Great moments in PC gaming: Killing Spelunky’s shopkeeper

  • November 13, 2022

Great moments in PC gaming are bite-sized celebrations of some of our favorite gaming memories.


(Image credit: Mossmouth)

Developer: Mossmouth
Year: 2013

When I was younger, more curious, and less hardened, attacking harmless NPCs was a thing I would do for fun. Like a screaming toddler I’d be hoping for a response, but usually get nothing. The big exceptions to the general rule of NPC imperviousness are, obviously, Bethesda games, a lot of ye olde CRPGs, the Dark Souls series, and yes: Spelunky. God bless the game that trusts you not to kill its goodies, and when you do try, punishes you mercilessly.