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​New Spelunky World Record Destroys the Two-Minute Barrier

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You'd scream, too, if you did something better and faster than anyone else in the world. Like completing the notoriously hard video game Spelunky. So, yeah, let the guy holler.

A combination of luck and gear helped German speedrunner Pibonacci post a completion time of 1:55.353 in an Olmec run last night. The previous record was 2:01.396, held by runner Samots. Sure, some of the procedurally generated levels work out in Pibonacci's favor during his frantic playthrough. But you can still see a superlative amount skill and instinct in his run, especially when he probes this way and that to figure out the fastest teleport routes. Me? I would've teleported right into that lava.

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Yeah, the teleporter is one of those things I throw away immediately. No idea how it works.