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Power Shovel (PlayStation)

Power Shovel PlayStation Title screen

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Description

Power Shovel is an arcade/simulation where you get to drive excavators of various sizes to do more or less realistic tasks. These include; digging holes, loading sand on trucks, tearing down old buildings, destroying abandoned cars and serving soup in a restaurant (using the scoop as a soup ladle), and many more.

There are a few different modes in the game you can choose from, like "License king" where you earn your driver's license. "Arcade king" is where you do will spend most of the time, since it's where most of the games are. As you progress through the many timed games you earn money, which you use to unlock special features like extra credits, photo galleries and sound effects.

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Power Shovel PlayStation When you play Arcade King you can pick from either Beginner Mode or Part Timer Mode, and eventually (when you unlocked it) yet another mode.
Power Shovel PlayStation Title screen
Power Shovel PlayStation After every job/mini game you get your pay slip. Use the money to unlock extras in the game.
Power Shovel PlayStation One of the mini games in Part Timer Mode: "Destroy that public nuisance car".

Alternate Titles

  • "パワーショベルに乗ろう!!" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Power Shovel" -- Japanese title (budget)
  • "Simple 1500 Series Vol. 89: The Power Shovel" -- Simple 1500 Series re-release title
  • "Power Shovel ni Norou!!" -- Japanese Title
  • "Power Diggerz" -- European Title

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Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

In Japan there was a special controller designed specifically for this game that was meant to look more like the "real thing", with two joysticks with buttons for that extra special "construction worker feeling". This special edition of the game was called "Power Shovel: Genba Set".
Parf (7317) added Power Shovel (PlayStation) on Jan 18, 2008