertheless, Earworms as in the old Megaman Games are included, so I would like to download the Soundtrack to everyone first (Basically costs nix, voluntary Donations are still possible, just googles). Where I have to offer high Praise is the Gameplay itself. The Learning Curve is very good (unlike described here by some), new Elements are introduced in a harmless Situation (such as the Soap bubble in the first Level) and the Developers only demand the right Challenges from the Player when the player does not Basic Mechanics. Since I am not seriously created for such Reviews and have already written too much, make it a short time again: The Game became exactly what Yacht Club Games indicated on Kickstarter. A Drawback to the Pearls of the 8-Bit time, with Elements of the Classics Of the time. It plays great, looks good and sounds bombastic. So please People, invest the €153 and have nice Time.
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