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Shovel Knight Xbox One review – guest starring Battletoads

Shovel Knight (XO) - toad-ally great

Shovel Knight (XO) – toad-ally great

Retro-inspired indie hit Shovel Knight is now available on all formats, but the Xbox One version is the only one with added Battletoads.

We were a bit shocked to find that Shovel Knight is now almost a year old. We know we described its graphics and gameplay as timeless in our original review, but we didn’t realise quite how literal we were being. Since the game is pretending to be an old 8-bit NES title though there’s naturally little to be gained by appearing on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, other than reaching a wider audience. But thanks to some unexpected guest stars this Xbox One version is arguably the definitive edition.

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