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KING ROBERT BARATHEON Feb 27 @ 8:06am
I bought this game for my wife and I, is there a campaign?
When I play with her were just thrown into a random level with no objectives and details or anything.

I feel I'm missing something,

I would really appreciate if someone could help me!

Thank you
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Spicyman33 Feb 27 @ 9:19am 
The main goal of the game is to go through 16 (or 20) levels in 4 (or 5) different zones to get to Olmec. Spelunky is a roguelike, meaning that it's actually a pretty short game on it's own.

The whole game is about 20-30 mins, however it is very easy to die. You die often, and it's part of the game. When you do die, you restart all of your progress, losing all of your stuff, and being set back to 1-1 with 4 health, 4 bombs, and 4 ropes again.

The whole trick about Spelunky is it forces you to get better. Every time you die you can learn new things about the game, and what to do and what not to do. There's plenty of secret areas, as well as special events (called level feelings).

Really, just get to the end, don't get hit a bunch, and kill Olmec.
Ladez Feb 27 @ 9:38am 
Spelunky has no campaign in the traditional sense. You fight your way through a series of randomly generated levels in order to gain as much treasure as possible. There's also a ton of secrets to discover. But you're not given any pointers or quests, it's your own job to explore.
iNol iGunggung Feb 27 @ 10:53am 
The story is basically you play as an adventurer who came to an abandoned temple to find treasures inside. It turns out that the temple is cursed by Olmec, making the layout constantly changing and trap people inside like you and Yang. So your mission is to go deeper and deeper to get the ultimate treasure, that's why your goal is always to find the door on the bottom and survive doing it.

If you want campaign heavy game, this is not it. But this is a type of game like the ones you find in arcade machines, not very long but highly replayable. It should be fun if you have some spare time to play it with your wife together.
cmario17 Feb 27 @ 5:07pm 
Another piece of advice for co-op runs, you are able to hurt each other through a lot of different means...even using a rope. Give each other a little space, playing follow the leader most of the time, but then don't leave the other player too far behind...or the second player dies after 10 seconds. In my opinion, co-op is actually a little harder in this game than the single player quest.

It is still an incredibly fun game if you don't mind dying over and over. The nice thing (and majorly awesome bit) is that a fallen comrade may be revived every single level (except the Olmec fight) with 4 health, and no items of any sort...it's still nice to explore together though. Best of luck spelunking!!
pi73r Mar 1 @ 4:14am 
In my opinion, co-op is actually a little harder in this game than the single player quest.
Co-op gives you a lot of tricks and possibilities you don't have alone. Those tricks make beating the game way too easy.
mbalazs Mar 1 @ 8:58am 
Well, the entire game is a campaign :D
Pombar Mar 1 @ 9:27am 
*cough* too much COD *cough*
Ladez Mar 1 @ 9:50am 
Originally posted by Potator:
*cough* too much COD *cough*

What makes you think that?
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