Shovel Knight is the latest title to get the Spotlight treatment from our friends at Xbox Wire, who describe it as one part DuckTales, one part Dark Souls, one part Castlevania, with a dash of Battletoads. Who could ask for more?
This is 2D sidescrolling at its finest, and it incorporates and remixes the bets elements of some of the all-time greatest retro games to create something unique and unforgettable.
Shovel Knight mixes a modern design sensibility (and a surprising difficulty curve) with its many well-executed retro elements, making for a joyful and eminently replayable game that – for gamers of a certain age – will briefly turn you into a bright-eyed kid again.
Head over to Xbox Wire to find out why Shovel Knight may just be “Humanity’s Greatest Achievement!”