Excerpt: Do you go to message boards and complain that video games are too easy these days? Do you talk to your friends about how quickly you master game after game? Are you someone who complains they are bored? Are you seeking a challenge? If you answer yes to any of those questions then you need to check out Spelunker HD on the Playstation 3 (PS3). This game is old school difficulty, along with memorization of where all the traps are.
Conclusion: Spelunker HD caters to old-school gamers unapologetically, and if you and your friends fit into that category you will be well rewarded. The new levels ratchet up the challenge to Herculean levels.
Summary: Fans of the original Spelunker may get a kick out of the new graphics, but the punishing difficulty keeps this remake from being much fun. Even with multiplayer gameplay, the trial and error level designs make things harder than they should be. Spelunker HD proves that this is one classic game that deserves to stay buried! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Conclusion: Spelunker HD caters to old-school gamers unapologetically, and if you fit into that category, and especially if you have friends that do too, you will be well rewarded for your $10 investment. Wimps need not apply though!
Excerpt: Debuting nearly three decades ago on the mostly forgotten Atari 8-Bit console, Spelunker was a platform game years ahead of its time. During the mid to late ‘80s, it went on to appear on several platforms including the NES, which would become the definitive version and serve as the basis for this current iteration, Spelunker HD . Spelunker is perhaps best known for its punishing difficulty, and HD is no different.
Excerpt: Spelunker was a child of the '80s, burglarizing tombs and dying with pizzazz across multiple platforms. Like one particular Indiana Jones sequel, he's been resurrected to do it again, with some modern trappings to go along with the old school gumption. Is his adventure grasping for crystal straws or raiding lost arcades? Spelunker HD has you scurrying through 100 levels, divided into 10 environments of 10 stages each.
Excerpt: Retro video games are a bittersweet treat. In some instances, that touch of nostalgia can really lift the spirits of an afternoon stay home. In others, it can frustrate you with unforgiving traps, jumps that require point-blank accuracy, and a strong reliance on your own wits to guide yourself in the right direction. Failure to overcome any one of these prevalent obstacles will usually result in one thing: Death.