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Overall 9
9.0

Cave Story

About.com
16 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The first rendition of Cave Story is still a freeware title: You can download it for your PC whenever you wish. But the portability of the DSi version is very welcome, as are the difficulty settings and Jukebox. Besides which, the original Cave Story was put together by Pixel for the sheer fun of it, and millions of players have enjoyed the game since. It would be nice to compensate him by purchasing the game. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher.
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Overall 10
9.5

Cave Story

Nintendo World Report
1 October 2012
  • Summary: One of the best games in the past decade gets an even better 3DS release.
  • Pros: Fantastic gameplay, Includes tons of bonus content, Wonderful use of stereoscopic 3D
  • Cons: Nothing wholly unique to this version
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Overall 9
8.5

3DS Review - 'Cave Story 3D'

WorthPlaying
1 January 2012
  • Summary: Cave Story is an action-adventure game overflowing with unmatched charm and character, taking players into a world where a race of rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free on a serene floating island.
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Review: Cave Story 3D (Nintendo 3DS)

Diehard GameFAN
30 December 2011
  • Summary: Cave Story 3D is a remake of a popular indie title that was also featured on PC, WiiWare, DsiWare, and Mac OS. The 3DS edition is the best looking version of the bunch and it’s clear that the developers put a lot of effort into making it so. It plays like a dolled up version of classic 8-bit games of old such as Metroid or Mega Man , which fans of said games should enjoy, and the 3D effects enhance the experience so long as you keep them on their lowest setting.
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Remake of indie puzzler has eerie vibe with talk of killing.

Common Sense Media
29 December 2011
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Cave Story 3D is a graphically remastered version of the game Cave Story , which was created by an individual programmer in his spare time and grew to wide-reaching popularity because of its simple yet addicting gameplay style. This 3D remake brings the experience to a whole new level with advanced visuals and new content, but the core of the game remains intact.
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Metroid was wonderful. Back in 1996, it delivered a haunting new world filled with alien life forms, seemingly endless twisting corridors and a surprising heroine. Nintendo's developers created something special when they put together Metroid. Then they further refined the concept with Metroid II: The Return of Samus on the Game Boy and-most spectacularly-Super Metroid on the Super Nintendo. Samus Aran was here to stay.
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Expert Review

gamerdad.com
19 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Cave Story 3D is rated E-10 with an ESRB descriptor of Fantasy Violence. You do shoot creatures and robots that explode when defeated, and your character explodes, too. Reading skill is a must as well. But the best reason why this game is better for older gamers is the high difficulty.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0

Cave Story 3D Review (3DS)

Gamers Daily News
8 November 2011
  • Summary: As the deepest version of a top-notch ’Metroidvania’ title, Cave Story 3D has a lot to offer those who haven’t played any other version or are deeply devoted to the game. Others may wish to buy a more budget-friendly version on a different system, but this deluxe release has its merits.
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Overall 9
9.0

Cave Story 3D Review

ztgd.com
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: If you were to put Cave Story 3D in front of gamers that lived through the 8-bit era and told them it appeared on the original NES (just not in North America), you would have them fooled until...
  • Pros: + Throwback gaming at its finest, + Great use of 3D, + Challenging without being “cheap”
  • Cons: Not quite enough player guidance
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Overall 8
8.0

Cave Story 3D

Nintendo World Report
7 November 2011
  • Summary: The seminal side-scroller finally sees a retail release.
  • Pros: Ability to switch between polygonal characters and 2D sprites, Gorgeous 3D graphical upgrade, It has a new hat, Re-recorded music is good
  • Cons: Easily the most expensive way to play the game, No Curly Brace or Boss Rush modes, Things often look too dark
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