Cave Story (DSiWare)

Game Profile

Arguably the most well-known indie game of all time, Cave Story features a completely original storyline wrapped with personality and mystery.

An action-adventure game from well-known independent designer, Daisuke Amaya - or Pixel to his fans, Cave Story overflows with charm and character and takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free.

You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. On discovering Mimiga Village, you discover that the once-carefree Mimigas are at the hands of a maniacal scientist. The Mimigas’ only hope rests squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't even remember his own name.

There are 15 levels to explore, over 20 boss battles and 10 unique weapons to find and upgrade. Featuring new character designs and three unique endings, it’s up to you to stop the delusional villain and save the Mimigas!

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Cave Story on the go

With the release of Cave Story on WiiWare earlier this year, Nicalis gave Wii owners a chance to experience a game that's become one of the most popular indie PC titles of all time. Now it's decided to give gamers a chance to own a portable version of the...

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Nintendo Download: 29th November 2010 (North America)

29th November 2010 (North America)

Cave Story DSiWare is here

A little delayed but still delicious, it's this week's Nintendo Download for North America and a cracking week it is too. Let's get on with it. DSiWareCave Story (Nicalis, 1000pts) – The portable version of WiiWare's top notch Cave Story, this can hopefully live up to the standard of its home console predecessor whilst making some much-needed improvements. Our resident..

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User Comments (29)



Odnetnin said:

If I had two DSi I would get this two more times because it's more than that awesome.



chiefeagle02 said:

Kind of hoping it'll only be 800 points...because I bought a 2000 Point Card tonight and 1200 of it already went to Shantae.



Roltron said:

I love this game on the PC, and it would be awesome on my DSi, but I hope it's not too expensive. I hope they release a price soon, so I know how much I need to save.



BorecVorn said:

The WiiWare version of this game is outstanding. I can not wait to own it on my DSi. Thumbs up.



Azikira said:

This game is incredible! Its just like the Wii version, but on a smaller screen and portable. Just as charming~ Definately a great buy



chiefeagle02 said:

I added some points and got this one. Still as short as I remembered it on the PC (that was to be expected though), but still a fun way to kill an afternoon. Kudos to Nicalis and the Cave Story DSi team.



Marioman64 said:

@Thomas you know there's three endings to get right? if you don't know what you're doing its not THAT short of a game

(hint: don't escape with kazuma, you can go up on the outer wall)



NintenDude97 said:

Wow. This game is awesome. I've spent over $100 on DSiWare and this is my favorite game by far. BTW I just noticed that Corbie Dillard is in the credits!-- Under the "Very Special Thanks" section. :0 What did he do to get in there? Maybe Nicalis liked his review of the WiiWare version. Anyway, Great job Pixel!



Rusty203 said:

Okay, so the graphics are exactly like the WiiWare version, that's good to know. Thinking about downloading it tonight. Looks awesome!



Accela said:

I was hesitant to buy this, despite all the love it's getting from people, but it's well deserved love. This game is way more in-depth than it appears. Get it! >;O



Peng said:

Holy CRAP! all by my lonesome here with my first comment, this game really looks sweet! Another game that will help justify the existence of the DS... Sounds weird to some maybe but I just dont "get" 99% of the stuff people go batty over. I got the DS to play the korg ds 10 and Galaxy Wars. Since then, I've been trying REALLY hard to relate to any other games. the graphics and sound/music and combo shooter/platformer of Cave puts it squarely in my sites.



MasterOfMortis said:

WHATTHEFUNKISTHIS!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?! This game is a part of my childhood. It truly is. The ma pigon, the blacksmith's fuse-less temper, & when I see Nicalis's..... version (if you want to call it that), I feel that if Doukutsu Monogatarai were a person, it's ds port would be draw & quartering. & if you're wondering exactly what that is, http://tinyurl.com/ypl6wk



GlasS said:

This is the best game on the shop. It has the best controls, satisfying shooting, chaos, a story akin to the old days of video games (because it is technically an old videogame), a ton of replay value, and days worth of content.



Accela said:

Because it's "Cave Story on the go" like the review says. Plus the developer deserves it for being awesome and Japanese.



Bassman_Q said:

Felt like buying this on my DSi so I could replay it on a smaller screen. Playing it on the Wii kinda strained my eyes after awhile haha. Spending $22 total on both versions was still worth it!



Kolzig said:

Hah, was it really so that even this DSiware version was never released in Europe?

It is amazing, Nicalis really underperformed once again.

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