History VideoGame / ShovelKnight

21st Apr '16 6:20:18 PM TinyTedDanson
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* UndyingLoyalty: During the ending, when [[spoiler:Shovel Knight finally reuinites with Shield Knight.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Shield Knight''': You never gave up on me!\\
'''Shovel Knight''': I will NEVER give up on you. [[YouAreWorthHell I will follow you to the end of the world.]]]]
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The BonusBoss fight against the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} within the Xbox version has you briefly play 2 minigames while you battle them: one where Shovel Knight and one of the Battletoads are being lowered to the ground via rope á la Wookie Hole from the NES Battletoads game, and one based upon the infamous "Turbo Tunnel" segments from the Battletoads games. [[spoiler:You can play the latter minigame at any time once you've beaten them.]]



* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The BonusBoss fight against the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} within the Xbox version has you briefly play 2 minigames while you battle them: one where Shovel Knight and one of the Battletoads are being lowered to the ground via rope á la Wookie Hole from the NES Battletoads game, and one based upon the infamous "Turbo Tunnel" segments from the Battletoads games. [[spoiler:You can play the latter minigame at any time once you've beaten them.]]
15th Mar '16 3:54:50 PM Pokedude14
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** [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries} Kratos]] and [[VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} the Battletoads]] are this as well. That said, beating them does net you some pretty good sets of armor.

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** [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries} [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] and [[VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} the Battletoads]] are this as well. That said, beating them does net you some pretty good sets of armor.
1st Mar '16 1:56:24 PM Karxrida
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** If you start a new file with one of the cheats active, you cannot earn Feats/Achievements on that file.

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** If you start a new file with one any of the cheats active, active or use Custom Knight, you cannot earn Feats/Achievements on that file.



** The VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} uses their standard cartoony design in the crossover in the Xbox version of the game, in contrast to the standard anthro frog [=NPC=]s in-game whose heads look like those of a realistic frog's. This is {{Justified|Trope}}} by them being aliens from another world.

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** The VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} uses their standard cartoony design in the crossover in the Xbox X-Box version of the game, in contrast to the standard anthro frog [=NPC=]s in-game whose heads look like those of a realistic frog's. This is {{Justified|Trope}}} by them being aliens from another world.
25th Feb '16 3:56:01 AM jormis29
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* ChestMonster: An angler fish miniboss using Chester's chest as bait appears within Treasure Knight's stage. Played with in that the chest is indeed real. You just have to defeat the miniboss first in order to free Chester so that you can buy the Throwing Anchor from him.

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* ChestMonster: An [[AlluringAnglerfish angler fish miniboss miniboss]] using Chester's chest as bait appears within Treasure Knight's stage. Played with in that the chest is indeed real. You just have to defeat the miniboss first in order to free Chester so that you can buy the Throwing Anchor from him.
23rd Feb '16 8:51:08 PM Steveio
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* MusicalSpoiler: The soundtrack to ''Plague of Shadows'' [[spoiler:lists Shovel Knight's battle theme as "Battling the Borrower", spoiling the fact that he becomes a boss fight within that mode.]]

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* MusicalSpoiler: The soundtrack to ''Plague of Shadows'' [[spoiler:lists Shovel Knight's battle theme as "Battling the Borrower", Burrower", spoiling the fact that he becomes a boss fight within that mode.]]


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* VideoGameCaringPotential: After being defeated, Baz can be hired by Plague Knight as a minion. If you do so, he'll occasionally restock Plague Knight's Tonics for free. If you don't hire him, he [[LostForever disappears]] and you're stuck with either buying them from the Magicist or finding them in stages.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Despite not having any reason to, Plague Knight can blow up his minions. This has absolutely no gameplay effect.
6th Dec '15 4:20:52 PM DeisTheAlcano
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During the [=PlayStation=] Experience event, it was announced that ''Shovel Knight'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll5grB6C9Bw will be ported over]] to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 4]], and [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita Vita]], with the addition of a new BonusBoss for Shovel Knight only: Kratos from the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series. During GDC 2015, it was announced that ''Shovel Knight'' will also be ported to the UsefulNotes/XboxOne, and Zitz, Pimple, and Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' will be featured as [[BonusBoss bonus bosses]] for Shovel Knight's story only.

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During the [=PlayStation=] Experience event, it was announced that ''Shovel Knight'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll5grB6C9Bw will be ported over]] to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 4]], and [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita Vita]], with the addition of a new BonusBoss for Shovel Knight only: Kratos from the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series.''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries''. During GDC 2015, it was announced that ''Shovel Knight'' will also be ported to the UsefulNotes/XboxOne, and Zitz, Pimple, and Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' will be featured as [[BonusBoss bonus bosses]] for Shovel Knight's story only.



** [[{{Franchise/GodOfWar}} Kratos]] and [[{{Battletoads}} the Battletoads]] are this as well. That said, beating them does net you some pretty good sets of armor.

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** [[{{Franchise/GodOfWar}} [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries} Kratos]] and [[{{Battletoads}} [[VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} the Battletoads]] are this as well. That said, beating them does net you some pretty good sets of armor.



** The Armor of Chaos, which can be forged after defeating Kratos in the Playstation versions, increases the power and reach of the shovel and lets you charge up a ranged fireball attack by defeating enemies. It also removes the ability to change directions mid-air when using the pogo attack until you've hit something, and causes you to hang in mid-air while attacking (just as Kratos does in [[VideoGame/GodOfWar his own series]]). The end result is that you have to learn a completely different set of mid-air controls when using it.

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** The Armor of Chaos, which can be forged after defeating Kratos in the Playstation versions, increases the power and reach of the shovel and lets you charge up a ranged fireball attack by defeating enemies. It also removes the ability to change directions mid-air when using the pogo attack until you've hit something, and causes you to hang in mid-air while attacking (just as Kratos does in [[VideoGame/GodOfWar [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries his own series]]). The end result is that you have to learn a completely different set of mid-air controls when using it.



* GuestFighter: [[Franchise/GodOfWar Kratos]] is a boss in the PlayStation ports of the game while the Battletoads will be in the XBoxOne version.

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* GuestFighter: [[Franchise/GodOfWar [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] is a boss in the PlayStation [=PlayStation=] ports of the game while the Battletoads will be in the XBoxOne Xbox One version.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Several of the {{Bonus Boss}}es either state they've defeated many foes before they battled Shovel Knight (i.e., the Phantom Striker and Mr. Hat) or that they, themselves, are currently on a quest (i.e., Reize Seatlan and [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]]). In addition, Shovel Knight himself becomes this within Plague Knight's story due to him still going on his quest.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Several of the {{Bonus Boss}}es either state they've defeated many foes before they battled Shovel Knight (i.e., the Phantom Striker and Mr. Hat) or that they, themselves, are currently on a quest (i.e., Reize Seatlan and [[VideoGame/GodOfWar [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]]). In addition, Shovel Knight himself becomes this within Plague Knight's story due to him still going on his quest.



** The Playstation-exclusive battle with [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] is fought in 3 increasingly difficult stages.

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** The Playstation-exclusive battle with [[VideoGame/GodOfWar [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] is fought in 3 increasingly difficult stages.



* IntercontinuityCrossover: The Xbox and Playstation versions of the game allow one to battle the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} and Kratos from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', respectively, as well as gain relics that allow Shovel Knight to perform techniques with his shovel based upon those characters' fighting styles.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: The Xbox and Playstation [=PlayStation=] versions of the game allow one to battle the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} and Kratos from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'', respectively, as well as gain relics that allow Shovel Knight to perform techniques with his shovel based upon those characters' fighting styles.



* MythologyGag: The item Kratos bestows upon Shovel Knight after his boss fight is the "Grave Digger's Shovel." In ''GodOfWar'', the Grave Digger is a disguise used by Zeus.

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* MythologyGag: The item Kratos bestows upon Shovel Knight after his boss fight is the "Grave Digger's Shovel." In ''GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', the Grave Digger is a disguise used by Zeus.



** The game runs on [=Box2D=]. This is more apparent when Shovel Knight bounces off stuff using his shovel, when gems fall to the ground, when Shovel Knight or the enemies use projectiles that bounce along the ground, during certain parts of Propeller Knight's level that involve alternating air currents, during the second phrase of [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]]'s boss fight [[spoiler:where gravity is lessened to simulate falling]], and during Titan Mode (where it becomes more obvious that Shovel Knight's movements are based upon a physics engine).

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** The game runs on [=Box2D=]. This is more apparent when Shovel Knight bounces off stuff using his shovel, when gems fall to the ground, when Shovel Knight or the enemies use projectiles that bounce along the ground, during certain parts of Propeller Knight's level that involve alternating air currents, during the second phrase of [[VideoGame/GodOfWar [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]]'s boss fight [[spoiler:where gravity is lessened to simulate falling]], and during Titan Mode (where it becomes more obvious that Shovel Knight's movements are based upon a physics engine).
29th Nov '15 10:15:58 AM crowmagnon
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** If you don't talk to The Baz after defeating him in Plague Shadows, [[spoiler:you can't recruit him to be one of Plague Knight's minions]].

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** If you don't talk to The Baz after defeating him in Plague Shadows, ''Plague of Shadows'', [[spoiler:you can't recruit him to be one of Plague Knight's minions]].


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* LoadBearingBoss: Subverted at the end. [[spoiler:Defeating the final boss doesn't destroy the tower. Plague Knight and Mona using the Ultimate Potion as an ultimate explosive does.]]
28th Nov '15 1:05:46 PM Fourze99
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* PowerUpLetDown: The Ornate Armor. The game puts it best:
--> '''Tagline:''' Flashy! Acrobatic! [[LampshadeHanging Useless!]]
24th Nov '15 6:57:38 PM flameclaw0x7
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* ReverseShrapnel: A bomb casing that Plague Knight can obtain is the Orbit casing, which, when thrown, causes bombs to circle around Plague Knight. It's not too useful against bosses, as most of their attacks will simply ignore the bombs, but it works well against enemies that approach you at odd angles.
14th Nov '15 11:26:25 PM DarkMask
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* FaceHeelTurn: Or possibly a HeelFaceTurn depending on how you look at it, when you enter The Exploratorium, all of Plague Knight's former minions have turned on him and will attack him without hesitation. It's never revealed ''why'' they turned on him.
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