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''For an area in Spelunky HD or Spelunky Classic, see [[The Ice Caves]].''{{LocationInfobox|name=Ice Caves|image=File:Ice_Caves_S2.png|accessible=Level 5-1|main dangers=|caption=[[Journal|Places Entry 10]]: Life still thrives within the frozen core of this giant meteorite.}}
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{{LocationInfobox|name=Ice Caves|image=File:IceCavesHD.png|accessible=Level 5-1|main dangers=[[Yeti]], [[Yeti King]], [[Yeti Queen]], [[UFO]]|caption=[[Journal|Places Entry 10]]: Life still thrives within the frozen core of this giant meteorite.}}'''The Ice Caves''' is the fifth level in Spelunky 2. Unlike its previous incantations from Spelunky HD and Classic, the Ice Caves in Spelunky 2 is one large, singular level instead of four smaller ones. It is accessed after completing either [[Temple of Anubis]] or [[Tide Pool]], and leads into world 6, [[Neo Babylon]].
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== Features ==
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[[File:Spelunky 2 OST - Ice Caves - Frozen core.mp3|thumb|Ice Caves music]]
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[[File:Ice caves full.jpg|thumb|An instance of the full Ice Caves level. Note that the Wet Fur cave and [[The Mothership]] are not visible here, as they are both sub-areas.]]
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The Ice Caves consists of a multitude of disconnected platforms, similar to its previous incarnations. Many hazards here can lead to the the player's instant death, such as [[Yeti|Yetis]] throwing them into [[The Abyss/HD|the Abyss]], exploding [[UFO|UFOs]], [[Mine|Landmines]], and [[Spring|Spring Traps]] jettisoning the player into a set of ceiling [[Spikes]]. Though slightly thinner than the average level, the area makes up for it with its height, while also being densely packed with secrets.
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The player can meet small [[Critters|penguins]] as well as [[Critters|fireflies]], who emit a loud, harmonica-like sound heard throughout the level.
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Occasionally, [[Caveman|Cavemen]] are seen relaxing beside [[Torch|campfires]] or even encased within ice, only freed when the block is destroyed.
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The Ice Caves consists of 3 main sections. When the [[Spelunkers|spelunker]] enters the area, they will complete a small section of a standard level before going into the background, which resembles a [[Level Feeling/HD|wet fur level]] from Spelunky HD, before returning to the rest of the normal level and finding the level exit.
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===Section 1: [[The Moai]], [[Waddler|Waddler's]] Cave ===
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[[File:EggplantChild.gif|none|thumb|235x235px|Opening [[The Moai]] using an [[Eggplant]] to get to the [[Eggplant Child]].]]
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The first section of the ice caves is mostly standard world generation, with the exception of the [[The Moai|Moai Head]], where the player can meet the [[Eggplant Child]] by leaving the [[Eggplant]] on the purple altar beside it. The player can enter the wet fur cave through a doorway at the bottom of this section.
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[[File:Ice waddler.jpg|none|thumb|235x235px|Finding [[Waddler|Waddler's]] cave by entering the Wet Fur Cave.]]
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[[Waddler|Waddler's]] cave may also be found here, hidden behind a wall in the chunk layer just above the entrance to the Wet Fur cave.
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===Section 2: Wet Fur Cave===
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[[File:Wet Fur Cave S2.PNG|none|thumb|357x357px|''"It smells like wet fur in here!"'']]
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This sub-area contains the [[Yeti King]] and [[Yeti Queen|Queen]], among numerous [[Yeti|Yetis]]. The [[Yeti Queen|Queen]] is located on the top half, while the [[Yeti King|King]] is located on the bottom. The bottom of the section contains spikes and the exit, while the [[Coffin]] containing the [[Spelunky 2 Characters|Spelunker Demi von Diamonds]] can be found here near the top.
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====Wet Fur Skip====
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[[File:Wet Fur Skip Tile.png|thumb|The specific tile used to descend down past the wet fur cave.]]It is possible to [[Skips/2|skip]] the wet fur cave containing the [[Yeti King]] and [[Yeti Queen|Queen]], even without extra mobility.
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The entrance to the wet fur cave always has at least one tile just under it. Because of a quirk in the level generation, falling after hanging from this specific tile will <u>always</u> result in the player ending up on a ledge just beside the exit to the wet fur cave, skipping the entire section.
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*Note that if the player moves at all during their descent, they will not cling to the next possible ledge and die.
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**In extremely rare situations, a [[UFO]] may crash onto the specific tiles that the player needs to hang onto as part of their landing, rendering this [[Skips/2|skip]] deadly.
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*The player can also [[Skips/2|skip]] the wet fur cave with almost any type of mobility item, such as [[Cape|Capes]], [[Climbing Gloves]], or the [[Jetpack]].
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[[File:Wet Fur Skip.gif|none|thumb|203x203px|Performing the wet fur [[Skips/2|skip]].|alt=]]
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===Section 3: Exit + [[The Mothership|Mothership]] Entrance===
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[[File:MothershipEntrance2.gif|none|thumb|242x242px|Entering [[The Mothership]] by using the [[Alien Compass]] to find where the door to it spawned.]]
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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 two block wide platform. It's location is easily revealed by the [[Alien Compass]].
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==Hazards==
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{| style="text-align:center; width: 67%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Caveman]]
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|body = [[File:Caveman S2.png|150px|link=Caveman]]
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}}
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Yeti]]
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|body = [[File:Yeti S2.png|150px|link=Yeti]]
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}}
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Yeti King]]
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|body = [[File:Yeti King S2.png|150px|link=Yeti King]]
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}}
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|-
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Yeti Queen]]
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|body = [[File:Yeti Queen S2.png|150px|link=Yeti Queen]]
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}}
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|{{tile
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|title = [[UFO]]
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|body = [[File:UFO2.png|150px|link=UFO]]
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}}
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Mech Rider]]
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|body = [[File:MechRiderAlien.png|150px|link=Mech Rider]]
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}}
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|-
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Mine]]
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|body = [[File:Landmine S2.png|150px|link=Mine]]
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}}
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Spring]]
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|body = [[File:Spring Trap S2.png|150px|link=Spring]]
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}}
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Spikes]]
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|body = [[File:Spikes2.png|150px|link=Spikes]]
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}}
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|-
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|{{tile
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|title = [[Falling Platform]]
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|body = [[File:Falling Platform Ice Caves S2.png|150px|link=Falling Platform]]
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}}
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|}
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[[Category:Places]]
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[[Category:Spelunky 2]]

Latest revision as of 23:29, 5 March 2021

The Ice Caves is the fifth level in Spelunky 2. Unlike its previous incantations from Spelunky HD and Classic, the Ice Caves in Spelunky 2 is one large, singular level instead of four smaller ones. It is accessed after completing either Temple of Anubis or Tide Pool, and leads into world 6, Neo Babylon.


Features

Ice Caves music

An instance of the full Ice Caves level. Note that the Wet Fur cave and The Mothership are not visible here, as they are both sub-areas.

The Ice Caves consists of a multitude of disconnected platforms, similar to its previous incarnations. Many hazards here can lead to the the player's instant death, such as Yetis throwing them into the Abyss, exploding UFOs, Landmines, and Spring Traps jettisoning the player into a set of ceiling Spikes. Though slightly thinner than the average level, the area makes up for it with its height, while also being densely packed with secrets.

The player can meet small penguins as well as fireflies, who emit a loud, harmonica-like sound heard throughout the level.

Occasionally, Cavemen are seen relaxing beside campfires or even encased within ice, only freed when the block is destroyed.

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, before returning to the rest of the normal level and finding the level exit.

Section 1: The Moai, Waddler's Cave

Opening The Moai using an Eggplant to get to the Eggplant Child.

The first section of the ice caves is mostly standard world generation, with the exception of the Moai Head, where the player can meet the Eggplant Child by leaving the Eggplant on the purple altar beside it. The player can enter the wet fur cave through a doorway at the bottom of this section.

Finding Waddler's cave by entering the Wet Fur Cave.

Waddler's cave may also be found here, hidden behind a wall in the chunk layer just above the entrance to the Wet Fur cave.

Section 2: Wet Fur Cave

"It smells like wet fur in here!"

This sub-area contains the Yeti King and Queen, among numerous Yetis. The Queen is located on the top half, while the King is located on the bottom. The bottom of the section contains spikes and the exit, while the Coffin containing the Spelunker Demi von Diamonds can be found here near the top.

Wet Fur Skip

The specific tile used to descend down past the wet fur cave.

It is possible to skip the wet fur cave containing the Yeti King and Queen, even without extra mobility.

The entrance to the wet fur cave always has at least one tile just under it. Because of a quirk in the level generation, falling after hanging from this specific tile will always result in the player ending up on a ledge just beside the exit to the wet fur cave, skipping the entire section.

  • Note that if the player moves at all during their descent, they will not cling to the next possible ledge and die.
    • In extremely rare situations, a UFO may crash onto the specific tiles that the player needs to hang onto as part of their landing, rendering this skip deadly.
  • The player can also skip the wet fur cave with almost any type of mobility item, such as Capes, Climbing Gloves, or the Jetpack.

Performing the wet fur skip.

Section 3: Exit + Mothership Entrance

Entering The Mothership by using the Alien Compass to find where the door to it spawned.

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 two block wide platform. It's location is easily revealed by the Alien Compass.

Hazards

UFO

UFO2.png
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