Spelunky 2’s Most Secret Problem Might Have Already Been Mastered

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Spelunky 2 hasn’t even been out for a full week, however there is a good likelihood that high gamers and speedrunners have already discovered its largest secrets and techniques. Constructing upon the notorious Spelunky Eggplant run that creator Derek Yu did not even suppose can be potential to carry out solo, the sequel has a sequence of secrets and techniques that make a path for a super-challenging run that pushes gamers’ skills, endurance, and success to the restrict—and persons are already pulling it off.

If you have not performed Spelunky 2 on PS4 but, are ready for the PC launch on September 29, or simply do not need to be spoiled on the sport’s deeper secrets and techniques, you need to flip again now. For these enthusiastic about how Spelunky 2 compares to the video games earlier than it, my review from last week simply barely scratches the floor of spoilers for later worlds and hidden mechanics. After a quick recap of Spelunky’s Eggplant historical past thus far, I will be diving straight into spoilers.

In Spelunky’s HD remake launched on Xbox 360 in 2012, Derek Yu and programmer Andy Hull added a hidden pathway to Hell, a brand new fifth world. Gamers shortly discovered the steps required to succeed in Hell fairly constantly in playthroughs of the roguelike platformer, however it wasn’t till the PC launch a yr later {that a} greater thriller was solved. Gamers knew of the existence of a fragile, secret Eggplant merchandise, however no person knew if it had a function or if Yu and Hull have been simply trolling individuals with aubergines.

As soon as the PC launch was out, individuals took a have a look at Spelunky’s code and realized that the Eggplant, which might solely be obtained on choose runs, was really meant for use in opposition to the boss in Hell. As well as, it was clear that an “Eggplant run” was meant just for Spelunky’s co-op play. Regardless of that, streamer BananasaurusRex efficiently executed the primary solo Eggplant run on November 10, 2013 thanks to a bug, luck, save manipulation, and his top-notch skills.

Okay, after this line break, it is time to discuss Spelunky 2’s huge secrets and techniques. Spoilers forward.

Within the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, September 21, Twitch streamer Hectique turned the primary participant to finish Spelunky 2’s Eggplant run. Properly, type of.

The Eggplant merchandise does certainly return for Spelunky 2, and the strategy for acquiring is identical: when you discover a wrapped reward in a store, you may take it to an altar for Kali, the Goddess of Dying, and sacrifice it there to obtain an Eggplant in return. The Eggplant might be squashed simply, that means gamers have to be cautious as they bring about it via Spelunky 2’s worlds. Simply to succeed in Spelunky 2’s common ending, it is advisable to traverse nearly as many ranges as you do to succeed in the tip of Hell within the earlier sport. That might make an analogous Eggplant run arguably extra treacherous within the sequel, however there is a new pleasant NPC who can assist out: Waddler, an enormous mustachioed blob, can maintain gadgets for gamers between choose worlds.

Hectique managed to acquire an Eggplant in Spelunky’s first world and took it to the primary of three Waddler stations, situated within the third world. Alongside the way in which, he was following the steps required to get to Spelunky 2’s equal of Hell, named The Sunken Metropolis. Within the first world, HectiqueX obtained the Udjat Eye, which then helped him entry Vlad the Impaler’s fort within the second volcano-themed world. There, he grabbed Vlad’s crown (if he’d gone to the opposite possibility for world two, the Jungle, he would’ve wanted a distinct crown).

Persevering with to observe the steps to unlock The Sunken Metropolis within the fourth world, Hectique ultimately grabbed the Eggplant from Waddler once more on the earth 5 Ice Caves. With the Eggplant in hand on the ice caves, gamers can sacrifice it on a particular stone altar to search out the Eggplant Baby, an NPC who resides within the stage’s Moai head (a reference to the bug that made Spelunky’s solo Eggplant run potential within the first place).

From there, Spelunky 2’s eggplant run duties gamers with safely ferrying the Baby via the sixth, extremely harmful world whereas additionally finishing the duties to unlock world seven, The Sunken Metropolis. A couple of shut calls later, Hectique managed to do it, bypassing Spelunky 2’s common remaining boss with the Eggplant Baby following him.

As soon as in The Sunken Metropolis, Hectique was testing out a principle: many others had gotten to The Sunken Metropolis by that time and had defeated its boss, Hundun, however no person had managed to get the Eggplant Baby there but. In each randomized first stage of the world, there is a locked door subsequent to a singular statue. HectiqueX introduced the Baby to the statue, laid them down within the statue’s arms, and poof—the locked door opened.

This introduced Hectique to what was the last-to-be-documented space in Spelunky 2, the Eggplant Kingdom. It is a peaceable space with no hostile enemies or traps, and ready on the high is King Yama, the boss from Hell in Spelunky. Slapping Yama’s Eggplant-transformed face granted Hectique an Eggplant crown and oodles of well being pickups.

Yama, within the purple vegetal flesh. | Mossmouth/HectiqueX on Twitch.tv

Then, shortly after persevering with on to the following stage of The Sunken Metropolis, Hectique’s sport crashed. This was really the second time Hectique’s sport crashed after managing to reach The Sunken City (Spelunky 2 has already obtained a patch fixing some stability and efficiency points on PS4, however nonetheless, ouch).

Hectique then managed to get to the Eggplant kingdom once more lower than a day later, solely to die from an unlucky Hundun fireball that tossed him into some lethal spikes. Since then, nevertheless, another player by the name of Wolf managed to finish an Eggplant run and killed Hundun afterwards, which doesn’t seem to unlock a distinct ending. In the intervening time, it appears to be like just like the run’s huge reward is the chance to go to the Eggplant kingdom.

So, Spelunky 2’s solo Eggplant run, this time a totally intentional path, appears to have already been mastered. It does, in lots of respects, appear simpler than the previous Eggplant run regardless of the longer path, however there could also be an much more difficult route that awaits essentially the most skilled gamers. Already, gamers have discovered learn how to attain ranges past Hundun’s boss combat, however proper now it is not clear whether or not these ranges are hiding much more secrets and techniques or a potential third ending.

I will spare you the small print on that different hidden world for now. Relaxation assured, even when gamers have seen all there may be to see in Spelunky 2 already, they’re going to simply begin difficult themselves to finish it faster and with extra arbitrary restrictions, resulting in more of the thrilling speedruns that the Spelunky community has been churning out for years.

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