Neo Babylon is the final main area of the caves in Spelunky 2. The Aliens and Olmites continue to clash within the ancient city of the future, creating a chaotic battleground of destruction. It takes its gameplay mechanics from both The Mothership and Hell from the original Spelunky HD adventure; most notably the return of Elevators and Forcefields mixed in with the spiritual successor to Spike Balls; Spark Traps.
Neo Babylon is the city of the Olmites. Being the creatures of creation that they are, they have constructed this large city with the conflicting themes of past and future.
Deadly crushing Elevators, Laser Traps, Forcefields, and Spark Traps litter the area, creating a haphazard environment for every entity, both friendly and enemy. Some chunks even contain large quantities of Lava.
If the player successfully stole The Tusk Idol from Madame Tusk, Sparrow can be found in a sub area in 6-1. Speaking to her here will unlock the last step of her questline, where she helps you steal from Tusk's vault in 6-3.
6-2: Ushabti Room
6-2 will always contain the entrance into a massive sub area filled with all 100 possible types of Ushabti and deadly crushing elevators. With the Tablet of Destiny, one can identify and find the correct Ushabti that the player needs to carry over to the next level to get their hands on the Qilin.
6-3: Palace of Pleasure, Qilin Escort
If Madame Tusk did not die in Tide Pool, her Palace of Pleasure will spawn in 6-3. If the player was invited to the Palace of Pleasure because of their actions in the Tide Pool Die House, they may enjoy the many luxuries inside, such as Royal Jelly or a Four-Leaf Clover. More aggressively, the player also can fight off Tusk's Bodyguards as they raid the place and break into the Vault at the bottom of the Palace, with or without the assistance of Sparrow.
Additionally, if the player brought the correct Ushabti from 6-2, it will "hatch" into the Qilin. The player will want to escort the Qilin into the next level, so that they may use it to advance to the Sunken City.
6-4: Tiamat's Throne
- Neo Babylon has obvious Mesopotamian influence in its levels. The Babylon was an empire in Mesopotamia and one of the first civilizations in known kind. For example, the Lamassu were Mesopotamian deities, believed to be a hybrid of Man, Bird, and Bull.