The all-powerful ghost returns in Spelunky 2. If you are new to the game, you will need to know some things about the ghost, and why he has ended many a run through the tunnels and platforms of Spelunky 2.
On any level, an urn can spawn with an image of a ghost on it. If you break the urn, it will drop a valuable gem, but a ghost will also spawn in. Being a ghost, he can phase through obstacles that you need to find a way around, and he will be coming for you. The ghost intends to get the jewel back and is happy to do it over your dead body. The ghost can also appear if you stay at a level too long, so remember to always be forging a path forward.
If the ghost touches you, you will instantly die, it doesn’t matter how much health you have, so keep your distance from it.
What do when the ghost appears
When the ghost appears, it is time to put those little legs to work and start running. You will need to frantically search for the exit if you do not already know where it is. The ghost cannot change levels to follow you, so this is the only way to escape him. Many players will try to fully explore a level, remembering the location of any ghost urn that spawns, then double back to it after they find the exit and know the way out. The main rule to keep in mind is that you always want to be working your way down in the level, as the exit will be at the bottom.
I’m sure there are some players out there who could kill the ghost if such a thing were actually possible in the game. At the moment, because it has just released, we cannot confirm if this is possible or not.