Microsoft recently announced their August line-up for their Xbox Live Games with Gold program. Out of the four games (two for 360, two for One), two of them have co-op: Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Spelunky.
Old-style Spelunky plus online co-op sounds like a grand idea! A modder by the name of Vadim has been toying with Spelunky Classic's source code for a few months, backporting features from its bigger, brighter brother Spelunky HD. The best feature is actually new to the series: online-enabled co-op play for two players, all for the nice price of free!
The more Spelunky is in our lives, the better. Apparently the folks at Sony agree with me, and have announced the challenging cave-diving game for the Playstation 4. Now, PS4 owners can enjoy the miracle that is Spelunky on their own machines. Is there anything better than being trapped in a cave at the mercy of ancient traps, colossal spiders, and easily enraged merchants armed with shotguns? That's the recipe for fun right there.
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Until this Friday, local co-op platformer Spelunky is on sale for $5.09 - 66% off it's full retail price on Steam. Players explore randomly generated caves together while avoiding traps, rescuing survivors, collecting treasure and defeating beasts. Releasing a year ago this month, Spelunky delighted with it...
Beginning today Xbox Live Gold members will be treated to a 50% off sale of select Xbox Live Arcade titles. The Deal of the Week includes nine games total, five of which have co-op. All five of these games have couch co-op, which comes in handy if you have actual physical friends and family.
I am sure more than a few of you have thrown your controller in frustration. Spelunky is one of those games that might cause you to do so, but that doesn't stop it from being an excellent rougelike/platformer. Many of us had always hoped that the game would reach other platforms, particularly the handheld ones. Well, it seems that our hopes are coming true, as Spelunky HD will be coming to PC, PS3, and Vita. It is an upgraded version of the game, and will feature extra music, visuals, and multiplayer options.
It's obvious that most video games aren’t quite as challenging these days, even at their highest difficulty setting. Certain games that make players throw their controllers out the window surely stand out from the rest, and that’s why Spelunky is such a highly addictive game. PlayStation fans will be happy to know that their versions of Spelunky will be arriving on the PlayStation Network this summer.
So, Spelunky right? The roguelike platformer by Derek Yu was first released back in 2008, but the enhanced 2012 version for XBLA is the one that really put the game on the map. While everyone was all PlayStation 4 this and Sony that, two DLC packs were quietly released for Spelunky. The Explorers pack adds eight new playable characters, including an eskimo, robot, viking, cyclops, and ninja. The Arenas pack introduces 24 new deathmatch maps, which we don't need to remind you how awesome that is for multiplayer.
Spelunky is a charming, super-addictive platformer which has earned a reputation as a tough, but rewarding old-school gaming experience. It has been available on the PC, free of charge, for almost four years. Recently it made the jump to the XBLA, where it has received updated graphics, new secrets, co-op play, and more. All of this comes at a cost, of course. Is Spelunky a treasure worth the price of admission? Find out in our Co-Op Review.