Those lovely Shovel Knight amiibo are finally finding their way into the hands of gamers the world over, and that means we can show you what the co-op multiplayer mode (unlocked by the aforementioned lump of plastic) looks like in the main game.

As you can see in the video below, the gameplay is changed quite dramatically when two people are involved. It's possible to bounce off the other player's head - and vice versa - and a revised weight system is in play which recognises each player individually, making some of the puzzles easier and others a little more tricky. Bosses also all have additional health to compensate for the duplicated shovelry-related beatdowns.

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