The Weakest Action Hero Comes To PlayStation 3

By Spencer . November 23, 2010 . 12:03pm


Starting today, you can fall off a small ledge and lose a life… in HD. Tozai Games is bringing Spelunker HD to North America.


Spelunker HD has 100 levels and a four player mode, but still no life bar for the poor Spelunker. One hit or tiny trip and it’s over for the frail explorer. The PlayStation 3 version is developed by Irem, makers of Disaster Report and R-Type. Unless you count their PlayStation Home lounge, this is Irem’s PS3 debut in North America.


Here’s a look at what you get for $9.99.


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  • Yukito

    I already got this and Spelunker Black. VERY fun times. I recommend it to people. I sort of hope there is no region barrier. It would be fun to play with NA people now that they have it in the US.

  • maxchain

    The weakest? Man, Ein from Riviera: The Promised Land must be seething with jealousy. And he’ll probably faint from it soon.

    • Phlo

      Huh? Did you only play the intro chapter or something?

      • maxchain

        He’s been the first out pretty consistently in both of my playthroughs.

  • Testsubject909

    Ah, I remember playing this as a little kid and never getting past the first two screens.

    Oddly, good times actually.

    I’m tempted to see just how much fun chaos can be had with four players on this one. And does it support local co-op?

  • Guest

    This is cool I guess since I remember the Spelunker Japanese Playstation Home area but seriously…

    Please release a U.S. date for Disaster Report 4!!!

  • leeorv

    l got both this and Black for 3,600 Yen, and it was worth every penny. I highly recommend this game to everyone with a bit of patience.

  • Chow

    The Playstation Home IREM space was a quick port over, from the evidence I can see while wandering around there. Some of the “not so obvious” video screens are labelled “Needs translation” (or something, I don’t remember), and the free T-Shirts they gave out a while ago were for Japanese counterparts of games, untranslated except for the item name itself (Disaster Report 3 somes to mind).

  • Joanna

    Nice. Seems like there are a lot of interesting Digital-only games coming out now: Flying Hamster, this, and Fluidity. I’ll need to stock up on those points cards.

  • Tokyo Guy

    Does anyone else find it a bit pathetic that it’s almost taken TWO years to get this game to North America when it doesn’t even have text for crying out loud?

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