Spelunky 2 is just as punishing as the first installment in the series, which means you’ll need to know how to keep your health as topped off as possible at all times to survive. That’s why we’re here to help with a guide on how to heal and get more health in Spelunky 2.
How to Heal and Get More Health in Spelunky 2
There are a few key ways to heal and get more health in Spelunky 2, and they vary in how frequently you can use them.
The first and easiest method is to bring pets to the exit of each level. Like in the first game, pets can be found in nooks and crannies both along the trail to the exit and off the beaten path. They can then be carried to the level’s exit to increase your health by one node.
The only catch is, they’ll need to reach the exit safely. If they die on the way to the exit for whatever reason, you won’t be healed at the level’s end.
How to Get Roasted Turkey
Another method for healing and getting more health in Spelunky 2 is to pick up roasted turkeys.
Acting as more of an emergency heal, roasted turkeys are only available by killing and cooking one of your trusty feathered steeds, and will restore your health by one node. This can be done with a torch or a bomb, and can be repeated with any Turkeys you find in the game.
There are other factors to consider when doing this though. Given that turkeys usually appear on levels with a Turkey Wrangler, it’s paramount that you don’t kill them too close to him. If you do, he’ll fly into a rage and try to kill you until you exit the level.
Likewise, it’s important to factor in the force of the bomb or torch used to roast your Turkey. If you’re near a pit or long fall, you could end up knocking the consumable away from you and wasting valuable resources besides. Try to roast your turkey on a long expanse of solid ground, or somewhere that it won’t be knocked into an unreachable position.
How to Buy Health in Spelunky 2
The last and rarest method you can use to heal and get more health in Spelunky 2 is to buy Gifts from merchants.
Occasionally, you’ll come across merchants with wrapped presents referred to as Gifts in their shop. They vary in price, but hold a variety of useful items ranging from gear and weapons to bundles of health.
Given that this method is entirely determined by RNG though, it’s not recommended you use it unless you’re flush with cash and desperate for more health.
Hopefully this cleared up how to heal and get more health in Spelunky 2. For more on the game, check out our review to see what we think of the full experience.