The Ice Caves is the fifth level in Spelunky 2.

Geography

The Ice Caves consists of 3 main sections. When the spelunker enters the area, they will complete a small section of a standard level before going into the background, which resembles a wet fur level from Spelunky HD.

General

The Ice Caves consists of a multitude of disconnected platforms, similar to its predecessors.

Section 1

The first section of the ice caves contains the Moai Head, along with standard dangers in the Ice Caves. The player can enter the background stage through a doorway at the bottom of this section.

Section 2

"It smells like wet fur in here!"

The background contains the Yeti King and Queen. The Queen is located on the top half, while the King is located on the bottom. The bottom of the stage contains spikes, and the Spelunker Demi von Diamonds can be found here.

Section 3

After the background is completed or bypassed using a mobility accessory, the Spelunker will enter the final section. It is similar to the first, but is significantly longer. Directly below this section is The Abyss. Just below where the screen stops scrolling downwards is the entrance to The Mothership, supported by a small platform. It's location is revealed by the Alien Compass.

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  The Ice Caves is the third area of the caves in Spelunky, and is accessed from level 2-4 of The Jungle. Level 3-4 leads to the fourth area, The Temple, along with an alternate exit in one of the upper corners leading to The Mothership.

Geography

The Ice Caves consist of large open caverns with snowy or icy ledges (which are slippery unless wearing Spike Shoes), and unlike in previous areas, there is no bottom floor to each level. Instead the bottom of each level is an obviously deadly fall into the abyss. This can make it difficult or impossible to reach the exit if you end up at the bottom on the wrong side of the level, making the Compass unusually valuable here. Gold and Jewels may be found in the walls if the walls are destroyed with either bombs or a Mattock. One of the levels will randomly contain the Moai statue, whose interior can only be accessed by dying on that level while in possession of the Ankh purchased at the Black Market or by teleporting in with the Teleporter (note that it is much safer and reliable to teleport inside the statue vertically rather than from the side). Teleporting inside the Moai statue will not allow you to enter the City of Gold as the player will get a diamond gem when teleporting inside, and to acquire the Hedjet they still need to suicide.

A full ice caves level

Dangers

All Monsters and Traps (besides The Ghost) that can be harmful/hostile in The Ice Caves.

UFO

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Notes:

  • The Shopkeeper will only attack you if you hurt him or try to steal something from him.
  • You can avoid getting hit by Monsters that come out of Monster Pots by throwing Pots away from you instead of attacking them with the Whip or other melee weapons.
  • Sometimes when you are destroying an ice block with a Mattock you can find a Caveman in them.
  • Piranhas will only spawn rarely if a room with water generates.

Level Feelings

"It smells like wet fur in here!"

The level will be much more maze-like, and a Yeti King will spawn somewhere inside. There will also be more Yetis than usual.

"I sense a psychic presence here..."

The level will contain a crashed spaceship near the middle, containing Turrets, Forcefields, and an Alien Lord. A Jetpack is guaranteed to spawn in the wall behind the Alien Lord.

"It feels like the fourth of July!"

On either the left or right side of the level, there is a tall futuristic structure heading up to the ceiling, containing an alternate exit leading to The Mothership. Also, a large amount of UFOs will spawn in the level. This level feeling only, and always, occurs on level 3-4.

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 The Ice Caves is the third area of the caves in Spelunky, and is accessed from level 8 of The Jungle. Level 12 leads to the fourth area, The Temple.

Geography

The Ice Caves consist of large open caverns with snowy or icy ledges (which are slippery unless wearing Spike Shoes), and unlike in previous areas, there is no bottom floor to each level. Instead the bottom of each level is an obviously deadly fall into the abyss . This can make it difficult or impossible to reach the exit if you end up at the bottom on the wrong side of the level, making the Compass unusually valuable here. Treasure  may be found in the walls if the walls are destroyed with either bombs or a mattock. One of the levels will randomly contain the Moai statue, whose interior can only be accessed by dying on that level while in possession of the Ankh purchased at the Black Market. Inside the Moai Hedjet can be found.

Dangers

All Monsters and Traps (besides The Ghost) that can be harmful/hostile in The Ice Caves:

UFO

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Notes:

  • The Shopkeeper will only attack you if you hurt him or try to steal something from him.
  • You can avoid getting hit by Monsters that come out of Monster Pots by attacking them with the Whip or other melee weapons instead of throwing Pots away from you.
  • Sometimes when you are destroying an ice block with a mattock you can find a caveman in them.

Special Features

Kali's Altars

Kali's Altars can appear on certain levels of every area. You can sacrifice dead or knocked out creatures by dropping them onto the Altar. Depending on your sacrifice, she will gift you or not with items. If you destroy the Altar, she will be displeased with you and spawn a group of spiders on you, even if the destruction was by another creature.

Golden Idol

Golden Idols may appear randomly on each of the levels.  The Idol will be on Thin Ice suspended above Spikes. Quickly grabbing the idol before the ice breaks and jumping onto a nearby platform or pre-placed Rope may be your best bet of not dying on the spikes.

Level Feelings

"It smells like wet fur in here!"

The level will be much more maze-like, making it much easier not to fall into the Abyss, and a Yeti King will spawn somewhere inside. There will also be more Yetis than usual.

"I sense a psychic presence here..."

The level will contain a very long spaceship near the middle, containing Yetis, a Forcefield, and an Alien Lord. A Jetpack is guaranteed to spawn in the wall behind the Alien Lord.

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