Spelunky 2 speedrun record is now under 3 minutes

Spelunky 2 speedrun record is now under 3 minutes

And there's plenty of room for improvement.

If ʏᴏᴜ're pʟᴀʏɪɴg Spelunky 2 ᴀɴd strugglɪɴg ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ pᴀst tʜᴇ ꜰɪʀsᴛ ᴀʀᴇa, ʏᴏᴜ're defɪɴɪᴛely ɴᴏt aʟᴏɴᴇ. Speedʀᴜɴner d_tea ɪsn't takɪɴg ᴀɴy crap ꜰʀᴏᴍ burʀᴏᴡɪɴg moles ᴏʀ ʙᴀʀrelɪɴg lizards ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ, ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ tʜᴇy've mᴀɴᴀɢᴇd ᴛᴏ ʙᴇᴀᴛ tʜᴇ ɢᴀᴍᴇ ɪɴ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ mɪɴutes. 

As in the first game, the teleporter shears most of the seconds off this 2:53 any% run. D_tea finds one in the second Dwelling level, which is the earliest possible way to find it. As you'd expect, the rest of the run proceeds in a blur: d_tea teleports to each exit without taking in the sights, except for a brief stop to rob a jetpack, which comes in handy in the ice caves.

D_tea was also responsible for one of the first truly impressive Spelunky 2 speedruns, which popped up just after the PS4 version released. There's definitely room for improvement in this current run, which isn't to say it's not hugely impressive. But if the speedrun community for the first game is any indication, this record will be beaten before too long.

If you're just getting into the game, we've got some Spelunky 2 beginner's tips to help you find your footing. 

Cheers, Kotaku.

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