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Game review
Die another day
by Mike Rose 28/8/2013
Product: Spelunky
Developer: Mossmouth
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Adventure, Platform
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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There's currently a wonderful resurgence of hard-as-nails video games going on - games where your many deaths often cause laughter and shouting, rather than pain and frustration.

Think VVVVVV on the Nintendo 3DS, for example, or the wonderful Super Meat Boy. The king of this genre, however, is Spelunky - a glorious platforming dungeon-crawler than has now made its way to the PS Vita.

What makes Spelunky so special is the way in which players progress through the game via blood, sweat, and tears, rather than upgrades and levelling. This is perhaps the most rewarding video game experience I've ever had. ...
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Play Spelunky. That is all
Audio/visual: 10
Gameplay: 10
Value: 9
Innovation: 10
Overall: 9
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