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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: 65 out of 90
  2. Negative: 14 out of 90
  1. May 22, 2018
    10
    Amazing game, looks really nice, music is insane. Platforming might be a bit tricky for some, but never gets boring since every level addsAmazing game, looks really nice, music is insane. Platforming might be a bit tricky for some, but never gets boring since every level adds something new. 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 different than the normal and the best you can take with you to wherever you want. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2020
    10
    Eu estou sendo imparcial, mas esse jogo foi um dos melhores indies que eu já joguei
  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. Aug 1, 2018
    9
    I had played the Nintendo Wii U version of this game. But it is the same game. Shovel Knight has beautiful retro styled art and soundtrack,I had played the Nintendo Wii U version of this game. But it is the same game. Shovel Knight has beautiful retro styled art and soundtrack, with cleverly designed levels and bosses. You can put MANY hours into this game, like I did. So play this game. You have to. Expand
  5. May 8, 2021
    8
    This software reeks of NES by its graphics, epic musics, sound effects, gameplay and difficulty level.
    But the developers cheated a bit, the
    This software reeks of NES by its graphics, epic musics, sound effects, gameplay and difficulty level.
    But the developers cheated a bit, the NES would have never been able to reproduce such a platformer: No sprite flickering and no sound bugs, while providing comfort instalments like automatic game saves between the stages.
    It contains five games nowadays:
    - The original Shovel Knight (called Shovel of Hope here)
    - Plague of Shadows
    - Specter of Torment
    - King of Cards
    - Showdown (a game like an 8 bit version of Super Smash Bros.)
    My favourite out of these is clearly the original game. A knight with huge horns on his helmet who battles with a shovel, while using it also like Scrooge McDuck uses his cane in the NES game Duck Tales, jumping around on it like on a pogo stick.
    Without being sarcastic: Which geniuses came up with these ideas?

    That said, I had to lower the score a bit. A kind of lassitude came up because I played all the games (minus Showdown) consecutively without really playing a different game in between. On top of that I got stuck in the middle of Plague of Shadows, having difficulties to fully familiarise with the crucial bomb throwing mechanic, and in King of Cards, though the addition of a card game was a nice diversion I'm kind of bad at those in general.
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  6. Jan 6, 2021
    7
    the original game is definetly the best (10/10) while the other included games are more like an 7/10
  7. Apr 1, 2019
    0
    ik jbakes25 already said this but he is absolutely right, this game is RIPPIN OFF every other game. oh and by the way april fools jake you'reik jbakes25 already said this but he is absolutely right, this game is RIPPIN OFF every other game. oh and by the way april fools jake you're freaking wrong! 0/10 Expand

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