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Cave Story 3D
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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
27 December 2011
  • Summary: Cave Story 3D 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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Overall 9
9.0

Cave Story 3D

Game Vortex
8 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Cave Story 3D is the easiest, toughest sell I've ever encountered. On one hand, the original Cave Story still ranks as one of the best games I've ever played and is one of the few I've taken the time to play more than once.
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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.
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Review: Cave Story 3D (Nintendo 3DS)

Diehard GameFAN
22 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Cave Story was another classic tale of “I’ve heard good things, but I’m playing something else right now,”Â� which you’ll find is a common theme in much of my writing. I’m not against stepping outside my bubble and trying new things that look interesting; it’s just that there are so many really good...
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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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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Original-Gamer
7 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The story of Cave Story is interesting in of itself. Cave Story is a 2D scrolling platformer/shooter for the PC that was made by Japanese programmer Daisuke Amaya (aka “Pixel”) over the course of five years.
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