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  • Summary: Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other. Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other! Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight asDelve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other. Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other! Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new. Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon!

    Enter a world of falling block puzzle games, with a dungeon-crawling twist! Bump into enemies to battle them and trade damage in a unique combat system. An all-new hybrid that’s never been seen before. Group foes together for massive chain attacks while grabbing keys, power-ups, and potions to refill your health!
    Take control of more than 10 of your favorite heroes from the Shovel Knight universe, each with a unique power and play style.
    Take control of more than 10 of your favorite heroes from the Shovel Knight universe, each with a unique power and play style.
    Equip yourself on the fly with a treasure trove of items and equipment. Mix and match your loadout to prepare for any encounter.
    Play in a variety of ways with Story Mode, 2 player competitive Versus Mode, a Daily Challenge, and much more!
    A bold new visual style complements a new story. Learn the ropes from your pal Puzzle Knight as you attempt to escape the mysterious Pocket Dungeon. Shovel Knight’s signature storytelling and humor are on full display!
    Using your Shovel Knight series Amiibo allows you to call upon a familiar fairy friend to keep you company on your perplexing puzzle adventure!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 12, 2021
    95
    Pocket Dungeon grabbed me immediately and hasn’t let go. Everything in this puzzle game works; the aesthetic, controls, modes, bosses, replayability. A puzzle game that has this level of polish will stand the test of time with the likes of Tetris.
  2. Dec 12, 2021
    90
    Despite tackling a completely different genre, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon shows this franchise is still at its peak. A must-play for fans of the original and puzzle games alike, some inventive mechanics help make it truly special to experience. Even if there are a couple of small issues.
  3. Dec 15, 2021
    90
    Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon may seem like a minor yet unexpected twist for the franchise, but it’s a twist that pays off big time. The core gameplay is easy to get into, but you quickly discover that there’s a deeper level of strategy required, and the next thing you know, you’re on a streak of multiple runs, trying to get past that one particular level. Throw in multiple characters with different playstyles that allow for variety, amazing graphics and a nice chuck of stuff to unlock, and you have a true gem, be it roguelikes or puzzle games (or both) that you prefer. Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon might be a pocket-sized dungeon, but there’s a huge amount of fun in it.
  4. Dec 12, 2021
    85
    Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon is a truly delightful puzzle/rogue-lite game that is dripping with personality and fun to be had. The characters, sprite-work, music, sound effects, and overall design is stellar with a fantastic price on its head, this is a game for casual players, and serious players looking for something to master, a title worth pocketing.
  5. Dec 13, 2021
    80
    Pocket Dungeon is a little and wonderful surprise, a puzzle game that finds its own way mixing itself with elements from dungeon games. It's easy to play, harder to master. For some, the worst part will be the roguelike nature of its challenge, something that won't conquer everyone.
  6. Dec 12, 2021
    80
    Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is a game that manages to feel both carefree and thoughtful. It is easy to run through each level. You know time is at a premium. You have an idea of what your characters can do. But at the same time, success comes from planning ahead. Being careful and biding your time can be critical. Given that you can be in and out of an area in minutes, it keeps things from getting stale. But that swiftness makes repeated runs even more inviting as you search for answers and secrets.
  7. Dec 17, 2021
    77
    Pocket Dungeon is a fun game with great ideas, although sometimes we feel the blending of genres has room for improvement.

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 20, 2021
    10
    The game is gorgeous, the decanter is at the level of fantasy. The soundtrack is striking in its variety, and the combined level design willThe game is gorgeous, the decanter is at the level of fantasy. The soundtrack is striking in its variety, and the combined level design will give you a full immersion in the game. Expand
  2. Dec 14, 2021
    9
    An extremely well made puzzle game with a pretty intense learning curve. New abilities and upgrades are not enough to brute force your wayAn extremely well made puzzle game with a pretty intense learning curve. New abilities and upgrades are not enough to brute force your way through this game; you will have to learn the strategies and combos to make it through even the first boss. The controls and art style go a long way to making a very busy game readable and easy to play, so you can focus on the challenge of the game itself.

    The Shovel Knight world fits very nicely into this style of game, and the strength of the characters built up in the original game go a long way in making a charming atmosphere here.
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  3. Dec 20, 2021
    6
    it’s.. really nothing to write home about, but still fun if you like puzzle games with strong learning curves