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Let's Play - Cave Story - [10] Puppy Love

Cave Story Blood Stained Sanctuary Walkthrough

This guide is to show you how to simply GET THROUGH the Blood Stained Sanctuary on your first run. It is by no means how to get the best time.

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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 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!

BLOOD STAINED SANCTUARY, BALLOS COOP Cave Story+ Plus Multiplayer Gameplay Part 10 - DarkLightBros

Welcome and GET HYPED for PART 10 of our Cave Story+ 2 Player Multiplayer Coop let's play gameplay on Nintendo Switch. In Part 10 the Finale, we make it to the Blood Stained Sanctuary and go through hell to fight the Heavy Press and reach the true final boss of Cave Story, Ballos. Do we win? Enjoy our gameplay of Cave Story+ on Nintendo Switch. :)

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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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Let's Play - Cave Story - [18] Plantation

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Shhhhh, it’s over, but don’t tell anyone how you got there. These are the finales, conclusions, wrap ups and endings that are not what you find if you travel the beaten path; the ones hidden from all but the most diligent and observant of players. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Secret Endings in Video Games.

00:37 #10. Stopping the Mind Control Network - “Inside” (2016)
01:20 #9. The Fate of Aqua, Terra, and Ventus - “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep” (2010)
02:14 #8. Over Before It Began - “Far Cry 4” (2014)
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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Let's Play - Cave Story - [16] Waterway

I would have told Curly to lay off the Pringles if I knew I'd have to carry her for so long.

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 #1 | Bunnies and caves!

On the first episode of my cave story playthrough, we start our spelunky journey
Cave Story is my all time favorite game and i couldn't think of a better game for my first video.
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i will hopefully play this game to the end and maybe do another to get other endings.

Great Levels in Gaming - The Last Cave & The Labyrinth

Join Max as he feels old upon realizing that Cave Story is going to turn 12 this year. This episode is double trouble, featuring two levels from this 2004 classic: the Last Cave & the Labyrinth. Also, get off my lawn. Join FIRST to watch episodes early:

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Let's Play - Cave Story - [17] Egg Corridor?

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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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Let's Play - Cave Story - [20] Gotcha!

Man, I really had you going there!

Maybe in my next video I'll shock you again and get those other life capsules and the nemesis*

*don't get your hopes up.

Cave Story [Walkthrough] - Part 23 - Hell

At first you'll die a lot in the Sacred Grounds. But trust me when you practise a bit it get's easier and easier ;-D! This is not meant to be a speed run.
I once managed to get through Hell in 4:31,8. Though, I don't want to get a better time, I just want to have fun :-P

Boss Fights:

1. Heavy Press

Difficulty: 4/10

The Heavy Press itself sometimes shoots thunderbolts out of it's front. You can hurt it at that spot.
But only that would be too easy ;-P
While your shooting the Press, Butes (Angels) come out of the left and right side and two Rollings circle the room. When you defeat the Heavy Press rush to the left or right side of the room because when it falls and hits you it's an instant death!

Let's Play Cavestory With Nalif - Part 10 - Two More!


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Cave Story (洞窟物語 Dōkutsu Monogatari?) is a freeware platform-adventure video game released in 2004 for the PC. It was developed, designed, and programmed over five years entirely by Daisuke Amaya, art-name Pixel, in his free time. The game features classic 2D platform mechanics and is intended as an homage to the classic games that Pixel played in his youth, such as Metroid and Castlevania.

The game focuses on an amnesiac silent protagonist who awakens in a cave. Through his explorations, he discovers a plot by the Doctor, a megalomaniac who intends to force the inhabitants of the cave to fight for him in his bid to conquer the world. The protagonist is thrust into the position of savior as he endeavours to defeat the Doctor.

After its initial release on the Internet, Cave Story slowly gained popularity as an indie game. It received near universal acclaim for its compelling story and gameplay. As a result, Nicalis, an independent video game company, worked with Pixel to bring the game to Nintendo's WiiWare service in 2010. The WiiWare version features more detailed artwork and additional gameplay modes, and was nominated for 2010 Nintendo Power Awards WiiWare Game of the Year.

Game publisher Nippon Ichi Software released a picture of a Prinny wearing the same signature hat, scarf, and polar star of Cave Story's protagonist to promote their Nintendo 3DS remake of the game.

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!

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 [Part 15] {True Final Stage} Sacred Grounds (3 HP/Minimal Weapons/NO DAMAGE)

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This was so NOT fun to do.

This isn't a speedrun, if you say anything like X is faster and better or I can do it faster consider yourself blocked. I'm tired of deleting stupid commentaries here.

NOTE: This is the **original** PC version, not the Wii neither Plus (Steam Version).

I don't think I need to write anything about this place. Anyone's who gotten this far knows how difficult the final stretch of this game is.

Giga Heavy Press - 03:10
Ballos 1st - 04:52
Ballos 2nd - 05:30
Ballos 3rd - 06:12
Ballos 4th - 07:08



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