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Cave Story+

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCNov 22, 2011
Nintendo SwitchJun 20, 2017

Developers: Nicalis, Studio Pixel

Genres: Action, Platformer

Arguably the most well-known indie game of all time, Cave Story features a completely original storyline wrapped with personality, mystery and hours of fast-paced fun. Cave Story is an action-adventure game from the critically acclaimed independent designer, Daisuke Amaya--or Pixel to his fans. Overflowing with unmatched charm and character, Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free. You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village you discover that the once-carefree Mimigas are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. The Mimigas’ only hope rest squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. 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!

Cave Story+ Critic Reviews

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PC Gamer

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88 / 100
PC Gamer

Enhanced with hi-res sprites and a spiffier soundtrack, this indie success story has received the update it deserves.

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The biggest addition is to the price tag, but Cave Story itself is still a masterclass in minimalist video game design.

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Cave Story+ really does feel like a natural fit for the Switch

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This is not a game you want to have to wait for - it is a must-have for a console that it feels to have been made for. It is, as I say, a masterpiece.

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Audience Reviews

Amazing game that is still very fun and engaging even with the graphics, in a way that is similar to Mega Man 9 and 10, Deltarune, and Undertale, with the story being just as good. (Also don't play through this game if you get emotional easily. I just got done with a certain part and I'm still crying) Game is still difficult in a Mega Man sense, and has a really good soundtrack.

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