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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 Arcade Game Over
Spelunker NES After completing the game, the player has the opportunity to complete a cave that's a different color
Spelunker Atari 8-bit The ghost!
Spelunker NES Ghost chases me, and I have to be careful.

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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
TeleMatch Commodore 64 Nov, 1984 2 out of 3 67
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50 (UK) Wii Sep 09, 2008 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 06, 2000 D 25
IGN Wii Mar 24, 2008 2.5 out of 10 25
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Feb, 1985 Unscored Unscored NES Jun, 2013 F 0
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1985 Unscored Unscored


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

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