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Spelunky

Developer / Publisher: Mossmouth
04 July 2012
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My favourite game… tough, but so well-balanced. The perfect amount of traps, mechanics, and items. The number of approaches one can take to this game - speedlunky, high-scoring etc. - makes it such a treat.
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This is pretty much the perfect videogame.
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JediMasterJoe Spelunky 2024-06-20T13:48:34Z
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3.5
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Magnenntae Spelunky 2024-06-16T05:47:12Z
2024-06-16T05:47:12Z
4.0
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TortillaCat Spelunky 2024-06-04T02:11:56Z
Windows
2024-06-04T02:11:56Z
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ggng Spelunky 2024-06-01T21:27:56Z
2024-06-01T21:27:56Z
3.0
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xmd5a8000 Spelunky 2024-06-01T01:00:46Z
2024-06-01T01:00:46Z
3.0
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PizzapastaButcooler Spelunky 2024-05-31T16:59:50Z
2024-05-31T16:59:50Z
3.5
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JmoZ Spelunky 2024-05-31T01:47:19Z
2024-05-31T01:47:19Z
4.0
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finn_keeley Spelunky 2024-05-30T23:32:28Z
2024-05-30T23:32:28Z
3.5
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TheAltMetalLad Spelunky 2024-05-22T21:30:50Z
2024-05-22T21:30:50Z
4.0
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Bel3 Spelunky 2024-05-21T23:00:40Z
2024-05-21T23:00:40Z
4.0
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C0ntra Spelunky 2024-05-21T04:30:02Z
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niallquinn Spelunky 2024-05-20T00:18:41Z
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1-4 players
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  • MouthfulofPaste 2023-12-29 18:59:29.797115+00
    A game that really doesn’t get enough love on here. Pure challenging fun
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  • WinterMirage 2024-01-16 15:01:49.528787+00
    If there's one game every game designer should study its this one. A game where almost every single decision the player makes isn't a binary good or bad. It exemplifies Sid Meier's quote about a game being a series of interesting choices.
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  • Molten_ 2024-02-09 01:36:45.087409+00
    greatest roguelike ever made
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  • WinterMirage 2024-02-11 17:31:41.275342+00
    The last 5 comments; "Yeah this game is better than sex"

    The GlitchWave average; "Hmmm...sounds like a 3.7"

    SMFH
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    • brewkirk 2024-03-01 23:57:42.743221+00
      FWIW 3.7 is still a damn good score for a game on glitchwave. Even if it weren't, would it really matter that people on a niche game review website didn't like it as much? The influence of spelunky reverberates through the soul of the indie roguelike genre like a fucking concert hall.
    • 4D3D3D3 2024-03-11 17:57:22.835871+00
      needs to be an anime visual novel to get a higher score on here
    • WinterMirage 2024-03-12 13:16:37.095005+00
      Correction; a meta-narrative anime visual novel
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  • selib 2024-04-01 18:23:15.996624+00
    I've played this game for hours and only beat the final boss once lol

    I like it a lot more than the second game, it's more simple idk
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  • admonished 2024-04-02 11:04:30.772928+00
    worst rating i’ve ever seen on any site that rates anything
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  • Arcadia_Fades 2024-04-21 10:37:10.116197+00
    one time a teenager on discord tried telling me this game was misogynistic because of being able to throw the damsel at enemies

    the exact quote was "you are literally performing violence upon a woman by participating in that mechanic", laughed my ass off when i found the screenshot earlier
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    • brewkirk 2024-05-20 19:24:50.253634+00
      I don't think they're necessarily wrong. They might have been approaching the subject in the wrong way but there's certainly a feminist critique you could make about the portrayal of the damsel here:

      In game, she's portrayed as incapable of doing anything for herself. She either stands idle and screams for help or flails around the map once the spelunker interacts with her. From the perspective of the player, she's merely an entity that gives you extra health or shields you from arrow traps. Like, textbook objectification but I'm not sure with what intent (if any) was put behind the mechanics. Sure, you can swap the damsel out for a dude in drag or a pug but there's something to be said about their decision for the only woman to be the default helpless captive.

      BUT I think it's really cool that she came back as a playable spelunker in the sequel and giving her both autonomy and a story to be told through the players actions. They also changed the damsels to be ana's lost pets and its certainly more fitting for spelunky 2's narrative approach.
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  • sunshinerecorder 2024-06-06 06:29:33.196829+00
    Shopkeeper looks like Brian De Palma
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    • WinterMirage 2024-06-08 16:29:23.655986+00
      OMG what a funny comparison. No wonder he's so violent.
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