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''Black Knight Sword'' is a PlatformGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Creator/DigitalReality, as a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.

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''Black Knight Sword'' is a PlatformGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Creator/GrasshopperManufacture and Creator/DigitalReality, as a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.


* OurMonstersAreWeird: Monsters with weird human faces, flying eyeballs with hands for wings, you bet this game has some weird monsters.
** One of the bosses is a '''giant fire-breathing chicken''' for crying out loud.

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* OurMonstersAreWeird: OurMonstersAreWeird:
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Monsters with weird human faces, flying eyeballs with hands for wings, you bet this game has some weird monsters.
** One of the bosses is a '''giant giant fire-breathing chicken''' for crying out loud.chicken.


* BackFromTheDead: Wormwood is resurrected by Black Hellbore to serve as her knight.



* DrivenToSuicide: Wormwood hangs himself at the beginning of the game, but falls from the noose and picks up the sword, kicking off the events of the game. [[spoiler:The True Ending shows that he'd rather stay dead, however.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Wormwood hangs himself at the beginning of the game, but falls is brought back by to life by Black Hellbore, falling from the noose and picks picking up the sword, kicking sword which kicks off the events of the game. [[spoiler:The True Ending shows that he'd rather stay dead, however.]]


* DrivenToSuicide: Wormwood hangs himself at the beginning of the game, with Black Hellbore resurrecting him, kicking off the events of the game. [[spoiler:The True Ending shows that he'd rather stay dead, however.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Wormwood hangs himself at the beginning of the game, with Black Hellbore resurrecting him, but falls from the noose and picks up the sword, kicking off the events of the game. [[spoiler:The True Ending shows that he'd rather stay dead, however.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:In the True Ending, the White Princess is defeated and Grahame is finally free from the Black Hellbore's binding, returning to his room... only to then hang himself again, likely staying dead this time.
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* PortalBook: [[spoiler:Turns out to be where the game is set, God having sealed the Princesses in a storybook.]]


''Black Knight Sword'' is a PlatformGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality, as a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.

You take control of the eponymous [[DarkIsNotEvil Black Knight]] in a fairy tale quest to stop an evil [[LightIsNotGood White Princess]]. Aiding him in this adventure is Black Hellebore, a [[CuteGhostGirl spectre]] that takes form of knight's magical sword who can also help him perform [[DoubleJump double-jumps]], cast spells, and solve puzzles. ''Black Knight Sword'' exudes a unique puppet theatre artstyle that looks like something straight out of Creator/MontyPython with dynamically changing backdrops and scenery.

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''Black Knight Sword'' is a PlatformGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality, Creator/DigitalReality, as a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.

You take control of the eponymous [[DarkIsNotEvil Black Knight]] Knight]], Grahame Wormwood, in a fairy tale quest to stop an evil [[LightIsNotGood White Princess]]. Aiding him in this adventure is Black Hellebore, a [[CuteGhostGirl spectre]] that takes form of knight's magical sword who can also help him perform [[DoubleJump double-jumps]], cast spells, and solve puzzles. ''Black Knight Sword'' exudes a unique puppet theatre artstyle that looks like something straight out of Creator/MontyPython with dynamically changing backdrops and scenery.



* BlackKnight: You become one when you pick up the sword at start of the game.
* BookEnds: The game begins and ends the same way if you go through the credits after the True Ending: [[spoiler:the player character hanging himself in a lonely motel room.]]

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* BlackKnight: You become Wormwood becomes one when you pick picking up the sword at start of the game.
* BookEnds: The game begins and ends the same way if you go through the credits after the True Ending: [[spoiler:the player character [[spoiler:Wormwood hanging himself in a lonely motel room.]]



* CuteKitten: The Cathead Grasses you find throughout the game. They're quite adorable.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Black Knight.

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* CuteKitten: The Cathead Grasses you find throughout the game. They're game are quite adorable.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Black Knight.Knight is ultimately facing an evil White Princess.
* DrivenToSuicide: Wormwood hangs himself at the beginning of the game, with Black Hellbore resurrecting him, kicking off the events of the game. [[spoiler:The True Ending shows that he'd rather stay dead, however.]]



* TitleScream: Subverted; the narrator doesn't scream the title of the game.

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* TitleScream: Subverted; the narrator doesn't scream the title of the game.TheStinger: The True Ending offers a post-credits scene, [[spoiler:where Wormwood goes back to his room to hang himself again.]]


A Grasshopper Manufacture game, ''Black Knight Sword'' is a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.

You take control of the eponymous [[DarkIsNotEvil Black Knight]] in a fairy tale quest to stop an evil [[LightIsNotGood White Princess]]. Aiding him in this adventure is Black Hellebore, a [[CuteGhostGirl spectre]] that takes form of knight's magical sword who can also help him perform [[DoubleJump double-jumps]], cast spells, and solve puzzles. Unlike other indie titles that brings old-school love to the platformer genre with [[{{Retraux}} retro-styled graphics]] (given most indie developers aren't well-funded), ''Black Knight Sword'' exudes a unique puppet theatre artstyle that looks like something straight out of Creator/MontyPython with dynamically changing backdrops and scenery.

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A Grasshopper Manufacture game, ''Black Knight Sword'' is a PlatformGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality, as a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.

You take control of the eponymous [[DarkIsNotEvil Black Knight]] in a fairy tale quest to stop an evil [[LightIsNotGood White Princess]]. Aiding him in this adventure is Black Hellebore, a [[CuteGhostGirl spectre]] that takes form of knight's magical sword who can also help him perform [[DoubleJump double-jumps]], cast spells, and solve puzzles. Unlike other indie titles that brings old-school love to the platformer genre with [[{{Retraux}} retro-styled graphics]] (given most indie developers aren't well-funded), ''Black Knight Sword'' exudes a unique puppet theatre artstyle that looks like something straight out of Creator/MontyPython with dynamically changing backdrops and scenery.


The game was released on December 11th, 2012 for {{PlayStation Network}} and XboxLiveArcade the day after. Has nothing to do with ''Black Knight'' staring Martin Lawrence. If you're looking for the trope of a knight in black armor, see BlackKnight.

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The game was released on December 11th, 2012 for {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} and XboxLiveArcade UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade the day after. Has nothing to do with ''Black Knight'' staring Martin Lawrence. If you're looking for the trope of a knight in black armor, see BlackKnight.


From [[Creator/{{Suda51}} the mind]] that brought us ''VideoGame/SineMora'' and ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' comes ''Black Knight Sword'', a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.

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From [[Creator/{{Suda51}} the mind]] that brought us ''VideoGame/SineMora'' and ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' comes A Grasshopper Manufacture game, ''Black Knight Sword'', Sword'' is a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.


From [[Creator/{{Suda51}} the mind]] that brought us ''VideoGame/SineMora'' and ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' comes '''''Black Knight Sword''''', a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for {{PlayStation 3}} and {{Xbox 360}}.

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From [[Creator/{{Suda51}} the mind]] that brought us ''VideoGame/SineMora'' and ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' comes '''''Black ''Black Knight Sword''''', Sword'', a whimsically [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[WidgetSeries strange]] throwback to 8-bit and 16-bit 2D action platformers for {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}.


* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Monsters with weird human faces, flying eyeballs with hands for wings, you bet this game has some weird monsters.

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: OurMonstersAreWeird: Monsters with weird human faces, flying eyeballs with hands for wings, you bet this game has some weird monsters.

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* HarderThanHard: The dreaded Arcade Mode strips you of the ability to save your game and adds a strict time limit to each level, while the difficulty is set on Hard. Which means you have to play through the whole game [[ThisIsGonnaSuck in one sitting]].

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Stage 2 has this.


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* BrutalBonusLevel: Some of the completely optional missions in Challenge Mode are quite difficult.
* BulletHell: The White Princess loves to do this in her third phase, and does so a lot faster on higher difficulties.


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* NintendoHard: With the game being a throwback to 8- and 16-bit action platformers, this comes naturally. Even freakin' Easy Mode has its fair share of challenges.


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* SelfImposedChallenge: One trophy/achievement requires a MinimalistRun. Easy Mode is highly recommended.


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* UnexpectedShmupLevel: Occurs at the very end of Stage 3.


* CoolSword: Black Hellebore, a sword that can take form of a CuteGhostGirl and provides our hero with magical spells and a DoubleJump ability.

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* CoolSword: Black Hellebore, a sword that can take form of a CuteGhostGirl and provides our hero with magical spells and a DoubleJump ability. [[spoiler:The White Princess can turn into one as well.]]

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