Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Series) Review
Posted: 3 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The main quest involves fighting through each level and defeating the boss battle at the end, during this you collect as much treasure as possible. Collecting items and gaining abilities grants access to more of the level. You can get treasure by defeating enemies, finding chests, digging through the environment, and finding note sheets that also unlock music tracks.
In some of the games in the series you control characters besides Shovel knight, such as: Specter Knight and King Knight. Shovel Knight Showdown has a 4 player local battle mode so you can compete against friends and family, similar to Super Smash Bros. This is something unique to Showdown that the other games don't explore as much.
Shovel Knight: Treasure trove includes all 5 Shovel Knight games released. After the original Shovel Knight it expanded into a large series during its rise in popularity. The games listed can also be purchased separately:
- Shovel Knight: Shovel of hope (2004) on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and PC.
- Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (2015) on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Playstation Station 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and PC.
- Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (2017) on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and PC.
- Shovel Knight: King of Cards (2019) on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and PC.
- Shovel Knight: Showdown (2019) on Nintendo Switch, Wii U,PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and PC.
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 26/06/2014
The Shovel Knight games that are included in the treasure trove bundle but can be bought separately for an individual price.
The game supports the Amiibo figurines that are purchased separately to unlock things in the game.
ESRB EVERYONE with Use of Alcohol and Mild Fantasy Violence.
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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