|My Favourite Games #2: Twiggle|
|Posted by hbix on June 24th, 2017 @08:34PM|
‘My Favourite Games’ is a regular MossRanking feature which gives us a chance to get to know our fellow Spelunkers a little better. In each edition, we put the spotlight on one member of the community, as they pick three of their most treasured video games ever and give their reasons why. Featured members are allowed to pick whatever games they want... except for Spelunky.
In the second entry, we go to Twiggle, a brilliant all-around Spelunker and one of the best score runners in the community. He is currently eighth in the MossRanking leaderboard. Below, Twiggle reveals his favourite game ever and which surprising multiplayer title is home to his fondest gaming memories with his family.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES, 1995)
Twiggle’s favourite game of all time, “no contest” as he puts it, is this utterly charming 2D platformer from Nintendo. Although dubbed as a sequel to the acclaimed Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island is an entirely different game which sees players control different-coloured Yoshis as they embark on a mission to rescue Baby Luigi. “Everything about the game is perfect, from the sprites to the controls to the level design and music,” Twiggle says. “I believe it’s the first ‘real’ game I ever beat.”
Twiggle credits Yoshi’s Island for getting him into platforming games. A standout part of the game is how no two levels feel the same. “I actually replayed it fairly recently, and was astonished with the physics of the boss fights,” he shares, bringing up the fight which happens literally inside a frog after Yoshi is downsized by Kamek. “I found it so amazing because of how bouncy and fluid the inside of the frog felt -- like when you threw an egg against the side, it would sort of roll.”
Of course, Yoshi’s Island also has the classic ‘Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy’ level. If Yoshi hits a Fuzzy, he will become dizzy and his movement is affected -- something which, through some great effects, is ingeniously reflected on the screen for the player. “I love how the game really makes you feel like you were sick or on drugs, with the colours changing, the swaying of the level, and the music becoming distorted,” Twiggle says.
Examples like these show the passion and attention given during development. As a result, the final game is a near-magical experience.
Insaniquarium Deluxe (PC, 2004)
Twiggle’s second pick is a lesser-known PopCap game. Insaniquarium Deluxe is a puzzle title which challenges players to protect tanks filled with colourful fish and other sea creatures by keeping them well-fed and happy. “I loved the fast-paced nature of this game as well as the freedom you have when beating a level,” Twiggle explains. “I love the way the game takes action to the next level and making the experience crazy and wacky, similar to Spelunky in a way with some of the crazy interactions that can happen.”
Twiggle compares Insaniquarium to Spelunky, commenting that, although they are very different games, they share similar qualities which reeled him in. “What makes both stand out from other games is the way the levels interact with themselves, even if you don’t do anything,” he explains. “It makes the game feel so much more alive, and it makes you feel like you’re in the game rather than just a spectator.”
Future games like Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies have eclipsed Insaniquarium for PopCap in terms of popularity, but Twiggle hopes that the developer will give the series another moment in the spotlight one day. “I think the reason Insaniquarium wasn’t as popular is because it was a PC game when there weren’t many mainstream places to distribute PC titles and before mobile touch devices were a thing,” he theorises. “If they released it today, it could be a huge hit. I sincerely hope there is some sort of remastered version or sequel in the future.”
By the way, Insaniquarium Deluxe is only a buck/quid or so in the Steam summer sale right now.
Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS, 2007)
Mario Party games are known for providing brilliant multiplayer experiences. But for Twiggle, it’s the handheld DS iteration of the series which stands out as his personal favourite. “I remember long car and plane rides playing with my siblings,” he explains. "My sister, who isn’t a huge gamer by any means, absolutely loved the game, which just shows how Nintendo [and Hudson Soft] truly knows how to make games for everybody.”
The smart thing about Mario Party DS is that it only requires one cartridge for four players through Download Play. “Growing up, my dad had a job where we moved every couple of years,” Twiggle says. “Also, every year, we would come back to the States to visit my mother’s family. As you can imagine, there was a lot of driving, flying, trains, and buses that we took when travelling, so naturally the DS is what we played. With Mario Party, you could pretty much play the entire thing on multiple DS consoles like you owned the game with just one cartridge.”
Funnily enough, the console versions of Mario Party didn’t take off in the Twiggle household in the same way. Their favourite minigame-action title at home was WarioWare Inc. for the GameCube.
Honourable Mentions: Worms Armageddon, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Paper Mario, Super Smash Bros. series, Plants vs. Zombies, Glover.
Do you want to be featured? To be part of ‘My Favourite Games’, send a message to hbix (#3495) on the Spelunky Discord, listing your three picks along with a quick comment justifying their inclusions. You will hear back from me with follow-up questions.
Previous 'My Favourite Games' entries: Kinnijup (#1)
|My Favourite Games #1: Kinnijup|
|Posted by hbix on June 17th, 2017 @01:44AM|
‘My Favourite Games’ is a new regular feature on MossRanking that gives us a chance to get to know our fellow Spelunkers better. In each edition, we put the spotlight on one member of the community, as they pick three of their most treasured video games ever and give their reasons why. Featured members are allowed to pick whatever games they want... except for Spelunky.
In the inaugural entry, who better to go to than the number one Spelunky player? Kinnijup has crushed the competition in nearly every single category, and has represented the community at AGDQ 2016. But what was the first game he got into competitively? And which long-forgotten game left a particularly strong impression on him growing up? Here are his three picks...
Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64, 1997)
Mario Kart 64 was the franchise’s first foray into 3D. Bringing in four-player support and 16 brand new tracks, it was a favourite among split-screen enthusiasts -- but for Kinnijup, Nintendo’s kart-racing classic was his second game in which he poured hours and hours into playing competitively. “I still follow it on Twitch,” he tells MossRanking. “I hold a couple of world records, still.”
Kinnijup was the NTSC world champion for about a year (NTSC and PAL are split as they run on slightly different speeds), and to this day he remains fifth in NTSC and ninth overall. “Mario Kart 64 just relies on pure driving skill for non-shortcut runs,” Kinnijup says, on what makes the game so appealing for him. As he notes, the challenges with Mario Kart 64 are very different to that of Spelunky. “It is kind of weird I ended up on a game with ridiculous RNG like Spelunky,” he says. “There are cool shortcuts in Mario Kart 64 as well, but they are a different ranking.”
Kinnijup hasn’t ruled out a return to the Mario Kart 64 competitive scene. Even to this day, he thinks about diving back in -- but will he? “I have been telling some Mario Kart 64 friends for three years now that I would play again eventually,” he says. “Right now, I plan to give it another try if I ever get the Low% record in Spelunky -- so it might never happen!”
Super Mario Kart (SNES, 1992)
If Mario Kart 64 was Kinnijup’s second game he got into competitively, it is perhaps no surprise that his first was Super Mario Kart, the very first in the Mario Kart series and a revolutionary title in the kart-racing sub-genre of racing games. “I played Super Mario Kart with my brother as a kid, and it just always had a special place in my heart,” he comments.
Despite quitting years ago, Kinnijup has retained a few Super Mario Kart world records, and looks back at his time with the game very fondly. He is honest when talking about why he decided to move on to Mario Kart 64. “A technique that was no fun took over the game shortly after I left, and I really just completely lost interest,” he explains. “Mario Kart 64 is way better and less broken.”
Bizarrely, he was the one who discovered the technique, known as New Boosting Technique (NBT). “It was a bit ironic,” he shares. “It basically allowed you to drive off the road entirely without slowing down or with even speeding up. It made the old records feel meaningless and was just frustrating. I never really complained about it at the time, because some people enjoyed it and I didn’t want to stop their fun.”
Beyond the Beyond (PlayStation 1, 1996)
The final pick is the underappreciated role-playing game Beyond the Beyond. Developed by Camelot (who would go on to make the Golden Sun games), this PS1 title had a huge impact on Kinnijup when he played it years ago. “It was the first RPG I ever played,” he says. “Not many people play it, but I associate it with my upbringing and probably my first real gaming addiction.”
Kinnjup struggles to pinpoint exactly what makes Beyond the Beyond stand out, yet it seems the sum of its parts combined to deliver an experience that was immersive and unforgettable for him at the time. “I was heavily into RPGs for a decade,” he notes. “I think it could have just as easily been another RPG here, but it just happened to be the first one I played.”
Beyond the Beyond would go on to be overshadowed by a number of other role-playing games on the PlayStation 1, and Kinnijup admits that he wished Beyond the Beyond had more attention. “I used to dig around and never find many fans for it,” he says. “Apparently, it’s a pretty low-rated game by most people who review it. But I actually remember having dreams of a sequel.”
Do you want to be featured? To be part of ‘My Favourite Games’, send a message to hbix (#3495) on the Spelunky Discord, listing your three picks along with a quick comment justifying their inclusions. You will hear back from me with follow-up questions.
|Spef hits temple rank, and everybody else goes temple-crazy|
|Posted by hbix on June 15th, 2017 @07:55PM|
Hi all -- hbix here.
Less than a week has gone by since the last Moss News, and yet there is plenty to report. Yes, Kinnijup has bagged himself another couple of world records, but several other people hit really neat milestones as well, and a new meme category has become the talk of the community.
Check out all of the big headlines below.
Spef becomes the 14th person to reach temple rank
He finally did it, folks. Spef achieved an impressive feat managed by only 13 others before him as he scored enough points to take him past the 800k mark and into the temple. With runs such as a 4:36.321 Hell% and a 2:47.639 No Teleporter Any%, the third highest-ranking European moved into a truly elite group and -- as a bonus -- edged past meowmixmix into 13th place.
Spef also managed a really nice 12:48.004 Max Low% Hell. “Temple rank is a big milestone for me and something that will help keep me motivated with the game,” Spef tells MossRanking. “The goal now is to keep making progress, slow or fast.”
Who will be the next person to reach temple? ix is currently in 15th with 728k, while Saibot just behind in 16th would take a significant step towards 800k with a good score run.
Konato_K joins the 3-million score club
Konato_K has gained a reputation for his excellent daily scores, and it was only a matter of time before that translated over to normal score. In between sessions of Unexplored, Mexico’s top Spelunker banked a massive $3,023,000 on his trip to hell and back.
“I didn’t want to do a score run, but the specs obligated me,” Konato_K recalls to MossRanking, “and the 1-2 jetpack was a real boost to my score mood.”
Konato_K says the run wasn’t perfect, and feared at one point that he wouldn’t make 3 million. “By 5-2, I realised the chances of 3 million were unlikely, but 5-3 was an awesome level and saved the run.” Indeed, he collected 151k on 5-3, which was enough to take him over the line. After this very fine run, Konato_K has the top 25 in his sights.
A new meme category is born
MossRankers have a new category to get stuck into. Temple Shortcut% challenges players to complete the game with an Olmec finish as quickly as possible, starting from the temple shortcut. For all the memesters who take the meme subranking seriously, Temple Shortcut% contributes towards your meme subranking points.
“The category is loosely modelled after Chrono Trigger’s New Game+ mode, which allows players to reach the ending much faster than starting from a blank save file,” he tells MossRanking. “Notably, saturnin55 refused to accept this as a ‘real’ category until Kinnijup came up with the driest possible name for the run.” Kappix.
The current world record is held by Kinnijup, who finished the game in 0:51.6. It will certainly be interesting to see how far this category can be pushed. “I suspect we will get a category killer of 50.x if meowmixmix or Kinni is willing to grind it down," ix says. He thinks that a sub-50 time won't likely be achieved in the near future.
Other people who submitted Temple Shortcut% times include Khold (0:52.3), bootsthatshoot (0:54.6), Polodajaneiro (0:57.0), MikeIsMyIke (0:56.5), saturnin55 (0:58.8), and GreatStriker (1:37.2), while Grooomp retains top spot in the meme subranking ahead of ix with a time of 0:54.8.
An awesome daily appears... and Twigglefly gets 3 million
A rare occurrence happened on the June 11 daily: three separate players finished with scores of 2.8 million or more. The daily was notable for having an almost-guaranteed free hired hand in 4-1. In most reported cases, the player could manipulate the shopkeeper to run out of the shop and leave the HH alive.
A jetpack on 2-2 and altars on 4-2 and 5-3 -- ideal for double boss ghosting -- meant that no hugely crazy strategies were required. A good score was on the cards for anybody who could finish, although a late udjat and poor gem spawns in hell prevented the seed from being even greater.
Newly-temple-ranked Spef was the first of the three players to defeat Yama, posting an impressive daily score of $2,992,300 -- barely missing out on 3 million.
I (hbix) was next, behind Spef throughout in the splits but taking home $2,834,150, a new daily personal best. This boosted my daily average to $2,432,652 and took me past the 700k moss points mark, joining the likes of bootsthatshoot and Sedoxa on Ruby Ice Caves. (A 4:12.970 Low% No Gold this week also counted towards my moss points total.)
Lastly, Twigglefly had a crack and delivered in style, with a massive $3,062,925 to his name. It is Twigglefly’s second-highest daily score, and takes his average to $2,808,377 -- which is fifth place overall. He is now one daily run away from moving ahead of Buddy7heElf.
Kinnijup scores yet another world record
Not to be outshone, Kinnijup banked an incredibly quick 5:28.217 Low% Hell, beating his previous world-record time by nearly five seconds (to go along with his Temple Shortcut% WR). This had a knock-on effect in the overall rankings, with Buddy7heElf overtaking curticus.
Vlad had a superb sub-3 Max Any% run (2:59.660), moving up to the top 20 as a result and closing in on 700k, while falafel_raptor and saturnin55 posted Max Low% times of 4:02.169 and 6:28.413 respectively. falafel_raptor had a 17:48.380 All Shortcuts + Olmec run as well, which was very nice.
Polodajaneiro beat French counterpart Vlad in Any% with a terrific time of 2:31.124. With an overall MossRanking position of 28, he is another player -- alongside the likes of Konato_K, usernamecantbe25, and Khold -- who is challenging for a spot in the top 25. Positions 26 to 31 are all very bunched-up as things stand...
MikeIsMyIke had another productive week, submitting a 3:12.033 No Teleporter Any%, a 5:14.502 No Gold (also No Teleporter Any% No Gold), and a really cool 3:22.274 Low%. MikeIsMyIke has been fighting for position against the likes of GreatStriker and Abob71 recently, and right now he is above them in 34th place.
|falafel_raptor gets a killer Low% No Gold time! Kinnijup improves two of his World Records!|
|Posted by meowmixmix on June 9th, 2017 @07:32PM|
Hey everyone meow here ,
We've had a lot of Lunky action this week so let's hop right into it.
falafel_raptor completed two amazing runs this week, coming within a second of a world record. Challenging Kinni with a 2:51.905 Low% No Gold. Falafel is is also on the brink of breaking the sub 4 wall for Max Low% getting a time of 4:05.259. At this rate falafel will take the #10 spot on MossRanking!
Next...the man, the myth, the jup, Kinnijup. Kinni set two world records this past week taking the No Teleporter Max Hell% and Jumbo Money categories with times 4:43.183 and 16:11.648. Not only does the No Teleporter Max Hell beat many peoples normal Hell% with a telepoter but it is also almost a full minute faster than DTea who is in second place with a time of 5:32.891.
Amazing job as always Kinni!
GreatStriker completed three PBs this week, knocking out a No Teleporter Max Hell% in 9:15.226, an Any% run in 3:20.448 and a Max Any% run in 4:58.725. These are all great times Striker! Keep this up and you have top 25 potential!
I (meowmixmix) completed an Any% run in 2:08.286. which was just enough to push me into Temple Rank which was my long term goal for my Spelunky career! I was also able to improve the Tutorial% world record when messing around with some new strats and came across a teleporter in the 0-3 shop. The final time was 1:15.989.
MikeIsMyIke has been putting in a lot of time recently (and streaming it too! make sure to check him out) and his time and effort have been reflecting in hsi PBs. Mike compled a No Teleporter Max Any% run in 5:04.578 a Big Money run in 10:23.675 and a No Teleporter Hell% run in 7:06.581. Mike's Big Money run beats my time, and he even said he would beat me just an hour or so before he completed this run! Congrats Mike, and keep it up!
SAIBOT has been back doing Spelunky runs for a little while now but is still finishing up some insane times. Sai completed a Low% run, a No Teleporter Any% run, and an All Shortcuts + Olmec run with times of 2:55.466, 2:45.584, 18:53.440 respectively. Each of these times are amazing already but Saibot is pushing harder on AS+O to get sub 18 minutes.
Vlad is another person here who has moved up the leaderboards and knocked out some good PBs this week. Vlad completed an All Shortcuts + Olmec run in 19:30.900 a No Teleporter Hell% run in 6:26.523 and Max Any% run The time was 3:24.852. Awesome job Vlad!
In a recent poll, Spef, was the top voted person that people think will reach the top 10 on MossRanking next, and he is living up to expectations. Spef completed a Low% No Gold run in 3:21.337. This run just beats out my best time even though I've been grinding this for months! He also dipped into a little bit of memery and did a Key to Yama run in 10:32.089 And finally, Spef completed a No Teleporter Any% run in 2:54.996. Awesome job Spef! I hope the votes are right :D
bootsthatshoot has been trying hard to get a sub 3 Low% run and he is getting really close with his most recent Low% pb clocking in at 3:06.708. He also completed a No Teleporter Any% run in 2:55.847. Keep it up Boots, you'll get that sub 3 soon enough!
We just have a few more runs to go through so I'll go through them pretty quickly.
Israel Blargh! completed an Any% run in 4:20.405, Konato_K completed a Tutorial% run in 1:24.710, denis1080 completed an All Shortcuts + Olmec run in 22:19.840 ,Cloiss completed a No Teleporter Any% run! The time was 29:00.682, fisnishing with a final score of $138,875, The Mad Murf completed a Score run with a score of $1,732,000, AlphaChannel completed a Max Hell% run in 10:41.852, ClysmiC completed a Low% run in 4:33.234, and last but not least, prenis completed a No Gold run in 8:01.181.
Great job everyone on improving your times and making the Spelunky community great!
See you all next week, and remember to keep on lunkin!
|saturnin55 gets a $1,337 K run, plus $2 million for good measure; GreatStriker goes Veg|
|Posted by ix on June 1st, 2017 @07:49PM|
Hi all --
We've got a backlog of great runs "this week," so I'll just quickly mention a few of them, and then talk about my own successes in great detail.
First up is saturnin55's $3,337,450 Score Run, which was good enough for 10th all time. Obviously, a great accomplishment, but what I'll remember most of all is how fun it was to be in Twitch chat for this. Congrats!
A couple of the top runners got a few impressive one-off runs. Fatrat aka Twig aka Twiggle aka twigglefly aka Pengiji improved his year-old Any% PB with a 2:01.154. He becomes the 12th runner to achieve a sub-2:02 run in this category. In possibly related news, Mazerak also got a big Low% Hell run of 7:33.363. He correctly notes that this run was "faster than twiggle." falafel_raptor got a 2:44 No Teleporter No Gold Any% run, just 7.5 seconds behind the current WR. This was also the 9th fastest No Gold run of all time.
A little lower down on the leaderboards, GreatStriker and MikeIsMyIke went into overdrive, each submitting an impressive portfolio of runs to MossRanking. Most notably, GS became the 39th spelunker to complete a Solo Eggplant Run in 33:32. He improved almost all of his times with a 3:45 Low%, a 7:15 Hell%, 5:30 No Gold, 7:30 Max Low%, a 10:29 Big Money, and a 35:27 Jumbo Money. For some reason, he's still doing All Characters runs, finishing in just over an hour and a half. This represents an improvement of over half an hour, and moves him from second place in the category... to second place. MIMI (?) responded with the following PBs: 3:02 Any%, 3:39 Low%, 5:28 Low% No Gold, 5:31 Max Any%, 7:37 Max Low%, and a 12:12 Max Hell%. He also memed a bit with a 10:16 Draining Olmec and a 20:49 Olmec Failplant%. At some point, he began grinding No Gold Hell and, after a few hiccups, perservered with a 19:45 completion. Congrats to both of you!
We also got a couple of submissions in the kinda' new "RSVP Challenge." Category inventor pakratt0013 knocked out a $1,068,950. Ilmorinen got $1,291,650, best for second all-time behind saturnin55. Vols and Jezuz got $840,975, and StewardofGod got $413,025. You can see the full leaderboards at this link: click me.
Team ix was also very active since the last update. Team-MVP meowmixmix had a handful of stellar runs. He got a 2:13 Any%, which you ~really need to watch~ for the 4-3 and Olmec exits. Meow also turned in a 17:04 All Shortcuts + Olmec, which was the 5th fastest all time. He also finally knocked off his Low% Hell penalty with a 9:09 completion. And, just for funsies, he completed a 4:01 Max Any% No Gold, and a 3:22 Low% No Gold. Team ix founder and captain, ix, laid down an impressive 2:45 Any%. He also grinded out a 4:42 Max Low%, jammed in a 7:34 Big Money. He also had two kinky trips to the Haunted Castle, poking a 4:36 Haunted Max Any% and smashing a 7:57 Haunted Max Hell%. Also, he had sex.
Team-S (???) posted a few nice times. Spef, which is totally not a smurf account, got an 18:44 AS+O, a 6:08 No Gold Hell%, a 5:05 Max Low%, and a 5:09 No TP Hell%. SAIBOT took a break from raging on Discord to unleash a 3:00 Low% (ok, 2:59.969999) and a 5:22 Hell%. ShinGraywords got a 10:18 Basejump%, a 3:09 Low%, and a 3:07 No TP Any%.
Team France was also busy. Polo turned in a 2:44 Any%, 4:09 Max Any%, and a 5:12 Hell%. Vlad improved his AS+O to 20:17, although he also had a couple other runs that could have been sub-20. He also got an awesome 3:33 Low% No Gold.
Couple more miscellaneous runs: Abob71 finally completed Low% Hell in 12:49, and is now out of excuses against locking the robot. Khold got a 5:25 Hell%, Berumondo got a 20:01 AS+O, prenis got a 12:47 Hell%, and denis1080 got his first $2 million score run.
There's one more run to talk about, but it deserves a longer treatment than would make sense in this jam-packed edition of the news. Stay tuned!
|Kinnijup gets a No Gold Eggplant, Mazerak and Spef score 3m dailies|
|Posted by hbix on May 14th, 2017 @05:10PM|
Hey all, it's hbix. Yes, the third and final -ix has taken over the news, here to tackle a mammoth number of great runs over the past half a month. Trust me, there are some real good'uns in this lot.
Where else do we start but with Kinnijup? Several people have been going for No Gold Eggplant (including yours truly), but Kinnijup became the only the third person ever and the first person since Brutwarst in September 2015 to finish the run – in world-record time too, with a nice 34:06.672.
It’s worth checking out three highlights from the run: executing the mammoth strategy in 3-3, dealing with an awful gold spawn in 3-4.2 while carrying the robot, and best of all, tanking a mummy fly to save the exposed eggplant on the floor. GG!
Next up, I’m going to run through the dailies, because we had two massive 3m scores.
Congratulations to Mazerak and Spef for ruling the May 11 seed, with brand new daily high scores of $3,197,475 and $3,183,675 respectively. It was a daily with two snake pits and a free hired help in 3-1, but there was still a lot of work to do, not least because the jetpack was in 3-3.
Mazerak now has an average of $2,613,925, while Spef – aided by two other top ten dailies (including a first place on May 1) – is sitting on $1,693,072. You can watch Mazerak’s run below:
GreatStriker is another player who has been extremely busy with dailies, securing six top 10 scores in the past two weeks, including a $1,672,000 daily high score on the May 1 seed. His daily average has increased to $928,705. Elsewhere, he managed a penalty-eliminating No Gold Hell% (19:01.853), as well as times for Max Any% (5:32.481), Max Hell% (10:38.051) and Low% (3:55.247 – which is sub-4, GG).
GreatStriker is up to 37th now. Take a look at his Low% run below:
BigSalad also had success on the May 1 daily, with a nice $1,732,200. A top 10 1,633,425 daily score on May 14 lifted BigSalad’s average to $1,514,122.
Lastly, three other players took new daily high scores: Khold with $1,681,075 on May 9, The Mad Murf with $1,532,825 on May 11 (with two other top 10 scores), and Vlad with $1,930,200 on May 14. Khold has a nice 3:16.496 as well.
Now that the dailies are out of the way, it’s time to spotlight a brand new category, inspired by Pakratt0013: the Robbing Shopkeepers Very Poorly (RSVP) Challenge. The list of rules for the run is pretty long, but the gist of it is, you’re prohibited from using any advanced score strategy (such as ghosting, duping triads, bombing pots) and using a shotgun is strictly forbidden.
The other person to give RSVP a proper go was ix. He went to Hell and back and took home $431,775 for his troubles.
ix had a bunch of other runs too, with 3:13.797 in Max Any%, 11:34.852 in Key to Yama, and 6:28.955 in Basejump%. My favourite new run of his, though, was his 19:41.664 Jumbo Money, which is indeed a world record. Here’s the YouTube video, with commentary from ix himself:
Another person who has been busy? Konato_K, who is looking good in 26th, just one place outside the homepage.
When he’s not spinning the roulette wheel for nearly two hours straight, he’s been finishing a really varied range of categories, from Low% (3:49.441) and Eggplant% (17:48.175) to Tutorial% (1:26.650) and Olmec Failplant% (10:14.782). He sped through No Gold Hell% with an impressive time of 12:37.345 (no teleporter), secured a 4:31.331 time on No Gold (no teleporter), and ended No Teleporter Max Hell% with 9:46.673.
Konato_K had an All Shortcuts time of 18:57.950, before unfortunately falling short on the Olmec split. But on the bright side, he had a superb sub-6 Hell% run, defeating Yama in 5:57.160 (no teleporter), which you can watch right here:
meowmixmix has pulled together another set of excellent times, this time showing that he can finish Hell runs.
His incredible 5:54.169 No Gold Hell% is a personal favourite of mine, and he delivered an awesome 5:32.869 regular Hell% run, too. meowmixmix also completed Low% No Gold in 3:25.850, No Gold in 2:44.166 (also No Teleporter Any%), and Haunted Max Low% in a very impressive of 5:05.963.
Go and watch his No Gold Hell% run, which included a gigantic ‘OMG’ moment when he was a millimetre away from falling and landing on spikes during the Yama fight:
Finally, but certainly not least, Polodajaneiro scored a brilliant sub-3 Any% with a time of 2:55.816, SAIBOT’s 4:14.270 Max Low% is a run to be very proud of, ShinGraywords boasts a quick 7:01.561 Max Hell% (no teleporter), and BisleyT nicely finished Max Any% in 10:02.150.
Great job, everyone! Give each other a nice, firm pat on the back.
|Mazerak wins The Scoreathlon with $4,062,350. Score runs see a lot of movement.|
|Posted by meowmixmix on April 30th, 2017 @12:45AM|
Hey everyone, meow here ,
The Scoreathlon was hosted today and Mazerak took home the win with a final score of 4,062,350! As this run was seeded, it won't count for any world records but the seed itself was insane and extremely well played! Great job Maz! There will be a more detailed Scoreathlon wrap up article coming out later so I won't go into much more details now but for now you can see the final scoreboard here.
The event was a huge success! Thank you to the players, commentators, and behind-the-scenes workers for making this event as fun as possible! But most of all, a huge thank you to saturnin55 for putting in his heart and soul into this event. Sat is the reason this event even came into the realm of possiblity and everyone should thank Sat next time they see him!
On to the runs!
Spef got an insane score of $3,360,075! Spef got a 1-1 Plasma Cannon along with a 1-2 Jetpack which as the great Bananasaurus Rex once said is a "Once in a lifetime of Spelunky run". This run gave Spef the 7th highest score of all time. Spef also completed a 3:59.378 Low% No Gold. Incredible!
bootsthatshoot's final score was a whopping $2,953,775. Just barely missing the sweet $3 million but I know he will be able to break it! This run put boots into the 700k Moss Points club! Keep it up boots!
bigsalad's score was just under 2 million with a final score of $1,958,850. You can buy one big salad with that kind of dough! bigsalad also completed a Low% run in 7:22.765 and a Hell% run in 11:13.616. I think with a score like his, he can improve these times with enough effort! Awesome runs bigsalad!
GreatStriker got a very similar score to bigsalad coming in at $1,944,875. Unfortunately, this run ended with a death on 5-3 but this means he is on track to push this well beyond $2 million! You can do it!
Lastly for score, I (meowmixmix), got a final score of $2,825,800. Thanks to everyone who gave advice to me during my run! It was a big help
Let's move into some speedruns now.
SAIBOT was on fire this week gathering a total of 6 personal bests!
Here's the list:
Incredible job SAIBOT!
Next up we have ix. ix has been grinding out a Low% No Gold run and managed to complete one in 4:14.862! Great job ix! Not only this, but ix has been working on his meme game with an Olmec Failplant% run in 7:04.175 and a Draining Olmec run in 3:59.930.
We also saw a lot of Hell% personal bests this week.
Great job on showing Yama who is boss everyone!
hbix completed a Hell% run but with a No Gold twist in 14:49.498. This is a category that has continued to elude me over and over again. hbix also completed a Max Low% in 9:59.923. Great job hbix! I know you can push these further :D
These memes are 🔥!
Lastly we will cover dailies.
SnoreMonster and PolPotNoodle both completed the Apr 23rd Daily with a personal Top 10 score of $1,659,075 and $1,273,250 respectively. These runs increased SnoreMonster's daily average to $1,736,170 and PolPotNoodle's daily average to $1,313,137. Awesome dailies guys!
WGPL completed 3 dailies this week all in his personal top 10 and even bopping his High score of all time...TWICE. WGPL completed the Apr 25th, Apr 26th, and Apr 27th Dailies with scores of $1,479,125, $1,188,775, and 1,739,550. All of this brought his daily average up to $999,522! Can't wait to see more daily PBs from you WGPL!
And last but not least, Sp3ratus raised his Daily High Score to $1,662,650 and after seeing him play during The Scoreathlon I think we will see this getting pushed further not too long from now!
That's it for this news update! Fantastic job everyone, and remember, keep on lunkin!
|Kinnijup gets Max Low% World Record and Spef gets a $3.1 million score run!|
|Posted by meowmixmix on April 19th, 2017 @03:35AM|
Hey everyone, meow here,
It has been a while since the last news (I've been slackin) so we have a TON of runs to cover. Congratulations to everyone PBing over the past few weeks!
First we'll start with the man, the myth, the legend, Kinnijup.
Kinni took down one of the strongest world records that's been around for over a year which was SpelunkyGod's Max Low% of 3:28.416. Kinni beat out the world record by just over 3 seconds clocking in at 3:25.401! Of all the categories that give mosspoints, the only world record that Kinni doesn't have which will give him total Spelunky and Mossranking domination is Low%.
Keep on gettin them world records Kinni!
Next up we have one of our French lunkers, Vlad, who got some pretty solid runs in these past few weeks. Vlad completed the April 2nd daily with a personal top 10 score of $ 1,213,125. This raised his daily average to $1,319,435! Vlad also completed a No Teleporter Any% run in 2:54.997, a Max Hell% run in 7:16.481 (this also counted for his normal Hell%), and a No Teleporter Max Any% run in 4:46.562. These are awesome times Vlad! The sub 3 No Teleporter Any% in particular is a run that many lunkers would be ecstatic to get!
Next up we have daily player, Doodling Hitman who completed the Apr 3rd, Apr 5th, and Apr 17th dailies with scores of $1,531,750, 1,739,825, and 1,463,425 respectively. This raised his daily average up to 1.4 million. Great job Doodling Hitman!
One of our other French lunkers, Polodajaneiro, completed a sub 20 minute All Shortcuts + Olmec run! His final time was 19:52.400! Getting sub 20 AS+O is one of the bigger milestones for this category! Polo also completed a 7:31.195 Haunted Max Low% run, which is a category I hope to complete myself one of these days. Polo also runs marathons and gives running lessons in real life so not only is he fast in game but he also speedruns life. Congrats Polo on the great runs!
SpelunkyGod...err I mean Spef got a grand total of 8 personal bests since the last news so let's run through it. First off, Spef completed a score run with a final score of $3,152,725. Spef also completed the Apr 3rd, Apr 14th, and Apr 17th dailies with scores of $1,121,675, $1,086,525, and $2,256,525. These dailies raised is daily average to $1,324,927! Spef just barely missed a sub 3 low% coming in at 3:00.951. He also completed an Any% run in 2:30.504 and a Basejump% run in 8:10.653. Amazing job Spef! I expect you to reach top 10 in no time!
GreatStriker PBd in many categories these past few weeks as well! GreatStriker completed a No Gold run, a Low% run, a No Teleporter Any% run, and an AS+O run! The times were 7:01.501, 4:10.821, 4:03.281, and 24:32.539 respectively. Great job Striker!
bootsthatshoot 👢🔫 got a really fast Any% completion in 2:19.462. He also completed a Big Money run in 9:21.831 and an Eggplant% run in 24:35.796. These are great times for tough categories. Awesome job boots! Keep it up.
ShinGraywords completed a No Teleporter Hell% run, No Teleporter Max Hell%, and a Jumbo Money run! The times were 5:23.026, 7:29.969, and 35:50.574 respectively. On top of all this Shin also completed a Tutorial High Score with a score of $83,200! This is by far the best run in the entire news! Great job Shin!
Fellow -ix member hbix completed a No Teleporter Hell% run with a time of 5:59.758. hbix also completed the Apr 17th and Apr 18th daily with scores of $2,335,725 and 2,013,400. These scores raised his daily average to $2,299,067. Amazing job hbix, as always!
Other fellow -ix member, ix, ix set a new World Record for No Gold Max Basejump% with a time of 18:49.961. ix Also set a brief world record for True Pacifist Hell% with a time of 19:37.722 which was beaten by Kinnijup not too long afterthefact. Great job ix!
The Mad Murf beat his daily highscore, getting a score of $1,404,750! He also completed a No Gold run in 6:42.274, a No Teleporter Any% run in 5:17.315, and a Big Money run in 26:00.933. Way to go Murf!
falafel_raptor completed a lot of No Teleporter runs recently. He completed No Teleporter Max Any%, No Teleporter Any%, and a No Teleporter Hell% with times of 3:15.501, 2:42.034, 4:39.140 respectively. Great job mastering No Teleporter movement falafel!
denis1080 completed an All Shortcuts + Olmec run, a Big Money run, and also got a nice time on Tutorial% (my favorite category) His times were 26:04.270, 1:22.270, and 13:51.729 for each of these categories. Awesome times Denis!
DiMono got a Basejump% PB in 26:55.571. I hope I get to complete this category someday :D. Nice job DiMono!
Next we have a bunch of dailies to cover!
PolPotNoodle completed the Apr 14th daily with a score of 1,318,750 increasing his daily average to $1,312,582.
bigsalad got a Daily High Score of $1,724,850! He also completed the Apr 21st daily with a score of $1,724,850 raising his daily average to $1,445,225.
Khold completed the Apr 10th daily with $1,119,975 raising his daily average to 990,287!
Tons of awesome dailies!
And last but not least, a bunch of people raised their daily high scores
pem with a score of $793,400
justin.lin97 with a score of $542,375
SlightlyAbsurd with a score of $649,750
sadsprite with a score of $874,550
Peewi with a score of $1,129,625
SnoreMonster with a score of $1,845,025
Jatjacob1 with a score of $1,004,325
Rescuetoaster with a score of $581,450
and johansauce with a score of $712,850.
Great job breaking those high scores guys!
That's it for this update! Everyone give yourself a pat on the back for such great runs since the last update and keep on lunkin!
|Get Hyped! Spelunky Scoreathlon will be Saturday April 29th. SIGNUP UP NOW !!!|
|Posted by saturnin55 on April 11th, 2017 @02:15PM|
Welcome to the Spelunky Scoreathlon! An event hosted by the MossRanking team Saturday April 29th where players from all around the world compete in a seeded run of Spelunky to try and achieve the best score and come out on top!
Because this is a seeded run, each player has the same chance of winning in this event. The only thing setting you apart from other players is your wits and the ability to dodge ghosts!
The Spelunky Scoreathlon will feature a live scoreboard, live commentary, and a re-stream of up to 4 players at a time! We will make sure every player makes it to the big screen! Even if you won’t be able to play, it will be an event you don’t want to miss!
Read all the details and rules of the event here.
We will contact the people that were interested in commentating to setup a schedule with them.
Thanks and see you on April 29th !
- saturnin55 and meowmixmix
|Kinnijup gets Daily Highscore and No% World Records!|
|Posted by meowmixmix on March 30th, 2017 @04:00AM|
Hey everyone, meow here . We have a ton of runs to cover so lets get right into it! Since the last update we saw many 1-2 Jetpack Mattock dailies so we saw a lot of movement with those!
It feels very rare that Kinnijup is not breaking a world record in a news updated, whether it be part of the main ranking runs or memes, Kinni seems unstoppable!
Let's start with the man himself, Kinnijup. Kinni compled the Mar 28th daily, setting a new high score and world record of $3,382,075 raising his daily average to $3,207,985. It's hard to say at this point if we will ever see a daily go past the $3.4 mil point but only time will tell! Kinni also got the No% World Record in 4:45.270, beating out Bum (the previous WR holder) by over a minute! Congratulations Kinni on some godly runs!
ShinGraywords completed a whole bunch of runs since the last update! Shin got an AS+O run in 21:11.650 with an All Shortcuts time of 18:39.630. I feel Shin could get that sweet sub 20 grinding it out some more! Shin also completed a three sick Haunted runs, adding a Max Any% No Gold, Haunted Max Low% and Haunted Max Hell% runs to his collection of Haunted PBs with times of 9:05.593, 6:05.919, and 7:55.405 respectively. 3spooky5me Shin also completed a pretty big daily on Mar 25th daily with a score of $2,281,275 increasing daily average to $1,891,547! Shin is on FIRE!
Vlad completed a few dailies this week. He completed the Mar 21st daily with $1,488,175, Mar 27th with a daily high score of $1,795,700, and also managed to go back in time to Feb 8th to get a score of $1,014,875. All of these dailies raised his daily average to $1,275,600. Great job on the dailies Vlad! Vlad also gathers PBs in a ton of other categories, being, Any% No Gold, Max Low%, Big Money, No Gold Hell%, and Low% getting times of time of 7:13.479, 5:16.226, 10:53.380, 11:47.480 and 3:17.315 respectively. Keep at it Vlad, you are killing it!
Another person who completed a lot of dailies is PolPotNoodle who completed the Mar 21st daily with $1,266,500, Mar 22nd with $1,312,250 and Mar 27th with $1,303,050 increasing daily average to $1,307,357! Great job PolPot!
sense completed a Hell% run in 40:08.833! Awesome job slaying Yama sense!
I should be putting this next guy at the bottom of the news, . denis1080 completed a Low% no gold in 5:20.312 which is an amazing time! This also counted for his No Gold% and No Teleporter No Gold Any%. Great job denis! Keep it up!
A fairly new player to Mossranking is Spef and he is quickly moving up the leaderboards. Spef completed the Mar 21st daily with $1,222,875 increasing daily average to $1,123,522. Spef also completed a Low% No Gold run in 4:11.618, which also counted for No Gold and No Teleporter No Gold Any%. Spef also completed completed an incredible Hell% run in 4:52.175. Racking up more Moss points, Spef also completed AS+O in 21:35.840. Spef completed a No Teleporter Max Hell% in 11:45.623! This is a good time, but based on Spef's sub 5 hell run mentioned earlier, I am positive he will get this down in no time! And last but not least he completed a Low% in 3:05.314. I am also sure we will see many more PBs from Spef over the next few updates! Lookin forward to it Spef!
Next up we have WGPL who got a daily high score of $903,200!
SAIBOT has come back strong after a few month hiatus completing a No Teleporter Hell%, Max Any%, No Gold Any% and No Teleporter Any% with times of 5:54.200, 2:56.021, 2:52.506, and 2:59.672 respectively. SAIBOT also took to the Mar 29th Daily getting a score of $1,105,325 raising daily average to $949,700.
City-Swimmer was able to improve his Daily High score to 533,000
Great Striker completed some nice hell runs with a Max Hell of 13:01.296 and a No Teleporter Hell% of 8:50.846. Striker also improved his Daily High Score on the Mar 25th daily getting a score of $844,600. Great job Striker! Keep it up!
The Smiling Madness completed the Mar 23rd Daily with a score of $1,521,500 which is his highest daily so far! Awesome job!
Fellow -ix member, hbix, got some big PBs this time around with a Low% run in 3:30.768, an AS+O time of 21:12.150, and a No Teleporter Any% in 3:08.421! These are really good times and based on hbix's skill, I think we will see him improving even more soon!
Konato_K completed a No Teleporter No Gold Hell% run in 17:34.286. Konato got 3 dark levels on this run so it is amazing to me, as someone who can't seem to completed No Gold Hell, that he managed to keep it no gold! Awesome job Konato!
Mazerak made some big bucks with the Mar 25th daily, geting a score of $2,158,250 raising his daily average to $2,507,905! I wish I could make as much money as you Maz
Large and in charge Spelunker, meowmixmix, completed the Mar 25th daily with a score of $1,073,425 increasing his daily average to 361,705. I also completed a Low% run in 2:58.368, Haunted Max Any% in 2:58.537, and Max Low% of 4:12.848.
Our lord and savior, saturnin55, completed Mar 25th daily with a score of $2,339,375 increasing daily average to $2,018,082! Keep makin those big bucks Sat!
BTA88 completed the Mar 29th daily with a score of $2,053,500 raising his daily average to $2,033,607! These are some massive scores and I am jelly :(
Polodajaneiro completed a No Gold run in 3:57.856 and a No Teleporter Max Hell% run in 7:51.075. This also counted towards his normal No Teleporter Hell% time. Over the past few months we've seen Polo moving up the leaderboards. Top 25 better watch out!
Our other -ix brother, ix, completed an Eggplant% run in 15:02.437! This is an incredible time! ix really deserves these good times since he has practiced all these strats for getting weird items to Yama! I wish I was as good at hell runs as ix FeelsBadMan.
And last but not least, Doodling Hitman completed the Apr 1st daily $1,857,100 making this is Daily Highscore and raising his daily average to $1,222,077!
That's it for this update! Keep on lunkin'!