(3DS eShop)

Cave Story (3DS eShop)

Game Profile

The original 2D pixel-based Cave Story is now on the eShop as a native 3D game!

Additionally, Cave Story for eShop supports widescreen and original 4:3 modes, two button configurations and MORE Challenges!

Cave Story for eShop Features:

  • 4:3 and REAL widescreen support. YES!
  • Multi-layered 3D depth (and lots of it!)
  • Additional Challenge modes (including Nemesis Challenge, Boss Rush, Curly Story, Hell Time Attack and Wind Fortress!)
  • And all the other stuff you love: over 20 epic boss battles, 15 levels to explore in the vast world, 10 unique weapons to find and upgrade, four unique endings

Note: Nintendo DSi owners can purchase the 2D version of Cave Story via DSiWare.

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Jon Wahlgren


Stop us if you've heard this one. A guy by the nom de plume of Pixel made a really great game all by himself and released it on PC for free in 2004. It's called... Oh, so you have heard it. We thought so. In 2012, Cave Story needs no introduction. It's...

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User Comments (19)



TrueWiiMaster said:

I guess this will basically be the WiiWare version with some 3D thrown in? I'll probably get this one.



Torterra275 said:

didn they just release Cave Story 3D as a retail game? Happy I didnt purchase it now.



Sam_Loser2 said:

I couldn't for the life of me find Cave Story 3D in stores. I guess that's a good thing now.



NImH said:

I wasn't diggin the new art style on the Cave Story 3DS retail.
The pixel sprites just have more character. I'll probably get it offa the eShop... My 3rd iteration.
Man, I haven't seen a title milked like this since the SMB series.



cfgk24 said:

Cave Story 3D is my favourite game of all time!
I think you have to order it from Amazon to get it now. . . .



Squashie said:

I presume this will be much like Cave Story + on Steam? It's essentially just Cave Story with supposedly better graphics and a few new characters...



Phocks5 said:

It would have to show SOMETHING new for me to get it. I got the plain old vanilla Cave Story for DSi ware download and I love it. But I was not going to shell out $40 for a 3D version of the exact same game in a cartridge, and I'm not going to shell out again for the exact same game, again.



MrWalkieTalkie said:

Im still gonna try and get Cave Story 3D because in the future it will probably be a rare find and a valuable piece to my collection!



Marioman64 said:

YAY multi-layered 2-dimensional 3d (unlike a certain 3ds retail cave story release with emotionless 3d character models)
im buying this now for now



ouroborous said:

While the 3DS full-3D version is by far the best, it is recommended that you play the game in one of it's 2D incarnations first so that it can be fully appreciated.
The 3Dfull version is gorgeous and the soundtrack is to die for, the option of the quasi-2D sprites is also a cool feature.

However, the 2D+ version on the eShop for 3DSWare download (NOT the DSiWare version) includes Curly Story and widescreen support for the 2D version of the game as well as 3D backgrounds, text, etc just to add a nice bit of polish. You can always turn the 3D backgrounds off if that bothers you and just enjoy the widescreen.

In the end, the 2D+ version is worth it, even though it was my 3rd personal purchase of the game for the DS/3DS system.
As this game has extremely high replayability, for another lousy $10, you won't be sorry if you add this to your collection. Especially if you enjoy finding all of the little differences in each version.
This one saves to the SD card instead of taking up preciously limited system memory, which is a bonus in my opine.



Kolzig said:

Only 13 months and no European release. Nicalis sucks and doesn't care about outside of North America as usual.



AyeHaley said:

omg I didn't know it was also in stereoscopic 3D...1st of May can't come soon enough peeps

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