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Description

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.

Screenshots

Spelunker NES Geyser
Spelunker Atari 8-bit Use the flare to get temporarily get rid of the bird.
Spelunker NES On a mine cart; watch out for the danger overhead and proceed with caution
Spelunker NES I took all things, that time to go back

Promo Images

Spelunker Screenshot
Spelunker Screenshot
Spelunker Screenshot
Spelunker Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "スペランカー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1985 79 out of 100 79
Retro Game Reviews NES May 15, 2017 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Sep 09, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 06, 2000 D 25
IGN Wii Mar 24, 2008 2.5 out of 10 25
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 18, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Feb, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Questicle.net NES Jun, 2013 F 0

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Marketing

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

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