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In this game, you are a spelunker who climbs deep down mountain caves in search for treasure. The levels consist of many platforms, connected to each other by a riding cart, ladders, ropes, etc. You'll have to time your jumping well, because a slight fall will lead to your death, and the abyss is near! You should jump over various obstacles, avoid ghost-like enemies, climb on ropes, and use inventory items such as dynamite to create obstacle-destroying explosions that will bring you nearer to the desired treasure.


Spelunker NES Ghost chases me, and I have to be careful.
Spelunker NES Geyser
Spelunker NES Moving little platforms
Spelunker NES On automatic elevator

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Spelunker Magazine Advertisement
Spelunker Screenshot
Spelunker Screenshot
Spelunker Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "スペランカー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Retro Archives Feb 05, 2021 15.5 out of 20 78
Retro Game Reviews May 15, 2017 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Aug 06, 2000 D 25
Classic-games.net Sep 05, 2022 2 out of 10 20
Questicle.net Jun, 2013 F 0


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Spelunker was marketed by Broderbund as part of its "Action Series".

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Unicorn Lynx (181389) added Spelunker (NES) on Jun 06, 2004
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