In Spelunker HD, the player navigates each labyrinthine level to reach an ancient statue that stands at the entrance to yet a deeper, more heinous cave. En route, you may operate the archaic mine equipment and ride the automated machinery to aid in your quest. You’ll collect a plethora of items and power-ups, encounter a vast array of creatures, and detonate bombs and launch flares as you run, jump and climb your way ever deeper. When nostalgia strikes, an option to play in the original 2D graphic style is also available.Spelunker HD received a PlayStation Store Top Sales Award when it first became available in Japan in 2009. It also received a truckload of critical acclaim in North America including a Best of 2010 award from JC Fletcher of Joystiq.
“Spelunker HD is the most finely tuned and compulsively enjoyable game I’ve played this year,” says Trent Fingland of GameCritics.com. “Easily among the best I’ve played since first picking up a controller.”
“Spelunker HD is a masterpiece,” added Eric Guadara from PSNStores.com. “It takes the challenging aspects of an old-school platforming game and wraps it up in a shiny new package.”
Spelunker HD launches Wednesday, August 10 on the European PlayStation Network for €9.99. Playstation Plus members will receive a 20% promotional discount for two weeks following release.