Watch This Player Beat Spelunky in 101 Seconds and Set a New World Record

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Someone beat Spelunky in one minute and 40 seconds.

In this insane run, you can watch Spelunky God set a world record, blasting his way through the entire game in only 101 seconds. He steals the compass, jet pack and teleporter early on and makes great use of it.

Polygon spoke to game designer Douglas Wilson about the success:

Here's the thing about a run like this, you can't just decide to do it. A big reason this was possible is the fact that Spelunky God was given an amazing "seed," the starting conditions of the randomly assigned levels and item placement. There's an impressive amount of skill at play, but it wouldn't matter unless the seed was optimal.

"Nearly everything about this seed was fantastic!" the video's description states. "Incredible start, great jungle, great Ice Caves, good enough Temple."

This is important, as it would be impossible to compete with this run without a similar seed. "In order to even compete for a top Any% time, the runner needs a very particular random seed — a 1-2 shop w/ a teleporter and compass (and jetpack)," Wilson said. "The compass tells you where the exit is, so saves you time searching."

Spelunky just lends itself to fascinating videos, like the Hell speedrun and the solo eggplant run.

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