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  • Summary: 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 aShovel 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 also features three additional campaigns that are games all unto themselves! Take control of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight on adventures of their own! Together, they form a grand and sweeping saga!

    With a fully cooperative campaign, a full-featured challenge mode, a 4 player battle mode, and body swap mode, 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!
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment - Nintendo Switch
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 6, 2017
    100
    Treasure Trove is packed to the brim with content and the different ways you can play through these games is wonderfully broad. Whether its co-op or solo, handheld or docked – it’s up to you. I don’t care. Just go play Shovel Knight.
  2. Mar 10, 2017
    100
    If you haven’t played Shovel Knight, Treasure Trove is an absolute must buy… and if you have, you already know that it’s a must buy.
  3. Mar 12, 2017
    90
    Shovel Knight is one of the best indie games in the last few years, and this is the best edition so far. It also works great with the Switch concept, so if you have the new Nintendo console and you haven't played Shovel Knight yet, you shouldn't miss it.
  4. Mar 8, 2017
    90
    While the original game was a fabulous romp, the Treasure Trove collection is more than worthy of investing some time into. Anyone who already has the original will obtain the upgraded package for free, but if bought separately, each of the three released campaigns should keep you entertained with great platforming that’s full of charm. With more stuff coming in the next year, the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is worth its weight in gold.
  5. Mar 14, 2017
    90
    Imagine in the glorious old times of NES that we'd have the chance of playing with a game that mix the jumping style of Ducktales, the cities from Zelda II, the map and secrets in the levels of Mario Bros. 3 and 8 enemies like in Mega Man, the magic weapons of Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania, and all the epic from the Sword & Sorcery Genre. All of them into the most complete Yacht Club Games creation.
  6. Apr 21, 2017
    90
    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is practically a must-own for anyone who has just picked up a Nintendo Switch. The expected excellent platforming fun, enjoyable storytelling, and impressive art and sound of all three campaigns not only comes all packed together in one title, but also includes better accessibility than ever before on a platform the title feels made for.
  7. 70
    Sadly, I found later levels lost a lot of the game's early steam, as too much of the old "pixel perfect" platforming starts to creep in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 104
  2. Negative: 15 out of 104
  1. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    Every campaign is incredibly solid and unique mechanics to each campaign and really reflects the characters. There's a ton more to do evenEvery campaign is incredibly solid and unique mechanics to each campaign and really reflects the characters. There's a ton more to do even after just beating the campaigns from challenge mode, to countless "feats", and even New Game+. There's just always more to do in this game than can keep me coming back. And being portable really helps. I can't wait for King of Cards. I don't know what else you want in a game.
    Also the music is nearly flawless
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  2. Dec 4, 2020
    10
    Nice graphics, excellent gameplay and an amazing soundtrack. This game understood the greatness of retro 2D-Platormers and took it to the skyNice graphics, excellent gameplay and an amazing soundtrack. This game understood the greatness of retro 2D-Platormers and took it to the sky and beyond! I enjoyed every bit of the four campaigns, it's worth every penny! Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2017
    10
    What more do you want a game that is the son of megaman, mario 3 and many more, with coperative game, all DLC with game mode very differentWhat more do you want a game that is the son of megaman, mario 3 and many more, with coperative game, all DLC with game mode very different than the normal and the best you can take with you to wherever you want. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2019
    9
    Shovel Knight in itself is a great game, with the idea being, you the shovel knight go through a relatively short map in order to rescue theShovel Knight in itself is a great game, with the idea being, you the shovel knight go through a relatively short map in order to rescue the long captured shield hero. This 5 hour story mode is great providing you with a challenge but giving you many optional quests to make it easier on yourself. I personally only collected the very in the open magic weapons but there are a vast amount that you can find throughout the levels making the game somewhat easier and giving you many more ways to play.
    Treasure trove also comes with three other DLCs (one yet to be released as of the time this is written) Plague of shadows and Specter of Torment, both of these game modes have you playing as one of the bosses in the original shovel knight and through the same maps but with twists. Each character plays completely differently especially Specter of torment which has one of the best flowing and unique controls I've seen in a platformer, which is why I liked it the most out of all campaigns. Plague of shadows whilst remaining closer to the original shovel knight is still a very good and fun challenge to dig into, the progress system is more gold based meaning you just have to beat a stage to upgrade unlike fining things in shovel knight. Plague of Shadows in my opinion had the best and most flashed out story. Spector of torment had the best controls, idea and was simply amazing and Shovel knight was all around great. Partnered with Great animation, music and clear love and passion poured into it Shovel Knight: Treasure trove is definitely worth you money if you are looking for a fun challenge. You practically get three games for £20.
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  5. Sep 28, 2020
    8
    I do feel the name speaks for itself. This game is truly a treasure trove of content. Fun throughout.
  6. Mar 20, 2020
    7
    The game was really good but there’s 2 things that really took a step back for me. The knock back of an attack was really intense, almost 1/4The game was really good but there’s 2 things that really took a step back for me. The knock back of an attack was really intense, almost 1/4 of the screen. Just not needed to be that strong. The other is that there are NO music note hints. I like exploration games and I loved the music notes, but i need to know how many are left in each level or something. Extremely minimal hints. I just have no idea where I’m missing them and I don’t want to turn to google. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2022
    0
    this game is not good. i really dislike all the content from here. the gameplay is so... lazy?

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