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Cave Story
8.4 out of 10

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
9.0

Expert Review

Game Informer
26 November 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.
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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...
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Overall 10
9.6
Gameplay 10
10
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Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Cave Story review

Wii's World
25 June 2010
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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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,...
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Overall 10
10

Cave Story Wii Review

1UP
22 March 2010
  • Summary: The PC freeware classic makes its console debut, and it's absolutely worth your money.
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Overall 9
9.2
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Cave Story review

Wii's World
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: If you enjoy 2-D games at all, you'll love Cave Story. It'll remind you of simpler, better times of childhood, if even for a moment and remind you exactly why video games were fun in the first place.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lifespan 10
10
Playability 10
10

Review: Cave Story

N-Europe
24 December 2010
  • Conclusion: A love-letter to any gamer who plays for the sheer fun of it. Cave Story is not only the likely WiiWare game of the year, it's also a very serious contender for game of the year.
  • Pros: Pitchperfect 2D control, Flawless presentation, Heaps of content, Cheaper than the yanks will ever get it...
  • Cons: Diagonal aiming wouldn't go amiss
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Overall 9
9.0

Cave Story Review

PALGN
22 December 2010
  • Summary: The ultimate throwback that was worth the wait for Wii.
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