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The Journal, as it is found in the Entrance Cave in Spelunky 2.

The Journal is a handy returning feature that appears in Spelunky 2.

It serves as a sort of encyclopedia that records all the Places, Monsters, Items, and Traps that the player comes across in the game, as well as keeping track of gameplay statistics, such as playthroughs and deaths.

In the beginning of the game, Ana Spelunky finds the book when she first enters the Entrance Cave and discovers it belonged to her father Guy Spelunky.

Ana reads about Guy's journey and his adventures with his wife Tina Flan, as she progresses through the interactive tutorial room.

After completing the tutorial, Ana Spelunky finds a key tucked into the last page and uses it to open the entrance to Dwelling, beginning their own adventure just as Guy did after finding the very same journal left behind by Yang.

During the game, the journal will automatically document all the places you visit, the monsters you kill (or are killed by), the items you pick up and the traps you fall victim to or encounter.

The journal can be viewed at any time by pressing the Back/Tab/Select/Touch Pad button, and also displays the current level, money collected and time spent in the caves.




For every playable character, visit Spelunky 2 Characters.

  1. Ana Spelunky
  2. Margaret Tunnel
  3. Colin Northward
  4. Roffy D. Sloth
  5. Alto Singh
  6. Liz Mutton
  7. Nekka the Eagle
  8. LISE Project
  9. Coco Von Diamonds
  10. Manfred Tunnel
  11. Little Jay
  12. Tina Flan
  13. Valerie Crump
  14. Au
  15. Demi Von Diamonds
  16. Pilot
  17. Princess Airyn
  18. Dirk Yamaoka
  19. Guy Spelunky
  20. Classic Guy
  21. Terra Tunnel
  22. Hired Hand Link S2.png Hired Hand
  23. Eggplant Child Link S2.png Eggplant Child
  24. Shopkeeper Link S2.png Shopkeeper
  25. Tun Link S2.png Tun
  26. Yang Link S2.png Yang
  27. Madame Tusk Link S2.png Madame Tusk
  28. Tusk's Bodyguard Link S2.png Tusk's Bodyguard
  29. Waddler Link S2.png Waddler
  30. Caveman Shopkeeper Link S2.png Caveman Shopkeeper
  31. Ghist Shopkeeper Link S2.png Ghist Shopkeeper
  32. Van Horsing Link S2.png Van Horsing
  33. Parsley Link S2.png Parsley
  34. Parsnip Link S2.png Parsnip
  35. Parmesan Link S2.png Parmesan
  36. Sparrow Link S2.png Sparrow
  37. Beg Link S2.png Beg
  38. Eggplant King Link S2.png Eggplant King




Guy Spelunky's Story

"Wow, it's been 15 years since my last entry! So much has happened since I escaped the cave of Olmec with his treasure."

"Tina and I became parents! We named our daughter Ana. She's a strong kid... And a natural explorer!


"The dreams began when Ana turned five. In the dream, I'd look out the window at the full Moon and see Olmec's face in it. I tried to ignore it.


"I mean, we all saw Olmec sink into lake of lava..."

"Didn't we?"

"Our curiosity was too much to resist. With Colin's help, Tina and I built a spaceship that could take us to the Moon.


"Ana wants to come, but it feels a little dangerous and I think she should stay and finish out the school year. Besides, we should be back before she knows it! There's probably nothing there anyway..."


"It was hard to say goodbye. Part of me wishes we'd brought Ana with us... she loves space and we keep wanting to show her things in the ship. At least she has Monty to keep her company."


"It's unbelievable! There's a giant Olmec on the surface of the Moon! And a cave! A feeling of deja vu swept over us, and we were drawn toward the entrance like iron filings to a magnet. A voice is calling to us... is it Olmec, or something else?"


"We've been in the Moon for what feels like many months already, but it's hard to tell. Just like before, time and death work differently here. It feels like we've slipped into another crack in the Universe... like the Cave of Olmec... connected to it, perhaps... but also bigger, much bigger!"


"Ana, if you're reading this, then you've probably guessed that Mom and Dad are somewhere down below, trying to find a way out. I'm sorry, we should have brought you with us! But try not to worry. To be honest, we're having fun! Take your time and don't rush. Remember, it's easier to get hurt if you're not careful. Just remember what we taught you and you'll be fine. This journal is yours now! Make the most of it and we'll see you soon!"


"Happy Spelunky-ing!"