Tutorial: How to get the Shovel Knight Platinum (With “Hurry Up” Step-by-Step Guide!)

Shovel_knight_coverShovel Knight was released on PlayStation systems last Tuesday, and I’ve been playing it non-stop ever since. I absolutely loved it when I played it on 3DS last summer and have since triple-dipped, buying it on Mac and Vita as well. Today, I just got the Platinum trophy! According to PSNProfiles, I’m the 44th or so in the world to do so! In this guide, I’m going to show you how you too can get the Platinum. Shovel Knight’s not a particularly difficult game, but its Platinum can be frustrating for those of you — like me — who don’t have old-school platforming sensibilities. Though I chose to do it in 4, the Platinum can be got in as little as 2 or 3 playthroughs! This is a general guide, and I won’t necessarily address all the trophies in detail, just the hardest ones.
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Blog: GOTY 2014 – And the winner is…

Shovel Knight! We announced our five Game of the Year contenders a couple of weeks back, but none of them were quite as polished, addictive, or captivating from start to finish as Shovel Knight (which I reviewed back in September). Despite its retro style, Shovel Knight stands among modern games by introducing novel mechanics to a tried-and-true formula, all the while providing just enough difficulty to be moderately frustrating at times without feeling unfair. The bottom line is, this is one game you’ll want to play immediately if you own a Wii U, 3DS, or a PC (who doesn’t own a PC!). And if you’re like me, you’ll even get it again when it comes to PlayStation in early 2015 … with full trophy support!

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As always, you can find the rest of our video game reviews here. Be sure to check back as we move into the new year, as there’s plenty more content coming down the pike!

Review: Shovel Knight

Developer: Yacht Club Games | Year: 2014 | List Price: $14.99 | Buy from Steam

Shovel KnightI first heard about this game earlier this year and thought nothing of it. But Shovel Knight has received so much hype since its release that despite the fact that I reject platformers by principle, I simply had to buy it. Touted by some as the best modern retro style game, and by others more as the best 2D platformer, I wondered what the kerfuffle was all about. Now, having completed the entire adventure front to back, I have to say that I was not in the least bit disappointed.
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