Retrospective Review: Spelunky (The Gamer Studio)

Completely free to download and fantastic to boot, Spelunky is Derek Yu’s greatest contribution to gaming. In an era where death is a minor inconvenience and areas consist of linear corridors in favor of actual exploration, Spelunky chooses to stay retro and be proud of it; it must be emphasized that Spelunky is a true retro title, in the sense that it doesn’t contain retro-aspects while tweaked to suit modern gamers. The game flat-out abuses players, and it does so because it loves them. Depending on how you like your challenge served, Spelunky either becomes a favorite or a nightmare to the average player.

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