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Spelunky: How to Beat Olmec Easily

Olmec is the final boss that stands between you and victory in Spelunky, and he can actually be beaten pretty quickly with the right method. Let us give you some tips on how to take him down.

First things first, it’s important to know that Olmec can only be killed by falling into the lava. With that in mind, there are two different ways we advise you go about this battle.


One of Olmec’s attacks that he’ll perform when you head underneath him is a ground pound. This attack breaks one layer of rock, which will take you that much closer to the lava that will see his demise. With that in mind, you’ll want to lure him into ground pounding in the same position by running from one side of him to the other, just avoiding him.

As you reach the final layer of rock that separates you and Olmec, you want to use your ropes to climb back to the top. Make your way underneath the giant golden head, and jump for the rope just in time to avoid a fiery death. Alternatively, you can use your bombs to simply blow a huge hole in the floor and simply wait for him to fall down it. Either way will have you soon see victory over Spelunky’s final boss and a sweet reward of 50,000 gold.

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