There really aren't any words to describe Spelunky except that it is amazing.
Spelunky is a rogue-like platformer where you have to get to the end of the game, but at the same time collect gold, jewels, and gems to score a higher score. Which leads into the leaderboards. With the leaderboards, the game lets you have a friendly competition with your friends, because everyone can compare their high scores. (There's even local coop!)
There's plenty of replayability in the game, as no level is ever the same. The randomized levels paired up with the different challenges that persist in each level extends the replayability even more. Your choices can have a large impact on your survival as well; Damsel is in the wall? Should you use your last bomb to free her? Maybe you should use the bomb to get rid of those pesky snakes first... Different choices can be life and death for you!
I can definitely say that I'm in love with the game. I've played it once on the XBLA and thought nothing of it, but now that I really got into it, I've fallen in love. From the arrow traps, to the annoying bats, the game has a very charming feel. Even the art is adorable. All in all, the game is very original and not just another platformer game.
The gameplay mechanics are very smooth. I cannot see anyone putting this game down in the near future. It's just that fun. Why are you still reading this? Go purchase Spelunky now!
Posted: August 11th, 2013