SPELUNKY [PG]

Herald Sun - Switched On - - On The Couch -

XBLA (Xbox 360), $20 ★★★★ Spelunky is not a game for those who liked to be cod­dled. Within its 2D, ran­domly gen­er­ated caves, death is fre­quent and per­ma­nent. Spikes, in­fi­nite drops, yetis and the un­dead all await. Bombs and rope are the core tools on hand, but this plat­former is all about per­sis­tence. Given the ran­dom en­vi­ron­ments, progress can be slow, but Spelunky is all the more re­ward­ing for it. Out now.

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