Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
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While the original game is a solid platform game reminiscent of a mixture of 8-bit titles from the days of the NES and the expansions following suit the whole package. As it now stands in Treasure Trove it is a brilliant retro platform romp that is full of charm and humour with characters who each have their own personalities and different moves. Personally platform games are not my go to genre. However Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove has been an exception to the rule. While writing this review I wanted to check something in the game so I picked my Switch up to check something and a while later after completing a level or two I remembered I was meant to be writing and not playing the game. A sure sign of a great game if it sucks you into it and you totally forget what you were meant to be doing.
Luckily, both of these together in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove makes the collection all the more worth it.
Shovel Knight is one of the finest examples of how to do retro without being a slave to it at the same time.
Shovel Knight has proven to be one of those games that really just doesn't age. It's hard to believe that the title's been out for a few years now, but the retro visuals, outstanding music and challenging yet addictive gameplay allows it to hold up as time passes. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the definitive version of this title to date as it pulls the first three games into a single package for the newly released Nintendo Switch, and the end result is as much fun as ever.
With Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Studios showed the developers and gamers how an indie developer can make a fantastic game with great level design and story. Using Nintendo Switch's portability, you can always play this fantastic game.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Shovel Knight became an instant classic for a reason, and the ability to pack it up and take it anywhere makes it a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch. Available as a standalone app or as a collection of all three campaigns, the titular Shovel Knight has dug his way into the hearts of Nintendo fans everywhere, and the ability to take the game anywhere makes the Nintendo Switch the ultimate platform to experience the Shovel Knight phenomenon.
Each of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove's campaigns shines in its own right, but playing the same levels three times over, albeit re-design for each character, can get boring after a while.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Through Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games not only unearthed rough conerstones of the past, but also polished them by modern standards. Then Plague of Shadows let brave alchemists experience a more elaborate, explosive formula, while Specter of Torment came back from the dead to sharpen both the gameplay and the narrative, a fantastic journey now gathered into this well-named Treasure Trove.
Review in French | Read full review
If retro-styled 2D platformers have made a comeback, one of the names most recently associated to this revival is the Shovel Knight series. Now Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove brings a compilation of the previous chapters in the series that rightfully belongs in the Nintendo Switch of every 2D platformers' fan, from its memorable soundtrack, long-lasting lifespan, engaging challenges and quality level design, no sidescroller enthusiast should go without Shovel Knight.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Yacht Club Games is still surprising us with the Sovel Knight expansions, with a lot of sustancial changes, Specter of Torment is a challenging experience that compliments Treasure Trove as a must have package to every fan of platform games.
Review in Spanish | Read full review