I first played this game many years ago when it was a free, PC download. I decided to get this for the great cover art but was surprised to find some extras. Notably, a mini CD that contains the game's soundtrack and a full-color, illustrated game manual with tips and instructions that made me reminiscent of NES game manuals. I think this is well worth the price and if you've never played Cave Story--now's the time!
Amazon Customer - June 21, 2017
Fantastic game and well worth $30. Switch will be getting CO-OP via upcoming update also and comes with some extras. The physical also comes with extras like a beautiful color manual inside the case and a mini cd containing music from the game. Very good buy for $30 and if you havent tried cave story+ then I would def get it!
MisfitPierce - June 20, 2017
I've played a lot of versions of cave story. I like going back and playing through every once in a while. It's not too long and the gameplay is terrific. I played it first on the PC. Then I played it on my DSi . I got the Cave Story 3D and I really didn't like the 3D graphics (the 3D models weren't bad but the perspective was horrible and it was too dark). I have Cave Story+ on Steam and that's been my go-to edition before I got the Switch version.Now that I've played through on the Switch, I think this version is the definitive version. It's the best portable version and the best big screen version too. The slight graphic update modernizes it while still keeping a completely retro feel. The controls are perfect with a pro controller. I'm really happy with it and the port is perfect in my mind. I've had no bugs or issues.If you're new to Cave Story, this is the best straightforward platform game of the 2000's. There are some other great platform games, but they keep adding gimmicks like time warping or stupid stuff. This is just awesome platforming and shooting. There There's some exploring and lots of hidden items to find and there's even stuff to do to get better endings. Rather than having tutorials, the game does an awesome job of letting you figure out what to do while giving you enough clues to figure it out. Some call it metroidvania, but I think I'd rather call it an adventure platformer. The controls are spot on. Jumping is floaty, but it actually gives you more control even when jumping. You can beat it in a few 7 to 10 hours, so it's not too long. Unless you follow a faq, you won't get the best ending your first time through. But I would suggest playing one time through for fun, and then perhaps use a faq for your second time through.If you've played Cave Story before, it's the same game. It's got all the same gameplay and secrets just with sharper 720p graphics. There are some lighting effects, but most of the time they're so subtle that some people won't even notice them. The water physics and distortions are cool. The see through text boxes are a nice touch. The darker backgrounds make it more playable on the small screen when the switch is in portable mode. I like the new remixed music, but you have a number of options including original. Oh, and it's widescreen! The graphic update is so true to the game that I noticed it the most when going back to the PC version. The true testament to this update is that I would rather play the Switch version!The packaging for this game is even better than I expected. There is an actual full-color physical manual! It's awesome and it's worth reading. The music CD is pretty cool. The double-sided cover is super cool and I turned mine inside-out.If there was one thing I would change, it would be to let me remap the controls. I would love to try putting the jumping or the shooting as shoulder buttons just to see if that could work. The controls are very good as they are, but it would be nice to have some the option.I'm adding a couple of screenshots so you can see how good it looks. And it looks better in motion. It's really smooth and I would assume 60fps. I know that some are upset that the physical release is $30. Yeah, I would have preferred a $20 price point, but they definitely gave us some extras and it's a great game. If you don't want to buy it, the old PC free version is still available online. But I've gotten enough enjoyment from this game over the years that I don't mind supporting this physical release. It's a great game, and I do suggest it.
Michael - June 27, 2017
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