The Entire Gang achievement in Spelunky

The Entire Gang

Rescue all 8 hidden characters.

The Entire Gang-0.3
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCooperativeCollectable

How to unlock the The Entire Gang achievement

  • StiqeStiqe197,967
    06 Jul 2012 14 Jul 2017
    25 3 12

    There's one on each main stage which includes Mines, Jungle, Ice Caves, and Temple. These characters will randomly show up in coffins as you play through each stage, one per stage and the color unlocked seems to be random.
    Going by color since they don't have a name, you can unlock LIME, YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE, and PURPLE characters in this fashion.

    Furthermore, the jungle warrior (BROWN) character is unlocked by beating the game the first time.

    Super Meat-Boy (RED) is unlocked via the worm level, which one may reach by attaching a damsel/dude/pug to one of the sticky orange blobs (worm-tongues) found in jungle and ice cave levels, and then waiting (still yourself stuck to the blob) until the screen rumbles and a giant worm appears, swallowing anything still stuck whole - taking you to the worm's insides. SMB will be found near the very bottom. You know you're getting close when you pass the Crysknife, a permanent (for that run) whip upgrade located at about the halfway point in an extra large acid pool.

    The BLACK character is found on the Haunted Castle level, which is accessed via the Jungle during the "The dead are restless!" event. Locate the tombstone with the crown on it, there is a skull with a crown atop it visible below the tombstone. Place a bomb where you found the skull to reveal the entrance, located two blocks beneath! Once inside, the easiest method to obtain the character would be climbing the top of the castle to the far left and bombing your way inside to the coffin. Otherwise, prepare to face the Black Knight and his mighty Shield!

    The final character, Yang (from the tutorial) is unlocked by rescuing him from the Hell area. Getting there will be no easy feat, requiring you first to complete the steps to get to the City of Gold, and from there grabbing the Necronomicon, defeating the book's evil guardian, destroying Olmec, and then locating the door to hell itself somewhere above the lake of lava the final boss fight takes place above. Best of luck!
    (it's been pointed out that the book will flash similar to the eye when above the door, and you MUST stand on dying Olmec's head to be able to enter said door!)

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    Slam Shot SamNot related to the characters, but when you say the Crysknife is a permanent whip upgrade, what exactly do you mean? I got it and after I died it had gone, should I have kept it?
    Posted by Slam Shot Sam on 14 Feb 13 at 02:41
    Russell LeCroySlam Shot Sam, I realize it's been 5 year but in case you're still wondering the Crysknife is permanent in the since that it can't been dropped during that run the way you might drop a shot gun.

    Anybody know if the random characters you find in each zone will show up if you're using shortcuts?
    Posted by Russell LeCroy on 11 Nov 18 at 09:34
    pata70I couldn't get Super Meat-Boy in Coop. It was releasing one of the Hired Hand characters instead. Had to do it in Single Player, using shortcut to Ice Caves.
    Posted by pata70 on 20 Mar 20 at 18:58
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  • ZyGouNeTteZyGouNeTte296,969
    16 Sep 2012
    13 1 1
    I made videos to find Black and super meat boy.
    Black is in haunted castle : you need the udjat Eye to find his entrance in the jungle.
    Super meat boy is in the worm : place a damsel on an orange blobs and let the worm eat you.
    4 are random in each stage : mines, jungle, ice cave and temple.
    Beat the game to unlock brown.
    Rescue Yang from hell.
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    NINja277thumbs up cuz even though I knew there was a character in this section I still couldn't locate him.
    Posted by NINja277 on 08 Dec 12 at 06:08
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