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  • Summary: Go on a Journey to the underground with your buddies. Spelunker, the Weakest Action Hero is now on Nintendo Switch. Offline and Online Co-op Multiplay with up to 4 players. Power-up your characters by customizing them with various costumes and items. A variety of adorable pets are also hereGo on a Journey to the underground with your buddies. Spelunker, the Weakest Action Hero is now on Nintendo Switch. Offline and Online Co-op Multiplay with up to 4 players. Power-up your characters by customizing them with various costumes and items. A variety of adorable pets are also here to help you on your adventure. Time Attack, Quests and more! Enjoy Spelunker Party together. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Oct 19, 2017
    90
    Spelunker Party! Is a hardcore yet cute platformer that you can play in its entirety with up to four players locally or online. What a novelty.
  2. Oct 25, 2017
    75
    Spelunker Party is worth checking out, especially if you never played through some of the content before in Spelunker World. There’s a lot of levels to play through,and the progression system via gear and leveling will keep you pushing forward. The additional challenge makes for a more engaging experience than some like-minded platformers in this style, and the co-op is fun provided you can find people to play with. Definitely check this out when you get a chance, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
  3. Feb 21, 2018
    70
    Spelunker Party! offers a rather meaty package that will certainly provide dozens of hours of gameplay to the right audience, those able to stand the controls and difficulty or are looking for that sort of experience. Such people certainly exist out there and, while of course the unfairness certainly doesn't reach the levels of the NES or 8-Bit computer versions, the stiffness and accuracy required when playing still feels like something from a different age that won't necessarily appeal to everybody. With that in mind, however, Spelunker Party!, like other Spelunker games, chooses that approach on purpose so as to appeal to its fan-base and certainly does succeed in that regard! It is, therefore, a fairly good rendition of the series on Nintendo Switch that should lend itself well to multiplayer Spelunker parties amongst fans both online and locally, on the go.
  4. Oct 30, 2017
    65
    Spelunker Party! hearkens back to the old days of platformers, featuring simple yet challenging gameplay. Playable individually, Spelunker Party! is likely at its best when played with others. For those looking for a simple, classic platformer, this game is likely to be right up your alley. On the other hand, players should not go into this expecting something more contemporary. Overall, Spelunker Party! is what it sets out to be, and it does it well.
  5. Nov 9, 2017
    60
    Spelunker Party, much like the original game it's based on, can be a hard game to love, but if you're prepared to dig deep with some friends, it can be a gem.
  6. Nov 20, 2017
    58
    Overall, Spelunker Party! is a solid time. It’s easy to pick up and play, which is good for a title that clearly wants multiple people joining in. The cheap deaths that the game subjects players to can be real momentum killers, but once you find yourself in a groove, it’s hard to not want to keep going from stage to stage. With over 100 stages to explore and no micro transactions to speak of, this is a much better value than its predecessor and helps make Spelunker Party! another worthy addition to Switch’s library.
  7. Oct 20, 2017
    34
    As a huge fan of the series, I must say that Spelunker Party is one of the most disappointing video games that I've ever played. If you own a PlayStation 4 then do yourself a favour and download the free (and far superior) Spelunker World instead.

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  1. Oct 20, 2017
    10
    Awesome game. It's hardcore in its gameplay, it's fun! Playing multiplayer it's even better! I've waited so long for this game! The only shameAwesome game. It's hardcore in its gameplay, it's fun! Playing multiplayer it's even better! I've waited so long for this game! The only shame is be a digital only release :( And import doesn't work, because the english localization doesn't work on the hard copy...

    So, I bought digital, but still want to import for my collection and yes, I will double dip.
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  2. Jan 15, 2018
    1
    The game.. Well. It's not very good. In terms of Gameplay. You can't change the direction of your jump in mid-air. Once you jump you commit toThe game.. Well. It's not very good. In terms of Gameplay. You can't change the direction of your jump in mid-air. Once you jump you commit to that jump, you can't fix your mistake once you've made the jump.
    I noticed this as soon as I had played the first 15 seconds of the first stage.

    Another problem i have with the game is that if you fall, (and you will at some point) even if it's just a small one. You die. That's right, if you fall even a tiny height you lose a life. This is a huge problem.
    It's a Spelunky game. You don't just die from falling a tiny height (or lose a heart if it wasn't Party-), it's a problem. And you have to rely on ropes that only the stage gives you to use. You can't just place ropes anymore. You can only place bombs (which have way too big blast radius's, by the way), and that's it. Also, the Whip doesn't exist anymore, you just have this little pistol thing that sprays water (ice?) to begin with. You can upgrade it, but that's it.

    And yes, I do understand that this is a game directed toward children, but also to people of all ages.
    But these problems presented that you can see it's a huge turn-off to people like me, who's played a Spelunky game before and knows about how it's played.

    The story is simple.
    Meteor comes too close to the planet (Earth?) and crashes.
    Ghosts start popping up and monsters (Animals?) are more agressive now.
    Basically, meteor does bad stuff, your job (and possibly three other people who join you) is to fix that by going through caves.
    Also, there's a King Fairy and you don't start as Spelunky (No-one really knows his name, and the game calls him Spelunker, but I'm not calling him that), you start as Spelunkette. Now the first thing that I thought was "What kind of name is this?" it's really un-original, but again; Simple game for children.

    I have no issue with the music, but I don't like it either. Anyways. That's all I have to say about the game.

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