Launching next week on Nintendo Switch is Bucket Knight, a run-and-gun platformer featuring familiar retro vibes.
The game has players helping a brave knight in his mission to find the Holy Grail - and make a load of money while doing it. You'll be exploring dungeons and avoiding traps, all while trying to stay alive and get rich.
It actually released on Steam back in September last year but appears to have flown under the radar for the most part. Here's a feature list:
- Explore dangerous dungeons filled with traps, treasures and... food?
- Various enemies that will try to shoot you, stab you, explode you or will try to be your friend... nevermind, just shoot at them
- Multiple weapons for every honourable knight taste
- Deadly traps that you never want to put at your home (but maybe at your ex-home)
- Gold, gems and treasures
- There is no text in the game and the story is told through visuals
It's set to launch on Switch on 28th February and will be available for $4.99.
We've had retro-style platformers in the form of Shovel Knight and now Bucket Knight on Switch, so what's next? Hammer Knight? Lawnmower Knight? Perhaps a Cheese Grater Knight? The possibilities are endless.
Looks like free art assets I've seen in some games on steam. I want an eShop feature to never see a game again.
This looks like a really basic indie project
Ah, brilliant, more trash for me to sift through.
Seems a bit insulting to compare it to Shovel Knight given thought actually went in to that with his shovel actually being a core aspect of its tight gameplay, whereas here the bucket is so inconsequential that the article doesn't even mention it outside of the name of the game.
At best this looks like another low quality forgettable indie game trying to ride coat tails for a few mislead sales.
Lol, I bet Shovel Knight team is so mad. Bucket Knight would have been an amazing name for them to use.
I will have to dust off by spectrum 48K.
Will the soundtrack be handled by Buckethead?
Should i pick up Shovel Knight treasure trove for switch I've been on the fence about it
@Northwind Thanks, I think im gonna pick it up this week. I had my eye on it for awhile now..
@mesome713 they were too busy making DuckTales.
@Bmartin001 honestly no. It's the best of the 8 bit pixel art games but eh it's just not that fun. $10 feels like the perfect price point for it.
Hollow Knight, Shovel Knight, Bucket Knight, and Rocket Knight (Adventures)...
There’s a few others I’m sure I’m forgetting. Metroidvanias and Knights are soooo hot right now.
Listening to the trailer music, it sounds a lot like the track "Apocalypse" from Axiom Verge.
I'm not just imagining it, right?
Because this game has ‘Knight’ in the title, I will make a point of ignoring it.
Come up with more original titles, you lazy hacks.
@Bmartin001 Yes... game is fantastic... but for $40, I would get the physical release.
Yes, so much content:
1 great game.
3 expansions with different characters that change the game play.
And a retro smash bros style game.
Definitely one, if not the best modern retro styled games.
I'll stick with Shovel Knight
At $4.99 I might be in for some bucket knighting fun!
@RupeeClock nope, definitely not imagining it.
Looks super weak.
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