Cave Story+ - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: Nicalis
  • SKU: 5848565
  • Release Date: 06/20/2017
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Fantasy violence, Mild language
$29.99
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (432 out of 459)

Product Details


  • Developer: Nicalis
  • Publisher: Nicalis
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|Platformer
  • Release Date: 06/20/2017

Synopsis


Discover the Mimiga and help them save their race in Cave Story+ for the Nintendo Switch. In this classic game, which is reimagined for the new platform, you play as an amnesiac boy who must find out about his own past as he helps save the day. Explore numerous levels in the underground world of Cave Story+.

Features


Run, jump, shoot, fly, and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games

Take control and learn the origins of this world’s power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga

Enjoy a classic platformer with upgraded “HD” graphics, seven play modes (including Wind Fortress, Boss Rush and more) and 10 unique weapons to find and upgrade

Over 20 epic boss battles, 15 levels to explore in the vast world and four unique endings

Single player



Customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting But Inessential

    Posted
    SingingBrakeman
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    I had never played Cave Story before, somehow, despite being immersed in the indie game scene since 2010 or so. Luckily, Nicalis released a version on Switch (one of the rare physical releases of this content!) and I took the plunge, being quite a fan of sidescrolling action, puzzle and exploration games like Braid, Metroid, and Shovel Knight. Unfortunately, Cave Story+ left me slightly disappointed. It's a very good game overall, and the presentation here is excellent, but it does little to distinguish itself from a world with numerous similar games to play. This isn't to say that it's not worth paying; I just think $30 is a little steep for an experience that doesn't surpass more recent entries in its genre. That's hardly the game's fault, having been developed during a drought of similar titles, but it would have made more of an impression on me ten years ago than it does in 2017. With that said, there are a handful of particularly nice features unique to this version. In particular, the instructional booklet packaged alongside the game is a treat, inspired by the days of NES game booklets. In short, if you can get this game on a discount, even through the Best Buy Gamer's Club, I'd recommend it. Just don't go in looking for a transcendent experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Own the Legend

    Posted
    Chris
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    Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya's Cave Story is considered by many to be one of the first famous independent games. Before everybody and their cousin was cranking out "metroidvanias" on Steam, Amaya gave us the staples that would define a modern gaming revolution: retro pixel-art graphics, large interconnected 2D world, cute, quirky characters, and a narrative touched with mystery and alittle sadness. Taken of its own merits, Cave story is a fantastic game. A mixture of Metroid's exploration, and Contra's devil-may-care run and gun gameplay. There's a variety of weapons to collect and upgrade. All of them are fun to blast away with! The game's cozy, compact nature also makes it a perfect fit for the Switch hardware. This is only the second time that Cave Story has been made available in physical form for collectors, and the 3DS release from years ago often demands a high price on the 2nd hand market. The folks at Nicalis recognized the collectible status of this release, and put together one heck of a package. Along with the game, you'll get a mini soundtrack CD and a lovely full-color instruction manual stylized those that came with classic NES games. It's a must buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great homage to 16 bit gaming!

    Posted
    TheHutch
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    An odd control scheme and very little tutorial does not detract from this being one of the most endearing 'nindies' to finally find its way to the Nintendo Switch. With surprisingly deep customisation and brilliant level design combined with a great soundtrack this is a must have for any fan of the 'Metroidvania' genre. An additional incentive to purchase the physical copy of this game is what comes with it. Included with the game is an awesome booklet of controls and original artwork, reminicient of the booklets that used to come with games in the late 80's/early 90's. And that's not all...also included is a cd minidisc of several tracks of the soundtrack for those who really got into the music of 'Cave Story'. The learning curve is a bit rough at first due to a slightly different control scheme (down arrow to enter door!) but is a small price to pay once gotten used to. All in all very much worth getting the physical edition of this fun and challenging game. Highly Recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved when original was free; Love still today

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    TruExtent
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    This is a game with a history behind it. It was made by one man and released years ago for the PC for absolutely free. But I feel it's so great of a game that this Switch edition is now the third time I've paid for this game. I highly recommend any version of the game you can find, but this Switch edition gets a few bonuses. A full color manual is included which features new art and a miniCD is included with a sample of the soundtrack. In terms of the actual game, this version gets more small graphical tweaks were and will receive updates later down the line. Nicalis has stated a brand new co-op mode will be added in; a great bonus in my book! This is a fantastic 2D Metroid style game where you go around and explore while finding new weapons, upgrades and all sorts of stuff. All the while, a simple but effective story plays out through your slowly increasingly hard journey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    10/10 My New Favorite Game

    Posted
    PBase
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    Holy Cow! How have i not heard of this game for so long?? I got this as a gift and i knew this was going to be a special game about a half-hour in. The action is great. The weapon system is great. The story is AMAZING. It is not a simple story meant for all kids... there is no hand-holding and requires YOU to connect the dots. Great replay value. I've played through it 4 times and am now working on challenges. I have given this game to 3 of my friends because it is so good. If you like challenging mega man/metroid/blaster master style games... just buy this. It is amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun short game, but really expensive for it

    Posted
    John
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    This game is $30 on the Switch while starting price on the 3DS is $10, this range is price made me hold off from buying until recently. I bought it using my GCU 20% off and a $5 promotional gift from BestBuy which helped ease how much this game cost. Since I paid $19+tax, ill review it as such. The game has many small puzzles and doesnt hold your hand too much on what to do. Other games in this genre for this price are repetitive while this game has a small story that is pretty great. I would recommend this game for teen or adults as younger kids would probably not be able to progress within the game as easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid run and gun platformer

    Posted
    jason
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    Cave Story has a large following from people praising it as a Metroidvania (platformer with access to new areas achieved through upgrades procured throughout adventure). It is a bit light on the Metroidvania aspect in my opinion, but it is a solid platformer nonetheless with a retro pixel sprite style. The retro style is getting a bit old, but in this game's defense, it was one of the earlier games to partake in the revival...it's been ported numerous times sense. Nothing too special about this port if you've played in on other systems, but definitely feels great on the Switch if you don't mind the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, worth it if you hadn't played before

    Posted
    JayJ
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    This game has been available in one flavor or another since 2004, often for free on Steam, so paying up to $30 for the Switch version seems high. I was able to use a discount to get it for $23 , and with so few games available (or in my library) for the Switch as of Aug 2017 it was an easy choice to buy. The 3DS / DS version was only $10, and I was tempted to go that route, but being able to play with a pro controller on my large-screen TV via the Switch also influenced my purchase decision. It's certainly a fun game, and would strongly recommend it, especially if you hadn't played it before

    I would recommend this to a friend


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