Raines wrote:Online co-op wouldn't help this one. With the game mechanics the way they are co-op makes Spelunky even harder than it is already.
It's like the New Super Mario Bros. series...the co-op does make things more challenging, in that all the players can bump into each other and have to keep pace with the main player. Plus, just like an old school game would be, "friendly fire" is turned on, so you have to be careful where you lash out your whip. The main thing about the game is that you do die a lot, and it's fun rather than frustrating, so having some buddies to play with does indeed increase the enjoyment of the game, though it does make the game even harder than playing solo.