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?
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: I should have known what I was getting myself into. When I reviewed the 1985 original, I proclaimed that "Spelunker is Satan's love letter to NES owners." I contested that the punishing gameplay and cheap deaths had no place in the 21st century, ultimately suggesting people pass on reliving the...
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.
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: 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.
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...