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Spelunky

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Brings together an unlikely combination of influences, resulting in one of the most memorable indie games in a long time Windows Adam Luoranen (78)

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Combined MobyScore 11 4.0


The Press Says

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100
WindowsGameZebo
Spelunky is all about the gargantuan, twisted, wonderful single player excavation, plumbing the depths time and time again, digging up hilarious death, and wangling your way onto the high score tables. It's impossible not to adore this game, and it's fantastic as a social experience too, battling friends to get the top treasure score and laughing and joking about your adventures. You need Spelunky in your life, there's no question about it.
100
WindowsResolution Magazine
Spelunky, for every second that it’s running, shows you it cares. Usually through a period of twisted, systematic torture. Spelunky enjoys that. It’s just brilliant. I could witter on for pages longer, but it makes sense to leave at least a few of its many surprises intact. Of all the wonderful games released this year, Spelunky is the one I’ve kept coming back to, all the way through its beta, and intend to continue furiously playing for many more months. At just a few megabytes, there are no excuses not to play this. It’s a game that could well shape the indie landscape for years to come.
91
WindowsThe A.V. Club
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.
90
WindowsHonestGamers
Beneath some slight issues is a simply wonderful game. Challenging, addictive, thoughtful and beautiful, Spelunky is a stream of constant delight. The icing on the cake is that it's free, and a mere 8mb download from the link over on the right. There are no excuses not to play this. You have been warned.
84
WindowsMana Pool
The more you play Spelunky, the more carefully you will start considering your choices. Making the right decisions gives you that smug feeling again, and making the wrong ones will likely earn you a smack on the forehead at your own hand – and again this decision making which forms such an integral part of Spelunky will keep you playing, trying constantly to best your previous self’s efforts. And the best part? Spelunky is Free. FREE! What more could you possibly want? Well, if the vanilla Spelunky isn’t enough for you, there are also tons of mods available.
80
WindowsSoftonic
Spelunky bietet eine gute Mischung aus Action und Rätseln im Retro-Stil. Wer Jump'n'Runs à la Rick Dangerous mag, wird auch mit Spelunky seinen Spaß haben.
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Spelunky ne plaira assurément pas à tous les publics puisque sa difficulté extrême et son côté très old-school risquent de rebuter bon nombre de joueurs. Ceux-ci passeront malheureusement à côté d'un titre bien plus profond qu'il n'y paraît de prime abord qui vous réservera des surprises à chaque partie. Ajoutez à cela sa totale gratuité et vous n'aurez plus aucune raison de ne pas tenter l'aventure. Quant à nous, nous ne pourrons que vous conseiller de persévérer.
80
WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Spelunky is a pick up and play experience but thankfully, one that's hard to put down.
80
WindowsTrue Game Headz
All in all, “Spelunky” is a well-made game, with a consistent following. It’s a fair bit challenging for the average player, and includes new and exciting improvements with each version released. It’s a very addicting game; so addicting that you’ll wish you had more time to kill giant spiders than to play any other games in your library, and that’s after all the work you have! I feel sorry for you, but I can’t judge. I’m right there with you.
75
WindowsGame Kudos
Spelunky isn't perfect. It's not the ultimate evolution of the platorming genre, or the ultimate evolution of anything really. In fact, it's the opposite. It's an origin story, casting your mind back to the days of bright, vibrant worlds with interesting characters and even more interesting settings. There's no part of it that truly stands out- the gameplay is interesting but flawed, the story is nonexistant and the graphics and sound are the exact opposite of cutting edge. However, somehow all these things combine to create a package that is fun, addictive, and ultimately memorable.
70
WindowsSoftonic
Spelunky est un jeu à tester pour la richesse de son contenu, inépuisable, et ses graphismes sympathiques, tout en pixels. Un jeu à l'ancienne mais à la durée de vie infinie!
70
WindowsSoftonic
Spelunky es un divertido juego de plataformas de los de antaño, con gráficos pixelados y monigotes en miniatura, que nos pone en la piel de un aventurero en busca de toda clase de joyas y tesoros. Pero no lo tendrás fácil, pues las laberínticas cuevas en las que te adentrarás están plagadas de toda clase de enemigos y peligros, como arañas, serpientes o muros infranqueables, y deberás también salvar a tu heroína. Por suerte cuentas con tu látigo, cuerdas para escalar y bombas, que podrás mejorar a lo largo del juego comprando explosivos más potentes.
70
WindowsSoftonic
Each level requires you to travel down to its bottom, collecting treasure along the way. Saving damsels in distress gains you a life, but means you can't carry other objects, like bombs and ropes that you need - so is it worth it? Retro and indie fans will love the way Spelunky plays with gaming conventions, and keeps being invented long after it should do, for a 10mb game! If you like platforming games, play Spelunky!