I strongly recommend to buy Spelunky because is an amazing game one of the best of 2012 and for that price (480 MSP) is a steal (and you should be ashamed). Because if there is an arcade game worth full price that's Spelunky.
Every time I hear people complaining about how impossible it is Spelunky make me feel like a super human.
Spelunky isnít difficult, Super Meat Boy if it is.
It has taken me months to reach that conclusion because at the end the entire majority is reduced to one thing, LEARNING.
The game gives you the freedom to move and go wherever you want. We all suck at our first plays and we underestimate the game and then compared to games of this generation seems difficult for us (one life, no checkpoints), but it is not, the word is demanding but nothing that cannot be fix with a few deaths.
I had not even completed the game after 1000 deaths and now after 1700 I can easily kill the shopkeeper in the second or third level and finish the game easily or even carry the key to the temple.
All this because I learn from the enemies, the reactions that my actions provoke and what do in certain situations.
The game hasnít changed its dynamics but I do and now I can master it and with little luck I can do almost anything I want.
Spelunky is a charming 2D platformer with solid gameplay, full of secrets and fun. Where apparently only have one life (which has four hearts and which we will lose depending on damage received) to end the game through four scenarios (each consisting of four levels) full of enemies and traps but also treasures and whose main objective is to reach the end of these levels alive.
That's basically the summary of Spelunky but donít be fooled the game offers much more, levels, enemies, weapons, unlockable characters also open shortcuts to advanced levels without going through the previous and even new mechanics. Always you will find something new (and there are several ways to extend your short life).
Levels increase in size each time until you go up to the next zone and always something to do in them.
I will not lie, you will die an frustrate you a lot but donít worry because this is where the Spelunky magic comes into action because the levels are randomly generated that means you'll never play the same level twice and this is where you realize it has a infinite replayability since the possibilities are overwhelming.
It also has coop for four people on the same console (which makes the game easier because when a friend lose all their hearts can be revived in the next level) but it will actually have to cooperate, In addition to a death match mode very fun and customizable.