There are many places to explore in the caves of Spelunky, each filled with unique terrain, monsters, traps and Level Feelings.

There are many places to explore in the caves of Spelunky, each filled with unique terrain, monsters, traps, secrets and Level Feelings. Many new places were introduced in Spelunky 2, which has a total of 16 places. These places do not include the The Black Market, Vlad's Castle, or The Mothership, all of which appear within other levels.

Area 1: Dwelling

"The air here is warm and dry. It smells of campfire smoke and bat guano."

The Dwelling is the first of the 16 available areas.


It is the easiest area of the game, but will quickly finish off careless adventurers as they delve deeper.



Area 2-a: Jungle

"Despite all odds, this dense, tropical forest appears to be teeming with life."

One of the two second worlds.


Plant life flourishes here, and tribal savages make their home amongst the trees.

The difficulty increases slightly and it has new traps and monsters, like other areas.



Area 2-b: Volcana

"It's as hot as Hell in this lava-filled world! Who knew the Moon could have such a place inside it?"

One of the two second worlds.


Volcana uses a lot of fiery aesthetics, related to Spelunky HD's Hell, but much more mechanical.




Area 3: Olmec's Lair

"A shrine dedicated to the mighty Olmec. There is a timeless quality to this place of worship."

The first of the boss worlds where you fight Olmec.


It's a large, fairly empty space with three thick floors and lava underneath it all.




Area 4-a1: Tide Pool

"The ruins of an ancient empire lay here, at the edge of a vast, underground ocean."

One of the two fourth worlds.


Aquatic life lives here, surrounded by water, lion traps, and coral spikes.




Area 4-a2: Abzu

"This palatial sanctuary was built over the deepest part of the sea."

One of the two fourth world boss areas where you fight Kingu.


It's a tall arena with pillars, Jiangshi, and Jiangshi Assassins scattered about.

Beneath is a pool of water and several hidden passages that lead to the top of the arena.



Area 4-b1: Temple of Anubis

"A massive tomb built by powerful pharaohs. On its walls are carved the stories of the past, present, and future."

One of the two fourth worlds.


The Temple of Anubis is filled with Crush Traps, Quicksand, and Egyptian themed enemies.

The entrance to The City of Gold is located on 4-2.




Area 4-b2: The City of Gold

"A legendary place to all treasure hunters! Every brick is made from solid gold."

One of the secret areas required for reaching the Sunken City.


The City of Gold is a gold version of the Temple of Anubis with an altar in the center.

The entrance to Duat is located here.



Area 4-b3: Duat

One of the two fourth world boss areas where you fight Osiris and Anubis II.

"A desert of ash and fire, burning beneath an eternal moon. The domain of the god Osiris."


Duat is essentially the afterlife, where upon climbing to the top and defeating Osiris deems you worthy to start again.

Upon entering Duat, you lose your held and backpack items, making the journey upwards more difficult.

Upon reaching the top, Osiris and Anubis II will appear, and ropes will no longer attach to the walls.



Area 5: Ice Caves

"Life still thrives within the frozen core of this giant meteorite."

The 5th world of Spelunky 2. It always spawns with a Moai statue, an entrance to a wet fur cave, with the Yeti King and Yeti Queen, and an entrance to The Mothership. It only lasts for a single level, unlike the rest of the worlds, after which it is followed by Neo Babylon.



Area 6-a: Neo Babylon

"The capital city of the Olmites, a place of high technology, untold wonders, and endless stimulation."




Area 6-b: Tiamat's Throne

"Where Queen Tiamat gave birth to the World. Now a seat of power from which she guides her unruly children."




Area 7-a: Sunken City

The Sunken City is accessed by using Qilin in Tiamat's Throne and flying to the top of the level and entering the door next to Tun.




Area 7-b: Eggplant World

Area 7-c: Hundun's Hideaway

Area 7-d: Cosmic Ocean

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There are many places to explore in the caves of Spelunky, each filled with unique terrain, monsters, traps and Level Feelings.

There are four main areas that the Spelunker must navigate to reach Olmec, in addition to a bonus area where the Spelunker can face the game's final boss.

There are also several bonus levels which offer powerful items as their prize if the Spelunker can survive them.

Area 1: The Mines

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"An abandoned mine with many deep shafts"

The Mines are the first of the four main areas.


It is the easiest area of the game, but will quickly finish off careless adventurers as they delve deeper.

Area 2: The Jungle

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"The trees here have found a way to grow without any sunlight."

The Jungle is the second of the four main areas, comprising levels from 2-1 to 2-4.

Plant life flourishes here, and tribal savages make their home amongst the trees. The difficulty increases slightly and it has new traps and monsters, like other areas. 

Area 3: The Ice Caves

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"Icy rocks suspended over a bottomless abyss."

The Ice Caves are the third of the four main areas, comprising levels 3-1 to 3-4.

It is a frosty cavern that is far more open than other areas in the game, and falling off the slippery platforms will be fatal.
It is home to many Yetis and Mammoths, as well as strange alien invaders.

Beware, as this area is tricky. Its monsters and the level design is different in relation to others. 

Area 4: The Temple

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"These ruins have probably been here for thousands of years. Who built them?"

The Temple is the last of the four main areas, comprising levels 4-1 to 4-4.
Level 4-4 is Olmec's Lair, where the Spelunker fights against it to get the Giant Idol, a high valued treasure.

The temple is much more linear than previous areas, but filled with much stronger enemies and many more deadly traps. 

Area 5: Hell

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"The underworld. Sheol. Hades. One thing's for certain: it's HOT down here!"

Hell is a bonus area that can only be accessed by acquiring the Book of the Dead and the four treasures from the previous areas (Mines, The Jungle, The Ice Caves and The Temple). It comprises levels 5-1 to 5-4, with level 5-4 being King Yama's Lair where the Spelunker fights the king of the underworld. Vlad's Tower is found in level 5-1, 5-2 and 5-3, where he/she can fight the Vampire Prince.

The Haunted Castle

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"Long ago, the knights who dwelt here were cursed with eternal life."

The Haunted Castle is a bonus level that can only be reached from Restless Dead level feelings in the Jungle by excavating the secret entrance sealed beneath a royal tomb.

Inside is a guaranteed Altar and many enemies to sacrifice, as well as the Black Knight who carries a useful shield.

The Van Helsing Spelunker can be unlocked here.

The Black Market

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"You may be able to purchase some one-of-a-kind items in this hidden place..."

The Black Market is a bonus level hidden in the Jungle where many Shopkeepers have set up their stores. It can only be found by pinpointing the entrance buried in the rock using the Udjat Eye.

This level is the only place in the game where the Ankh can be found, for a price of $50,000.  

The Worm

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"In one end and out the other."

The Worm is a bonus level that can be accessed either from the Jungle or the Ice Caves, by throwing a living Damsel onto its tongue to get swallowed.

The Worm is a colossal creature, and the Spelunker must climb through its innards to reach the other end and escape. Inside is the Crysknife, a powerful weapon that must be retrieved from a pool of acid.

The Meat Boy Spelunker can be unlocked here.

The Mothership

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"An impossibly large alien craft."

The Mothership is a bonus level that can be accessed from the alternative exit that always appears on level 3-4.

It is a very volatile place - automated defenses and explosive enemies will tear the level apart to get at you, and the Alien Lords' psychic attacks will deal 10 damage, almost always killing you immediately if you are hit.

At the top of the mothership, the Alien Queen guards an extremely powerful Plasma Cannon.

The Robot Spelunker can be unlocked here.

The City of Gold

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"I finally made it!"

The City of Gold is a special temple level where absolutely everything is made of solid gold. Every block and trap can be demolished to collect enormous amounts of Treasure and achieve a very high score.

A complicated sequence of events must be completed to access the City of Gold; you must travel through each of the four areas to collect special Egyptian artifacts to open the golden door.

The Book of the Dead can be found here, which opens the door to The Hell after defeating Olmec in 4-4.

The Golden Monk Spelunker can be unlocked here.

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There are many places to explore in the caves of Spelunky Classic, each filled with unique terrain monsterstraps and Level Feeling.

There are four main areas that the Spelunker  must navigate to reach Olmec.

There are also several bonus levels which offer powerful items as their prize if the Spelunker can survive them.

Area 1: The Mines

Spelunky Classic Mines Level 1

The Mines are the first of the four main areas, comprising levels 1 to 4.

The rocky mines are filled with spiders , bats and snakes, as well as the occasional trap.
It is the easiest area of the game, but will quickly finish off careless adventurers as they delve deeper.

Many basic enemies are seen in the mines, such as snakes, spiders, bats, and cavemen.  Bats and cavemen appear in the Jungle as well, but snakes and spiders as freeroamong monsters are unique to the Mines, but can be found in pots throughout the game.

The only opportunity to collect the Udjat Eye is in the Mines.  The Udjat Eye is found by unlocking a chest with a golden key.  This key, and chest, always spawns on level 2 or 3.

There are only two level feelings in the Mines: The Snake Pit, and Dark Levels.


Area 2: The Jungle

Spelunky Classic Jungle Level 5

The Jungle is the second of the four main areas, comprising levels 5 to 8.

Plant life flourishes here, and tribal savages make their home amongst the trees. Some enemies found in the Jungle are bats, cavemen, monkeys, blue frogs, bomb frogs, and piranhas.  Also found on Restless Dead levels are Jiang Shi , skeletons, skeletal piranha, and vampires.  In Flooded Cavern levels, Old Bitey (Megamouth) is also an enemy.  

The Black Market can only be accessed from the Jungle.

The level feelings that occur in the Jungle are: Restless Dead levels, Dark levels, and flooded cavern levels.



Area 3: The Ice Caves

Spelunky Classic Ice Caves Level 9

The Ice Caves are the third of the four main areas, comprising levels 9 to 12.

It is a frosty cavern that is far more open than other areas in the game, and falling off the slippery platforms will be fatal.
It is home to many Yetis and strange alien invaders.

Yetis and UFO's are the main enemies, but other enemies include the Yeti King and the Alien Queen.

The Moai spawns in the Ice Caves. 


Area 4: The Temple

Spelunky Classic Temple Level 13

The Temple is the last of the four main areas, comprising levels 13 to 15.
Level 16 is Olmec's Lair where the Spelunker fights the boss of the Olmec cult to win the Giant Idol and their freedom from the caves.

The temple is much more linear than previous areas, but filled with much stronger enemies and many more deadly traps.  Mummies can be found in the Temple along with Lava Men and Falcon Men.


The Black Market

The Black Market

The Black Market is a bonus level hidden in the Jungle where many Shopkeepers have set up their stores. It can only be found by pinpointing the entrance buried in the rock using the Udjat Eye.

This level is the only place in the game where the Ankh can be found. 



The City of Gold

The City of Gold

The City of Gold is a special temple level where absolutely everything is made of solid gold. Every block and trap can be demolished to collect enormous amounts of treasure and achieve a very high score.

A complicated and difficult sequence of events must be completed to access the City of Gold; you must travel through each of the four areas to collect special Egyptian artifacts to open the golden door.

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