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Title: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Urza on January 25, 2013, 12:10:29 AM
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AS I RECALLED MY FATHER'S LAST WORDS,
I SQUINTED INTO THE DARKNESS,
AND VOWED TO RETURN VICTORIOUS.

If you've never beaten Spelunky, this isn't really meant for you... but hey, you're welcome to give it a go.

So here's the basic idea: If you really had to, say if someone was offering a monetary reward, could you beat Spelunky in one try? If not, about how many tries do you think it would take?

The rules: You can play warm-up games first if you wish, but if you win one of those it doesn't count. As soon as you decide you've officially started the challenge, every new game after that is part of it, until you either win one, or give up on challenge.

Count the number of deaths, and optionally, keep track of how it happened. Post the results.

I took my own challenge and here's my log:

1. Freak UFO accident.
I'm really not sure what happened. I was sacrificing a few yetis when suddenly there was an explosion below me and I died. Pretty much just like that. All I can figure is a spring trap shot a UFO with a rock or something.
2. Fell in lava.
No real excuse for this, I even had a jetpack.
3. Smashed by Smash Trap.
Needless to say, these last two were tantalizingly close to the prize. After that things went a bit down hill...
4. Killed by avenging Shoppy.
Messing with those goes is almost never a good idea. Nuff said.
5. Yeti threw me into a laser beam!!
This game started bad and stayed that way. I got hit by an arrow trap very early, and never got any cool gear or anything. Was sacrificing yetis again and... yeah. Interestingly this was my only death that wasn't basically an insta-kill.
6. SUCCESS!
Good luck early on, mined alot of loot with a pickaxe etc, and managed to be filthy rich by the time I reached the jungle. But at one point I sacrificed a damsel (something I seldom do) and got the pitcher's mitt. I picked it up without really thinking about it, but I really don't like that thing much.

Got the Black Market. Bought the Ankh, a Jetpack, some bombs, but while trying to buy a gun, something went wrong. Not sure what I did, but a shopkeeper flipped out and shot me point blank. It might have been related to the stupid mitt. (karma?) Anyway, the Ankh saved me, but I figured the game was a lost cause... But never the less, I safely got out of the market and went on my way.

Later I found myself sacrificing yetis once again. I got the Kapala and the sack of bombs, at which point I figured I'd best not press my luck, given the earlier mishaps in that zone. Made it through the temple with no major trouble, and took out the boss in a hail of bombs, instead of making him do most of the dirty work as usual. So yay!

So there you have it. Six tries. Not as good as a hoped, but not so bad I guess. Can you do better?

P.S. I'm assuming you'll be playing standard PC Spelunky, but if you want to play some other version that's fine, just mention it.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: halibabica on January 25, 2013, 05:45:15 AM
Interesting challenge! I think I'll have to find time to try it.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Wonkyth on January 25, 2013, 10:22:24 PM
Gonna give this a go, with no warmup whatsoever, even though I've barely played Spelunky in months! xD

Stay Tuned!

EDIT: It turns out this computer lags HORRIBLY (i.e. it pauses for 3-5 seconds every 3-5 seconds) for most games, and is so frail I darn't attempt to improve performance. Guess I'll have to wait until I get home. :(


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on January 25, 2013, 11:52:23 PM
:(. I will try this. I have always said I could beat Spelunky if my life depended on it, now I get to test my theory.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Skoke on January 26, 2013, 06:00:44 PM
I had two runs with a jetpack that I still lost

I bombed a wall which accidently flung a rock at me. I died later by fall damage

Another when I thought I had sticky bombs but didnt, so the bomb bounced a ways off. I didnt want to waste it but there was a shotgun in the way. It took me to long and I blew myself up


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Damsel on January 27, 2013, 01:06:15 PM
never beaten it, but I have not played in a while. Giving it a go!

1. Caves: Damsels Saved: 2 Health lost: 0 Items: Compass
Notes: Going really well! I might actually get past the Jungle this run

Jungle: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 2 (before insta-kill) Things Purchased: NA
Notes: Got hit through a block by a frog, 5 health. Ran into a piranha, jumped out of the water and got hit by a spike trap. :(

FINAL SCORE: 15500

2. Caves: Damsels Saved: 2 Health lost: 6 Items:Mattock
Notes: Used 3 bombs and 6 ropes ON THE FIRST LEVEL (snakes) Got killed by a spider

FINAL SCORE: 24600

3. Caves: Damsels Saved: 1 Health lost: 3 Items: Udjet Eye
Notes: Lost health being careless, Won 12 bombs gambling

Jungle: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 2 Items: NA
Notes: died from a frog on level 2

FINAL SCORE: 41575

4. died on jungle, took a video of run but lost it, GOT AS UNLUCKY AS POSSIBLE GAMBLING


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on January 28, 2013, 01:01:49 AM
Have you gotten to Olmec Damsel?


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Damsel on January 28, 2013, 06:35:31 AM
yeah. I just am out of practice.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Arucard on January 28, 2013, 07:37:15 AM
That makes it a decent challenge, I'll try it too, have to start over anyway since losing my HDD. At least I got my win(s?) and CoG run on video.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: bellasmith on January 29, 2013, 02:24:10 AM
EXCITED


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: civ4master on January 29, 2013, 03:23:54 PM
I will take the challenge. I have yet to win though.  :)


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Arucard on January 31, 2013, 06:08:24 AM
First three attempts=

Caves 2- death by arrow trap, started in tutorial and lost one heart from reconfiguring contols

Caves 3- death by spider, with stupid pitchers mitt from sacrificing damsel, bombed Kali's statue in defiance

Lush 1- death by spear trap, with bouncy shoes from sacrificing damsel and climbing gloves


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on January 31, 2013, 11:54:54 AM
Keep us updated on how you do.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Damsel on January 31, 2013, 12:41:44 PM
5. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 4 Items: NA
Notes: Shot by and arrow trap, hit by a bat 2 times. Very depressing run.

6. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 2 (before falling on spikes) Items: NA
Notes: Another super depressing run. Got hit by a trap in exchange for a crate (I thought I could make a jump I couldn’t) and got ropes. Then, I fell on spikes!

7. Caves: Damsels Saved: 1 (brought her to the exit, I never got through it) Health lost: 4 Items: Climbing gloves, mattock, compass
Notes: I am just failing with the spike traps today! I was doing really well and then I got greedy and tried to get one last crate. AND I HIT ANOTHER SPIKETRAP.
FINAL SCORE: 21500

8. Caves: Damsels Saved: 1 Health lost: 1 Items: Udjat eye
Notes: Successfully got though a dark cave level! This is looking good! Erg got hit by a spider, but I am going to the jungle!
Jungle: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 4 Items: NA
Notes: Died trying to avoid one of those darn monkeys! Still got a new money high score.
FINAL SCORE: 61500

edit: I also got a bronze trophy, and I can't for the life of me remember what it does.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on January 31, 2013, 12:50:19 PM
If you get the gold trophy it unlocks a minigame


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Damsel on January 31, 2013, 01:14:57 PM
Ahhhh. Thanks.

9. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 3 Items: NA
Notes: I DODGED AN ARROW TRAP AND THEN THREW THE ARROW AND IT BOUNCED AND I HIT MYSELF WITH IT. Then I took falling damage. And I died. :(

10. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: Instant death Items: NA
Notes: Spiked on first level.

11. Caves: Damsels Saved: 1 Health lost: 3 Items: Udjat Eye
Notes: I hate spiders.
Jungle: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 2 Items: NA
Notes: Tried to bounce on a frog. Missed.

12. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 4 Items: NA
Notes: Lost 3 health in a dart-trap-falling-damage combo. Killed by bat.
FINAL SCORE: 16400

13. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 4 Items: Cape, shotgun
Notes: Bought a cape. Hoping I won’t die now. I GOT A SHOTGUN. I died from falling damage. This is the most embarrassing run ever.

14. Caves: Damsels Saved: 1 Health lost: 2 Items: cape
Notes: Bought cape again, hoping for better luck. Used common sense and didn’t pick up spring shoes.
Jungle: Damsels Saved: 1 Health lost: 3 Items: NA
Notes: Gave 50000 to tunnel man
Ice: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 0 Items: NA
Notes: Fell into abyss.
FINAL SCORE: 200

15. Caves: Damsels Saved: 1 Health lost: 5 Items: Spike shoes
Notes: Got some nice spike shoes in a chest! Died by being careless. Again.

16. Caves: Damsels Saved: 3 Health lost: 4 Items: Shotgun
Notes: 6 health and a shotgun. Can’t wait to fall on spikes. :/  Lost 4 health in a tragic giant spider accident, in which I dropped my shotgun on him.
Jungle: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 2 Items: Cape
Notes: Shot a vampire. Fell on spikes.
FINAL SCORE: 30000 something

17. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 4 Items: NA
Notes: dart traps and fall damage.

18. Caves: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 4 Items: NA
Notes: I was gambling and I accidentally rolled the same die twice. Erg.

19. Caves: Damsels Saved: 3 Health lost: 1 Items: NA
Notes: Don’t know how I lost health.
Jungle: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 5 Items: NA
Notes: Frogs suck. Gave the tunnel man 42000.
Ice: Damsels Saved: 0 Health lost: 1 Items: NA
Notes: Fell into the depths.
FINAL SCORE: 0

20. Caves: Damsels Saved: 1 Health lost: 5 Items: NA
Notes: I really stink at this game.

P.S. Hope you don't mind me posting this, because now I can't play without recording everything.. I'm sure no one is actually reading it haha

PPS Dropping out of this. I just want to play!


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Urza on January 31, 2013, 04:46:24 PM
No problem. It was a valiant attempt.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on January 31, 2013, 06:37:15 PM
Never got out of the caves :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: halibabica on January 31, 2013, 09:02:21 PM
Death #1: Restless Dead level. Found the Black Market entrance, saved the Damsel, and got a cape. Mistimed a jump and landed in a spider web next to a spear trap. Not even sure how.

Death #2: Died robbing the Black Market. Used a ManTrap to set off a Shoppy, freeing up most of their items without angering them, but was still eventually shot anyway.

Death #3: Died fighting a Giant Spider. Fell on top of it, but passed through it instead (thanks, hit detection!).

Death #4: Died stealing the Crystal Skull. The Ghost came from the inopportune side of the crypt, and I failed to slip past it due to the Climbing Gloves I found moments earlier.

Death #5: Frog'd.

Death #6: Killed robbing an armory. Didn't know Shoppy recovered from Pistol shots so fast.

Death #7: Killed by a Shoppy on the first jungle level. I'd robbed a shop on the previous floor, and couldn't escape in time.

Detah #8: Was running too fast in the caves and landed in spikes when I thought I was quick enough to clear them.

Death #9: Killed by a Shoppy in the Black Market. Stomped on a Caveman with Spike Shoes inside one of the shops, and sure enough, the corpse landed right on Shoppy's head.

Attempt #10: Success! I stole a Jetpack on Level 2 and totally got away with it. I found the Black Market and bought the Ankh (no reliable chance of stealing it), got a full satchel of sticky bombs in the ice caves, reached the City of Gold, yeti blendered the cultists to get 99 HP, trashed Olmec, and made off with $1,029,175. It took 46:42, I killed 97 foes, and rescued 9 Damsels. I wish it didn't take finding the best item so early on to pull it off, though. -_-


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Urza on January 31, 2013, 09:13:50 PM
That last game sounds pretty epic though.

But yeah, it is a little ridiculous how powerful that one item is.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Arucard on February 01, 2013, 06:12:35 AM
It's all in how you use it, nice going Hali, I hate you.  :)


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: halibabica on February 01, 2013, 06:20:47 AM
 ;)


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Kirby on February 03, 2013, 11:10:53 AM
I'm going to attempt this, and it will be streamed.

http://www.twitch.tv/kirby_lord

EDIT:

Holy shit beat it first try. Got the climbing gloves before the ice levels and found a shotgun in a crate. Enabled me to beat the giant yeti scoring a lot of ropes, the shotgun let me kill the mummy so I gained the sceptre early on in the temple.

Had a REALLY close call with Olmec, though. Messed up near the end and almost got smashed.

Video here: http://www.twitch.tv/kirby_lord/b/363668890
Gameplay starts at around 50 seconds.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Urza on February 03, 2013, 12:40:15 PM
WOW! Nicely done. It's interesting that you got such good millage out of the climbing gloves, that's an item that usually ends up getting me killed. I seems like I always end up accidentally glued to the wall in front of a spear trap or something.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Kirby on February 03, 2013, 01:10:49 PM
Yes that has been my experience but I always have trouble in the ice levels so I decided to pick them up this time.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Wonkyth on February 03, 2013, 07:59:16 PM
Climbing gloves has always been one of my favourites. FAR better/easier to use than the spring shoes.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 03, 2013, 10:53:12 PM
I dislike the spring shoes. Maybe I would like them better if they reduced fall damage. Anyways, I really dislike climbing gloves in XBLA. If your sprite comes in contact (AT ALL) with a wall you get stuck. And good job Kirby! I don't think I will do as well as you :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: halibabica on February 04, 2013, 05:20:12 AM
I dislike the spring shoes. Maybe I would like them better if they reduced fall damage.
Incidentally, this seemed like a better perk for spike shoes/spring shoes combo in TLS. Thanks for reminding me! I'll update it in six months.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: KarjamP on February 04, 2013, 01:20:12 PM
I'm going to attempt this, and it will be streamed.

http://www.twitch.tv/kirby_lord

EDIT:

Holy shit beat it first try. Got the climbing gloves before the ice levels and found a shotgun in a crate. Enabled me to beat the giant yeti scoring a lot of ropes, the shotgun let me kill the mummy so I gained the sceptre early on in the temple.

Had a REALLY close call with Olmec, though. Messed up near the end and almost got smashed.

Video here: http://www.twitch.tv/kirby_lord/b/363668890
Gameplay starts at around 50 seconds.

Do you, by any chance, have a backup of that video, by any chance?

A big block of text in the center of the screen telling me that the "broadcast is no longer available on Justin.TV. Check out the channel" is obscuring the view. :(


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 04, 2013, 03:22:08 PM
I could see it fine


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Arucard on February 05, 2013, 05:16:32 AM
And it should be on Twitch.tv, isn't that a different site? I tried both links, they worked fine, try again.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: KarjamP on February 05, 2013, 08:50:13 AM
Hmm, must've been the computer. ???


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 05, 2013, 08:51:39 AM
Or the South African Government  :o


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: KarjamP on February 05, 2013, 12:28:44 PM
Or the South African Government  :o

... Nope. :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 06, 2013, 02:15:46 AM
So you ever gonna post a vid of you using the cat ears?


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: KarjamP on February 06, 2013, 02:40:31 AM
So you ever gonna post a vid of you using the cat ears?

Was, but I've changed my mind. :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 06, 2013, 03:09:15 PM
WHY?


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Damsel on February 06, 2013, 03:40:31 PM
So you ever gonna post a vid of you using the cat ears?

Was, but I've changed my mind. :P

:(


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: KarjamP on February 07, 2013, 02:01:44 AM
Well, I DID try using Youtube's video recorder, but apparently, my internet's speed is too slow to use it properly (framerate's so choppy that I only saw a few frames at a time).

Besides, it's not like it's required. :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 07, 2013, 12:06:59 PM
Anyone who gets a brain reading headset should have to post a demonstration. Just saying!


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: kj979 on February 07, 2013, 12:47:18 PM
Anyone who gets a brain reading headset should have to post a demonstration. Just saying!
One could say it's required.  ;)


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Damsel on February 07, 2013, 06:31:40 PM
Anyone who gets a brain reading headset should have to post a demonstration. Just saying!
One could say it's required.  ;)

agreed. I would definitely get them if they had a dog variety.
EDIT: they sell "foamies", the inner ear part that can be crafted into any kind of years you want. Hmmmmmmmm


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Urza on February 08, 2013, 12:44:04 AM
What the heck are you people talking about? (And how does it help win Spelunky?) :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: KarjamP on February 08, 2013, 01:24:22 AM
They're talking about this (http://en.necomimi.com/).

I'll see if I can take at least a pic of it when I get home (Who knows? I may just record it! :P )

And BTW, Urza, they went offtopic, and I'm replying to them. :P

EDIT: Darn it, can't seem to figure out how to record audio on this computer using VirtualDub. :|

Oh, well:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy188/KarjamP/picture002_zps8b4f65ab.jpg)


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 09, 2013, 01:41:08 AM
You look different than your Mii :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Wonkyth on February 09, 2013, 05:01:42 AM
Urza's right. TRY to keep on-topic, Nathan. :P


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Skoke on February 09, 2013, 09:34:32 AM
The skin tone is definitely  darker.

The cat ears are bigger than I thought they would be


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: kj979 on February 09, 2013, 10:15:47 AM
Urza's right. TRY to keep on-topic, Nathan. :P
The skin tone is definitely  darker.

The cat ears are bigger than I thought they would be
;)


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: KarjamP on February 09, 2013, 10:21:14 AM
Perhaps we could move this conversation to the off-topic thread?

This is getting off topic.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: halibabica on February 09, 2013, 11:30:02 AM
I already played to win. Somebody else get this back on track!


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Kirby on February 09, 2013, 01:15:04 PM
I played and won. What do?


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Urza on February 09, 2013, 06:44:43 PM
I played and won. What do?
Well the idea was mainly for people who have already won once to try to win again ideally in one try, or in as few attempts as possible, and than post about how it went. (See my first post as an example.)


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Kirby on February 09, 2013, 07:18:25 PM
I played and won. What do?
Well the idea was mainly for people who have already won once to try to win again ideally in one try, or in as few attempts as possible, and than post about how it went. (See my first post as an example.)

I know. I did that. 2 pages back.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Urza on February 09, 2013, 10:08:17 PM
Oh, duh. Did you change or avatar or am I just out of it? (I probably am, I've got a bad cold.) :(


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Kirby on February 09, 2013, 10:15:48 PM
I change my avatar a lot.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 10, 2013, 06:43:03 PM
Now you make a city of gold/win run in ideally 1 try!


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Arucard on February 11, 2013, 10:48:19 AM
Well I got the city of gold on the Xbox version, but haven't played the PC one again since. It may be a while, but I'll go up to at least 25 deaths before I give up.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 11, 2013, 01:58:02 PM
I have not played the xbox one in a while. After playing several hundred hours of Spelunky, it just looses its fun for a while.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Arucard on February 12, 2013, 12:58:43 PM
Trying again, the forum imploded when I tried to post before.

Attempt #4 (aka that was fucking pointless)= Death by spider in FIRST CAVE! after falling down a shaft with a bat next to it (other option was a full screen drop), then falling too far. Also the spider jumped up into my foot to kill me. Weee.

And another cave 1 death- death by arrow trap next to exit, not sure why I thought it had gone off already, highlights this time include hitting myself in the face with a rock for the first time in two years.

attempt #3 (aka at least I got out of the caves) Death by ???- At this point I had 6 HP; lost one from something dumb, let's say a bat. Immediately found the Black Market exit, but spent all my money for the shortcut, so I just tossed the gold idol in there. After that things got complicated, there was a spear trap right at the edge where I "had" to go down (I try not to use bombs if there's another option). I could see a frog beneath and tried an aerial jacknife to jump out then back and stomp the frog.....how'd it go? Well either the frog or the bat from above killed me, not sure since I was already unconscious at the time. So it was like a Spelunker free-for-all down there. 

I think that's enough for now :-\

-Also, not sure why I said City of Gold before, it was only the Blackmarket, still haven't gotten through Lush levels on Xbox.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Skoke on February 15, 2013, 01:05:17 PM
Got a jetpack. Legitimately, then the next four crates are parachutes. I made it to the jungle with like 5 health. I decide to use the mantrap shop robbing method. Big mistake.
I whipped a mantrap then I decided to rob the shop. So I had to whip him again. Apparently the shoppy doesn't take as long to get out of a hurt mantrap. So the instant he got eaten he burst out and shot me


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Arucard on February 17, 2013, 08:01:00 AM
Ok, I can't even consistently get out of the caves anymore, let's just say I died 20 more times by....I don't know.....tripping or something.


Title: Re: Take the Play To Win challenge!
Post by: Nathan on February 21, 2013, 12:19:32 AM
Lolz...Same here