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=VivaMidnight= Aug 23, 2013 @ 3:39pm
People are still getting character coffins, right?
I have played about 55 hours of Spelunky at present and I swear I haven't seen one of the random character coffins (the ones which aren't level-specific) for a good 100 runs.. I'm really quite thorough usually with my exploration too, I tend to explore until the ghost arrives.

Just wondered if maybe the update broke it or something, I'm missing the Cyan and Lime guys!
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Nyahh Aug 23, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
I am not.
Well i kinda am not because i need on character then i just gotta get the last one by beating the final secret level.
Been to the city of gold like 10 times now and i have only found the coffin once (and of course it was the one time i had no bombs and needed bombs to get him
Otterpoppins Aug 23, 2013 @ 3:50pm 
Maybe back up your save file and do some quick testing to see if any of the non-level specific ones show up on a fresh file. I have seen this sort of post around three times, so maybe it is not coincidence.
Radioactive Aug 23, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
I unlocked my final character just earlier (Lime, the sombrero guy), so the coffins do still spawn, but they seem to become incredibly rare once you're down to your last few random-unlock characters.
=VivaMidnight= Aug 23, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
Originally posted by Radioactive:
...they seem to become incredibly rare once you're down to your last few random-unlock characters.

I hope it's just this and I'm being incredibly unlucky with it, can't be doing with messing around with saves!
Radioactive Aug 23, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
Originally posted by CaptainMidnight:
I hope it's just this and I'm being incredibly unlucky with it, can't be doing with messing around with saves!

I probably went through at least 100 runs before I finally found Lime's coffin in one of the temple levels.
=VivaMidnight= Aug 23, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
Originally posted by Radioactive:
I probably went through at least 100 runs before I finally found Lime's coffin in one of the temple levels.

He's not solely in the temple is he? Obviously I spend less time in there than everywhere else.. Maybe that's it. Will they spawn if you use shortcuts?
Mays Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
I got all the non-level specific ones very easily. Might be a bug, but I'd just keep trying.
[TASTY] fiddy Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
Originally posted by CaptainMidnight:
He's not solely in the temple is he?

Nope, I unlocked Lime in the Jungle. I haven't even been to the temple yet, so he's definitely not exclusive to there.
skiddlywibble Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:10pm 
Originally posted by CaptainMidnight:
He's not solely in the temple is he? Obviously I spend less time in there than everywhere else.. Maybe that's it.
No, I got him in the caves very early. Lime, Yellow, Cyan and Purple all spawn randomly. I'm still waiting on Cyan. It could be that the last one only shows up later (or it could just be bad luck on both our parts).
Torcularis Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:12pm 
You get one character randomly per area, which is to say, one (randomly chosen from the locked ones) character in the mines, one in the jungle, one in the ice caves, and finally one in the temple. There's also a character in each of the secret areas, such as the black market.

EDIT: To clarify, Lime, Yellow, Cyan, and Purple are all unlocked in the regular areas. Once you unlock one in one area, you won't find another there. If you find Yellow in the mines, you will NEVER find another coffin in the mines again unless playing co-op, and only if at least one player is dead to serve as a respawn point. Special characters like the cyclops show up in the secret areas. (I don't think that's a major spoiler, the black market's pretty easy to get to in Spelunky terms.)
Frank Exchange Of Views Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:21pm 
Anahata beat me to it. There are three types of unlockable characters:

- Characters (Purple, Cyan, Lime, and Yellow) found in coffins located randomly in different stages. Each stage has a chance for one of its levels to have a coffin, and the coffin will have one of these characters selected randomly. Once you find one of these characters in a coffin on a level in that stage, you won't find another one of these characters in that stage.

- Characters associated with specific levels or specific level feelings. These characters can only be found in coffins on specific levels or level feelings, and will never appear elsewhere. The correspondences are:

Van Helsing will only unlock from a coffin in a chamber in the top of the Haunted Castle level.
The Viking will only unlock from a coffin underwater at the bottom of a Rushing Water level feeling on the Jungle.
The Eskimo will only unlock from a coffin located in a Yeti Kingdom level feeling on the Ice Caves.
The Ninja will only unlock from a coffin in a chamber in the top of Olmec's Chamber.
The Golden Monk will only unlock from a coffin located in the City of Gold.
The Round Girl will only unlock from a coffin in a Spider's Lair level feeling on the Mines.
The Round Boy will only unlock from a coffin in a Tiki Village level feeling on the Jungle.
The Cyclops will only unlock when purchased as hired help from one of the shops on the Black Market level.
Meat Boy will only unlock from a fleshy pod near the bottom of the Worm level.
The Robot will only unlock from a sealed capsule in the Mothership level.


- Characters associated with beating the game. These are:

The Jungle Warrior will unlock when Olmec is defeated and the player leaves Olmec's Chamber.
Yang will unlock when King Yama is defeated and the player leaves Yama's Throne Room.
Mid_Knight_Owl Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:56pm 
Originally posted by Frank Exchange Of Views:
Anahata beat me to it. There are three types of unlockable characters:

- Characters (Purple, Cyan, Lime, and Yellow) found in coffins located randomly in different stages. Each stage has a chance for one of its levels to have a coffin, and the coffin will have one of these characters selected randomly. Once you find one of these characters in a coffin on a level in that stage, you won't find another one of these characters in that stage.

- Characters associated with specific levels or specific level feelings. These characters can only be found in coffins on specific levels or level feelings, and will never appear elsewhere. The correspondences are:

Van Helsing will only unlock from a coffin in a chamber in the top of the Haunted Castle level.
The Viking will only unlock from a coffin underwater at the bottom of a Rushing Water level feeling on the Jungle.
The Eskimo will only unlock from a coffin located in a Yeti Kingdom level feeling on the Ice Caves.
The Ninja will only unlock from a coffin in a chamber in the top of Olmec's Chamber.
The Golden Monk will only unlock from a coffin located in the City of Gold.
The Round Girl will only unlock from a coffin in a Spider's Lair level feeling on the Mines.
The Round Boy will only unlock from a coffin in a Tiki Village level feeling on the Jungle.
The Cyclops will only unlock when purchased as hired help from one of the shops on the Black Market level.
Meat Boy will only unlock from a fleshy pod near the bottom of the Worm level.
The Robot will only unlock from a sealed capsule in the Mothership level.


- Characters associated with beating the game. These are:

The Jungle Warrior will unlock when Olmec is defeated and the player leaves Olmec's Chamber.
Yang will unlock when King Yama is defeated and the player leaves Yama's Throne Room.

Hmm, I have all the characters, but I don't recall ever going to the bottom of a Rushing Water level to unlock anyone. Heck, I've never even been to the bottom. How can you even manage that without dying?
Matt de Ontwerper Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:13pm 
Originally posted by Frank Exchange Of Views:
The Viking will only unlock from a coffin underwater at the bottom of a Rushing Water level feeling on the Jungle.
I didn't get The Viking from underwater on the Rushing Water level. He was in the mines for me.
Cean Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:49am 
The random coffin characters are fairly rare. I only got one.
Otterpoppins Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:56am 
The viking just has to be a rushing water level. I got the viking in a coffin on a rushing water level without going down in the water.

The cyclops... I found on a jungle level and didn't even purchase him. In fact I've never had hired help except once when I first started.

They could have since patched or changed some of these, since I got most characters on the very first couple of days.
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