If you are new Spelunky then you might not know about creating shortcuts in Spelunky 2. Yes, don’t have to do perfect runs on each level. You can create shortcuts in Spelunky 2 and easily boost your progress by using faster routes. At various points on the map, you can create shortcuts to bypass sections. Shortcuts can give you a head start on multiple enemies under the ground.
Spelunky 2 Guide: How to Create Shortcuts
Opening shortcuts is not an easy thing to do but it is worth the effort. Shortcuts cut down the grind of going through each level multiple times over and over again to progress further. Shortcuts are created at the final level of floors in Spelunky 2. You then have to meet certain requirements and donate gold to Terra. This NPC is your way to create shortcuts in Spelunky 2. Give Terra certain items and she will open shortcuts for you. However, it can take a few attempts before you can get her all the items she needs to open shortcuts for you.
In Spelunky 2 you can’t open shortcuts on each floor. There are three of them available at the end of the first, third, and fifth levels of the game. Each level has different requirements and it won’t be easy to meet them all.
How to Open Shortcuts on Level 1-4
To open shortcuts on level 1-4 in Spelunky 2 you ned $2000, 1 bomb, and $10,000. You can get all of these after multiple runs so it is a bit of a grind.
How to Open Shortcuts in Level 3-1
To open shortcuts in level 3-1 you need to get 1 Rope, any Mount, and any weapon.
How to Create Shortcuts on Level 5-1
To open shortcuts on level 5-1 you need $50000, world 1 Golden Key, and hired hand. These are the toughest shortcut requirements of all.
That’s all there is to creating shortcuts in Spelunky 2. If you need more help with the game check out our Spelunky 2 Wiki.