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Spelunky review

PCGamer Online
9 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I should have been more careful. Having reached the end of one of Spelunky’s procedurally generated levels, I turned my back on the exit, and decided to bomb my way inside a snake pit instead.
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Spelunky

rockpapershotgun.com
13 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Update: Fantastic news! All the main issues below have now been resolved, so Spelunky is nicely at home on the PC.
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Overall 9
9.0

Spelunky

IGN
6 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Spelunky is a game that takes experts 10 minutes to complete, but it will take you hours before you’re remotely ready for that challenge. This is a superb 2D platformer that’s as easy to hate as it is to love, and your patience for punishment will be the determining factor.
  • Pros: Rewarding exploration, Satisfying difficulty, Daily challenges, Gorgeous art
  • Cons: Difficult learning curve
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Overall 10
10

Spelunky Review

GamerNode
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Streamlined co-op and the obligatory local death-fight-kill-brawl-match rounds out Spelunky, but all the variety and challenge of its single-player adventure drives the game.A bottomless pit of secrets and cool little stories yet untold, Spelunky is as effortlessly playable as it is intrinsically...
  • Pros: Precise control makes play simple, Procedural generation keeps it endlessly fresh, Water cooler moments
  • Cons: Deathmatch is pretty forgettable, No online play
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Overall 8
8.0

Spelunky Review (PC)

Softpedia
5 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Spelunky is a great and bad game at the same time. For those who constantly want to challenge their skills, who find great pleasure in other masochistic experiences like Dark Souls, this game will be right up their alley.
  • Pros: + Randomly-generated environments, + Easy to pick up, yet hard to master, + Chaotic yet fun multiplayer
  • Cons: - Can be too tough sometimes, - Requires a lot of dedication, - Repetitive soundtrack
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Overall 8
8.0

Spelunky review

GameZone
5 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Remember those “impossible” games that came out in the NES era? I’m talking about games such as Battletoads , the ones that made you grit your teeth as you pushed through them, just for the sake of getting to the next level.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GiantBomb
3 July 2012
  • Excerpt: The Xbox Live Arcade update of Spelunky is as madly brilliant as it is maddeningly pitiless.
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Overall 9
9.0

Spelunky [Freeware] review (PC)

HonestGamers
22 February 2009
  • Excerpt: I've been meaning to write this review for a few days now, but I keep putting it off. Perhaps it's the inevitability that, once it's out of the way, deadlines will dictate that I move on to something else, forced to cast Spelunky aside for the time being.
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Overall 9
9.1

Spelunky

AV Club
2 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Combine the intoxicating flow with a catchy soundtrack and an undercurrent of dark humor, and you get a game that will devour many lazy afternoons.
  • Pros: Tunnel Man mercifully digs shortcuts to the upper levels of the game, making them more accessible to mere mortals. (You'll still have to work for the shortcuts, though. There's no free lunch in
  • Cons: You attempt to use the default keyboard controls. A gamepad is the way to go here.
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Overall 9
8.6

Spelunky mixes oodles of death with fun, challenge and adorable graphics (Review)

GamingTrend
14 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Spelunky isn’t a game for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s hard to regard it as a game designed for what one may call “normal human beings”. Much like the roguelike games its design philosophy is inspired by, Spelunky is meant for people who enjoy the thrill of building a house of cards… on a...
  • Pros: A gorgeous update over the original Spelunky, Brutally challenging, fun platformer-roguelike gameplay, Online leaderboards and daily challenges are a nice touch, Tons of replay value for lovers of permadeath mechanics
  • Cons: Severe difficulty is not for everyone, Co-op is local only, not online, Deathmatch mode is a bizarre fit
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