New Spelunky World Record Destroys The Two-Minute Barrier

New Spelunky World Record Destroys the Two-Minute Barrier

You'd scream too if you did something better and faster than anyone else in the world. Like completing the notoriously hard video game Spelunky. So, yeah, let the guy holler.

A combination of luck and gear helped German speedrunner Pibonacci post a completion time of 1:55.353 in an Olmec run last night. The previous record was 2:01.396, held by runner Samots. Sure, some of the procedurally generated levels work out in Pibonacci's favour during his frantic playthrough. But you can still see a superlative amount skill and instinct in his run, especially when he probes this way and that to figure out the fastest teleport routes. Me? I would have teleported right into that lava.


    I would play Spelunky if they got rid of the stupid level timer. I want to explore, you know, like spelunking maybe?

      It would be WAY too easy without the timer. And the ghost isn't actually that big a deal, as long as you're careful.

      There is a lot of time to explore considering the level layouts, and the ghost is essential for high scores because of its gem->diamond ability, but if you're after a more sedate alternative then check out Steam World Dig - Spelunky is much more about the tension and high risk/reward of a Rogue-like-like.

      Otherwise I suggest messing around with some mods for the original free Spelunky - not only are there ghost-free versions, but some change up the sorts of items and abilities in the game (I recommend Spelunky X and Spelunky Unlimited as two I enjoy - the former adds XP used to buy abilities so monster-hunting becomes more useful, and the latter has random unlimited levels for an endurance rather than end-game target along with some new items to make it less brutal)

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