news\ Feb 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Spelunky creator: New high score was 'impossible'


Derek Yu, the creator of notoriously difficult platformer Spelunky, is still wrapping his mind around the new high score set late last week by "Bananasaurus_Rex."

"We were so confident that an over 3 million score was impossible that pre-patch, the game actually thought you were cheating if you submitted a score that high," Yu told Polygon. "I'm going to have to watch the video to see how he did it."

The accomplished player scored $3,105,850, beating the previous high score of $2,980,000, in seven and a half hours.

"Three million was the cap we set initially for score, because the [world record] on Xbox was something like 2 million … getting another million seemed pretty far-fetched at the time! I guess not!"

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