One giant step backward into spikes is how I would describe my Spelunky skills in Week 5. Absolutely nothing went well, and the game just had it out for me. The few times that it decidedly to let me enjoy myself, I promptly took the opportunity to die as quickly and as stupidly as possible. Why am I still playing this? I love it, or I love the pain, it’s hard to tell which now.
Spelunky has taken more than a few of our lives in the past month, thanks in no small part to the PC version’s addition of daily challenges. After I got off to a truly horrible start, I decided to record/livestream as many of my daily challenge sessions as possible. Maybe I’ll learn something, maybe I’ll improve, but most likely we all just get to relive my ongoing discovery of new ways to fail on a daily basis. As the bruises start to heal at the end of each week, I’ll bring you the highlights of all of the falls, bites, accidental escapes, and complete failures from my first full week of Spelunky daily challenges.
This week’s enemy of the week is the Shopkeep as he deserves your utmost respect for defending what is rightfully his, and he can also setup a mean trap when he has to.
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