Shovel Knight Showdown

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

37%

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8 / 10
Feb 16, 2020

Shovel Knight Showdown for the Nintendo Switch continues the series' steps in this emulated 8-bit world of tough, intense gameplay, this time with the added value of a story/campaign mode. With its variety of characters and mechanics that can work for fans of brawlers and fans of party games, Shovel Knight Showdown has a perfect recipe for local multiplayer, and sadly an absence of online multiplayer.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2019

Yacht Club Games splashes into battle with their spin on the 2D platformer brawler with Shovel Knight: Showdown.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2019

Its quality it's not on par with the excellent campaigns, due to balancing issues and the absence of any kind of online mode, but Shovel Knight Showdon is still a very fun party game for up to four players.

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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2019

Showdown gives players even more ways to play around with and lets fans beat each other up as their favorite knight or side character! It is definitely a welcome addition to the trove.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

Neal: It's absolutely jam-packed with features and if you're someone who already has Shovel Knight, it's a heck of a free addition. As a solitary game, it's a much harder sell. Like you said, it's more of a curio or bonus than something that could stand solely on its own.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

Solid controls and a diverse cast of characters provide entertaining matches, but the excitement is short lived

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6 / 10
Dec 16, 2019

Although it doesn't live up to the high standard set by the premiere Shovel Knight game and its single player expansions, Shovel Knight Showdown is a fine multiplayer brawler.

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Dec 15, 2019

After cameoing in multiple fighters over the years, Shovel Knight finally has one to call his own with Shovel Knight Showdown. While the combat system is very basic, Shovel Knight fans should still find some fun here with friends and even the first few times through the game's arcade ladder.

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6 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

A disappointing way to end an otherwise epic series (especially if you take into account Showdown) but the retro visuals and excellent 2D platforming can still delight.

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Dec 11, 2019

While there are a host of better options to get your indie Smash on, Shovel Knight Showdown is still a well-made treasure worth coveting.

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