Olmec was the main boss of the first Spelunky game. However in Spelunky 2, he’s tucked away in a cave as a side boss. I guess the giant head wasn’t too happy being tossed aside, because it does everything it can to piss you off and waste your time. Well, it did. The latest Spelunky 2 patch addresses many of the issues players had with Olmec. It also implements some quality-of-life updates.
In Spelunky 2, Olmec can be found at the end of the Jungle or Lava world. If you like, you can breeze past the giant head or even skip the boss entirely. However if you’re digging for maximum loot, you’re going to need to bust through the many layers of brick below Olmec to access the hidden doors.
Bashing your head
Getting Olmec to break through the numerous layers of brick required to reveal the most hidden doors at the bottom of the level takes a considerable amount of time. The whole encounter is an annoying hassle at odds with the fast-paced style of the rest of the game. Thankfully, the new Spelunky 2 patch has made a few changes to ease your headache.
The first change occurs in phase two. Olmec will now only throw bombs when the player is directly below him in this phase. This makes it a lot easier to avoid getting damaged or stunned by bombs. The floaters that keep Olmec aloft have also had their HP reduced to one. You only need to hit them once now, instead of numerous times each. This will make it a lot easier to get the oversized head to fall. The final change to the Olmec encounter is that layer doors have been added to the right side of the level.
Aside from Olmec, you can check out all the quality of life changes and fixes that were also made with the latest Spelunky 2 patch on the game’s Steam page. If you need help with other parts of the game, you can check out our Spelunky 2 guides here.