So shovel knight is out on most available platforms..and it's a solid piece of nostalgia based gaming. People can be a little skeptical of nostalgia based indie titles these days. There is no guarantee of quality or whether a game will take you back to when you were a kid. Resurrections of dead titles that we formerly loved can end in betrayal and a little bit of heart ache when it turns out that we are being gouged for money or the game just ends up being really bad. But Shovel Knight, this dude loves you. He really wants you to put some pjs on and drink Hawaiian punch as you join him in his adventure to defeat the dreaded order of no quarter. It's like the 80s or 90s all over again without all the bad parts. Thus creating the sensation of a sugar high giddy inner child playing videogames for the very first time. And just look at those top of the line graphics. Makes me want to bust out a crt and some pixie sticks. Gameplay recalls bits from Zelda 2, Ducktales, Castlevania, Mario, and a whole lot of Megaman 2. So you know some of the best games of the nintendo era all rolled up into a sort of knight themed frankenstein's monster, but it's done in a way which sort of makes the game feel like the perfect synthesis of all these parts. It is never too hard unless you make it that way which is I think a big deal in old school style videogames. Does the designer make the game too hard for an extended audience or dumb it down in some way. Shovel knight chooses the perfect middle ground. Check points can be destroyed in order to collect loot and using healing options is entirely optional. So you can get your soul crushing dark soul's-esque experience or just a sort of leisurely jaunt through a different era. And the most important feature of all, there is a code that replaces all the nouns in the game with the word "butt". it's 15$ and you should go buy it. Also Zubaz is in it. My rating 9/10 Ecto Cooler Juice Boxes and a Blue Eyes White dragon Yu-Gi-Oh playing card.