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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 Broderbund re-release splash screen.
Spelunker Commodore 64 Now I'm trapped!

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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
IGN Wii Mar 24, 2008 2.5 out of 10 25
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 06, 2000 D 25
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 18, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20 NES Jun, 2013 F 0
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Feb, 1985 Unscored Unscored
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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