Spelunky 2 – How to Rob Shopkeepers

A short guide on robbing shopkeepers in the most reliable way I’ve found.

How to Kill Them and Take Their Stuff

To kill the shopkeep, stand on top of the second item from the shopkeep as seen in the picture above. After that, TAP the jump button and bomb button at the same time. It’s important that you TAP the jump button and not hold it, if you hold it you’ll jump too high and this will not work. Assuming you TAP jump and throw a bomb, you should get just enough height to dodge the shopkeep’s bullets while also landing on his head as he runs under you.

After you land on his head you’ll have just a few seconds to react before he gets back up so you’re gonna have to be quick. While the shopkeep is unconscious, run and pick up his shotgun and blast him until he’s dead. You should get some distance before you do this so he can’t hit you while you’re trying to kill him.

That’s about it, using this method you should have no problem robbing shopkeeps. It may take some practice but eventually you’ll get the hang of it. Keep in mind though, that after this you’ll be hunted by shopkeeps until you die. I’ve heard rumors that if you avoid killing them for three floors they’ll no longer hunt you but I’ve never tried this myself.

Volodymyr Azimoff
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I love games and I live games. Video games are my passion, my hobby and my job. My experience with games started back in 1994 with the Metal Mutant game on ZX Spectrum computer. And since then, I’ve been playing on anything from consoles, to mobile devices. My first official job in the game industry started back in 2005, and I'm still doing what I love to do.

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