Shovel Knight Redo

Shovel Knight Redo

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Shovel Knight Redo

Title: Shovel Knight Redo
Pixel Artist: Snake  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 9401 points)
Posted: 12/13/2014 08:58
Palette: 27 colors
Statistics:  24 comments    364 faves    0 avatars

Just something small I did in between work.

I very much enjoyed Shovel Knight, but wondered if I could fix up the game's sprites using roughly the same restrictions. All the characters are a few pixels bigger for readabillity, but use the same colors and poses, and some design elements have been altered to so they match the character illustrations released alongside the game.

Dark Knight has been given an extra color, simply because he has one fewer than all the other sprites, and definitely needed some added readabillity. 

King Knight, Plague Knight and Spectre Knight has also had one of their colors exchanged for another (taken from the other sprites) to make better use of them. Plague Knight especially had a barely visible green along with his yellow, and Spectre Knight's original gray made an odd blend whit his main magenta color.

The idea was to still make the sprites feel like they fit the style, but in the end I suppose it was mainly for fun.

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 06:35


HappyToHappy (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/20/2021 02:04

Nice series!

b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/20/2021 02:02

much better than original sprites!

HappyToHappy (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/20/2021 02:02

very nice

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/20/2020 16:13

How come I didn't comment on this awesome piece?

Wolod (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/25/2019 15:01

They look so damn good!

essadege (Level 2 Dealer) @ 10/23/2017 23:02

Flaming sexy!

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/28/2017 00:25


Rayzon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/18/2017 08:01

i really want to do this. but i cant im too shit.

RolandMelvinZ (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/19/2014 21:57

this is lovely <3 I really love it :D

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 12/14/2014 23:58

I love Shovel Knight. I might love this even more. Outstanding.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 12/14/2014 19:28

My god Snake. Had to login just to favourite this and rate it full stars like every other piece of pixel you've created. Keep it up! You never cease to amaze me good sir, I am a fan. 

Makapixel (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/14/2014 14:04

These are so high quality. However, we must not forget that Shovel Knights sprites were the way they were because they feature large amounts of animation per character. This would've blown the budget completely out haha. Keep up the great work SP. You are one of my inspirations when it comes to pixel art and art in general.

slet (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/14/2014 12:30


TheKasparrr (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 12/14/2014 07:07

I didn't play Shovel Knight but now I'm sad knowing that in-game sprites won't look like that. T_T

Though, I enjou good sprites very much and these are beyond good. Awesome job on colors and details especially. Each of them is amazing. :]

Eldboll (Level 4 Murderer) @ 12/14/2014 04:13

haven't played the game, but the sprites are great none the less (as they always are!)

AlcopopStar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/14/2014 02:44

Knocked it out of the park as usual!

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/13/2014 21:37


Mega_19 (Level 6 Manager) @ 12/13/2014 20:34

yes. yes. YES. 

Mr Special (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/13/2014 19:14

Wow this is awesome! Didn't the game use the NES palette, or a variation of it? These are just gorgeous.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/13/2014 13:24

These are damn beautiful.

specialmin64 (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 12/13/2014 12:23

as always your sprites are incredible, definitely prefer them to the real thing. No disrespect to yacht club games of course (i get that they were shooting for a more NES-reminiscent look)

showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 12/13/2014 12:07

Great work!

Paddy (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/13/2014 11:11

Holy flucks 

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