Spelunky 2 is as tricky to survive as the original game, and poses plenty of challenges for even seasoned players of the series. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll give you some tips for passing enemies old and new and getting to the end of world one.
Spelunky 2 beginner’s guide
Spelunky is filled with secrets, enemies, traps, items and a lot more besides. We’ll have other more specific guides soon, but below you’ll find some general tips for how to play the game successfully.
Always carry something
Any object held in your hand can be thrown, and thrown items can trigger traps and burst enemies. It doesn’t matter what it is: carrying something is always better than carrying nothing. Looking out for rocks in particular, which are found dotted around the ground on levels, can be thrown long distances, and can never be destroyed.
If you hold down, your character will crouch, but half a second later the camera will pan down to show you more of what lies below you. Spelunky 2 is a game about descending through levels, so knowing what obstacles lie ahead is essential for planning how to tackle the obstacles ahead.
In particular, look out for dart traps. These grey, square blocks are found embedded in the wall, and being hit by their dart subtracts two points of damage. They can be easily avoided by triggering them using an object dropped in front of them – see the tip above – but this only works if you spot them first.
Rescue your pets
Each Spelunky life begins with 4 health points, but there’s a free extra healt