City of Gold or Bust: I may start recording Spelunky soon


I meant to play more OlliOlli yesterday but as with all platforms that support it, I usually just end up playing Spelunky whenever I turn on the Vita. Starting and stopping is never a good way to play through the game but as work interrupted my run spanned most of the afternoon. By 3:50 I had somehow managed to put all the pieces together to maybe, possibly get to the City of Gold.

Having beaten Olmec and explored the secret environments, the City of Gold has been my next big goal for over a year. I don’t always try to make it happen but yesterday it was the only thing I was playing for, and I did it! I got the Udjat Eye, I had $75,000 by the time I reached the Black Market to buy the Ankh, I sacrificed myself at the Moai to get the Hedjet, I defeated Anubis to get his Scepter and I managed to unlock the door.

Inside was a glistening level where all surfaces and even the enemies shimmer with… oh, I’m dead. In typical Spelunky fashion I died pretty much straightaway but I did get the PSN Trophy (and this screenshot) to prove I finally made it. I’ve been thinking about recording a couple sessions with the game and focusing on the City of Gold; it’s at least a little different from the flood of Spelunky videos out there. So keep an eye on my YouTube channel if you’re a Spelunky fan, there may be some videos soon.

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