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Shovel Knight Guide > FAQs

Though the Basics and various walkthrough portions of the guide should answer most questions people will tend to have about Shovel Knight, sometimes it's nice to have quick answers to a few basics all on one page. If there are any questions I get often, or questions I anticipate that I will receive often, I'll put them on this page.

Where are the rest of the Music Sheets?

The guide as written will allow you to find most of the Music Sheets. I detail the location of every hidden chamber I ever found in the proper action stages, as well as elsewhere. However, some Music Sheets can only be found by fishing at the sparkling holes located throughout the stages. It's a safe bet that you'll find the rest of them down those holes.

Is there a New Game+ mode?

There is indeed. When you finish the game and try to load your save, you'll be asked if you want to enter New Game+ mode. You get to keep the equipment you found, but the game will be more difficult. Note that if you do decide to go this route, you might want to make a copy of your file first. It's easy to do with the game's interface.

How many suits of armor are there?

You start with the standard blue suit of armor, and you can find and purchase five others besides, always at the Armor Outpost. The armor you wear impacts your abilities, so it's important to wear the armor that works best for you.

How do I destroy the checkpoints?

Why would you want to do such a thing?! Well, it turns out that you can. The checkpoints in the introductory stage are impervious to your attacks, but you can find and break apart the globes in other areas. Just bounce on them a few times with a downward shovel strike and you'll get the job done.

What is with the Hall of Champions?

Remember that Shovel Knight was funded by backers on Kickstarter. The Hall of Champions appears to be an area devoted to those backers. You'll find portraits of people in the background, and there's a comment when you clear the area that alludes to the fact that it's risky to spend money before you know what you're getting.