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Cave Story (Wii)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Cave Story begins with an amnesiac soldier finding a city of rabbits (called Mimigas). The Mimigas are preyed on by an evil doctor, who kidnaps them for his evil experiments. The Mimigas still remember Arthur, a hero from their past and others are awaiting for the return of Dragons. The soldier soon falls in with Sue, a stranger to the Mimigas, but the only one who seems to know about the Dragon Eggs. Unfortunately the doctor wants her next.

Cave Story closely resembles a NES platformer with a distinct 8-bit style and fast gameplay. The main character collects weapons, which level up, and also finds health capsules to increase his life bar. There are a variety of jumping puzzles and boss battles to challenge players as they explore this surprisingly large game.

Rather than a straight port, the Wii version was drastically updated with enhanced and re-drawn graphics, updated character designs, and a new English localization. It also includes a host of additional game modes such as Boss Attack to take on every boss in the game, Sanctuary Time Attack to complete a difficult maze as quickly as possible, and Curly Story where the main character is replaced by the female character Curly. The game also runs in widescreen.


There are no Wii screenshots for this game.

There are 50 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tale of the Cave " -- Alternate translation
  • "Doukutsu Monogatari " -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Nintendojo 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
GamingTrend 2010 95 out of 100 95
Cheat Code Central 2010 4.6 out of 5 92
N-Europe Jan 01, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Apr 16, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Mar 25, 2010 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar 23, 2010 8.75 out of 10 88
gamrReview Apr 25, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
The A.V. Club Mar 29, 2010 B+ 83 Dec 15, 2010 16 out of 20 80


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RPG elements? 3 vedder (20101)
Oct 14, 2008



In many ways the game has set a trend in quality for indie platformers. This has also led to it being brought up in discussions about originality in the indie games community. New games, even often of a completely different genre, are often described as Cave Story rip-offs, but mostly not seriously and rather as a running gag.

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Jarel Jones (18) added Cave Story (Wii) on Apr 02, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Terrence Bosky (5237), Iggi (4315), Scaryfun (11494) and Ben K (22952)