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Spelunky (2008)
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Action (2D Platformer, Rogue-lite)


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Xbox Live Arcade

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It was the early 1990s. My parents convinced me that I wanted a Sega Game Gear instead of a Nintendo Game Boy due to the formerís ability to display color and the optional TV tuner. I picked out a few games for the thing, and didnít really care for most of them. However, the one Game Gear experience that scarred me for life was a little title called ďDragon Crystal,Ē which was my first experience with the anal reaming that is the Roguelike subgenre. Iím not some Johnny-Come-Lately Roguelike-hate bandwagoneer, no, Iíve completely loathed every single whiff of that abomination of Arcade Mentality mashed-up with the Glorious RPG Genre for as long as Iíve been aware of it. A brief resurgence of Roguelike proliferation during the PS1 era saw me unwittingly butting heads with the subgenre again...

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