Review: Shovel Knight King Of Cards (Steam)

Step into the gilded boots of King Knight in the biggest and most regal Shovel Knight game of them all! Leap, Shoulder Bash, gather new subjects, and strategize your way through this prequel in your quest to become King of Cards!


  • 8 Bit NES style graphics.
  • 348mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • 10 save slots.
  • Controller support.
  • World map level select.
  • Own in-game feats.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • All new King character-you shoulder charge enemies and spin attack them, you can now use walls to barge off and spin over gaps, etc.
  • Joustus-collectible card game and you find them as you play.
  • New characters and enemy types.
  • Death- you leave behind your gold in 3 bags and can recover them.
  • Checkpoints a plenty.
  • Level progression bar.


  • difficulty spikes.
  • You play a lot of familiar levels and see a lot of the same enemies.



  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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