Shovel Knight Showdown

released on Dec 10, 2019

A standalone expansion of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

"Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try."

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This makes a better tech demo for potential shovel Knight dlcs based off other characters in the franchise than it does a fighting game

The meta never recovered after Propeller Knight was banned from competitive.

Nice try, but I've played Jump Ultimate Stars, I know sprite based smash clones can actually be good

This game is not fun to play. The characters of Shovel Knight were not designed for a Smash clone like this. All of the little stories for each character is only a few levels long, but the combat system feels awful when in a match. Some of the stages that the stories use are full of hazards, making the game even more annoying. Also, the invincibility frames after getting hit don't last for nearly as long as they should, making it almost impossible to get out of being juggled in one spot.
I haven't tried the multiplayer part, but I imagine it would be better since you could play it with friends, but there are better games of this type to play with friends. Not worth getting unless you got Treasure Trove, which is why I decided to try it.

This was abysmal holy shit.

One of the best and worst smash clones. Higher rating because of the unlock all cheat code