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Spelunky (Xbox 360)

Spelunky (Xbox 360)
alaScore 90

38 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the controls. The action also gets good reviews, but there are some negative reviews about the multi player mode.

usability, action, controls

multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Spelunky (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 38 reviews)

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Spelunky (Xbox Live Arcade) Review

 

One of the most frustratingly rewarding adventures ever taken in gaming history.

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Spelunky

 

It's been a long wait, but Spelunky has finally come to Xbox Live Arcade. Spelunky is an indie platformer with randomly assembled levels much

Spelunky is a great game. There are no technical issues to hold it back, the controls are solid, the art is awesome, the multiplayer is fun, and the challenge is superb. The game can be really rough when you can’t make progress for hours on end, but...

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Spelunky

 

Taken at face value, Spelunky can sound like a waste of money. This XBLA remake of a 2008 PC title has only a handful of worlds, each of which contains four short levels of around 1 or 2 minutes of gameplay. So how on earth have I managed to spend 15...

Spelunky is a game that you can finish, but one that you will never complete, and that’s why I have played it for 15 hours: The finely tuned mechanics, addictive algorithmic based level design and provocatively challenging, magnificently creative...

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Spelunky Review: A Sublimely Pure Video Game Experience

 

Derek Yu's long-awaited 2D dungeon crawler provides endless variations on a simple theme.

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Spelunky Review

 

Enticing rewards tempt you into Spelunky's dangerous and exhilarating world.

Excellent risk-reward dynamic ; Great variety of enemies, traps, and items ; Unlocking shortcuts forces you to play differently ; Lots of flexibility in how to progress

Control quirks ; Forgettable cooperative and competitive modes

No matter which path you take, the most troubling obstacles you have to overcome are your own tendencies. A tribal assassin may be standing at the far end of the screen, readying his boomerang for anyone who has the gall to cross him. Getting into a...

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Spelunky Review

 

If there is one lesson that you can take away from Spelunky, it's that life is precious.

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Spelunky Review

 

Xbox Live Arcade gets its Dark Souls -- Spelunky is a relentlessly challenging 2D adventure you'll obsess over endlessly.

Spelunky is a game that takes experts 10 minutes to complete, but it will take you hours before you’re remotely ready for that challenge. This is a superb 2D platformer that’s as easy to hate as it is to love, and your patience for punishment will be...

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Spelunky Review

 

Spelunky is mental. It looks and feels like a relic from the distant past – the olden days of the 1980s when platform games were little more than sadistic death-traps. You control an Indiana Jones knock-off on a quest to to reach the end of a...

Endless variety, myriad secrets; Great chiptunes soundtrack; Combines retro aesthetics with modern innovation; Irreverent sense of humour

Randomised levels are often grotesquely unfair; Death without end can be tiring

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Spelunky

 

Spelunky is a game which epitomises the joy of videogames – the frustrating tests of skill and patience that anyone who grew up playing games, or remembers the early days of the medium, will be familiar with. It is not a game you play to see through to...

Spelunky is a strong candidate for the game of 2012. It is arguably a perfect example of the potential of video games as entertainment – an easily understood, rapidly-learned set of rules which govern a game which can only be improved at by practice...

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Spelunky

 

While Spelunky is a fine addition to the growing library of masochistic titles it doesn't always quite manage to elicit the right response from its players.

Surprising amount of variety ; Occasionally euphoric

Can be frustrating ; Multiplayer modes don't really work

This is a game of strict and deflating challenges, then, and while Spelunky is a fine addition to the growing library of masochistic titles it doesn't always quite manage to elicit the right response from its players. There are occasional moments of...

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