Questions tagged [spelunky-hd]

A 2012 update to the original 2009 PC game by Derek Yu, which adds HD graphics, multiplayer support, new items, and new challenges, and new secrets to the original procedurally-generated platforming formula.

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Why am I dying with the teleporter when I am in range of open space

I just died in the City of Gold because I thought I knew how the teleporter worked. According to the Spelunky HD Wiki: Pressing the action button while carrying one will teleport you in the ...
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What programming language was Spelunky HD written in? [closed]

I know the original Spelunky was written in the Game Maker language. (developed by YoyoGames, with the .gmk file extension)
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How can I best use Hired Hands?

In Spelunky, you'll occasionally pick up a Hired Hand: some are locked in coffins, or hired hands can be purchased from shopkeepers. The hired hand will follow you around, occasionally getting ...
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How much damage can a Damsel take, and what hurts them?

In Spelunky, if you bring a Damsel to the end of a level, you'll gain a hit point when you finish the level. Unfortunately, Damsels live up to their Hollywood stereotype: the only thing they're good ...
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Do Daily Challenge runs count towards your progress for the Addicted achievement?

The achievement text for 'Addicted' states, "Play Adventure Mode 1000 times." The daily challenge is not within the menu option for adventure mode; however, when you die in Daily Challenge mode it ...
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Spelunky HTML5 Saving

Loving the free version of Spelunky from the Chrome store (even moreso that its an actual application and not a link to somebody's website). Is there some functionality missing from this game though? ...
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How do I steal from a shopkeeper?

Shopkeepers provide a much needed service to Spelunky. Imagine getting stuck three blocks under a treasure trove. Or walking over the motherload of motherloads trapped in the dirt. Shopkeeper to the ...
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How do I tell how many times I've died?

In the original Spelunky, there was this neat little room that told you exactly how many times you have attempted to beat the game, along with how many times you've died doing so. In the HD Remake, ...
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How can I disable or avoid Arrow Traps?

Arrow Traps are basically huge jerks. I'm able to activate their one shot by chucking a rock or other throwable item in front of them, and a bomb will destroy it. However there are times when I don't ...
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How do you open the shortcut to the ice world?

I've reached the third world (ice world) three times, and I pay the tunnel man every time I get there. But after I log in the next time, the shortcut is still only for the second world (jungle world). ...
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What is the difference between Spelunky and Spelunky HD?

What is the difference between two versions of the game? Are there any gameplay changed, or the graphics update is the only thing?
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Which actions do shopkeepers consider hostile?

In one of my recent Spelunky runs, I had an item that allowed me to see gems embedded in the ground/walls. Two particularly lucrative gems were embedded in a shop's ceiling, and I assumed the ...
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Are there any differences between Spelunky HD player characters?

Is there any benefit or detriment to selecting different player characters in Spelunky HD? Or is it simply cosmetic?
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Can I revive a friend, once he becomes a ghost?

I'm playing Spelunky on Xbox with my girlfriend. When one of us dies, he/she changes to a ghost. Is there a way to change this ghost back to life? We tried carrying the dead body to the exit door, ...
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Where is the tunnel man in Spelunky for Xbox 360?

I am playing the game with two people and we never meet the tunnel man in between levels. Is there something I am missing?
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What is the teleporter and how does it work?

In the XBox 360 version of Spelunky what is the teleporter and how does it work?
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In Spelunky HD what secret characters are there are how do you unlock them?

What secret characters can you unlock in Spelunky HD and how do you find them? Please be specific as to what version characters are in, as they could well be different on different platforms.
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What are the Altars to Kali for?

In many levels there appears to be an Altar to Kali. What purpose does it serve and how can I use it?
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In Spelunky HD what secret levels are there and how do I find them?

In the 360 version of Spelunky (not the PC version, which is different) what secret levels are there and how do you get to them?
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What uses does the Camera item have?

In the XBLA port of Spelunky, there is a Camera item in some shops. The journal doesn't say anything much about it. It didn't seem to have any effect on the enemies I used it on, though it does stun ...