Review for Shovel Knight on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and 3DS. The shovel is mightier than the sword. In an age where countless indie developers strive to create the ultimate retro experience, Shovel Knight clearly stands out of the crowd. With everything fine-tuned and era-appropriate, you'll feel like you're playing a long-lost NES game, but is that really what you want to spend your time doing? Of course it is, so grab a shovel and let's dig in to this modern-day retro masterpiece.