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Spelunker HD Deluxe

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Aug 6, 2021
Nintendo SwitchAug 6, 2021
PlayStation 4Aug 6, 2021

Developer: Tozai Games

Publishers: Strictly Limited Games, ININ Games

Genres: Action, Arcade, Platformer

The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! Overcome difficult obstacles in search of the legendary treasure! It's time to embark on an unknown adventure! The cave is full of dangers such as various creatures and nasty traps! The slightest mistake will result in a failure! Use items like bombs, flashes, fans and Spelunker's signature jumping technique to overcome these obstacles! Enjoy beautiful 3D graphics with a nostalgic 8-bit classic mode! Play with your friends, online and offline! Game Modes: - Adventure Mode - Competition Mode - Championship Mode - Random Mode "Infinite Cave NEO"

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4.3 / 5.0

Spelunker HD Deluxe completes everything it sets out to achieve, it is a faithful remaster of the 2010 version with enough additions (multiplayer) to feel warranted. The controls are tight enough that deaths don't feel too cheap and the depth of levels will keep you entertained for a lot longer than most remasters. My only real issues is I feel they could have done more to the 3D graphics to make it really feel like a remaster. Instead of just a port with additions.

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Those fond of the Spelunker series will find plenty to like about Spelunker HD Deluxe, and those that enjoy challenging retro games will probably get a kick out of it too. It perhaps stays a little too close to its roots for the majority of modern audiences, and the new 3D visuals can make some of its pitfalls harder to spot, which is a nuisance, but for the most part this is a solid remake of a blast from the past.

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People like to call games the Dark Souls of whatever but Dark Souls is the Spelunker of action RPGs. With gratifying gameplay that constantly makes you stay on your toes, I'm very happy that this classic is back and it's more fully-featured than ever before.

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Spelunker HD Deluxe doesn’t quite live up to its namesake, given how it is largely based on a release from over a decade ago, where the core game itself lacks the charm of the series by design. The awkward mechanics haven’t aged very well, but the premise of the level design and progression can be interesting and even rewarding at times. Unfortunately, the experience as a whole feels needlessly frustrating and dated, especially when you’re fighting against the controls for the most part.

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