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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 534 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Old game but still fun to play

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    I remember his old game, I had it on my Wii but it was a demo and purchasing the full game, now I can finish this game. Even thought this game came out back in 2004, it's still a fun game to play

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fun Platformer

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    Great game! Reminds me of the original Metroid in some ways, searching for new weapons and abilities. Does a good job at directing you. My kids love the game. Two things: The controls feel wonky. I'm not sure if it's just year of muscle memory fighting me or what, but it feels like the jump and shoot buttons should be reversed. I have a really hard time playing because of this. Doesn't seem to bother my kids though. Secondly, the multiplayer component feels a little clunky, as if one of you die, you both die. Not having any chance of revival or continued play and killing off the other player is frustrating at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Game!

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Absolutely loved this game every second, has an amazing soundtrack, and the pixel art style does not let down!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Own the Legend

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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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fun short game, but really expensive for it

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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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fun so far

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    I am new to this game entirely. Somehow I never really heard of it until now. I am only about 2 hours in but I'm confident this is a great game. It has fun puzzles, challenging 2D gameplay and cool stuff to unlock. It does seem to be missing a few conveniences. For example, I had to fight a boss several times before I beat it, and each time had to push through the dialogue before the battle. But whatever, at $30 this game is worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Quirky Platformer RPG

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    Cave Story was an odd experience for me because I bought it thinking it was an action RPG only to quickly realize it's much more of a platformer with RPG elements. Despite this (and the fact I'm not a big platformer fan) this games charm and creative game play won me over. I appreciated the creative and somewhat silly story. The retro art style is well executed. The platforming challenges were mostly fun and only occasionally rage inducing. The end of the game does get quite difficult though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great homage to 16 bit gaming!

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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 with 1 review

    This is the definitive version of Cave Story!

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    This version is the definitive version. It's the best portable version and the best big screen version too. The slight graphic update modernizes it while still keeping a completely retro feel. The controls are perfect with a pro controller. I'm really happy with it and the port is great; I've had no bugs or issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Loved when original was free; Love still today

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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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Solid run and gun platformer

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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 with 1 review

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

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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
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    10/10 My New Favorite Game

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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 with 1 review

    An Interesting Platformer

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    Cave Story brings you into this interesting world with a great story. The mechanic of this game has to do with picking up triangles that upgrade your weapons. If you get hit though, your weapons will degrade and you will have to collect more triangles. It makes for a much different kind of shooter where the risk of getting hit is not only health but also your weapon power. The story is cute and the characters are lovable. I would highly recommend this game !

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Your new favorite game

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    Cave Story has been released multiple times by now, but the Switch version prevails over all. It's easiest the best version due to the new soundtrack, the ability to take anywhere and play, and the new animations. Get it now.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I Played through the whole game TWICE and LOVED it

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    I was skeptical about picking up this rerelease of an older game for the Switch, but my apprehension was quickly assuaged. Everything about this release is charming. From the bonus physical media included (an instruction manual and a mini audio cd) to the cute character design to the story: this game found so many subtle ways to make me smile. The whole experience really was like a throwback to classic game experiences, but Cave Story+ is more sophisticated than most of its influences. If you like old school platform/adventure games (including the old school difficulty), you should pick this one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    fun old style game

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    I had never played Cave Story before and after seeing reviews and player impressions, I thought I would give this game a purchase considering the price (24$ after GCU discount). I think it is definitely worth the price. The game is set in a fun little world with solid, albeit very basic, 8-bit gameplay. So far it seems you have access to various other levels from a hub world, which works very nice for the style of game it is. As for the price, I can't make any comparisons in terms of previous iterations of this game related to its price tag; I just know for me it was a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Lovely little game

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    Note: This game is not a long game. You can beat it in 5 hours or less. Even with additional challenges and bonuses, it won't take a long time to uncover everything. Even so, this is one of the best indie games with mass appeal. It's the simple "jump and shoot" mechanic that is termed "Metroidvania". There is not much exploration here (for secrets) and things are pretty much linear. Yet, it's fun for a few days. Plus, Nicalis packs this physical release with a "NES/GBA" style booklet and a mini music CD.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super fun

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    I never played this on any earlier systems, but this seems like a great port. Controls are easy, and it takes me back with the retro graphics. Only just begun, but I like it a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great "retro" style game

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    Cave Story has been around a long time, and it is on multiple systems. I think it is a great fit for the Switch because it is fairly easy to find a save point or simply put the game in suspend/sleep until you can continue. The graphics are "retro" in the same way that Shovel Knight or similar games made in the last decade use simplistic graphics and backgrounds. The gameplay is exploration focused and features a weapon upgrade mechanic similar to what you would find in classic Metroid titles. All in all, pretty great game with great boss sequences.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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