Watch this Spelunky player set a new world record

A new world record has been set in the tunnel exploration game Spelunky, and the record-breaking run can be viewed in full above.

Twitch user YamaYamaDingDong ended his run at four hours and 45 minutes with a final score of $3,109,850. The 18-year-old overtook the previous record held by user Bananasaurus_Rex, whose seven and a half hour run resulted in a score of $3,105,850.

Earlier this year, Spelunky creator Derek Yu commented on the then-world record, telling Polygon he didn't believe a score over 3 million points was possible prior to watching the video of Bananasaurus_Rex.

"He achieved the impossible!" Yu told us. "As in, 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. I'm going to have to watch the video to see how he did it.

"When the game was first released we wanted to have some simple cheat-prevention built into the game," he said. "It's ultimately a futile battle, but it's nice to have cleanish leaderboards for at least the first few days, so we put in some checks for scores and times that seemed impossible and prevented those from going up on the boards. 3 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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