Spelunky is a hard enough game on its own, let alone with three other players trudging along the small space of a TV screen. Thankfully, the upcoming PlayStation Vita version will contain a feature in co-op to allow all players freedom of movement.
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.
Spelunky first appeared on the PC back in 2008. It's a puzzle plafromer made up of randomized levels and death is always a whisper away. As players progress through the destuctible environments they'll unlock secrets and other goodies. This July the game will be getting the Xbox Live Arcade port treatment, featuring "new graphics, music, zones, monsters, items, traps, and secrets."
Spelunky debuted as a single player, pixilated freeware game a few years ago. It will soon be making a jump to the big leagues, and by big leagues, I mean the Xbox Live Arcade. Okay, so not necessarily the majors, but hey, at least now people will have to pay for it. The XBLA title will feature hi-res, hand painted graphics, a new soundtrack, and best of all, 4 player local co-op (or deathmatch).
The very successful, though single-player title, indie game Spelunky from the PC will be making the much anticipated shift to the consoles. Spelunky is a puzzle platformer that takes place in caves, featuring a spelunker. The title has received a lot of attention, and been recently announced on the Xbox LIVE Arcade. During GDC 2011 a few websites noticed a screens that showed multiple players in the game.