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See how one of the best platformers ever was made

Even now Spelunky is a polarizing game. Some claim it's one of the best in the genre, others think it doesn't do anything special and has been over-hyped since launch. But as someone who wiled away many hours with my wife in its dark p...

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Sure, I'll watch another Spelunky speedrun

Spelunky has become one of the more popular speedrunning titles recently, and for good reason. This week AGDQ took it on as a part of their festivities, and this particular "all shortcuts + Olmec relay" run by BumCommando is definitel...

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This Spelunky run through hell is astounding

The new world record for clearing Spelunky, including hell, is 3:44:411. Holy shit. Despite knowing this run by D Tea would end successfully, I still got nervous watching it all unfold. What can I say? Rapidly navigating randomized areas wi...

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Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat

Spelunky players are always finding new and interesting ways to torture themselves. Let's face it -- besting Spelunky's unforgiving randomly generated mazes is an accomplishment unto itself. Learning to do it with your feet is a completely...

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Enjoy these free remixed Spelunky jams

Oh, cool! There's a new Spelunky EP up on Bandcamp and it's totally free, whether you're streaming or downloading. (Though you may want to consider tipping if you like what you hear.) This is a nine-track EP with several guest contributions...

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Beating Spelunky in under two minutes

One minute and fifty five seconds -- that's the new world-record any% time for Spelunky set by Pibonacci. It hurts my brain thinking about how many runs must have happened before the right conditions presented themselves for this to unfold...

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Mod adds online co-op to Spelunky Classic

Thanks to a new mod released by YellowAfterLife, it's possible to play the original Spelunky cooperatively with another player online. Heck yeah! Download it here for free. The mod, Spelunky SD, also offers some bug fixes, tweaks like "bein...

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It took seven hours, but Spelunky has a new world record

A Plasma Cannon in 1-1. A jetpack in 1-2. This is the start of a remarkably fortunate Spelunky run. It's a run that will, at least for the foreseeable future, remain at the top of the leaderboards. Bananasaurus Rex, known as being the firs...

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This Metroid mod for Spelunky is beyond surreal

This mod for Spelunky is messing with my head. It's a mashup of two games which each have a highly specific, distinct gameplay feel. I almost can't deal with seeing Samus so zoomed out. To achieve the desired effect, creator Joey4track res...

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New Spelunky update adds Pro HUD for streamers

As you might know, Spelunky has been my videogaming obsession over the last six months or so, therefore it's no surprise that I'm actually keen to read through patch notes for the game. Version 1.4 has gone live and the big addition is the ...

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Spelunky on PS3/Vita now features Daily Challenge mode

While Spelunky is great no matter where you play it, the console versions have been at a disadvantage to the PC release and its Daily Challenge mode, which allows players to compete by playing in a shared set of stages everyone gets on...

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This solo eggplant run in Spelunky is a must-watch

It's been some time since we've posted a Spelunky run on Destructoid but, I think you'll agree, this one is worth seeing. If you're familiar enough with the game to know about the eggplant -- it's earned by sacrificing a Mystery Box on an ...

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That old ball and chain - The Daily Spelunk

Only recently, after months and months of playing Spelunky, was it brought to my attention that angering Kali can have truly dire consequences. Yes, destroying her altar -- intentionally or otherwise -- will make a bunch of spiders come af...

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Spiky, with a chance of hubris - The Daily Spelunk

There are only a few more episodes left of The Daily Spelunk -- this is our final week, if you hadn't heard yet -- and I'm terrified Conrad and I are going to inadvertently end the show in a painful, anticlimactic way. Not to totally give ...

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PC Port Report: Spelunky

[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] The original Spelunky, now known as Spelunky Classic, was a freeware PC title, but it was XBLA players that got ...

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Steam-exclusive Spelunky daily challenges sound brilliant

When Spelunky comes to Steam on August 8, it will include an exciting, exclusive new feature known as The Daily Challenge to PC. It's pretty straightforward: a fresh level is generated at random each day that's the same for everyone, but th...

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Enhanced Spelunky returns to PC in August

Mossmouth's masterpiece of a platformer is finally coming home. The enhanced version of Spelunky originally released on Xbox Live Arcade has been dated for August 8, 2013 on and Steam. We've also got pending PS3 and PS Vita ports on...

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Celebrate: Spelunky headed to PC this summer

Spelunky is one of those games that I want to see on as many platforms as possible -- it's that freaking good. Everyone deserves the opportunity to play it. In addition to the upcoming PlayStation 3 and PS Vita ports, the title will now ret...

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Spelunky heading to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita this summer

Spelunky is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita! Announced today during an event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the randomly-generated platformer is set to arrive on Sony systems this summer. Developer Derek Yu is parti...

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Spelunky DLC adds new characters and deathmatch arenas

It got buried with yesterday's PlayStation 4 news onslaught, but Spelunky on Xbox Live Arcade has gotten downloadable content. There are two add-ons, each priced at $2 (160 Microsoft Points). The first pack adds eight playable characters: t...


Spelunky update makes dark levels a bit less frustrating

One of my goals for this winter break has been to get to hell and back in Spelunky, but I've been continually putting the task off. With the arrival of the game's first title update on Xbox Live Arcade, I'm running out of excuses here. The ...

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The winner of Dtoid's best console exclusive of 2012

Another hour, another award announcement! It's time now to reveal the best console exclusive of the year and it's certainly an interesting category for us. While big-budget home console games generally get the most attention, it seems that ...


Spelunky's soundtrack of death and red noses released

There comes a day when we must all pass away, but it just so happens that in Spelunky you die every day, all the time. The homicidal dungeon crawler has enjoyed success this summer on the Xbox Live Arcade service even though it’s...


Spelunky available on browsers, red nose still adorable

What's better than playing an awesome indie game? How about playing an awesome free indie on the browser of your choosing, whenever you want to! A port of Spelunky has just hit broswers everywhere. Darius Kazemi took the original GameMaker ...


Review: Spelunky (XBLA)

Derek Yu's Spelunky made a name for itself as a freeware release years ago. Adapting concepts from roguelikes such as randomized levels and permanent death (lots and lots of permanent death), it uses a familiar 2D platformer base to offer g...


Disregard the 4th of July, acquire points: Spelunky dated

It's been a long time coming, but the Xbox Live Arcade version of Spelunky finally has a release date. And it's somehow, miraculously, not very far away. Xbox Live's Major Nelson has posted a schedule of what's coming up for the service whi...



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