Spelunky is an interesting video game — playing it requires a shift in attitude. You're not memorising locations or perfectly difficult jumps, playing Spelunky is essentially the constant acquisition of skills. Skills which you can later implement in a variety of completely different situations. This Spelunky speed run, which almost hits the sub 5 minute mark is incredible in that regard.
The game is random, so speed runs in Spelunky aren't really an exact science, but watching skillful Spelunky players smash through the game is a thing of beauty. They have the technique dialed, they have a level of understanding that borders on the telepathic. The play the game almost as a designer would. It's just interesting to watch.
So even though I'm not a big Spelunky player I can still watch this run — clocking in at 5 minutes 18 seconds — and appreciate it. Warning: spoilers ahead, but if you play Spelunky, or have an interest in it, you have to check out this video.
Via Brendan Keogh