Top 25. SPELUNKY TIPS!!
This Blog points out some tips to become a super pro kinda like me but probably better. And here are some secrets and tips that you MAY or MAY NOT know when plaaying spelunky and will keep you alive! (HD version used playing on xbox 360 version used)
1. [SPIKES] did you know you can climb down ropes over spikes and you wont get hurt by spikes!? you can also walk through them - just dont DROP onto them.
2. [IDOLS] can be dropped in shops for CASH! (providing you havent become the shop keepers no.1 enemy)
3. [LEVEL ROUTE] the game always provides you with a route to take that doesnt need holes being blasted through. remember the open route.
4. [DAMSELS] if you want to get a damsel to the exit quickly, find a worms butt (that big pink thing that appears on jungle and sometimes in caves) Just lob the damsel at it and wait! a worm will appear to consume the damsel. and hey presto! you'll find him or her waiting at the exit to give you a big SMOTCH! or lick.
Oh and you can also use damsels or body to absorb bullets and arrows (although they will likey die)
5. [Arrow TRAPS] Always have something to carry incase you find a arrow trap, just drop the object down to trip it. Never asume its been sprung till you do.
6. [COMPLETING THE HARD WAY] if you want to complete hell perform the following feats! (big breath!)
- find the key (lv 1-2 to 1-4)
- use key on the treasure chest on the same level the key is found (this will give you the eye of udjat eye)
- find the black market using the udjat eye (will make a blinking noise close to the black market enterance, use bombs to find it within the ground it lv 2-1 to 2-3)
- buy or steel the Ankh (BLACK MARKET)
- PROVIDING YOU HAVE THE ANKH - KILL YOURSELF, preferably with a mine, (SERIOUSLY) on the level with a giant stone head in the ice caves, this will give you the hedjet (lv 3-2 to 3-4) make sure you dont leave the level till it's in your inventory.
if you lose the ankh before this level consider the mission OVER - you will not get to hell EVER.
- gain the sceptre from anubis (lv 4_1) do NOT use this as it will likely kill you
- carry the sceptre and the hedjet to the gold door (lv 4_2)
- NOW AT THE CITY OF GOLD!
- kill Anubis 2 and take the Book of the dead! (Lv 4_3)
- on Olmecs level (Lv 4_4) find the sweet spot where the book of the dead is going mental! start digging there with bombs, you'll see a door down there, making sure its wide enough for Olmec to fall down.
- Once Olmec falls use his head as a platform to go into the door! (needs to be near it with book of the dead)
WHAT EVER YOU DO MAKE SURE YOU ENTER QUICK! because Olmec will be sinking!
- NOW IN HELL
- once in hell try and gain Vlads amulet (the red vampire in a tower - with save you from fire)
- now some how get your way to the boss and kills his two horse men
- now take on any of his hordes / keep your head under cover / lob up bombs at king Yama with sticky bombs and base ball glove / and for the love of god dont climb over spikes!
7. [BOMBS] If you see bombs in shops buy them or steal them, because they are very useful items. best used with sticky web gunk.
8. [GLASSES] not that great, used to see stuff in the rock, but did you know they allow you to see more in dark places!?
9. [BOOTS] great for stomping on the faces of enemies more useful then some guns, and stop you from moving around on ice. fantastic at killing wooly mamouths
10. [HELL] one tip to servive hell is to drop a bomb on a rotating ball and chain, go up to view the cause that ingulfs things down bellow. Just pray to kali that it doesnt hit one of her temples!
11. [KILLING SHOP KEEPERS AT THE BLACK MARKET] need a simple way to kill shop keepers? use a rope and lob a sticky bomb at the enterance to their shop, climb up and keep out of their range, they'll soon flood out falling down the level till they kill themselves at the bottom at some point. use bombs to stick to their heads if you ever get the chance.
12. [THE VERY RARE SILVER MONKEY!] if you ever get the chance you can take a Idol put it on a Kali temple stone and hey presto you get a GOLD monkey that poops out gold!
But if you get a CRYSTLE IDOL (found on LV2-1 to L2-4 ghost levels) and put it on Kali's temple stone you can get a SILVER monkey that um... still poops out gold.
13. [KALI TEMPLES] if you find one, remember to drop bodies onto the stone, as she'll give you something you dont have, collect enough and you get a KAPALA this will regenerate health for every 6 droplets collected (will turn red when about to give you more health) damsels are worth more to kali so sacrifing them can have its instant rewards.
1 damsels / slave = 1 prize (2x = 1 kapala)
5 enemies = 1 prize (10x = 1 kapala)
1 idol = 1 gold monkey
1 silver idol = 1 silver monkey
1 present = 1 egg plant!
14. [BEES] difficult but if you have a shot gun are easy. dont have a shot gun? find a small gap and lure them into it. picking off the scouts, leaving the queen. she'll be too big to fit so you can sit just out side whipping her to death!
you can then pick up her royal jelly for some juicy 4 health points!
15. [JET PACK] IS THE GREATEST POWER-UP EVER! if you find this BUY IT! but if they're offering a pick axe take that first and use it to mine the level, you'll soon have money for both! and if you dont.... STEAL IT!
16. [SLAVES] not that useful as they are prown to getting killed quickly, but if theres a Kali temple near by. use them as a quick sacrifice and get a quick present or a KAPALA!
17. [TIKI TRAPS] annoying as hell, best trick is to stand near them (but not too near) wait for the spikes to come out. AS soon as they recract you can run at the idol to climb up over it.
18. [GREEN GLOVES] useful on the ice cave levels. you can hold onto the sides of the level and slowly drop your self down bit by bit! if you fall try head for the left or right walls. you may find yourself grabbing the sides if your lucky.
If you find that when you reach the top theres a rock in your way - simply use your sticky bombs to blast a route! just make sure you drop down a little to keep out of the blast radius
19. [WEB GUN] Pretty bloody useless, but you can use them to get to higher areas by creating a web ladder!
20. [CRUSH trap] I've been Killed by many before, best blown apart. but if you get to dodge them on long corridors can be used to crush mummies.
21. [CAMERA] can be used to stun the ghost into a sexy pose!
22. [GHOST] if you get it to follow you around it'll convert any gems into diamonds that it touches!
23. [OLMECS SECRETS] on level 4_4 you'll find that at the top of the level is a collection of boxes and gems. So use your ropes here to get up first!
You can also take him out easy buy making a big hole if you've got the bombs then stand on his head to control him
24. [POWDER BOXES] if you find these you can push these over the edge by slowly walking into them JUST DONT RUN. also if any thing runs into them, its going to be messy. becareful of throwing rocks at them too because you'll find them thrown back at you. skulls a good thing to throw as they dont hit you in the face.
25 [DONT FEAR THE REAPER FEAR THE SHOP KEEPER!!!] the reaper is bad but bear in mind the shop keeper can be worse, try and keep calm around him and tactically take him out with a bomb dropped from a rope or a long distance attack with a shot gun.
there hope this helps! have fun!