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Cave Story

Cave Story

Cave Story, or Doukutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware side-scrolling platform game.

Cave Story has leanings towards Wonderboy, recent sidescrolling Castlevania titles, and is influenced by the Metroid games. You control a little amnesiac who runs around helping out Mimigas, a race of sentient, bunny-like humanoids. You also try to find your way out of the giant cave inside the floating island which makes up the game's setting.

You can expand your health meter by collecting Life Capsules in similar fashion to Metroid games, while you can get stronger by collecting energy to boost your firearms output. Each weapon can be built up to the maximum level (3) fairly quickly, but taking damage will drain energy from its experience meter, sometimes causing it to level down. Given how quickly they power up this only tends to be an issue during boss fights, and even then there´s usually plenty of opportunities for collecting more weapon energy.

 Cave Story

License
Freeware

Developer
Studio Pixel (translated by Aeon Genesis Translations)

Website
www.cavestory.org

Requirements
libSDL

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Selected Reviews:
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Features include:

  • Offers scenic landscapes with masterful 2D side-scrolling
  • Great music
  • Fantastic level design

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