Spelunky 2 is finally here and with it another charming platformer that incorporates RNG into its punishing gameplay. This leads to a nearly infinite number of potential levels to play through, and even more challenges to overcome to reach its credits. With this in mind, you’re probably asking yourself: How long does it take to beat Spelunky 2?
Fortunately for you, we’ve muscled through what the game has to offer and found the answers you’re looking for.
How Long Does it Take to Beat Spelunky 2? Answered
As it stands, the amount of time it takes to beat Spelunky 2 varies based on what you want to accomplish.
If you’re content playing through the base game and its levels, you’re looking at anywhere between 20 and 30 hours to beat it. If you’ve played and beaten the first game, you’ll likely fall on the shorter end of total runtime. If you’re new to the series, you’ll likely need more time to learn the game’s mechanics and will take longer to beat it as a result.
This is because most of Spelunky 2’s length comes from its difficulty. While there aren’t all that many levels and a complete run of the game can be done in under two hours, it’s unlikely players will be prepared to react to, dodge and incapacitate every threat it throws their way in one go.
It takes practice to memorize each trap and enemy’s patterns, which in turn leads to multiple runs of varying lengths.
Even then, RNG is another huge determining factor of how long it’ll take you to beat the game. If you’re lucky and get tons of levels with well-spaced out enemies and traps, you could beat the game even sooner than expected. On the other hand, if luck’s not on your side, then you could end up taking several dozen hours to get past a single zone.
If you’re looking to do a completionist run of Spelunky 2, though, you’ll be in store for a much longer haul.
In order to find every item, beat every boss and complete every level – including a few secret ones that require extra steps to complete – you’ll be looking at anywhere between 40 and 60 hours of playtime, and that’s a generous estimate.
Again, it’ll depend largely on your skill level with the game and how well you fare with the RNG elements.
Either way, your best bet is to take your time and tackle each challenge the game throws at you carefully. With any luck, you’ll have beaten or completed it to your liking before long.
Hopefully this cleared up how long it takes to beat Spelunky 2. For more on the game, check out our review to see what we thought of the long-awaited sequel.
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