Cave Story is a 2004 platform-adventure game for Microsoft Windows. It was developed over five years by Japanese developer Daisuke Amaya in his free time. The game is considered by many as the quintessential indie game because of its one-man development team and influence on the gaming world. A 3D remake of the game, titled Cave Story 3D, was released for the Nintendo 3DS in November 2011.
About Cave Story in brief
Cave Story is a 2004 platform-adventure game for Microsoft Windows. It was developed over five years by Japanese developer Daisuke Amaya in his free time. The game is considered by many as the quintessential indie game because of its one-man development team and influence on the gaming world. The fast-paced gameplay of Cave Story revolves around Quote, a robot who wakes up suffering amnesia and who must explore and blast his way through cavernous areas in order to figure out his backstory and escape from the cave. The player progresses by navigating platform game puzzles and shooting enemies with the equipped weapon. When the player collects multiple weapons, they may be toggled at any time with the press of a button. Defeating enemies sometimes yield yellow triangular objects, which give experience points to weapons when collected. A 3D remake of the game, titled Cave Story 3D, was developed by Nicalis and published by NIS America for the Nintendo 3DS in November 2011. An enhanced version, Cave Story+ was released for Steam in November 2012 with added content. A port of Cave story+ for the WiiWare and DSiWare was released in June 2017. It is available on the Wii, DSi, and WiiWare versions of the Nintendo Switch, as well as the Wii U version of the Game Boy Advance game, which was released on the GameCube in 2005. It has been released on PC, Mac, and Mac OS X, and the PC version has not yet been released for the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
It can be pre-ordered for $99.99 on Amazon and $99 on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and for the PC and Xbox One for $199.99. It features 2D platform mechanics and is reminiscent of the games Amaya played in his youth, such as Metroid and Castlevania. After its initial self-published release, the game slowly gained popularity on the internet. It received widespread critical acclaim for many polished aspects of its design, including its compelling characters, setting, story, and gameplay. It also features a variety of non-player characters and objects to complete the game. It takes place within the cavernous interior of a floating island. The island is populated by Mimiga, a race of sentient, rabbit-like creatures. A particular species of red flower that grows in the island causes the normally peaceful Mimiga to fall into a violent frenzy when ingested. An army of robot soldiers was sent to the floating island on a military expedition, seeking to harness the Demon Crown as a weapon for wars on the surface. These robots slaughtered the Mimiga indiscriminately in their search for the crown, but were defeated when Mimiga decided to eat the red flowers as a last resort. Shortly before the game begins, Professor Booster, the Sakamoto family, and various assistants formed a scientific party to research the island, but they became stranded when their medical doctor managed to acquire the Crown; he then forced the expedition to search for red flowers.