50 Games Like Shovel Knight

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Mega Man Legacy Collection, The Disney Afternoon Collection, and Mega Man 11 are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are Mega Man 11 released the 1 October 2018 and ranked #3, The Messenger released the 29 August 2018 and ranked #5, Slime-san: Superslime Edition released the 8 June 2018 and ranked #47.

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Uphold the virtues of Shovelry, earn relics and riches, and discover the true meaning of shovel justice! Jump, battle foes, and discover treasures as you quest to defeat the Order of No Quarter and their vile leader, The Enchantress. Take control of Specter Knight to dash through completely redesigned levels by climbing walls, mastering a new arsenal of weapons, and slashing your foes to ribbons.

1# Mega Man Legacy Collection - 2015

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Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom's iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series' origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces - a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history. Features: Six classic games in one - Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series. 8-bit style with HD flair - The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites. Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players - The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas. Museum of the era - The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum. Developed with an all-new engine - Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers. Leaderboards and video replays - Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent!

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Price: $5-$15

2# The Disney Afternoon Collection - 2017

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All six classic games feature new and improved visuals and include filtering options that replicate a retro look and feel. This collection also offers new ways to play with Boss Rush and Time Attack modes, each of which encourages time-based gameplay and features online leaderboards. Best of all, the in-game Museum will provide history buffs with a wealth of extras to celebrate the era of the original releases, such as concept art, and music all lovingly preserved.

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Price: $15-$25

3# Mega Man 11 - 2018

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To save the day, the Blue Bomber must battle Robot Masters and take their powerful weapons for himself, which now changes the heros appearance with new levels of detail. The innovative new Double Gear system lets you boost Mega Man's speed and power for a new twist on the satisfying gameplay the series is known for. Mega Man 11 also features a variety of extra modes including time trials, missions, global leaderboards, a gallery of concept art, and more!

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Price: Free

5# The Messenger - 2018

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As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

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Price: $5-$15

6# Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 2 - 2017

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The Blue Bomber is back in this second collection of classic Capcom titles! Featuring faithful reproductions of Mega Man 7, 8, 9, & 10, this collection is bursting with additional content, from time trials and remix challenges to a music player and an extensive gallery of rare illustrations.

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Price: $15-$25

8# Cuphead - 2017

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Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

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Price: $5-$15

9# Iconoclasts - 2018

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Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.

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Price: $15-$25

12# Miles & Kilo - 2017

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"Miles & Kilo is everything you could want from a follow-up to Kid Tripp... Those who love a good platformer will want to add this one to their collections immediately." Misfortune catches up with Miles as he crashes on a perilous island yet again; but this time his trusty canine pal, Kilo, is joining the fun. Online leaderboards track your total time, number of deaths, and final score in each complete playthrough of the game.

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Price < $5

14# Owlboy - 2016

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Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era.

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Price: $25-$40

15# Super Mario Odyssey - 2017

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An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a spirit that possesses Mario's hat and allows him to take control of other characters and objects, as they set on a journey across various worlds to save Princess Peach from his nemesis Bowser, who plans to marry her. Super Mario Odyssey is a platform game in which players control the titular protagonist, Mario, as he travels across many worlds on the Odyssey, his hat-shaped ship, in an effort to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, who plans to marry her. The game sees Mario traveling to various worlds known as "Kingdoms", which return to the free-roaming exploration-based level design featured in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, with each featuring unique designs ranging from photo-realistic cities to more fantasy-based worlds. Certain levels feature areas called "flat" zones, where Mario is placed in a side-scrolling environment similar to his appearance in the original Super Mario Bros. In addition to Mario's existing repertoire of moves, such as triple-jumping and wall-jumping, Mario is able to throw out his cap, which is the physical form of a spirit named Cappy.

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16# Terrian Saga: KR-17 - 2014

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KR-17 is a 32-bit, story-driven, side-scrolling action puzzle-platformer which follows the story of a military robot on a mission to subdue a rogue agent operating out of an installation on the planet Valiant. It will be the first in a multi-genre series of games centered around the story of Terrius, KR-17's home.

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Price: $5-$15

17# The East New World - 2016

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A retro-inspired action platformer game with the high quality pixel art style. Tight controls, complex level design (including multiple paths and secret areas), RPG elements, collectibles and achievements, boss fights, NPCs, a fair amount of challenge and decent number of levels.

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Price: $5-$15

18# Adventures of Pip - 2015

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Play as the ultimate digital underdog in the Adventures of Pip,an action-platformer with a fresh gameplay twist inside a retro 32-bit world. Alas, Pip is an unlikely 1-pixel hero yet has the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve into three different forms.

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Price: $5-$15

19# Freedom Planet - 2014

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Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking! Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.

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Price: $15-$25

20# Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - 2017

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Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure!. Enjoy 3 difficulty levels catering to players of all types, and switch from modern graphics and sound to 8-bit graphics/audio at any time - even during gameplay!

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Price: $5-$15

21# VVVVVV - 2014

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There's something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It's a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. For adventurers who save the dimension, there's still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers. Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers.

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Price < $5

22# Bleed 2 - 2017

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A furiously fun and fast-paced arcade action game, Bleed 2 welcomes back pink-haired heroine Wryn, the worlds greatest and only remaining hero, as she fights to defend the globe from an invading force of villains. Master the art of air-dodging and bullet-reflecting to stylishly take down a relentless barrage of bad guys and bosses (and naughty kittys! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

24# Alwa's Awakening - 2017

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Use your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you'll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses in order to help free the land of Alwa. - A challenging adventure platform game - Use the magic staff to solve puzzles and defeat enemies - Find and unlock upgrades to your items and abilities - Explore a large interconnected world in true 'Metroidvania' style - Listen to a catchy 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 original tracks Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

25# Super Phantom Cat 2 - 2017

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He's on a journey to rescue his sister, Ina, who has been kidnapped in the mysterious Phantom world. Mobiles, tablets, Apple TV you can access Super Phantom Cat 2 from all of these locations. Email us with ideas and feedback: hi@veewo.com Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter for latest updates: @VeewoGames and @SuperPhantomCat

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Price: Free

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