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Title: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 11, 2010, 06:06:21 PM
I've noticed that it's pretty easy in the first level to crack 10k cash in the first level if you're trying, and I'm pretty sure once I got 18,900 (including the idol).

It seems like you could easily crack 20k if you were willing to use up all your bombs and got lucky, and the first level is ideal because you have infinite time to strategize.  If you managed to get specs and bombs from a store on the first level maybe that could be an even better haul.

So, I propose a competition (for honor only) for whoever can get the highest score by the 1st to 2nd level transition screen and get a screenshot.  No additional credit for a damsel, this is cash only.

MONTHS LATER: This competition was successful beyond my wildest expectations.  I was sure someone would crack 20k, but had NO idea people would eventually crack 60k.  Thanks to everyone for taking this fun challenge so seriously, and a huge thank you to arucard who made 6 amazing custom trophies for the winners.

TROPHY CASE / LEADERBOARD

Ok, for those who don't want to read the whole thread, the current winner is orange08 with the the unbelievable score of 61,900.  

Since we want normal people to have a crack at the challenge, we decided to have two leaderboards, Legendary for over 40k, and Mortal for over 30k.

So, I present you the leaderboard:

LEGENDARY! (Over 40k)

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/Arucard_Tepes/projects/Ddeity.png)
1. orange08 - 61,900

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6793/screenshot107g.png)

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/Arucard_Tepes/projects/rubymum.png)
2. DialFforFunky - 53,000

(http://members.multimania.nl/undeadonion/holycow2.JPG)

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/Arucard_Tepes/projects/Sspider.png)
3. pp128 - 50,800

(http://uppix.net/e/6/8/d8a110f8af5b85726925ddaa94574.jpg)




MORTAL! (Over 30k)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4771592698_e38ae58022_t.jpg)
1. cjfoster takes home "The Gold Homey" for 38,900:
 
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_6_6i3vl0nYU/TDQNOYnQ8aI/AAAAAAAAAuM/EB69_5q-1p8/spelunky%20first%20level%2038900.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4770958155_555d5f92c3_t.jpg)
2. pp128  snags "The Silver Damsel" with 35,500

(http://uppix.net/5/9/7/675510cb191cb102893c393e1fe1e.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4771569518_5d189aed0b_t.jpg)
3. And damsel, who I'd love to see with the silver damsel, gets "The Bronze Dude" with a still damn impressive (seriously, try it yourself) 34,900

(http://i47.tinypic.com/333e9fl.jpg)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 11, 2010, 06:30:33 PM
Are mods allowed?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 11, 2010, 06:34:21 PM
Nah, I think it's best just to keep this to absolutely vanilla plain jane spelunky.  That way the playing field is level.  Otherwise you could make a "cash mod" and this is about luck and ingenuity in the first basic spelunky level and not modding ability.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 11, 2010, 06:34:36 PM
(http://danieltalsky.com/spelunky/spelunky22100.png)

Ok, here we go... this is a good starting score.  Beat that.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 11, 2010, 06:56:39 PM
Just barely, and that was my second attempt.

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/6816/screenshot210.png
(http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/6816/screenshot210.png) (http://img808.imageshack.us/i/screenshot210.png/)


Title: How you like THAT?!
Post by: danieltalsky on June 11, 2010, 08:35:19 PM
(http://danieltalsky.com/spelunky/spelunky27700.png)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 11, 2010, 08:47:23 PM
Damn...


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 11, 2010, 09:06:20 PM
I was stoked.  I thought it
might take a idol + snake pit level, but it was just a rich level and some good bomb luck.  I still think that can be beaten, I probably could have squeezed out a little more but I wanted to make sure I didn't get stuck or die.  I already died once in a level where I was on pace to crack your first score.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 11, 2010, 09:16:06 PM
And as for the mod thing, I tested to see (the best to use would've been Spelunky Bomber for obvious reasons)...

93,700 from level one! But now back to earning a normal score.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 14, 2010, 12:31:21 PM
Just wanted to mention that on my 27,700 starting game, I played on to win all the way through the game for only my 2nd time, and opened my first secret room (money) door, so it was quite a good run.  Too bad this thread didn't catch on... I have a feeling my score can be beat.  Maybe someone else will see this and take a few cracks at it.  I think it's a pretty fun challenge.

Hey, BTW, you mean the lunatic mod?  What other mods are fun?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 14, 2010, 01:14:02 PM
That one with the ManTrap in it's pretty neat.  What was it called again?  No way we have a thread (http://mossmouth.com/forums/index.php?topic=834.0) for these things or anything.

I've been meaning to try this, but I've been focused on other shtuff.  :P


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 14, 2010, 06:03:05 PM
Hey, BTW, you mean the lunatic mod?  What other mods are fun?

Nope, it's called Spelunky Bomber. And Hali (creator of the epic 'Taste Like Spelunky') gave a link to the important stuff.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 14, 2010, 08:25:18 PM
Hey thanks for the comprehensive mod list.  I'd also love a link to a list of levels that are actually downloadable and fun.  The wikia link sucks and so many of the levels are just a crappy gimmick and too effing hard.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 14, 2010, 08:45:32 PM
The level sharing forum is chock full of levels!  Unfortunately, finding 'the good ones' is your job.  We don't have a list of decent levels, but you can usually tell by the responses they received whether they're any good or not.  I hope my levels aren't too gimmicky and difficult... :'(


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on June 15, 2010, 12:15:00 AM
The level sharing forum is chock full of levels!  Unfortunately, finding 'the good ones' is your job.  We don't have a list of decent levels, but you can usually tell by the responses they received whether they're any good or not.  I hope my levels aren't too gimmicky and difficult... :'(
I think it was Eguee who also made a level which connects to all the other user-made levels. Comes in different sizes too (or difficulties), though you would still have to download all of them to play though, it's just an easy way to play and compare them.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 15, 2010, 01:43:15 AM
Links to the level thread?  I tried to find it.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 15, 2010, 05:22:22 AM
Um...

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2626/levelshare.png)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 15, 2010, 11:33:50 AM
Ahem.  Thanks.  Hey, I dug your tastes like spelunky mod.  I have questions but I should probably go ask them on the thread.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 16, 2010, 02:19:47 AM
Hey : my little score on first level  (http://yfrog.com/6cscorespelunkyj). I've no used bomb (it's the truth) :)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 16, 2010, 03:09:39 AM
Wow... I was actually hoping that someone would beat like only my 30th or so attempt!  Congratulations dude, you are the current record holder.  You think you can use the url tag and get that screenshot to appear in the forum?

So for the record, 28000 straight, and with no bombs to boot.  Very impressive.  Man you got a hell of a lucky run of gems!  Was there a snake pit?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 16, 2010, 05:13:57 AM
(http://uppix.net/0/b/1/b65d4f607b22e3a7dd592a6d3485d.jpg)

Yes I've been really lucky, there was a type of "well" (you know, with 3-4 snakes at the bottom, and two red gems) and there was some safes too. Is it a snake pit ?
I'm french, sorry if my english is bad.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 16, 2010, 11:51:02 AM
Well, lucky for you, this is not an english speaking competition, it's a spelunky playing competition, and you are the current record holder with 28,000. 

Yes, that well thing is called a snake pit, and if you drop a bomb in the bottom, you will always find a mattock (pickaxe) there.  I'm a little curious how you got out without bombs though... you just use ropes to get out?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 16, 2010, 12:35:01 PM
I've used just one, because (I've been really lucky, I repeat it) with my tech it's easy to climb the pit. I've just used a rope at the end, because I couldn't jump to high.

In fact, my tech is : when you have a type of hollow in the wall of the dig, you can climb jumping into a direction to reach the platform above. I know that it's difficult to understand, I'll try to make a video of it ;)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 16, 2010, 01:29:29 PM
It's okay man, your "tech" is spelunky 101 shit.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 16, 2010, 02:25:06 PM
More like 102, it's an intermediate technique, that although not very hard still takes some practice.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 16, 2010, 02:26:54 PM
That's true.  I'm just bitter cause someone beat my score by 300 without using any bombs or knowing what a snake pit is!  (And has a CCR avatar!)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 16, 2010, 02:33:29 PM
I used bombs (but only to bomb blocking walls, nno gold in them sadly) and I'm once again winning.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/466/screenshot216b.png


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 16, 2010, 02:42:14 PM
Holy shit.  Use img tags so it shows up in the forum?  It's better that way.  Holy shit, I knew someone could crack 30k.  I'm assuming there was a snake pit?

There is no real rule about bombing, and I think intelligent bombing was a part of my original plan.  Good man.  Since I started this challenge I didn't really want to be the record holder, but I think I may well have to try again.  I'm happy to see 30k cracked.

Now I think for someone to beat your score it's going to take some doing.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 16, 2010, 03:54:54 PM
No Snake Pit actually, but lucky with gems!


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 16, 2010, 04:30:52 PM
Well, I tried my best, but most of my attempts only got about half of Glenn's score.  I kept getting screwed, though.  Every crate I found either had ropes or something useless in it (no extra bombs), and the one time there was a snake pit, I got shot by an arrow and killed.  >:(

I might try again later, but this is my current best.

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5196/17437049.png)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 16, 2010, 04:36:55 PM
Nice, 25,700 isn't too bad.  I think part of the skill is recognizing early when you have a dog of a first level and not wasting your time on it.  I guess this would be called scumming.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 17, 2010, 01:34:41 AM
More like 102, it's an intermediate technique, that although not very hard still takes some practice.

I don't know very well what it is, but it's very useful in some cases.
Congratulations Glenn, amazing score. You had just 4 bombs or more ?

A new score, but with bombs to break walls ...
(http://uppix.net/2/b/e/4dbf8162f9559cce4c4646df8c8c2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 17, 2010, 07:38:10 AM
Four, humorously enough when I find more I can't even break 20k.

And now I'm having trouble breaking my score. A lot of it.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 17, 2010, 08:56:57 AM
Haha, a new score, using just 2 bombs to break walls (so "cheating" a bit). With a gold idol, I can't imagine the record :D

(http://uppix.net/e/4/2/a6d0a7af089f79f2f729e615cafc5.jpg)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 17, 2010, 10:48:50 AM
Daaaaamn, pp128, you are a contender for sure!  Ok, I'm keeping the original post edited with the top score... I've been trying but I'm not even coming close to cracking 30k. 

No idol even, huh?  I think that actually the key is lots of gems, and sometimes the space it takes up for an idol isn't worth it.

By the way, there's no reason not to use all your bombs... once you have a winning score, then go see what else you can pick up with your remaining bombs.  Anyway, nice job.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 17, 2010, 11:40:35 AM
Perhaps you can make two sections in your first post : with bombs, and without bombs to break gold walls. It's as you want (because Glenn is more deserving than me).

I think that with Spectacles or Udjat Eye, you can bomb walls with red or blue gems, and it's very useful to increase your score. But the idol give you 5000pts, it's good too ;)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 17, 2010, 11:44:52 AM
Bah, it's my damn challenge and I don't want two sections. ;)  The competition stands: it's whoever can attain the highest score in the first level of vanilla spelunky with no mods, but by any legal in-game method. 

The first level has no time-limit, so strategic bombing is a good strategy but (as you have demonstrated) not yet required.  I don't think the udjat eye appears in the first level so it's not part of the play.  I think you can find a store that sells specs in the first level but it hasn't happened to me yet.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 17, 2010, 02:06:21 PM
Udjet does not, BUT you can find Specs in crates/hidden in walls (got really lucky with the latter on the first level one time...I might've been able to get a REALLY high score if I didn't get careless and jump on spikes).


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: eguee on June 18, 2010, 07:42:59 AM
:).
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e320/eguee/OMGUS.png)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 18, 2010, 08:05:49 AM
With a gold at the right.

Wat.
Wat.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: eguee on June 18, 2010, 08:09:04 AM
I died before getting it though. O.o

So take that score as my final one.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 18, 2010, 10:46:59 AM
Wha-ch-j-b-

GAH!  I'm not even gonna SAY anything.  >:(


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 18, 2010, 11:03:25 AM
Oh I REALLLLLLY hate to do this to you because that is a fantastic goddamn score and will be hard to beat, but unfortunately does NOT count as a valid entry.  Per the original competition rules:

Quote
So, I propose a competition (for honor only) for whoever can get the highest score by the 1st to 2nd level transition screen and get a screenshot.  No additional credit for a damsel, this is cash only.

I, myself, got a couple of winning scores (back before it cracked 30k) but didn't manage to survive to the end of the level because I got stuck somewhere without a rope, or died.  In other words... you have to survive the level.  Awesome score though.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on June 19, 2010, 03:19:52 AM
I was wondering where Eguee's entry was. Though I can't believe you died in level one, you were playing two games at once right?

My attempts tended to seriously limit the amount of gold in the first level, started with around 10k. Next try was only about 3k. :-\


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: eguee on June 19, 2010, 03:44:22 AM
Hey, that was my first game in like, three months!


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on June 19, 2010, 04:06:33 AM
Who are you?! You aren't the real Eguee surely!  :)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: eguee on June 19, 2010, 04:41:04 AM
Granted, I did die from Esc+F1.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: eguee on June 19, 2010, 05:09:56 AM
No bombs, no idol, a whole heck lot of mattocking. I wish I had this much mattock luck all the time.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e320/eguee/Wowsers.png)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 19, 2010, 05:24:55 AM
How did you not use any bombs?!  Did you find ANOTHER Mattock outside the Snake Pit?!

You sicken me.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 19, 2010, 06:06:44 AM
Unbeattable. Amazing.
Where have you found your mattock ?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: eguee on June 19, 2010, 08:42:57 AM
Snake pit.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 19, 2010, 12:51:14 PM
Ok, first of all, that's just awesome, and I can't believe people are approaching the 45k mark.  I figured it was probably possible to hit 30k but that's insane.  Up until now I was pretty confident all the scores could be beat, but now it's starting to look closer to the upper limit of what's possible.

I'm really stoked this caught on cause I think it's a fun challenge.  I'm also glad you beat the dude who got 41k but didn't complete the level cause I felt bad for that guy.

Anyway, goddamn that's magnificent, altering the first post to reflect eguee as current recordholder.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 19, 2010, 12:56:15 PM
Er, he WAS that guy with 41k who died.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 19, 2010, 01:08:27 PM
Ah, I see.  Well I'm glad he stepped his game up then!

I guess he's some kind of Spelunky master or something?  He certainly rocked this shit.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 19, 2010, 01:36:17 PM
He's the undisputed best Spelunker on...this forum.  Maybe there's some nutso japanese kid* somewhere who can out-spelunk him, but around here?  He's unstoppable.

*yeah, this is probably racist, or stereotypical at least.  But I said it anyway!


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: ipwnu1337 on June 19, 2010, 09:08:17 PM
(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x143/321_lolol_123/screenshot116.png)

I'd like my trophy now.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: eguee on June 20, 2010, 12:07:32 AM
That's a pretty good time, though.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 20, 2010, 12:28:29 AM
Yeah, least of everything.  If that were a challenge then you would be the current record holder.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 20, 2010, 05:37:01 AM
I've tried to beat Eguee's score but it's just impossible, it's too high. But i've done this, which is not bad :)

(http://uppix.net/7/9/3/4a46aec14f966be27fdc320ace583.jpg)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on June 20, 2010, 04:18:53 PM
He's the undisputed best Spelunker on...this forum.  Maybe there's some nutso japanese kid* somewhere who can out-spelunk him, but around here?  He's unstoppable.
Actually, there is but one who may have the ability to dispute him. But they don't seem to be active anymore. I forget the name now though, anybody?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 21, 2010, 10:05:49 AM
Hi, I've done a new score which is not too bad. But so far from Eguee ...

(http://uppix.net/5/9/7/675510cb191cb102893c393e1fe1e.jpg)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Kirby on June 21, 2010, 01:35:50 PM
Heh.
I got 9 extra bombs but was still short about 10000 from beating Eguee.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 21, 2010, 01:51:39 PM
Ugh, we should have a first, second, and third place tier so others can still stand a chance.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 21, 2010, 03:39:14 PM
Yeah, that's kinda true... 35,500 is a pretty impressive score to beat, and would have been awesome before Eugee came in and shattered it.  Perhaps we could do a "pro" tier and a "mortal" tier?  I think it's pretty cool this caught on a little cause it was always fun little game I'd play with myself, and it's cool to see it turn into a real little meta-game.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Damsel on June 21, 2010, 04:28:15 PM
Ugh, we should have a first, second, and third place tier so others can still stand a chance.

agreed. that would be waaaaaaaaaaay better.

annoying talking: do you guys remember how bad at spelunky I was when i first came to mossmouth?  :-\well I got a score (and pic, but since it's not the best score, I didn't add it) of 31800!  :) I am very happy with myself!  :D OH MY GOSH! ;D Uh... so... yeah. :-[


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 21, 2010, 06:18:20 PM
Ok, I went ahead and made a Legendary (over 40k) leaderboard and a Mortal (over 30k) leaderboard.  Looks like only pp128 is even IN the 30k top 3, so looks like that's what's worth aiming for.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 22, 2010, 03:11:51 AM
I think that's a good idea too, because with Eguee's score nobody could beat him so appear in the first post (not for glory. Now it's possible to come.
But I've a little problem with the mattock. Sometimes I find one in a snake pit but after three or fours knocks it breaks. So it's a bit annoying because mattock is really useful to have a good score. Why ?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on June 22, 2010, 04:37:20 AM
I'll make some trophies! Gold trophy is default with Eguee's name on it, someone dare make me change it!

Edit: Daniel, are you considering a time limit on this contest?
And Damsel, you should have screenshooted (?), you'd be third place at least!!


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 22, 2010, 11:20:11 AM
Yeah, sure, make a trophy.  I think that would be cool.  Platinum for Legendary and then Gold, Silver, Bronze for Mortal?

I don't think there really needs to be a time limit.  If anyone can ever beat Eugee's score and I'm still getting emails on the post, I'll update it.  It's more like a world record kind of thing.  People can get stripped of the title if they're beaten.  It's not like they're real trophies anyway ;).

And pp128... read the wiki page on the mattock:
http://spelunky.wikia.com/wiki/Mattock


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: grieck on June 22, 2010, 11:28:51 AM
I used bombs (but only to bomb blocking walls, nno gold in them sadly) and I'm once again winning.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/466/screenshot216b.png

Only pp128?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 22, 2010, 11:32:43 AM
That doesn't crack the mortal top 3.  I don't want to maintain 10 scores... pp128 has the top 3 scores over 30k, including #3 is 30,600 which beats your score by 300!


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on June 23, 2010, 05:43:17 AM
'Kay, I'll start trying to make some kind of trophies today. Looks like pp128 is to have three of his own though. Oh cool, and it looks like he's french?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 23, 2010, 06:50:01 AM
Good luck Arucard ;)
Yes, I've made some scores before my 35 500, but they're more "easy" to beat. And yes I'm french, from Marseille.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Damsel on June 23, 2010, 01:34:22 PM
you asked for it!

http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=1hiydyelu4m&thumb=4

EDIT: do I have 3rd?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 23, 2010, 01:44:35 PM
Looks like 3rd place to me.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Damsel on June 23, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
YAY. Can you use characters other then the spelunker? I didn't. (I don't have any other characters ;D)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 23, 2010, 01:50:31 PM
Nope, no mods, no other characters.  You should be able to just slap in a fresh 1.1 install, go into the first level, and have the same chance to beat the challenge as anyone else.  I think tunnel man specifically would be kind of a spoiler.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on June 23, 2010, 02:00:11 PM
Good score Damsel ;)
I think that is better to have just one record for each person. Because I've other scores (32,800 or 32,000) but it's not funny. I find it's better to keep the best score for everyone.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 23, 2010, 02:02:32 PM
Nah, I think I'm not going to use duplicate scores, but you have the top two mortal scores... if someone wants to get on the leaderboard they have to get a score in the top three.  Both your #1 and #2 scores take up a slot.  That's basically the way a leaderboard works.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on June 24, 2010, 07:57:06 AM
Okay, I know mods don't count, but I was curious and thought I'd share this anyway.

Using the Custom Start Chamber from my mod to get an unbreakable mattock I can swing while jumping and a pair of meat-vision goggles to reveal all buried treasures, I collected all but one unreachable pile of gold chicken nuggets and got this score.

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2839/cheatere.png)

The sad part is, it still barely beat eguee's. >:( >:( >:(

Then again, I didn't get an idol or a snake pit, and there were only two rubies saucy meatballs.  But whatever!  Continue your competition, folkies, and know that 50k is roughly the limit.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Damsel on June 27, 2010, 09:08:12 AM
ha ha!  ;D

(http://i47.tinypic.com/333e9fl.jpg)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on June 27, 2010, 12:12:12 PM
Congrats... leaderboard updated.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: DialFforFunky on July 04, 2010, 09:26:06 AM
(http://members.multimania.nl/undeadonion/Kopie van pieceofcake.JPG)
buh.


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Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on July 04, 2010, 11:03:48 AM
Wat.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 04, 2010, 12:29:17 PM
Wow... hey DialFforFunky... can you confirm for us that this is a legit 1st level challenge and tell us the circumstances?  Looks like no idol... was there a snake pit?  Mattock?  Any special circumstances?  That is one hell of a 1st level score!


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: DialFforFunky on July 04, 2010, 01:31:53 PM
I must apolgise for my first post on these boards. It seemed like a funny way to raise a certain issue, but reconsidering it, is seems a bit in bad taste.

The issue: cheating. There is no way to check wheter or not Tunnelman is involved. This shot is a fake, and quite badly so. It was made with Tunnelman. But there is no way to check.
Stupid thing is, there is no way to get Spelunky on the shot if you've scored enough points. Which I only found out after I made my post. Hence my post was a bit in bad taste. Once again, my apologies.

I didn't intend to accuse anyone of cheating by the way. I think the current highscores are an actual possibility. I just thought the issue was quite problematic.

But, on a more constructive note: there is actually a way to verify the score. The Damsel. Playing the Damsel is identical to playing Spelunky, but you'll rescue Spelunkies instead of Damsels, thus differentiating yourself from the Tunnelman. Not always available, but 100% safe. I'm trying to reach the top of the charts with miss Damsel as we speak  ;)


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edit:

Holy Crap!

(http://members.multimania.nl/undeadonion/holycow.JPG)

(http://members.multimania.nl/undeadonion/holycow2.JPG)

guess it is possible after all...


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 05, 2010, 05:07:19 AM
Nah, you make a good point, don't apologize.

But allow me to say this: The Spelunky First Level Cash challenge is for honor only.  Frankly, the 40+k scores floor me!  No one else has done this, but I have to believe it's a legit score, cause if you submit a fake-ass score for ANY reason and don't fess up to it, then it's just sad, because it's for HONOR ONLY.

You can't cheat for real honor as far as I know.

Anyway, it's easy enough to photoshop a winning score.  I'm sure if someone wanted to fake it, they could do it more convincingly that just playing with tunnel man.

Is that damsel 53,000 score real though?  You kinda strained your credibility with the initial hoax...


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: DialFforFunky on July 05, 2010, 05:57:23 AM
Truth and the internet can be hard to combine. But the points on honour you make are certainly true.

As for the pictures: I hope I haven't put myself beyond credibility, but yes, these are real. I got lucky with two bomb-crates, an idol, a spelunky and a mattock that went for 20 to 30 crunches. There was a good amount of gold near surfaces as well, which certainly did help. Falling down the pit twice did not, however. ah welll.
I even finished the game after this level. Had a rough time the 2nd level, went down to 1 health, then rescued a spelunky and found some bombs in the jungle, found the black market and spent my 100000 gold on just about all I could find. Cape, climbing gloves, pistol and a lot of bombs, and it was smooth sailing from then on. Egypt level one lacked a mummy, so no golden city for me though.

I'm really fond of this game. I've finished it about 60 or 70 times now. I found this new challence a great way to try out something new. The only things I've got left to try now are mods and the reset button, both of which I'm really curious about, but neither of which I'm really willing to try in fear of wiping my score.


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Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 05, 2010, 12:21:46 PM
Well, I'm glad I helped provide you a little challenge.  I'll accept this score, and it looks like someone should call Eugee and tell him his score's been shattered.  I wouldn't have thought it was possible for someone to crack 50k, but daaaamn, there it is.  I'm still keeping the Legendary and Mortal leaderboards as-is.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: hyperme on July 05, 2010, 01:27:22 PM
The only things I've got left to try now are mods and the reset button, both of which I'm really curious about, but neither of which I'm really willing to try in fear of wiping my score.
Mods can't wipe you score. Some hold theirs seperately from normal Spelunky however, such as the highly recommed Tastes Like Spelunky.
I also recommend Editor Plus.  Mainly because you need to play most of the custom levels.  And a little bit because I made it. ;)
Also, on topic, that's lots of winning.  Hooray for success.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: cjfoster on July 06, 2010, 12:45:18 AM
I was excited when this contest came up because I used to mentally keep track of my first level scores while I led hundreds of spelunkers to their deaths. A $35,500 score stands out from all those runs, but that was while still planning to go on and win the game - I kept all bombs and usually kept the mattock to mine for gems with the Udjat Eye.

A couple dozen attempts to go all out on the first level yielded this:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_6_6i3vl0nYU/TDLNa7J2_mI/AAAAAAAAAts/T88psERNhgA/spelunky%20first%20level%2044k.jpg)
The story is familiar by now - a snake pit, some shallow gold, and a little mattock endurance.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 06, 2010, 01:46:34 AM
nice, a hot score from the newcomer.  leaderboard updated.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: cjfoster on July 06, 2010, 04:01:04 PM
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_6_6i3vl0nYU/TDOluIY3cWI/AAAAAAAAAt8/WY1HDhddpsI/spelunky%20first%20level%2032500.jpg)

An idol and a giant spider (as you can see), and one crate of three bombs.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 06, 2010, 07:20:44 PM
leaderboard updated. 


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: cjfoster on July 06, 2010, 11:16:53 PM
Me again.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_6_6i3vl0nYU/TDQNOYnQ8aI/AAAAAAAAAuM/EB69_5q-1p8/spelunky%20first%20level%2038900.jpg)

Mattock, idol, 3-bomb crate.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on July 07, 2010, 08:59:22 AM
Here they come: -Bronze Dude-(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4771569518_5d189aed0b_t.jpg) -Silver Lady- (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4770958155_555d5f92c3_t.jpg) =Gold Homey= (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4771592698_e38ae58022_t.jpg)

Also, I just realized there are now two different runnings. They will be complete with two different sets of trophies. These are for the first (lower tier), which is still a very nice acclomplishment. Second tier will be up soon. and awesome (hope :))

(If you've placed, why not add your trophy to your sig line? :D)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 07, 2010, 11:12:36 AM
Ok that's awesome.  I'll put these up in the Mortal standings soon.... you're doing seperate ones for the Legendary leader board?  Very very cool.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 07, 2010, 12:33:51 PM
Those trophies are great, and they're now up on the leaderboard.  Thanks for doing these, they're great.  It'd be cool if they had like a "1" and a "$" on them somewhere to indicate they're for the First Level Cash Challenge specifically, but maybe you could just do that for the Legendary ones.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on July 07, 2010, 03:41:11 PM
Thanks :), something like a 1&$ would be cool, but it might make it look like their all first place or something. I'll play with it, the others will be bigger too, so more to work with.

P.S. I hope there's nobody taking offense to me calling the TM homey there :P.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: pp128 on July 08, 2010, 10:38:05 AM
(http://uppix.net/e/6/8/d8a110f8af5b85726925ddaa94574.jpg)

An amazing score with a mattock (I don't know how many mines/kicks but a lot).
Good idea for the trophies ;)


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on July 08, 2010, 11:36:54 AM
Wow, pretty soon a 40k's score won't even get you on the legendary leaderboard.  Good job, frenchy.

Daniel


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: orange08 on August 09, 2010, 10:39:25 AM
I just got $41,600 $45,300
I'm still trying to get higher though =D

(using mattock)

Edit: I'm getting higher =D
Edit2: WOOT! I BEAT EVERYBODY!!!!!
Proof:
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6793/screenshot107g.png)
I think it helps if you get a snake pit level...


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: cjfoster on August 09, 2010, 11:18:01 AM
Nice job. Any idea how many plays it took to do it?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: orange08 on August 09, 2010, 11:20:07 AM
Maybe around 20? Or 30? Although a lot of the times I died myself on purpose because the map didn't look too promising.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on August 09, 2010, 11:31:01 AM
Damn... every time I think we've totally topped out, someone shatters it all again.

Ok, orange08, you're up at the top of the Legendary leaderboard.

If Arucard doesn't do special trophies for the legendary leaderboard, I might just make the one set of tropies he did do legendary.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: cjfoster on August 09, 2010, 11:33:59 AM
At $61900, orange08 certainly deserves the gold homey more than I do.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Arucard on August 18, 2010, 07:09:27 AM
Well, I'm not quite as happy with these, or with Flickr but here's the immortal challenge trophies:

For third place, the Sapphire Spider!
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/Arucard_Tepes/projects/Sspider.png)

For Second, the Ruby Revenge!
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/Arucard_Tepes/projects/rubymum.png)

And pretend you didn't see it coming, for the grand champeen, the Diamond Deity!
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/Arucard_Tepes/projects/Ddeity.png)

These guys didn't really re-color as well as the smaller sprites, I think Olmec turned out decent, but the other two (especially the tomb lord) aren't very nice looking. Well, if I fix 'em I'll update it here too, otherwise congrats to the winners I hope you like your trophies! :D


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: orange08 on August 18, 2010, 09:06:57 AM
Thanks for making the trophies.  ;D

We need another challenge now!!! Any ideas? =D


Title: Trophies and Other Challenges
Post by: danieltalsky on August 18, 2010, 12:44:14 PM
Arucard, I think the trophies are great, and they're now in place and there's a nod to your work in the first post.  This turned out to be a lot of fun to curate, and at first it didn't look like people were going to get into it.

I'm not sure what else would be a good challenge.  There's something so natural about this one, since most people kind of try to do it anyway, and it's always a fresh start.  It's also cool because it's so easy to illustrate your win state... you just show a screenshot that shows it's the first level screen.

One thing I've considered is doing challenges where you hit the first room of the other level types in the shortcut screen, like the First Jungle Level Cash Challenge, the First Ice Level Cash Challenge, the First Temple Level Cash Challenge.  One problem is that it's not quite as easy to make sure or illustrate that it's the first level you touched. 

I mean, I know it's for honor anyway, and people could easily photoshop a fake screenshot even of this challenge, but it doesn't seem as clean somehow.

Anyone interested?  Should I just do a post for this and let people hack it out?


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: Kirby on August 18, 2010, 12:47:40 PM
I'd be interested, especially the ice caves one. Seems much more suited to my style of play.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: halibabica on August 18, 2010, 02:39:59 PM
It wouldn't be so hard to tell as you might think.  Sure, someone could post an outrageous treasure bonus, if the treasures pictured don't add up to that total, then there's a good chance (100%) that they either didn't start from that level or they hacked it together.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: orange08 on August 18, 2010, 02:48:09 PM
Anyone who WOULD lie about their money scores is a low-down skunk.


Title: Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge
Post by: danieltalsky on August 18, 2010, 04:16:52 PM
I present to you, the Spelunky Shortcut Level Cash Challenges:
http://mossmouth.com/forums/index.php?topic=1313.0