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Posted by BeachThunder

This guy is bananas.

Posted by dahlis

Great interview. This guy surely puts the 'endurance' in endurance run!

Edited by rmanthorp

Can't believe how young this dude is. He's so genuine and humble about the whole thing. I hope it all works out for him in the long run. Need to try and catch more of his stuff live as I've always been sent the crazy archives.

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Edited by rmanthorp

I also think this interview is a billion times better now that Patrick knows deeply about Spelunky. Something that is unfortunatly not fair to ask of Patrick to be that deep into every game he does an interview for but it's really nice to see here. Great stuff Scoops.

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Posted by Oni

"it just might enough"

To be, or not to be? Patrick decided not to :(

Stoked about this interview, BRex seems like a great guy and Scoops is a pretty damn knowledgeable about Spelunky now.

Edited by pancakehumper

One of the better/best interviews you have done Patrick. Great job with it!

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Posted by Kayrack

awesome, started watching his streams they really arent bad

Posted by stinkygreencat

I started watching the record run over the weekend and somehow ended up watching the full 7 plus hours.

Never played or really seen that much of Spelunky before I watched the stream but ended up really wanting to play it after watching that.

So I downloaded it, but soon realised after starting to play that I wanted to play the version of the game I had just watched - one where you have a plasma cannon & jet-pack from the start!

Edited by AlmostSwedish

Super cool interview. I have started watching some streamers lately, mostly speedrunners, and find that world very fascinating.

Posted by PurpleSpandex

Incredibly well spoken, you never know what you're going to get with streamers these days.

Posted by Bboboo
Edited by i_against_i

When I hear that intro music,

Edited by Memu

@stinkygreencat: You gotta pay your Spelunky dues before you get the good stuff. And those dues are paid in blood.

I have 40+ hours and I have never even seen the plasma cannon.

Posted by FauxBen

I cannot imagine the kind of patience it would take to seriously attempt any challenge that requires getting Hired Hands to cooperate. Bananasaurus Rex is superhuman.

Posted by Suits

@memu: Sure, easy enough to get it at the mothership, but after over 100 hours I've never seen one in a crate. Didn't even know that was possible until that stream.

Posted by Thiago123

I would say I have an OK knowledge/understanding of Spelunky having watched all of Spelunkin' with Scoops as well as a few hundred runs of my own (never reached Hell, but have beaten Olmec and reached several of the hidden areas). But outside of hearing/reading about Banasaurus' exploits, I don't follow other streams of the game. I didn't know that the Robot was a key to some of these accomplishments - Can someone explain to me what is special about the Robot? I thought it was just an unlockable character/skin. There doesn't seem to be much on the Spelunky Wiki.

Edited by fantomspower

@thiago123:

The Robot is key because he is always in the Mothership, unlike other unlockable characters, most of which are random. So it isn't as much the Robot itself, but the fact that the Robot is guaranteed to be there.

I gather you understand why from watching BRex's run, as the Robot can hold the scepter/plasma gun so that it is possible to get to the city of gold with the said gun. Also being that you only need to keep the Robot safe for a few levels helps.

Posted by DarkShaper

I would say I have an OK knowledge/understanding of Spelunky having watched all of Spelunkin' with Scoops as well as a few hundred runs of my own (never reached Hell, but have beaten Olmec and reached several of the hidden areas). But outside of hearing/reading about Banasaurus' exploits, I don't follow other streams of the game. I didn't know that the Robot was a key to some of these accomplishments - Can someone explain to me what is special about the Robot? I thought it was just an unlockable character/skin. There doesn't seem to be much on the Spelunky Wiki.

Whenever you find one of the unlockable characters they follow you around like a hired helper. I believe the the Robot always spawns on the mother ship and the mother ship always spawns in the ice caves. The isea is that players will have the Robot carry an item so they won't loose it when they suicide as part of a hell run. I believe that this is the only way to get the eggplant to hell in single player.

Posted by AlexToast

This was a really in depth interview! Good job Scoops

Posted by fantomspower

Man I wish we could get the seed for this run. Would be awesome to just keep running it knowing you would always have a plasma on 1-1 and jetpack on 1-2. Tho even with it, would be hard to beat BRex's score. The trick he does in the Ice Caves with the mine/rope to be able to ghost those gems that would otherwise fall into the abyss is crazy!! Pretty much an (almost) once-in-a-lifetime run. The plasma gun was right in the first crate by the entrance... not even hidden... crazy.

Posted by ThePoark

This was great, Patrick -- thank you!

Edited by pondwhale

@fantomspower: You can find seeds with 1-1 plasma cannons for use with seedlunky, but it wouldn't count for anything anyways.

Edited by OCD12345

That was awesome. Thanks Patrick.

Does anybody know how reliable the daily challenge leaderboards are?

Posted by Deathpooky

@fantomspower: A recent PS3 daily challenge seed had an alien blaster in crate on 1-2. It was the first time I'd touched one. I promptly shot, hit a shop I didn't know was there, and was killed by the shopkeeper.

Posted by SeanCoughing

@deathpooky: Yeah that was my first time with the plasma cannon and my girlfriend who was watching me would start laughing every time I shot it due to my inability to control myself. It ended up killing me real good. Hey scoops! Just throwin this out there but I would love a Spelunkin' with scoops the podcast featuring Rex where you two talk about your daily runs for the week and general spelunky goodness.

Posted by fantomspower

@deathpooky: @pondwhale: Yeah didn't realize that seed-lunky had negative connotations around it. Guess it does mess with the RNG. Would also prob kill my desire to play the game after messing around with that.

Haha awesome. Don't have it on PS3. It is both good and bad that the seeds are different for PC/PS3, is Vita also different or same as PS3? hmm. I would definitely kill myself asap with the plasma.

Posted by garnsr

This guy's voice sounds like Alan Alda. And it's weird how he sounds like a regular Midwestern-sounding American, except for a few words, like out, about, tomorrow, and sorry, that are clearly Canadian. Accents are interesting things.

Posted by SoupNBread

Been watching Rex since his earlier Spelunky exploits. Easily one of my favorite streamers and is one of the most humble dudes out there. Glad to see his hard work paying off.

Edited by Necrotron

This is a great interview with insight into an upcoming streamer and the idea of pro gaming for income in general. Not to mention, Aaron has a great personality and his channel is entertaining itself. Thanks for the scoops!

Edited by avantegardener
@garnsr said:

This guy's voice sounds like Alan Alda. And it's weird how he sounds like a regular Midwestern-sounding American, except for a few words, like out, about, tomorrow, and sorry, that are clearly Canadian. Accents are interesting things.

Came here to say that, thank you for reminding me I'm not a unique snowflake.

Edited by aajf

@ocd12345: I'm not sure what you mean by that but if you rephrase it I might be able to help answer!

Edited by Zeeman155

How did the developer not intend to be able to break the Moai Stature that way? It's the only way to complete an Eggplant run. Did he not intend for Yama to actually get beaten by an eggplant. Or did he intend to leave that "eggplant yama" asset in as a hack-accesable only easter egg?

Posted by chinery

@zeeman155: It was intended to only be doable in co-op I believe.

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Posted by heatDrive88

@garnsr said:

This guy's voice sounds like Alan Alda. And it's weird how he sounds like a regular Midwestern-sounding American, except for a few words, like out, about, tomorrow, and sorry, that are clearly Canadian. Accents are interesting things.

Came here to say that, thank you for reminding me I'm not a unique snowflake.

I've found the most obvious word to track for Canadian accents is if you ask them to say "route".

If they say "root" then the jig is up, rather than saying "r-out". I say this as a Canadian by the way - it's the litmus test I use on my fellow Canucks and I'd say it's accurate 98% of the time.