History VideoGame / Spelunker

22nd Jan '16 7:42:37 PM jormis29
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* SpiritualSuccessor - ''{{Spelunky}}'', which has the same premise and hatred toward the player, but with RandomlyGeneratedLevels and more features in general.

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* SpiritualSuccessor - ''{{Spelunky}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', which has the same premise and hatred toward the player, but with RandomlyGeneratedLevels and more features in general.
14th Jan '16 9:38:28 PM zaphod77
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The game was widely forgotten in America, where it was created, but became a CultClassic in Japan due to its hilariously unforgiving difficulty and ludicrous number of ways to die. The game ended up being returned to used video game stores in high numbers when players got frustrated with it, but later developed a following among fans of NintendoHard games. As a result, there have been several Japanese fangames, and even a remake for Playstation Network in the form of ''Spelunker HD'', which adds multiplayer play and cartoony animations mocking the deaths, but also adds a lot of lives and a save feature to soften the blow.

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The On the original 8 bit computers, it was fairly well received, but the NES game was widely forgotten in America, where it was created, but became a CultClassic in Japan due to its hilariously unforgiving difficulty and ludicrous number weakness of ways to die.the player character. The game ended up being returned to used video game stores in high numbers when players got frustrated with it, but later developed a following among fans of NintendoHard games. As a result, there have been several Japanese fangames, and even a remake for Playstation Network in the form of ''Spelunker HD'', which adds multiplayer play and cartoony animations mocking the deaths, but also adds a lot of lives and a save feature to soften the blow.



* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In ''Spelunker HD'', there is an option to turn on "Rope Assist," which makes getting on and off a rope safely less of a pain in the ass than in the NES version.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In ''Spelunker HD'', there is an option to turn on "Rope Assist," which makes getting on and off a rope safely less of a pain in the ass than in the NES version. It mocks you for doing this by placing a Japanese "new driver" symbol over your head for all to see, and prevents certain advanced techniques.
28th Nov '15 6:43:37 AM morenohijazo
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* GameLobby: ''Spelunker HD'' allows up to 6 players to play online. Good luck finding more than one other person to play with, due to the game's unpopularity. You must wait in a lobby for players to join, then start the game when you're ready.
3rd Aug '15 7:10:41 PM Mikeyfan93
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* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Titled ''Spelunker is a Teacher'', it's basically about the hijinks of the titular character as a teacher in a Japanese school. Some tropes associated with the anime:
* GratuitousEnglish: The opening theme, possibly a shout-out for Spelunker's American origin.

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* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Titled ''Spelunker is a Teacher'', it's basically about the hijinks of the titular character as a teacher in a Japanese school. Some tropes associated with the anime:
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* GratuitousEnglish: The opening theme, theme of the anime, possibly a shout-out for Spelunker's American origin.
29th May '15 9:07:26 PM eneuman96
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In ''Spelunker HD'', there is an option to turn on "Rope Assist," which has the Spelunker grab onto ropes automatically instead of having to hold up while jumping into them.
** GratuitousEnglish: The opening theme, possibly a shout-out for Spelunker's American origin.
** [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice]]: The titular character sounds like an even more unenthusiastic [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Kyon]], and the voice in the fifth PV sounds awfully like a certain [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Britannian emperor]].

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* GratuitousEnglish: The opening theme, possibly a shout-out for Spelunker's American origin.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In ''Spelunker HD'', there is an option to turn on "Rope Assist," which has the Spelunker grab onto ropes automatically instead of having to hold up while jumping into them.
** GratuitousEnglish: The opening theme, possibly a shout-out for Spelunker's American origin.
** [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice]]: The titular character sounds like an even more unenthusiastic [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Kyon]],
makes getting on and the voice off a rope safely less of a pain in the fifth PV sounds awfully like a certain [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Britannian emperor]].ass than in the NES version.



* FallingDamage: Taken UpToEleven in this game, and part of what makes it so difficult. He dies in mid-air, even if he could have grabbed a vine or something on the way down.

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* FallingDamage: Taken UpToEleven in this game, and part of what makes it so difficult. He The player character dies in mid-air, even if he could have grabbed a vine or something on the way down. He can't even walk over very tiny gaps the way many other 2D platformers allow you to.



* PlatformHell
** To elaborate, the NES version has vanishing ground that drops you to your death, secret powerups that can get you killed, invisible keys on the second loop, and lets you kill yourself by jumping while walking down a slope. ''Spelunker HD'' takes all of these and makes them even worse...though it is quite generous with extra lives.

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* PlatformHell
** To elaborate, the
PlatformHell - The NES version has vanishing ground that drops you to your death, secret powerups that can get you killed, invisible keys on the second loop, and lets you kill yourself by jumping while walking down a slope. ''Spelunker HD'' takes all of these and makes them even worse...though it is quite generous with extra lives.
29th May '15 9:00:54 PM eneuman96
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In ''Spelunker HD'', there is an option to turn on "Rope Assist," which has the Spelunker grab onto ropes automatically instead of having to hold up while jumping into them.



* FallingDamage: Taken UpToEleven in this game, and part of what makes it so difficult. He dies in mid-air, even if he could have grabbed a vine or something on the way down.

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* FallingDamage: Taken UpToEleven in this game, and part of what makes it so difficult. He dies in mid-air, even if he could have grabbed a vine or something on the way down.



** To elaborate, the NES version has vanishing ground that drops you to your death, secret powerups that can get you killed, invisible keys on the second loop, and lets you kill yourself by jumping while walking down a slope. ''Spelunker HD'' takes all of these and makes them even worse.

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** To elaborate, the NES version has vanishing ground that drops you to your death, secret powerups that can get you killed, invisible keys on the second loop, and lets you kill yourself by jumping while walking down a slope. ''Spelunker HD'' takes all of these and makes them even worse.worse...though it is quite generous with extra lives.
2nd Dec '14 3:51:14 PM Venatius
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(For the similarly named freeware roguelike ''Spelunky'', click [[{{VideoGame/Spelunky}} here]]).

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(For the similarly named freeware roguelike roguelike-like ''Spelunky'', click [[{{VideoGame/Spelunky}} here]]).
30th Aug '14 6:28:59 AM DeepRed
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Classic video game created by Tim Martin in the early 1980s. ''Spelunker'' is about, as you'd expect, a guy who explores a large cave and looks for treasure. He has dynamite to help him blow up large rocks, flares to ward off bats, and a limited air supply. Adding a bit of fantasy to the game is the frequent appearance of ghosts, which need to be warded off with an air blaster. A pretty simple game.

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Classic video game created by Tim Martin in the early 1980s.1980s and published by {{Broderbund}}. ''Spelunker'' is about, as you'd expect, a guy who explores a large cave and looks for treasure. He has dynamite to help him blow up large rocks, flares to ward off bats, and a limited air supply. Adding a bit of fantasy to the game is the frequent appearance of ghosts, which need to be warded off with an air blaster. A pretty simple game.
13th Jan '14 6:13:41 AM BonsaiForest
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* FallingDamage: Taken UpToEleven in this game, and part of what makes it so difficult.

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* FallingDamage: Taken UpToEleven in this game, and part of what makes it so difficult. He dies in mid-air, even if he could have grabbed a vine or something on the way down.
10th Jan '14 9:42:32 AM Prfnoff
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** [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice]]: The titular character sounds like an even more unenthusiastic [[TomokazuSugita Kyon]], and the voice in the fifth PV sounds awfully like a certain [[NorioWakamoto Britannian emperor]].

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** [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice]]: The titular character sounds like an even more unenthusiastic [[TomokazuSugita [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Kyon]], and the voice in the fifth PV sounds awfully like a certain [[NorioWakamoto [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Britannian emperor]].
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