Spelunker Party!

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

16%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

Solo Spelunker Party is an unforgiving grind, but a strong multiplayer component makes for a fun time with retro-minded friends.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Spelunker Party! is the return of one of the most demanding platforms. Do not be fooled by its aesthetics, these mines are infernal.

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5.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Spelunker Party! is a challenging, classic game, with a ton of levels and objects to customize our avatars. But it's repetitive and some gameplay mechanics are overly punitive. We were expecting more from a new, payed, edition of its free-to-play brother, Spelunker World.

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4 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Frustrating controls and poor gameplay design are the things you want to try and avoid when making a platformer. But it is the slow pace of both the game and the progression that feels most out of place and one that makes this game the kind you want to avoid.

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65 / 100
Oct 30, 2017

Spelunker Party! hearkens back to the old days of platformers, featuring simple yet challenging gameplay

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65 / 100
Nov 1, 2017

Even though Spelunker Party! is a fun and challenging game, it sadly feels monotonous after some hours. You might enjoy playing with your friends but there are better multiplayer experiences in the Nintendo Switch catalog.

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6 / 10
Oct 21, 2017

The Switch could always use another multiplayer game and Spelunker Party! is a good addition to the ever expanding library. It's challenging, both in reasonable and unfair ways, and it's length gives players a lot of levels to play through. It might not be something pulled out for newcomers and guests at a party, but it could be a good match for those looking to play together in something that lasts a little longer.

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Digital Chumps

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7.2 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2017

Spelunker Party! is an entertaining and adorable game for younger gamers in the household. It contains simple gameplay design that equals out to quick/fun experiences with a layer of RPG adding just a little depth to the gameplay. It does have its flaws, though, especially in difficulty, but nothing that gamers cannot work through. Definitely a title to consider, if you own a Switch.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 26, 2017

Even though Spelunker Party! can be almost be in the realm of controller rage, I actually enjoyed this journey back in time to a gaming world that was a lot more simpler with mechanics and where the blame falls on the player when you fail. It's definitely an addictive title on the Switch in both single-player and multiplayer but if you really want to get through the 100 or so levels, you really need to take this game online because it is tough… especially those bosses later on.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

Spelunker Party! Is a hardcore yet cute platformer that you can play in its entirety with up to four players locally or online. What a novelty!

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