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  • wobbly_Bob 14 Sep 2013 18:13:21 1,828 posts
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    BloodMountain88 wrote:
    Did anyone else find that there's a really sharp difficulty spike once you reach the Jungle levels? I'm approaching 100 deaths now and have only reached the Ice Caves once. I almost got to the end of that section as well with no where near as many problems as I'm having in the Jungle levels. I'm getting close to giving up on the game now because I'm not getting any closer to unlocking the second shortcut...
    It's not so bad once you get used to it! I would keep at it but only if you don't mind dying a LOT. it's a randomly generated rouge like. The point is the journey not the destination! Enjoy the adventure. That said that because the systems are very consistent you will learn each time and get better. The jungle doesn't bother me much now but at first I lasted seconds.
  • Roddy100 15 Sep 2013 06:11:07 772 posts
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    Got the key to the tunnel man. Surprisingly it didn't take as many attempts as transporting the shotgun.

    Now I just have to figure out how to beat Olmec.
  • BloodMountain88 15 Sep 2013 14:12:22 153 posts
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    FINALLY!

    Got the shortcut to the Ice Caves :champ:.
  • jonsaan 15 Sep 2013 16:59:15 25,360 posts
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    @Roddy100 figuring out how is only half the battle. I still die when he does.....

    FCUTA!

  • Roddy100 15 Sep 2013 22:27:17 772 posts
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    I finally tried out the PS3 version and strangely, I VERY much prefer playing it on Vita. Just seems easier to control on Vita somehow, and more... elegant.

    Still, the PS3 version will be handy for co-op sessions.

    Edited by Roddy100 at 22:27:58 15-09-2013
  • Ashwood 15 Sep 2013 23:16:08 408 posts
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    I have the xbla version of Spelunky, I just like popping into this thread to read how people new to it are getting along. Nice to see the game getting some attention again :)

    I've played/died over a thousand times. 1,026 I think. And I'm still discovering little bits about the game I didn't know. And still haven't completed that damn journal!

    Have any of you got the end of the temple and beaten the game yet? And if yes; have you attempted to reach Hell and complete the game 'the hard way'? :D
  • Paulie_P 16 Sep 2013 00:25:01 416 posts
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    Dammit, I was bringing the key to the tunnel man, went to pick up a chick before exiting a level and forgot to lift the key up when leaving the level. Then I made it to the tunnel man without losing a heart. Fuck Sod's law.
  • GanRob 16 Sep 2013 08:47:54 4 posts
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    Hello, I'm new to the forum and I registered here to ask a question about Spelunky on PS3.

    I bought the game and I really like it!

    But I have a thing I cannot understand so I'm asking it on this forum.

    I have played many games and died many times.

    When I go to leaderboards and select the tab "my score" (the middle one) I can't find me on the leaderboard; it is displaying the score starting from the first on ladder.

    Is there a way to upload a score to the leaderboard or it is done automatically by the game when you die?

    Thanks in advice!
  • Kay 16 Sep 2013 13:49:57 17,925 posts
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    @GanRob I think there's a bug with the leaderboards at the moment, apparently it'll be fixed in the next patch.

    If they can somehow fix the slowdown too the game will be perfect on the Vita.
  • GanRob 16 Sep 2013 15:09:42 4 posts
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    Thanks!
  • Kay 16 Sep 2013 15:14:53 17,925 posts
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    Wrong thread!

    Edited by Kay at 15:15:50 16-09-2013
  • santashi 17 Sep 2013 12:54:39 5,166 posts
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    Got the key to the last jungle level then was killed... by the key. Couldn't help but laugh.

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  • Murbal 17 Sep 2013 13:07:17 22,379 posts
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    @santashi that's just so... Spelunky.

    :-)
  • Kay 17 Sep 2013 13:13:46 17,925 posts
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    One of the main reasons I love the game, full of slapstick moments.

    At the moment I'm trying to get to, and then reach the end of the secret Mothership area to no avail. Extremely hard to stay alive with the amount of stuff going on in that area sometimes.

    Also, I can only remember coming across it a couple of times, but sometimes there's a jungle level with a different, retro-ey background music. Clearly hinting at something going in that level, but haven't worked out what - could that be the way to reach the blackmarket? Still haven't managed to find that area.

    Edited by Kay at 13:15:12 17-09-2013
  • santashi 17 Sep 2013 13:21:44 5,166 posts
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    Yeah, definitely a lot of slapstick going on.

    I'm beginning to think that music is random. I found the blackmarket once by chance. I don't know if there's a surefire way to find it.

    PSN ID: finn1
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  • Kay 17 Sep 2013 13:30:42 17,925 posts
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    Each stage has a selection of 3-4 tracks that randomly play, but sometimes a level will have unique background music to indicate something different in the level. For example - dark levels, graveyard levels, and in the ice caves, large yeti levels will have their own (jolly) music track.

    Yes, I've put so many hours into the game that small details like that start to stand out... :)
  • santashi 17 Sep 2013 13:46:23 5,166 posts
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    Sorry, should have quoted in my reply. What I meant was 'I'm beginning to think that the retro jungle music crops up randomly'. Probably wrong, though, like you say. :) Just hearing the dark level music makes me think 'uh-oh' now!

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  • Paulie_P 17 Sep 2013 15:05:50 416 posts
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    The item from the chest in the mines starts to flash when it's near a secret exit.

    I always wondered what it was for then it flashed crazy, I noticed it died down when I moved away from a certain point so I went back and threw some bombs down. It led to the black market.

    I think there may be other secret areas.
  • santashi 17 Sep 2013 15:23:40 5,166 posts
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    Never had that item - found it by pure chance. :p

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  • Roddy100 18 Sep 2013 00:57:58 772 posts
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    I hope they fix the leaderboard issue soon. I'm looking forward to seeing a few more of you on there.
  • TheDarkKnight 19 Sep 2013 10:10:15 695 posts
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    Noob questions;

    I am teetering on the buy button for this, but I'm hesitating because I can't even complete the demo levels! What is the save system for this game? Is there an easier mode when you can restart each level, or do you always go back to the start of the 'world'? I take it completing a world gives you a quick link (tunnel) to that world, but can anyone be more specific?

    This is one of those enjoyably hard games, but I'd like to make some progress! :)

    A silent guardian, a watchful protector. A Dark Knight. Twitch PSN The_Apostle

  • Kay 19 Sep 2013 10:54:43 17,925 posts
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    @TheDarkKnight You'll always go back to the start of the game - no easy mode. The only concession is that you can unlock shortcuts to skip to later worlds, but those aren't particularly easy to unlock!

    Basically, you'll need to put the time in to get the most out of the game, but it's always fun. If you're a fan of 2D platformers and like a challenge, I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • TheDarkKnight 19 Sep 2013 11:12:15 695 posts
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    @Kay Ok, I thought it might be like that! So, I guess my next question is can you get/buy health? I'll have to see if I can just get through these levels then, and be a LOT more careful. How many levels per world are there?

    Yeah, I love platformers. I am moving away from more traditional games of the now, FPS/open world games, back to the old school. PS Plus is a great place to start, and Humble Bundle of course. It is incredibly addictive, I can feel that. I may have to force myself to complete Stealth Inc first though, or I probably won't complete it ever!

    Edited by TheDarkKnight at 11:12:28 19-09-2013

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  • santashi 19 Sep 2013 11:22:34 5,166 posts
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    @TheDarkKnight You can get more health as you go along, although it's rare that you have the chance to get more than one heart per level (and even that can be pretty much impossible on some!). Being careful and learning as you go is definitely sensible.

    Four levels per world.

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  • TheDarkKnight 19 Sep 2013 11:37:36 695 posts
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    @santashi Thanks, ok, I can get through those levels if I'm a bit more cautious.

    A silent guardian, a watchful protector. A Dark Knight. Twitch PSN The_Apostle

  • RyanDS 19 Sep 2013 12:42:00 9,593 posts
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    Finally! Managed to get the shortcut to the ice levels.

    To ease my frustration can someone tell me what items I will need for the next shortcut?
  • santashi 19 Sep 2013 12:47:40 5,166 posts
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    @RyanDS 3x bombs, then 3x ropes, then... that golden key you find in the mines. I've had a couple of goes but not managed that last one yet! Usually some silly death stops me.

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  • Flying_Pig 19 Sep 2013 12:57:54 11,183 posts
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    Don't know if you've already seen this:

    Top Tips for surviving Spelunky
  • Flying_Pig 19 Sep 2013 12:58:05 11,183 posts
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    Gah - double post

    Edited by Flying_Pig at 12:58:45 19-09-2013
  • TheDarkKnight 19 Sep 2013 17:34:03 695 posts
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    @Flying_Pig I had just seen that last night actually! Good guide, certainly gave me some pointers. I now pick up every rock and throwable object I can find, but aiming them correctly, that's another story! :)

    Think I'm going to buy this later.

    A silent guardian, a watchful protector. A Dark Knight. Twitch PSN The_Apostle

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