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Posted by thebigJ_A

Patrick:

"I bet that's the room I saw" (referring to City of Gold)

"I bet that's a randomized item" (referring to Kapala)

They have no grasp of how deep this game really is, yet! Guys, as one who played the PC version for a long time, let me tell you've you haven't even scratched the surface!

Posted by Milkman

Breaking Brad Spelunky needs to happen.

Posted by ManMadeGod

I loved how Jeff just kept climbing up the robe in deathmatch. Always play to win.

Posted by Sweetz

Man I was about to request Spelunky TNT, but I don't know if it could really sustain that level of humor for 90+ minutes.

Posted by DharmaBum

Seems pretty rad, I'll check out the trial for sure.

Posted by Nephrahim

This game looks pretty neat, might check it out.

It's on PC?

Posted by TehChich

Hey guys. I heard Jeff is the greatest. Any evidence to back this up?

Posted by championfetus

Bomb so hard motherfuckers want to fine him.

That shit cray.

Posted by Milkman

Ahahahaha Jeff is such a dick.

Posted by envane

@SamDrugbringer: this version isnt on pc..... yet , but the original game is free and available at http://spelunkyworld.com/

Posted by White_Lando

@SamDrugbringer: The PC version is a freeware game that's been around for a couple of years now, you can find it here http://www.spelunkyworld.com/original.html

This new XBLA release is basically an "enhanced edition." New graphics, several gameplay tweaks and adds multiplayer.

Posted by envane

damn that title screen music is pretty crappy .. at least compared to original spelunky music

Posted by Milkman

Holy shit, deathmatch is hilarious. 

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam
@Rmack said:

"I am the best Spelunky player--"

"YEAH WELL LIKE I SAID IT'S JUST LUCK ANYWAYS"

Yeah, Brad got a little defensive there.
Edited by sear

ITT: Giant Bomb learns that not all games have extremely simple mechanics you can learn in 5 minutes.

In all seriousness, this game is pretty great, it's just funny to hear Brad and Patrick talk about how there's SO MUCH STUFF etc.

Posted by Robo

I wasn't quite on board until the death match and Jeff's class on truly great Spelunkying.

Posted by Hells

I'm diggin the 4 player mode in this even more than New Super Mario Bros Wii

Gotta love Spelunky!

Posted by Owlright

I was super excited to see GB's enthusiasm over Spelunky since I've loved the PC version for a long time. Deathmatch was great, and Jeff is extra great.

Posted by iAmJohn

This Quick Look is hilarious and this game looks awesome. Powerful combo.

Edited by EToaster

I like how they weren't quite sure about the amount of sheer bomb spamming chaos was in the deathmatch mode, but not once did they even consider toning down the amount of bombs each player has. That's just not something they want to think about.

@Fearbeard said:

First roguelike platformer I've ever seen.

Indeed, but allow me to introduce another one--Tower Climb.

http://www.davioware.com/index.php?page=2

It's not quite as fair as Spelunky I'd say, but it's still really good. A game that gives a great feeling of tension.

Posted by spokkeh

This game looks great. I'm liking the idea of co-op in it, depending on whether or not you had an understanding of sorts with your teammates.

Posted by Dylabaloo
@Dark_Lord_Spam
@Rmack said:

"I am the best Spelunky player--"

"YEAH WELL LIKE I SAID IT'S JUST LUCK ANYWAYS"

Yeah, Brad got a little defensive there.
Oh I thought you guys would have known, Jeff and Brad hate each other ever since Brad threw Jeff's burrito/son into a puddle, they just keep up appearances during quicklooks for the fans.


I hope we get a breaking brad out of this or a similar feature to the lantern run, this quicklook was fantastic!
Posted by Cybexx

As a viewer I am much more interested in watching this on TNT this week as opposed to Phantasy Star Online 2. The best TNTs lately have been with local multiplayer and chaos definitely helps.

Posted by Owlright

Oh! Also, I don't know if Brad & Co picked up on it during this game, or if this is even something that carries over from the pc version at all, but you can walk through spikes, you just can't land on them.

Posted by TwoLines

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@Rmack said:

"I am the best Spelunky player--"

"YEAH WELL LIKE I SAID IT'S JUST LUCK ANYWAYS"

Yeah, Brad got a little defensive there.

I think it was a joke. That's how Brad rolls.

Posted by Adaurin

ABB: Always be Batting

Posted by tourgen

fun quick look

Posted by Elwoodan

Breaking Brad: 8 min. spelunkey achievement.

Edited by redjacked
@Owlright said:

Oh! Also, I don't know if Brad & Co picked up on it during this game, or if this is even something that carries over from the pc version at all, but you can walk through spikes, you just can't land on them.

I've been pretty curious about how that was going to work with the new version. In older versions of the pc original you could drop onto spikes as long as you fell less than two blocks' distance.  This made those nasty vine jumping areas in the jungle a lot easier to handle as you could flip down from the edge and drop into the spike pits to get through them.  I think it was version 1.0 where that was no longer allowed, and I havn't made it through the jungle since :)   Catching vines or ropes mid-jump was really finicky in the original :P
Posted by Krixok

Man I love you guys. Jess, Brad, Tricky, Ryan, Vinny, Dave, Drew. You are all great.

Posted by maxB

cant wait for this looks awesome

Posted by MrBlueJackle

Spelunky Endurance Run

No Shortcuts

Posted by Owlright

@redjacked said:

@Owlright said:

Oh! Also, I don't know if Brad & Co picked up on it during this game, or if this is even something that carries over from the pc version at all, but you can walk through spikes, you just can't land on them.

I've been pretty curious about how that was going to work with the new version. In older versions of the pc original you could drop onto spikes as long as you fell less than two blocks' distance. This made those nasty vine jumping areas in the jungle a lot easier to handle as you could flip down from the edge and drop into the spike pits to get through them. I think it was version 1.0 where that was no longer allowed, and I havn't made it through the jungle since :) Catching vines or ropes mid-jump was really finicky in the original :P

Yeah man, the jungle is stupid difficult now that you can't drop into the spike pits! I can see how it makes those levels pretty easy if you can do that, but now that you can't I feel like there needs to be less spike pits to balance it out.

Posted by asian_pride

@Adaurin said:

ABB: Always be Batting

You mean, Always be Blowing.

Take it from Big Jeffrey.

Edited by skelington_

"That's what you get for fucking dilly-dallying!"

Made me laugh.

Also, "GET THE BAAAX!"

Great QL, really entertaining. Could really do with more Premium content - an extended session of this would really hit the spot. Providing Jeff, Patrick and Brad were present, of course!

Posted by bio595

One of the best QLs ever!

Posted by Little_Socrates

I need to play like 20 hours of this game before I watch any more of this Quick Look.

Posted by ElCapitan

SPELUNKY! Love this game. Day 1 purchase on Wed.

Posted by Dezztroy

"This is a roguelike through and through"
 
No it isn't.

Posted by arimajinn

I definitely have to check out the PC version

Posted by Brackynews

So I aliased "Uncooperative Multiplayer" to the Griefing concept. Didn't seem worth a new page sadly.

Posted by soralapio

Yess, I fucking love Spelunky and I love how it's getting precisely the right reaction from the guys. Equal parts of "this game is amazing" and "FUCK THIS GAME". First second purchase when it comes out.

Posted by Crunchman

I played like, 100 instances of this game before I got into the 3rd world consistently, on the freeware version. This game is awesome (only played the freeware version), so please give it a chance.

Posted by JBrosk89

This game looks amazing...also, THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN BRAD'S UTTER DEATH SCREAM. Love it.

Posted by betterboulder

I'll probably end up spending all Independence Day playing this and only get to 1-3, LOL. I cannot wait.

Posted by prestonhedges

If it's anything like the PC version, if you anger one shop keeper, you anger ALL shopkeepers.

Posted by Paindamnation

Fuck it, Day one buy.

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

Is this going to be on PC? Anyone an idea?

Posted by prestonhedges

@Dezztroy said:

"This is a roguelike through and through" No it isn't.

Yeah, you can tell Patrick has just read a few articles on the game and hasn't actually taken a look at what "Roguelike" means. Random levels =/= Roguelike.

Posted by NoelVeiga

@gladspooky said:

@Dezztroy said:

"This is a roguelike through and through" No it isn't.

Yeah, you can tell Patrick has just read a few articles on the game and hasn't actually taken a look at what "Roguelike" means. Random levels =/= Roguelike.

I knew what he meant with that half a second sentence. Had he not used that term, I wouldn't have grasped it immediately and he would have needed to say "in this game a number of elements are randomized and there is permadeath as well while you upgrade your character the longer you survive in one of your runs". Which he explained later.

Kinda glad he went with the simile.

Man, nothing more annoying that a nitpicking nerd. I know because I am one.