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In the XBox 360 version of Spelunky what is the teleporter and how does it work?

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Reason for downvote? –  Keith Jul 11 '12 at 16:20
    
These Spelunky questions + answers are so poor...It's like 'What is a door and how does it work?' (I didn't downvote) –  jumping_code Jul 11 '12 at 16:35
    
It is also generally frowned upon to ask questions and then answer them in the same 10 minutes for upvotes. (Also didn't downvote) –  Emerica. Jul 11 '12 at 16:59
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@Emerica. - Why? They actually ask you to do it on the stackoverflow blog and give you a handy feature to do it: blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/05/encyclopedia-stack-exchange –  Keith Jul 11 '12 at 19:00
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@danRhul - on this one I killed myself the first few times I tried to use the teleporter. It took me a while to figure out how to use it. –  Keith Jul 11 '12 at 19:03

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The teleport is a little blue box with an antenna that you can buy from shops or sometimes dig out of the ground.

It's an item that you have to carry, it can't be thrown but it can be dropped.

Press X when carrying it to teleport 8 squares in the direction that you're facing. What happens depends on the destination:

  • An empty square will be teleported to.
  • An enemy (including shopkeepers) will be telefragged :-D
  • A dig-able square with space directly above or below will result in you appearing above or below it.
  • The solid walls around the level will result in instant death.

Once used to it it can help you travel round levels very quickly, but it can also result in your death very quickly.

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I can definitely attest to the fact walls are deadly when using the teleporter.... >.< Every teleporter I have gotten has ended this way. –  Rachel Aug 2 '12 at 19:30

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