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Cave Story+ Switch - First 20 minutes

The first 20 minutes of Cave Story+ on Nintendo Switch.

Cave Story+ (Nintendo Switch) Review | 8-Bit Eric

This is a review of Cave Story+ for the Nintendo Switch by 8-BIt Eric. The Switch is quickly becoming the platform for quality indie releases, and Cave Story+ is the newest addition to the must-own indie roster of Switch software. Cave Story is one of the most popular indie titles of all time Originally released in 2004 on PC, Cave Story+ on the Switch features a few new additions: remixes on its classic look, the graphic style is from the Wii ware version.

In Cave Story+ you take on the role of Quote, an amnesiac robot who awakens on a floating island and must stop the evil doctor from wiping out this cute bunny like race called the mimigas. You run, jump and shoot your way through this Metroidvania style game. 

The controls are your standard retro platforming type of control and are very solid. The A button controls Quote’s jumps, while the B button handles firing whichever gun you have equipped. The X button will bring up an equipment screen that allows you to change weapons or to check your map. The L and R buttons will also allow you to switch between your weapons,

Awesome 2D action and platforming with a variety of satisfying weaponry.nAs you defeat enemies, you'll gain experience triangles that are used to make your currently equipped weapon more powerful. However, if you take damage then it may level down.

There are several endings, the game encourages the player to return and replay the adventure. The game controls beautifully with the analog stick and the d-pad. If you prefer to game with the Switch Pro Controller, that option is available to you. Cave Story+gives you four different variations of this incredible soundtrack to choose from.

You can unlock a new game mode – Curly Story. This mode lets you play through the game as the Curly. Furthermore, there are challenges to unlock and a Boss Attack mode. These two modes have online leaderboards. The switch version is a bit pricy, compared to how much you can get it on other platforms, however, the actual physical version of this game comes with a lot of stuff.

Not to mention there will be incoming free content updates.  Eventually this summer, local multiplayer will even be patched into the game, allowing a second player to take on the role of Curly. if you've never played Cave Story before, the Switch version may be your best bet for experiencing it. It's portable, 

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Cave Story: The Story of Daisuke Amaya (Pixel)

The story of Daisuke Amaya, better known as Pixel, is an interesting one. Over the course of five years, he created the game that we all now know as Cave Story, and he did it all while working in his spare time, around his more pressing concerns of education and employment.

Cave Story seems to come up very regularly in these videos - plenty of game developers and artists (such as Temmie Chang of Undertale fame and Satchely from Doki Doki Literature Club) list the Dokutsu Monogatari (as it's known in Japanese) as one of their big inspirations.

Perhaps it's the game's history as freeware, or maybe it's just because Cave Story kicked off (more or less) the ongoing retro renaissance of games that are designed to look and feel like they were invented in a different era.

Regardless, it's impressive just how hard Pixel worked on Cave Story, and what he put into making it completely perfect. He even scrapped an entire original version of the game (now known as Cave Story Beta among enthusiasts) along his way to making the finished version of Cave Story.

There's also the story of Cave Story+ and Cave Story 3D, but we'll dive into those at a later date if you guys seem interested in them.

Indie game development stories like this one are always the most interesting. It's fine when a big studio makes a noteworthy game (one of those is coming in a few weeks that should please Zelda fans), but when it's just one or two developers working hard on a passion project, the entire development experience seems so much more intriguing.

Daisuke Amaya is a perfect example of this, because he never even intended to make money from his game, and once it was finished, he moved on to different projects without really thinking too much about game design for a while.

Cave Story was a success to Pixel because he'd made the game he wanted to make, and he was pleased with it. There's a nice lesson there for budding creatives in many fields - if you're having fun, then that's what matters most.

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Cave Story Playthrough (Part 1)


A 2D side-scrolling, shooting, action-adventure platform game with a tragic story and awesome gameplay that rivals the modern Castlevania and Metroid games! It all adds up into a freeware PC game called Doukutsu Monogatari, better known as Cave Story!

Cave Story + for the Nintendo Switch - Game Worthy Review

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Cave Story Playthrough (Part 10)

A 2D side-scrolling, shooting, action-adventure platform game with a tragic story and awesome gameplay that rivals the modern Castlevania and Metroid games! It all adds up into a freeware PC game called Doukutsu Monogatari, better known as Cave Story!

[TAS] Windows Cave Story "best ending" by nitsuja in 50:10.3

This is a tool-assisted speedrun. For more information, see TAS originally published on 2011-11-12.

Cave Story (2004) is a famous freeware ( indie game notable for being made entirely by one person, Daisuke Pixel Amaya.

Watch as nitsuja ( completely destroys this difficult game with amazingly precise movement. This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos.

The program used to make this run, Hourglass, was also developed by nitsuja—with the creation of this run in mind. As such, it is our first published run of a Windows game. Downloadable encodes and the YouTube encode include commentary as soft subtitles.

Cave Story Playthrough (Part 9)

A 2D side-scrolling, shooting, action-adventure platform game with a tragic story and awesome gameplay that rivals the modern Castlevania and Metroid games! It all adds up into a freeware PC game called Doukutsu Monogatari, better known as Cave Story!

Cave Story+ - All Bosses [Hard*, No Damage]

Cave Story + on Steam:

Difficulty: Hard (3/3) and Original (2/3)
*There is 2 bosses (Sisters and G-Clone) which you can't fight on hard difficulty.

Bosses in video:

[00:00] 1. Balrog (Round 1)
[02:22] 2. Igor
[03:42] 3. Balrog (Round 2)
[05:24] 4. Balfrog (Round 3)
[07:44] 5. Curly Brace
[09:34] 6. Omega
[10:53] 7. Rabid Toroko
[14:44] 8. Monster X
[16:37] 9. Balrog (Round 4)
[19:18] 10. The Core
[24:37] 11. Ironhead
[25:52] 12. Sisters
[27:32] 13. Ma Pignon
[29:04] 14. Red Ogre
[29:42] 15. Misery
[32:02] 16. The Doctor
[34:31] 17. Final Boss: Undead Core
[38:25] 18. G-CLONE
[40:11] 19. Heavy Press
[41:19] 20. True Final Boss: Ballos

This is one of the games which was requested quite frequently. I wanted to do it too, but I was concerned about some of the bosses. As much as I like this game, there is some parts, there the game can be REALLY frustrating, especially if you play on hard.

Like i mentioned before, you can't fight Sisters and G-CLONE on hard. That doesn't really matter, as the only difference between hard and normal, is that on hard there is no health containers and you can't increase your health (there is only one exception) and you can't obtain missile launcher and it's upgrades.

Cave Story+ [Nintendo Switch] • ALL ENDINGS - Full Playthrough

Disclaimer: SPOILERS! DO NOT watch this video if you want to enjoy Cave Story+ to the fullest. This game is better played blind. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

This video took way too damn long to make. Getting all 4 endings took around three and a half hours, and two failed overnight renders forced me to re-edit the video, and in the process end up with a better finished product. Anyway...

This is a full playthrough of Cave Story+ for the Nintendo Switch, one of my all-time favorite games. I attempt to show off my skills and knowledge of the game throughout the run, while keeping it easy for viewers to follow.

If you're interested in seeing a specific part of the game, one of the endings, etc., here are timestamps to all notable events (this will be posted in the comments as well):

0:00 - Bootup
0:25 - Title Screen
1:07 - First Cave
3:02 - Mimiga Village
5:29 - Balrog fight #1
9:51 - Egg Corridor
16:35 - Igor fight
21:46 - Bushlands
30:20 - Balrog fight #2
36:57 - Balrog fight #3 [Balfrog]
45:08 - Sand Zone
46:35 - Curly fight
52:36 - Omega fight
1:03:34 - Rabid Toroko fight
1:06:10 - Labyrinth
1:10:30 - Puu Black fight
1:13:29 - Monster X fight
1:17:59 - Balrog fight #4
1:18:52 - Labyrinth M
1:24:14 - Core
1:26:48 - Core fight
1:30:19 - Waterway
1:33:28 - Ironhead fight
1:34:08 - Empty Mimiga Village
1:36:04 - Return to First Cave
1:39:38 - Egg Corridor EX
1:42:13 - Dragon Sisters fight
1:44:22 - Ending


1:46:03 - Outer Wall
1:48:09 - Plantation
1:57:34 - Final Cave
2:00:20 - Balcony
2:01:12 - Misery fight
2:03:02 - The Doctor fight [Phase 1]
2:03:42 - The Doctor fight [Phase 2]
2:05:36 - Undead Core fight
2:08:10 - Escape from the Island
2:08:54 - Mimiga Ending
2:10:12 - Mimiga Ending Credits

2:13:54 - Reclaim Booster 2.0
2:15:25 - Return to Cemetary
2:16:09 - Ma Pignon fight
2:17:58 - Secure Best Ending
2:19:57 - Final Cave [Hidden]
2:21:13 - Red Ogre fight
2:22:08 - Balcony
2:26:16 - Misery fight
2:27:46 - The Doctor fight [Phase 1]
2:28:23 - The Doctor fight [Phase 2]
2:30:27 - Undead Core fight
2:32:57 - Escape from the Island
2:33:36 - Good Ending
2:34:47 - Good Ending Credits


2:38:19 - Balcony
2:38:36 - Misery fight
2:40:00 - The Doctor fight [Phase 1]
2:40:40 - The Doctor fight [Phase 2]
2:42:28 - Undead Core fight
2:44:14 - Prefab House
2:44:20 - Blood-Stained Sanctuary
2:50:23 - Heavy Press fight
2:51:00 - Seal Chamber
2:51:28 - Ballos fight [Phase 1]
2:52:26 - Ballos fight [Phase 2]
2:53:10 - Ballos fight [Phase 3]
2:53:47 - Ballos fight [Phase 4]
2:54:24 - Best Ending
2:56:13 - Best Ending Credits


Cave Story [Walkthrough] - Part 13 - Monster X

Don't rescue Dr. Booster! Trust me, you'll get a better equipment later ;-P

Boss Fights:

1. Monster X

Difficulty: 4/10

When I first played the game I died a lot at this boss. That's why I give it a slightly more difficulty :-P
As soon as the fight starts, kill all the cockroaches in the remaining area. Then carefully jump from one of X's tread to another. After some time he stops, opens up and fires purple projectiles. That's when you attack his green turrents. When those are destroyed he'll attack you with homing fish missles and will be vulnerable as soon as he opens up again.
The blade is a perfect weapon against this boss ;-D

2. Balrog - fourth encounter

Difficulty: 3/10

This time Balrog jumps even higher and shoots missles at you! Though, he's still no big threat.
You can shoot down his missles easily and his overall damage isn't that bad. Try not to get hit too much, because you'll need health for the next part.

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03:11 #7. Ending D - “NieR” (2010)
03:57 #6. Joker Rises - “Batman Arkham City” (2011)
04:38 #5. The Developer’s Room - “Chrono Trigger” (1995)
05:24 #4. Best Ending - “Cave Story” (2004)
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►Cave Story is an adventure platform game originally for PC. In Cave Story, the player controls Quote, an armed scouting robot who was sent to the Island. Many years have passed an he awakens from Amnesia. He takes the Polar Star from the Hermit Gunsmith and reaches Mimiga Village. The Mimiga tell Quote that the Doctor has been kidnapping Mimiga. The Doctors minions, Balrog and Misery show up and take the Mimiga Toroko away confusing her with Sue Sakamoto. Quote visits the Egg Corridor to find Sue and the Bushlands to rescue her brother Kazuma. When he travels to Sand Zone, Quote finds his companion, Curly Brace. The witch Jenka tells of the Doctors plan, to use the red flowers and weaponize the Mimiga. Quote then visits the storeroom in Sand Zone to destroy the flowers but finds that Toroko was force fed a red flower by the Doctor.

►All characters that appear in Cave Story+ are:

Curly Brace, Quote, Puppies, Ballos, Balrog, Sue Sakamoto, Ma Pignon, Doctor, Littles, Toroko, King, Jenka, Chako, Kazuma Sakamoto, Professor Booster, Colons, Itoh, Arthur, Malco, Tetsuzou Kamadani, Gaudi, Cthulhu, Robots, jack, Mahin, Santa, chie, Chaba, Sky Dragon, Numahachi, Kanpachi, Team 9, Zett, Shovel Brigade, Dr. Gero, Megane, Sandaime, humans, Witches, Nurse Hasumi, Dragon Eggs, Misery.

►All Bosses in Cave Story+ are:

Curly Brace, Balrog, Ballos, Misery, Ma Pignon, Doctor, Sisters, Undead Core, Monster X, Core, Heavy Press, Possessed Sue, Possessed Misery, Pooh Black, G-Clone, Rabid Toroko, Red Ogre, Igor, Muscle Doctor, Ironhead, Balfrog, Omega.

►By gaining energy crystals, you can increase the level and abilities of various weapons. All Weapons are:

Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, Bubbline, Machine Gun, Blade, Snake, Spur, Nemesis.

►All level locations and settings of Cave Story(Cave Story+) are:

Island, Surface, First Cave, Mimiga Village, Egg Corridor, Bushlands, Sand Zone, Labyrinth, Waterway, Outer Wall, Plantation, Inner Wall, Last Cave, Balcony, Blood Stained Sanctuary, Wind Fortress.

►All game modes of Cave Story(Cave Story+) are:

Cave Story, Curly Story, Machine Gun Challenge, Boss Attack, Wind Fortress, Nemesis Challenge.

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Cave Story+ Hard Mode. Day 3

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This means I'm ending on a high note - it is the last stream video I will ever do! Win-win for everyone!

Cave Story Playthrough (Part 11)

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Cave Story Run: Part 1

Welcome to my first Let's Play! What better to do it on than my favorite freeware game, Cave Story?

I would like to thank everyone for their encouragement in making this. Be sure to watch the credits in part 1.5!

Expect better quality videos in the future!

Johnny vs. Cave Story

An evil doctor is kidnapping and experimenting on Mimiga; the inhabitants of Mimiga village. You take control of a boy. You're not sure why he's there, but he is, and you have a day to save. But what is the deal with this cave system? What is the doctor planning on doing? How does the boy connect with it all? It's mysterious, and it's short. It's Cave Story, by Studio Pixel.

Cave Story Playthrough (Part 2)

A 2D side-scrolling, shooting, action-adventure platform game with a tragic story and awesome gameplay that rivals the modern Castlevania and Metroid games! It all adds up into a freeware PC game called Doukutsu Monogatari, better known as Cave Story!

Cave Story [Walkthrough] - Part 22 - Final Bosses

Boss Fights:

1. Misery

Difficulty: 4/10

The whole fight she floats in the air. When you damage her with around 85 points she'll flash white and shoots black projectiles at you. After a few times hitting her she will surround herself with black rotating orbs that are used as shields and as soon as she teleports away they transform into red bats. First there are two and later on even four, which makes it harder to damage her.

Misery has two different attacks:

- She summons a giant block that falls down on you

- She shoots three slowly moving black orbs to the left/right side that transform into thunderbolts as soon as you're under them.

Try not to get hit too much, because you have to fight three more bosses!

2. The Doctor

Difficulty: 3/10

He teleports a lot through the room. As soon as the Doctor reappears he shoots twirling fireballs to the side your at. The further your away the harder it is to avoid this attack. His second attack is to float in mid-air and explode which shoots lots of red orbs in all directions.
All in all he isn't that hard ;-D

3. Muscle Doctor

Difficulty: 4/10

He isn't dead, yet! This form is a lot faster. He sometimes blinks red and charges in your direction. Most of the time you can easily avoid him, but he also has a second attack were he shoots a huge amount of red bats at you. Those bats only disappear when you shoot at them and they don't leave power up's behind D-:

4. Undead Core; Sue (Transformed); Misery (Transformed)

Difficulty: 5/10

First, knock out Sue and Misery. The Undead Core itself isn't hard. Sue charges at you with a whirl attack. While she's at it you can't hurt her. As soon as she stops shoot at her with all you got! When Sue's knocked out you should take care of Misery next. She summons different monsters like bats, Critters and Goldfish Missles which leave power up's behind. If you want to play safe you can just kill the monsters, collect the power ups or hearts and when you think you powered up your weapons enough just knock out Misery. The Undead Core is pretty simple. When it has a skull face it shoots orange blasts across the ceiling and floor and when it has a nasty grin the little cores shoot twirling orbs to the left. Near the end it'll get a toothless mouth, the orange blasts return, and in the middle it'll shoot three giant white orbs (like the ones from the original core fight).
This boss is also harder than the previous fights, because you can be low on health when the fight starts plus you actually fight one boss and two mini-bosses at a time.



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