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Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. The game features 8-bit graphics designed to resemble classic games. While the color scheme used adheres to the Nintendo Entertainment System’s original color palette, the game features modern graphical techniques, such as parallax scrolling. The player controls the eponymous Shovel Knight character, who wields a sharpened shovel that is used to attack enemies, destroy barriers, and dig up treasures. As an homage to the game DuckTales, the player can use the shovel as a pogo stick to bounce off obstacles or the heads of enemies.

The plot of Shovel Knight focuses on the title character’s quest “to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved.” In order to do so, Shovel Knight must fight the eight members of “The Order of No Quarter,” who have been dispatched by the Enchantress to impede him.