Say what you want about the nostalgia laden Shovel Knight, the soundtrack for the game is simply a love-letter to the very same era of pixelated graphics.
The soundtrack was a collaborative effort between Jake ‘Virt’ Kaufman and Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae, and it is definitely a completely new beast that still hearkens back to the days of old when addictive rhythms were a core experience of the game.
Thankfully for gamers who haven’t gotten their hands on Shovel Knight, you can listen to the entire soundtrack here, for free. You can also download the entire soundtrack here in the NSF format, which is a NES compiled version which can be played directly on an NES or its Japanese Famicom equivalent – or, you know, off an NSF player on your phone or computer, if you want to be boring.
You can also play it directly from this article below: