Game InfoShovel Knight
DeveloperYacht Club Games
PublisherYacht Club Games
NTSC Release, m.d.y11.3.2015
PAL Release, d.m.y30.10.2015
NTSC-J Release, d.m.y-
Other versions3DS, PS4 (retail)
GenreAction, platform


GameRankings89.98%, based on 21 reviews
Metacritic88/100, based on 24 critics
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Shovel Knight is a side-scrolling platform game created and released by Yacht Club Games. The game’s development was crowdfunded, and it was made available for the Wii U, Windows, and Nintendo 3DS. The visuals and gameplay of platformers created for the Nintendo Entertainment System served as inspiration for Shovel Knight. The game was well-received by critics, who ranked it among the best video games ever created. Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling game with an 8-bit aesthetic. In Shovel of Hope, the game’s first campaign, players control the eponymous protagonist as he collects wealth and battles the Order of No Quarter.