Do you like platform games like the ones we used to play some time ago, those that have entirely pixelated graphics and whose characters are barely visible but at the same time have phenomenal gameplay? Well, you have to know that this category still has several very attractive exponents, and there is no doubt that Spelunky is one of the best today.
Spelunky is a perfect platform game for lovers of retro or vintage titles, thanks to which you can put yourself in the shoes of an adventurer who pursues a loot of jewels and other valuables. But of course, getting to this treasure won't be easy, considering that we'll have to move through the indecipherable nooks and crannies of a series of caves where we'll also find various dangers.
How it works
Spelunky will allow you to encounter all sorts of risks and enemies, among which we can mention animal species such as snakes and spiders. Still, the truth is that even when you get rid of them, a wall will be in front of you, and you will have to go back to look for another way out. And if you think that this is enough, you should know that there is also a heroine that you have to try to rescue.
In any case, you don't have to think that Spelunky only puts inconveniences in your way; you'll also have some elements in your favor, such as a whip and bombs to disperse the enemies and a rope to climb when necessary. A not minor detail in this title is that, as you leave the first levels behind, you'll be able to improve these help items available to you.
For the rest, our Spelunky adventurer is capable of performing the typical actions of this type of character, among which we can mention, for example, moving from one side of the screen to the other, jumping, hitting enemies, lifting objects from the ground, throwing the rope to tie it to some element or using our bombs. But you will have to learn when is the most convenient time for each of these actions.
We liked this game, although we understand that for some users, it will not necessarily be a virtue, as the high difficulty curve it has leads us to stagnate from the first levels. It seems to us a success of its developers since we prefer titles where we find problems from the beginning, not those that allow us to eliminate levels with absolute ease.
And if until now Spelunky hasn't caught your attention, probably when we tell you that it has a level editor that will allow you to work on your levels to add them to the game, you will decide to give the title and your imagination a chance.
The graphics of Spelunky, as we mentioned at the beginning of the review, are the classic 8 bits, offering us a retro look that has conquered us, as it will surely remind many of the only types of virtual fun of their childhood and adolescence. Then, the interaction with the different elements that appear on screen is also very well achieved, so we can say that, in general terms, the graphics contribute to the proposal.
To take into account
Spelunky does not have very demanding requirements, so it is a type of game that you can install and run on your computer, even if it is an old one that does not have a lot of power. When you download it, you will see that having a ZIP—file decompressor is necessary.
Spelunky has many aspects that we could undoubtedly consider favorable, starting with gripping gameplay, which will get that in your first approach to the game, you can not stop trying to overcome its difficulties. On the other hand, we have also called our attention to features such as the excellent combination of graphics and music and the vast number of enemies and elements at our disposal.
There are almost no negative elements to point out about Spelunky, and it is that we could not mention here an issue such as graphics when its developers have had the goal of offering a title in the best 8 bits style. Perhaps the only problem that has not left such a good taste in our mouths is how unintuitive the level editor is at times, although as not everyone will use it, it is not a severe fact.
Spelunky has absolutely everything it takes to win over gamers who love platform titles with retro or vintage graphics. From an exciting story to an enormous amount of objects at your disposal, as well as a variety of difficulties, all of its elements conspire to ensure that you have a lot of fun.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Spelunky downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Spelunky.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Spelunky on your PC, you have to download the spelunky_1_1.zip file to your Windows and install it.
The spelunky_1_1.zip file is compressed, so you can download 7-zip and unzip the file.
- Is Spelunky free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- Spelunky home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Me
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows NT
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98