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.
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
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.
Excerpt: Cave Story est un exemple de jeu indépendant qui s'est fait une réputation tout seul comme un grand. Sorti gratuitement en 2004 sur PC, ce jeu de plates-formes aux multiples inspirations est rapidement devenu une référence du freeware.