So, after playing Spelunky for about a year I finally beat it. And when I say “beat” I mean “did the bare minimum to actually get to the end of the game”. After a long period of inactivity, I spent lots of memorial day weekend grinding through the horrible ice levels. I played these 4 levels over and over until I had enough money to pay off the shortcut guy. Then I focused on the final four levels. (Basic strategy: get scepter, get to the end as fast as possible, SMB3 your way through the last boss)
Now I can visit the spelunky wiki and really relax and enjoy the game. I think there are a lot of secrets that I have yet to uncover.
More on what this means for AarrrRL in the next post.