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Cave Story

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DSi
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3.6
Macintosh
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3.3
GP2X
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User Reviews

The best 2d platform game on the PC, bar none. Windows krisko6 (252)
o.O... Wow... Windows Pixelspeech (955)
PC users finally got their own Metroid Windows optrirominiluikus (112)
Cave Story--a DOUBLE WAMMY that made it OUT OF THE BALLPARK!!! Windows jfritzyb (10)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 4 3.7
Dreamcast Awaiting 1 votes...
GP2X Awaiting 1 votes...
GP2X Wiz Awaiting 1 votes...
Linux 6 3.9
Macintosh 6 3.3
Nintendo DSi 4 3.6
Windows 60 3.9
Combined MobyScore 80 3.9


The Press Says

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100
WindowsGameHippo.com
With great gameplay, a great story, good soundtrack, and a pleasing retro feel, Cave Story is unarguably one of the best freeware gems to ever hit the internet upside the head.
100
WindowsBright Hub
Cave Story is the type of game that does everything it sets out to do right: it’s a great throwback to the video games of the past; it’s an excellent addition to the side-scrolling action-adventure genre; and it is just plain fun to play. It would be hard not to recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good side-scroller; and those who take the time to play the game and get accustomed to the high level of difficulty will see just why Cave Story is lauded by countless fans, and why it is revered as one of the greatest indie games of all time.
100
WindowsPixel-Heroes.de
Nach dem Schreiben des Reviews für die Mac-Fassung habe ich festgestellt, dass es dieses Spiel auch für den PC gibt. Von der Tatsache mal abgesehen, dass die PC-Version einige zusätzliche Tools spendiert bekam, wie z.B. den Level Editor und einen Midi Composer, mit denen man so ziemlich seine eigene Version von Cave Story schreiben kann, weist sie keine nennenswerten Unterschiede zur Mac-Version auf. Man kann hier aber problemlos die Tastenkonfiguration ändern und ein USB-Gamepad benutzen. Deshalb gibt es für die PC-Fassung volle zehn Punkte.
100
WindowsGamer Limit
Cave Story is the proverbial “diamond in the rough.” It’s a free game that has more action, challenge, and charm than a lot of the titles sitting on our store shelves. When compared to any of the other games on the market, I feel that it deserves the same recognition as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, two titles that garner perfect ratings. It’s a testament to aspiring developers that if you have the time, resolve, heart, and a little bit of talent…you can make a game that will stand the test of time.
100
WindowsAbandonia Reloaded
All in all, Doukutsu is a charming gem which you can just play over and over. The atmosphere created by perfectly matching graphics, music and story while the gameplay stays as simple as it can get makes this game into one everybody can enjoy, no matter how young or old, game master or first-time gamer.
100
WindowsThe Freehare
All in all, Doukutsu is a charming gem which you can just play over and over. The atmosphere created by perfectly matching graphics, music and story while the gameplay stays as simple as it can get makes this game into one everybody can enjoy, no matter how young or old, game master or first-time gamer.
90
WindowsPlné Hry
Doukutsu Monogatari má sice pixelovanou grafiku, ta je však velmi detailní. Jakmile se necháte vtáhnout do děje, jen těžko uvěříte, že to vše se podařilo autorovi směstnat do souboru o velikosti 1 MB. Nedejte se dlouze přemlouvat a sami odhalte, proč se Cave Story stala legendou.
90
Nintendo DSiNintendo Life
Cave Story is full of charm and personality, and its eccentric world draws you in from the moment you begin playing, with its ever-increasing intensity and action helped by the game's enjoyable gameplay scheme. When you combine all of this with the game's portability and unlockable extras, what you have is one of the most playable and addictive titles to hit DSiWare to date. As good as Cave Story was on Wii, it might even be a little better on the DSi.
90
MacintoshSoftonic
Although the saving is a pain, and the difficulty level is quite high, Cave Story is a fantastic platform adventure game. It's as good as any 2D game, and should be on everyone's list of must-play games.
90
WindowsSoftonic
Although the saving is a pain, and the difficulty level is quite high, Cave Story is a fantastic platform adventure game. It's as good as any 2D game, and should be on everyone's list of must-play games.
90
MacintoshPixel-Heroes.de
Alles in allem ist Cave Story ein Game, das ich jedem Fan von Spielen wie Metroid oder Mega Man ans Herz legen möchte. Doch auch Anhänger von typisch asiatischen Action-Adventures sollten Cave Story eine Chance geben. Es lohnt sich definitiv! Neun Punkte.
90
WindowsGameAlmighty.com
Games like Cave Story remind us that there are many independent developers out there with a desire to create great games that equals our love of playing them.
90
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
All in all, Doukutsu Monogatari is just shy of flawless execution. The game takes the best of current gaming sensibilities and applies it to a tried and true format. The game looks great, plays great and sounds great, therefore it IS great. The fact that the game is free is basically moot. I’d drop $25 for this game without batting an eyelash. I’d say it’s not for everyone, but I really only mean it’s not for people that don’t like this genre of game, and well, that’s true of all games. There’s virtually no reason for a gamer to not download this title immediately.
80
WindowsIndius
Cave Story a tout du jeu mythique. Malgré une expérience un peu courte pour les rushers et les bons joueurs, l'aventure vous surprend sans cesse. Des graphismes au poil et une bande sonore digne de jeux "triple A" servent une gameplay intuitif et prenant : simple, mais efficace. On prend un plaisir immense à guider notre robot à travers des niveaux bien pensés, bourrés d'ennemis, de pièges et de secrets. La trame variable et non linéaire du titre peut lui assurer une rejouabilité plus que correcte pour les gros fans. Disponible gratuitement depuis 2004, le concept de base n'a pas pris une ride et est toujours aussi accrocheur. Il est un devoir pour le fan de jeu indépendants d'essayer Cave Story, au moins la version gratuite.
80
LinuxIndius
Cave Story a tout du jeu mythique. Malgré une expérience un peu courte pour les rushers et les bons joueurs, l'aventure vous surprend sans cesse. Des graphismes au poil et une bande sonore digne de jeux "triple A" servent une gameplay intuitif et prenant : simple, mais efficace. On prend un plaisir immense à guider notre robot à travers des niveaux bien pensés, bourrés d'ennemis, de pièges et de secrets. La trame variable et non linéaire du titre peut lui assurer une rejouabilité plus que correcte pour les gros fans. Disponible gratuitement depuis 2004, le concept de base n'a pas pris une ride et est toujours aussi accrocheur. Il est un devoir pour le fan de jeu indépendants d'essayer Cave Story, au moins la version gratuite.
80
MacintoshSoftonic
Cave Story est un fantastique petit jeu en 2D à la difficulté assez relevée qui plongera certains dans la nostalgie des hits de leur enfance. Pour en profiter pleinement, n'oubliez pas d'installer le patch de traduction!
80
Nintendo DSiGames Radar
As it stands, Cave Story is a fantastic action/adventure title on any platform, and its newfound portability on the DSi is a huge boon. The Cave Story die-hards will no doubt download every edition that becomes available, but if you haven’t played Cave Story before, you’ll want to weigh your options. Are bonus bells and whistles worth more to you than portability? If so, go for the WiiWare version. If you want a charming, challenging adventure on the go, the DSiWare adaptation is your best bet. No matter how you play it, though, this is one story worth hearing.
80
WindowsClubic
Cave Story comblera les amateurs de jeux de plateformes/aventure japonais. Un jeu qui gagne à être connu !