|Kinnijup Achieved the Any% World Record!|
|Posted by krille71 on April 14th, 2016 @03:55PM|
Speedruns in Spelunky are continuously getting shorter. On 13th of April, Kinnijup achieved the Any% world record with the time of 1:39.716, improving the record with a bit more than 400 milliseconds. Previous record was 1:40.145 by D_Tea, uploaded to youtube exactly 40 days earlier. Any% has seen some quick improvements, since SpelunkyGod's record of 1:41.499 eight months ago.
Being the first to ever finish a run below 1:40 is an awesome feat. With a shop at the start of 1-2 containing all the necessary equipment after a good enough first level, he was on a great start. The following levels were all well balanced, some straight down, and some diagonal. They had in common that they all were finished quickly, thanks to his skill with the teleporter. The Olmec fight was nearly perfectly done, with the first bomb exploding merely some tenths of a second after Olmec stomped down, resulting in a 28 seconds long fight. If the first bomb explodes before Olmec gets the chance to stomp down, one less layer will be destroyed, resulting in a longer fight.
The end of the run had some really tight moments. The whole 4-3 was filled with enemies and traps, requiring quick reactions and level reading. Both the arrow from the arrow trap and the bullets from the shopkeeper came within pixels of killing the run. Olmec was equally scary when a blue frog spawned on his side, forcing Kinnijup to teleport upwards early.
With each consecutive world record, we are approaching the limit of the in game timer, a time of 1:30.000. The game has several built in methods to prevent cheaters, some of which are the hardcoded lines for the timer and the score tracker. Finishing a run below 1:30.000 will just result in a time of 99:00.000 on the leaderboards. A high score of $3 000 000 was also seen as cheating before the community proved that a score that high was possible. Not long after, BananasaurusRex achieved his $3 105 850 score run from a plasma canon in a crate on 1-1.
Congrats to Kinnijup for finishing the first ever run in under 1:40 and securing the any% world record!
|So many runs! WRs, Big Money and Hell% galore!|
|Posted by saturnin55 on April 12th, 2016 @10:45AM|
Hey spelunkers, another batch to go over!
Veteran BumCommando has been grinding All Journal Entries quite a bit lately and finally got the WR with a very nice 40:09. He unlocked the 114 journal entries while going over only 7 seeds! We just started keeping track of this category on Mossranking and our friend AlphaChannel released a very nice Journal Tracker which makes running this category so much smoother. I expect some activity on this category, which can be a nice change of pace from the way we usually play Spelunky.
SAIBOT removed another 20k penalty from his total points by finishing a 20:31 Big Money and a 22:36 Max Hell. He is very active and working hard on removing penalties. He is also very close to nailing runs in very hard categories. I think we'll hear a lot more from him! A must follow on twitch!
One of the current most impressive rise on the ranking leaderboard is Sedoxa which is sitting in 13rd place. He finished a breathtaking 12:46 Big Money where he got in touch with 3 shopkeepers He also nailed an impressive win on the April 11th Daily with a $1,852,650 score, leaving him with only the 2.5M requirement to get the subreddit champion flair! With that run, his daily average his now above the $1M mark! Awesome plays Sedoxa!
My friend bootsthatshoot is on fire. He completed a very impressive 5:49 Hell% run and an unorthodox 13:26 Olmec finish Big Money run! He his now sitting with more than 350K points, racking up points along with a few runners that are exchanging positions back and forth in the 18-24 positions.
Spelunker Nightharvester has been very active lately. Finishing a 25:43 No Gold Hell and a 25:59 Max Big Money jetpack-less run! He only needs a Low% Hell to get rid of his last 10K penalty. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him rise above the 600K points mark in a near future.
Kinnijup is still going strong. Two days after losing the Score world record, he ironically grabbed the No Gold record with a very impressive 2:00.311 run. A 3 seconds improvement over dtea’s run. Awesome Kinni! //
That’s it for now! /
|New World Record High Score|
|Posted by krille71 on April 10th, 2016 @04:18PM|
This Saturday, a new world record was broken in Spelunky. SpelunkyGod achieved a High Score of $3 445 975, breaking the previous record of $3 404 400 by Kinnijup which stood for half a year. An improvement of $40 000 may not seem like much, but with High Score being such an optimized category it is huge.
The seed started out with low mobility, only climbing gloves and a cape in 1-2. He still managed to successfully maneuver the ghost around the level over every single gem. The resources were plentiful throughout the seed, with several mattocks and a crazy amount of bombs. 72 bombs and a mattock in the 2-2 black market was really generous, made it possible to mine most gold chunks in the jungle.
The most nerve wracking part of the run was 5-3, when he brought perma ghost and the Ball & Chain from the 5-2 altar to ghost Yama. The level started in a tight corner, with the ghost quickly appearing from the right side. Several spikes, a blue devil and four spike balls nearly ended the run there, but quick thinking and precise movement saved him.
|A lot of activity yet again :D|
|Posted by Kinnijup on April 9th, 2016 @12:23PM|
Hey there. We have 15 runs to go over this time!
Grooomp hit a nice score PB - 1.58 mil. It is looking more and more like he will get the coveted 3 million run. Good luck, Grooomp! He also hit a nice Hell PB, a 5:43. Lastly, he got a 10:01 Max Hell PB. Getting some solid PBs lately, Grooomp. Keep at it!
NightHarvester has been extremely active lately, and it's great to see. For this update, he submitted a pair of All Shortcuts times. He got a 21:31 Key delivery split and a 26:43 Olmec finish. Getting close to 25 minutes here.
Lastly, we had a big daily happen. 3 people finished with a 2.9mil+ run, which only ever happened once before that I know of (I probably just didn't notice it in the past though). d_tea edged me out to get the highest score on it, a 3.168mil. I got a 3.159mil, and twigglefly got a 2.936mil. twiggle's score was a bit lower because he did a slightly different strat (bombed temple and CoG instead of using ball and chain) but still impressive nonetheless, and his 2nd highest daily! This daily pushed him ahead of Kenneth for a top 5 position in daily average. Congrats, twiggle! You can see the leaderboard for this daily here. Of note also is this pushed d_tea's daily average above 3.05 million! Way to go, tea!
That's all for now. Great job, everyone! /
|Month of March|
|Posted by krille71 on April 8th, 2016 @12:00PM|
The month of March has been really active in the Spelunky community! Here you can see a summary of some of the biggest highlights:
|April is an active month... O_O|
|Posted by Kinnijup on April 7th, 2016 @01:13PM|
Heya! Over 10 more runs to give you the run down on (see what I did there?) ...Anyway, here we go!
First up, we've got Sedoxa with some impressive improvements. He nailed a 6:11 Hell run and a 6:33 Max Low% with a tricky dark temple level. Max Low% is a great category and I'm really excited it's getting this much attention!
Speaking of Max Low%, we had two other submissions for the category. Saibot finished an 8:38 and NightHarvester finished a 14:13. This is not an easy run to complete (even at a safer pace) so these guys deserve a congrats as well. Congrats :D Saibot managed to breach the top 20 with these PBs, reaching 333k Mossranking points. Way to go, man! The activity from rank 16 to 30 is just awesome :D I hope everyone is having fun.
MikeIsMyIke submitted two runs the last couple days. A 6:56 Max Any%, and a 13:15 Big Money run. Hope you're having fun with all the categories, Mike! The Big Money run is also currently counting as his hell run. So he is getting some points for that, though clearly he can improve it on it's own.
kvec hit a new hell time, a 9:23, and a 4:06 Low% (which also counts as his Any%). Getting close to that sub 4 run. He also started streaming some of his runs, so give him a follow - www.twitch.tv/kvec
Grooomp is getting some really impressive times now. He is just on the cusp of breaking a lot of impressive berriers. This time, he submitted a 4:12 Low% No Gold run. Look like he will get under 4 soon.
Lastly, I wanted to direct everyone to 2 super impressive runs d_tea submitted. They are old runs, but deserve some attention as they only now have a section on Mossranking and are the fastest done in their respective category. They are a 2:55 Max Any% No Gold run and a 4:40 Max Low% No Gold run. Great job getting through those runs without taking gold, tea :D
That's all for now, have a nice day :D
|Many more runs :)|
|Posted by Kinnijup on April 5th, 2016 @01:12PM|
Hey hey hey, we've got another 10+ PBs to go over. Let's jump right in!
Saibot got a big improvement to his Low% No Gold time, which also counts for Any% No Gold. He hit a 5:44. Saibot has been doing some impressive runs lately, including making it to Yama on Low% Hell. I think we can expect some big things from him in the future.
pj submitted a nice 5:38 Max Any% PB. This category is getting a lot of attention lately as it is accessible on almost every seed. The list has 25 submissions currently, which is great for a challenge run.
Yoshimitsu524 showed up after a long absense of PBs. He got a 24:50 No Gold Max Hell run. It counted for Max Any% and No Gold Hell%, so this run gained Yoshi plenty of points. Yoshi is one of those guys who deserves a much higher spot on the ranking than he currently has, so hopefully we will see more from him. Great to have you getting PBs again, Yosh!
That's all for now :D
|More runs :D|
|Posted by Kinnijup on April 5th, 2016 @12:54PM|
Hey gang, the submissions keep comin'!
SAIBOT and I (Kinnijup) each got a Low% No Gold PB, 8:20 and 2:59, respectively. My run was the 2nd ever under 3, and I was very happy with it. SAIBOT's also counts for regular No Gold Any%, so he gained 20k Mossranking points removing his penalties. He's nearing the top 20 on the main ranking now, currently sitting at 22nd. Keep it up, Sai!
Grooomp hit 2 runs that helped boost him to 15th overall. He managed a 5:49 Any% Hell run and a 13:54 No Gold Hell% run (done to remove the penalty). We all knew he could do a good hell run. I have seen him die late in hell on pace for sub 5, so I have a hunch we will see more from him soon here.
That's all for now :)
|Challenge runs gaining popularity, including a WR!|
|Posted by twiggle on April 1st, 2016 @08:49PM|
Hey 'lunkers, this news article features 6 new mosstier submissions and a big daily by Curticus! Lets get started!
All Shortcuts + Olmec (AS+O) is a great category for people who are competitive, people who can beat Olmec, or people who need a break from grinding individual runs. AS+O was made popular by Bumcommando, and was featured in the French speedrun challenge "The Ultime Décathlon 2". Additionally, it was run at the first ever AGDQ to feature Spelunky!
Finally, we have three challenge low% runs.
First, Kinnijup getting a 4:33.683 "Haunted Max Low%" run, being the third person to ever submit a run and grabbing the Record while he was at it. Nice job, kinni! To read more about what this challenge entails, along with who else has completed it, click here!
Last, we have the highlight of todays news. An absolutely bonkers Max low% World Record (WR) - 3:28.416 - by Spelunky_God! This run is simply incredible, featuring a 22 second worm, and an 11 second mothership. This is an improvement on the previous WR by almost 30 seconds! Wow! Congratulations SG!!!
Thanks for reading this additions of the news. Good luck in the caves, Spelunker!
|New bossfights book, "Spelunky", now available for purchase!|
|Posted by twiggle on March 31st, 2016 @04:01PM|
Derek Yu (creator of Spelunky) has recently released a book simply titled "Spelunky". Click here to check it out!