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Cave Story

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Overall 9
9.0

Cave Story review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Recalls Metroid's design in the best way, Old-school challenging without being Mega Man hard, Spot-on controls
  • Cons: Some annoying bits of insta-death frustration, Have to repeat some tasks, Can be played for free on PC
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Overall 9
9.2
Graphics 9
9.4
Sound 9
9.4
Control 10
10
Addiction 8
8.2

Cave Story Review

Cheat Code Central
31 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Nonetheless, Cave Story is a great game. It feels like some sort of gem from a bygone era that, while complete, never saw the light of day (think Star Fox 2). It's debatable whether gamers should fork over the $12 for the WiiWare experience or stick to the free PC download, but if one thing is for sure, it's that everyone should get this game in some form.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Game Informer
18 October 2010
  • Summary: It’s hard to find fault in Cave Story. The graphics are simple but endearing. The music is masterfully composed, and when combined with an engaging story, carries true emotional weight. Combat is fluid and diverse, and the dynamic weapon XP system facilitates an ebb and flow that has you constantly reevaluating your skirmish strategy.
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Overall 10
9.6
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Cave Story review

Wii's World
25 June 2010
Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 8
8.0

Cave Story (Wii) - Review

VGChartz
25 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Cave Story is a game which celebrates the much-revered era of retro gaming without landing in any of the usual pitfalls of similar games. It doesn't attempt to mimic any particular game, nor does it confront players with antiquated gaming conventions for the sake of being old-school. Instead, what we see here is a truce between the simplicity and style of the old and the game design smarts of the new.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
10
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 9
9.0

Cave Story

Nintendo World Report
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Where have you been all my life?
  • Pros: Multiple endings and game modes, Old-school charm, Phenomenal gameplay and level design, Wonderful storyline with interesting characters
  • Cons: Fetch quests are kind of annoying, Some boss battles are quite difficult
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Review: Cave Story (Wii)

Crispy Gamer
1 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Playing Cave Story is like rolling around in a pile of your favorite 8-bit game cartridges. You’re constantly bumping into reminders of treasured adventures, you can’t help feeling like a kid again, and how hard and fast you roll determines exactly how much pain you can expect in return.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cave Story Review

G4
30 March 2010
  • Summary: After more than five years, Cave Story is finally making its console debut with upgraded graphics and music. It's still a fine side-scroller, but a few graphical issues bring the experience down a notch.
  • Pros: Well-designed stages get increasingly hectic as the game goes on, Whimsical art and music help it stand apart from similar titles, Wide variety of weapons help expand the experience
  • Cons: A fair number of bugs, including one that freezes the Wii completely, Bad audio mixing hobbles the new soundtrack, Deliberately tiny sprites can occasionally get lost in all the mayhem
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Overall 8
8.2

Cave Story

AV Club
29 March 2010
  • Excerpt: It isn’t often that consumers wait with bated breath for the privilege of paying for something that’s been available free for six years, but that’s Cave Story ’s migration from PC freeware cult hit to WiiWare exclusive in a nutshell. While the payday has finally come for creator Daisuke Amaya—who spent five years developing the whimsical action-platformer as a labor of love—many will likely scoff at shelling out $12 for a gussied-up port with a handful of new modes and...
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Overall 9
8.8

A Retro Gamer’s Dream Come True

Game Informer
23 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Concept: Return to video game roots for a surprising new adventure Graphics: Decidedly old-school visuals create a masterpiece of pixel art presentation Sound: Just try to not have these tunes bouncing around your head for three days Playability: Floaty jump mechanics take a while to get used to, but you’ll be thankful for them once you hit the end Entertainment: Simple but solid mechanics and excellent game design can take a game a long way – here’s the proof Replay:...
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