Spelunky world record beaten, watch all seven hours of this incredible run below
Feb 23, 2014
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Spelunky was our
2013 Game of the Year
, and this is why. Streamer/legend
has beaten the previous, piddly world record of $2,980,000 with a titanic $3,105,850, and all it took was seven-and-a-bit hours of incredibly patient play, a deep understanding of the game and its systems, and a ton of skill. Man, Spelunky is
. It's the polar opposite of Rex's
recent full speedrun
, which he completed in just under seven minutes, and you can watch it below if you have most of the day spare (alternatively, you may want to skim it instead). Rex's other achievements include killing the ghost, and making the
first successful solo eggplant run
If you're a Spelunky player and you've not yet plumbed its infinite depths, then for heaven's sake
watch this video, which reveals almost the full scope of Spelunky's secret-packed world. Achieving that 3-mil score relies on a technique known as ghost mining, which accounts for a good deal of the run and is perhaps not tremendously exciting to watch. The amazing thing about Spelunky is that, even when you know the outcome, watching a run is still a tense-as-hell experience, particularly after so many hours of investment.
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