The Mystery of The Sunken City [Spelunky 2]
Spelunky 1 was hard. Spelunky 2 is in another galaxy of difficulty. This game makes the original look like a children’s game. And that’s all exemplified in the quest to complete the super-secret ending. In a game that’s already so hard less than 10% of players will ever beat it normally, did we really need a secret quest that’s this tough? Fans wouldn’t have it any other way.
To reach the Sunken City and do battle with the true final boss, you must complete a series of complicated steps, access secret areas, and collect unique items — all basically to collect a mount that’ll help you fly to the twisted entrance of the Sunken City. We go over all the details here. It’s a doozy, and there are two completely separate secret paths you can take.
Maybe Everything Is Okay [Paper Mario: The Origami King]
For a Mario game, Paper Mario: The Origami King’s ending is surprisingly somber. At the end, Mario must defeat the Origami King Olly — defeating him also destroys the magic giving life to the origami, so your friend Olivia must say goodbye. It’s weird for Mario characters to end so permanently, but the secret ending delivers a little bit of hope.
If you manage to completely 100% the museum in Toad Town by doing everything there is to do in the game, it’s possible to unlock a short little bonus ending. After the credits, you get a closer look at the Origami Castle centerpiece in Toad Town, focusing on the empty King and Queen seats. A little origami Olly and Olivia are placed on the chairs. Maybe we haven’t seen the last of those scamps afterall.
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