16 February 2012


Gaming Genres: Platformer, Action
Story Genres: Adventure
Graphical Styles: 2D, Cartoon, Pixel Art
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360 (unreleased)
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Mossmouth
Publisher(s): Mossmouth
Initial Release Date: December 21, 2008
Website(s): Homepage, About
"Legends speak of a Colossal Cave that extends deep underground, so twisted by time that its passages shift like the sand under which it lies... the Cave is said to be filled with fabulous treasures, but also incredible danger!"

Spelunky is a cave exploration / treasure-hunting game inspired by classic platform games and roguelikes, where the goal is to grab as much treasure from the cave as possible. Every time you play the cave's layout will be different. Use your wits, your reflexes, and the items available to you to survive and go ever deeper! Perhaps at the end you may find what you're looking for...

Don't be afraid to die! But also don't be afraid to live! Happy Spelunky-ing!

A great, if possibly overrated, treasure hunting platformer that comes off as very unique.

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Indieness: Quintessentially Indie
Play?: Should Play

1 comment:

  1. This one is easily worth recommending. I've gotten countless hours of entertainment out of Spelunky because it's so dynamic and addicting.

    The great thing is that it provides both short-term entertainment (just loading up into a random level and playing for 15 minutes is fun on its own) and long-term fulfillment, since the money you earn counts towards your overall progress to getting to the final level.