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Is your Wii U just sitting there collecting dust? Maybe you use it to play Wii games. Do you have the urge to play an old school NES title? If you answered yes to that, then you need to move directly to GO and collect your two hundred dollars. Spelunker from the 8-bit NES is now on the Wii U.

Spelunker on the Wii U is a wonderful game to see how meticulous you can be. It is also an awesome game to see how much you can take before you completely lose it. Why do I say that? This game is hard. I am talking mega hard. Gigazord difficult. Pull your hair out and be bald hard.

Your character in Spelunker is weak. He can die from falling off a rope. He can die from falling too far - which most other gaming characters could survive. He can die from steam venting from mounds. And he can die from a ghost that periodically appears. In Spelunker you will die early, and you will die often.

The music in Spelunker is classic, and I love that little ditty when my character dies. I know, I am a sick puppy. But that little jingle is so awesome. It almost makes dying worth while. That is until I improved. Please be aware that I did not always improve. I had lapses and quick deaths later on. All in all the more I played Spelunker the better I got.

Improving in Spelunker helps me from going completely wacko. Yes that is a technical term doctor. Spelunker is old school. This may be one of the most difficult video games of all time. Those that do good in Spelunker can feel like they made an achievement. I hope to some day stand proud among them. Until then I will continue to enjoy that little death jingle.
- Sam


Graphics: 78%
Sound: 80%
Replay/Extras: 90%
Gameplay: 73%
Family Friendly Factor: 84%

System: NES/Wii U(tested)
Publisher: Tozai Games
ating: 'E' for Everyone
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