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Cave Story+

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Cave Story is a game in the Metroidvania platform-adventure genre, first released on PC in 2004. The game is set in deep dark caves on a floating island. The island is inhabited by a race of intelligent rabbit-like creatures called Mimigas.

Controlling the main character with a gamepad or a keyboard, the player explores an amazing and mysterious world, simultaneously solving platformer-puzzles and defeating enemies. In the world of the game, several types of weapons are available, and a victory in a duel with a foe will bring experience points. In the rest - Cave Story is a classic 2D platformer with polished controls and an interesting setting.

The unnamed main character wakes up in a dark cave without remembering who he is and where he came from. After reaching the settlement, he learns that the world of Mimigas is in danger and decides to help. In the + version of the game released on Steam in 2011, an alternative scenario that does not coincide with the original English localization of the game is featured, as well as an additional “Wind Fortress” level.

Release date
Studio Pixel
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Linux

  • OS:Ubuntu 10.04 and Newer
  • Processor:Intel Core Solo
  • Memory:128 MB RAM
  • Graphics:64MB RAM
  • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
  • OS:Ubuntu 10.04 and Newer
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz and above
  • Memory:512 MB RAM
  • Graphics:256MB RAM, non-integrated
  • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space

System requirements for PC

  • OS:Windows XP
  • Processor:Intel Core Solo
  • Memory:128 MB RAM
  • Graphics:64MB RAM
  • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
  • OS:Windows 7
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz and above
  • Memory:512 MB RAM
  • Graphics:256MB RAM, non-integrated
  • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space

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Cave Story+ reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
So you may have heard about cellar story that has a reputation for Phew, and you said you were going to buy it. Before putting €15 in go rather played the Flash version of the game (free) to get you an idea, that's what I should have done instead of stupidly following the populace. I played about 2 hours at this game, from what I saw on the net it's about 50% of the title, and I got rather bored. After that is perhaps the kind that does not suit me. I hate going back and forth like that. Overall you cross the same level from left to right 4-5 times with the monsters that repopent each time. I don't see where the fun is in it. The gameplay is sympathetic, the gun system with levels is a good idea. The game is well done (level design, progression)... Everyone says that the story is excellent, the musics GRANDIOSE, the beautiful graphics... Yes good would have to calm down a little. I see on video games. com 19/20 on the part of the reader, I am rather in the opinion of the editor who put a 16. I played on the version cellar story + on PC and overall I am rather on the side of the editor. For the graphics, I'm not the kind to be too looking at the top, actually I'm crazy not bad, Rivaol to put 12/20 to the Wii version, good why not. It doesn't shock me. On the other hand putting more than 16 it'll shock me a little more already. I'm sorry but the artistic direction is not that great, and I will add that there is "pixel'art" and "pixelART" look at a screen of FEZ, it's pixel art too but it still has another mouth. The music, good I just relisten to the OST there, and I'm sorry but put off 2-3 nice pieces, there's no way to break three Paws to a duck. We're going to say "Yep but it's 8 bits you know nothing about". Well then agree it's 8 bits, and it's true they are original and stick very well to the game, but if the music were so great that I would want to listen to them even when I play, and there it would not even come to the idea. So for summary, the music do their job, they stick to the game, add the identity to the title, but they do not talk about genius here please. If the game hadn't been done by only one guy, I think most people would have much less well rated (on all levels). I have no particular criticism for the story (except maybe some inconsistencies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfvapos0AUQ) A Yes, last point, I could not play with my Xbox controller, and we can not configure the keys a little annoying. So try the original version, if you like it eventually you can afford cellar story +. Here's my opinion
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