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Cave Story (Dōkutsu Monogatari?) is a freeware platform-adventure video game released in 2004 for the PC. It was developed over eight years by Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya in his free time. Cave Story features 2D platform mechanics and is reminiscent of the classic games Amaya played in his youth, such as Metroid (1986).
After its initial self-published release, Cave Story slowly gained popularity on the Internet. It received wide critical acclaim for its compelling story and gameplay. Independent developer Nicalis worked with Amaya to port the game to WiiWare and DSiWare in 2010. An enhanced version, Cave Story+, was released for Steam in November 2011, with a Nintendo 3DS release in October 2012. 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.
The game focuses on an amnesiac protagonist who awakens in a cave. Through his explorations, he discovers a plot by the Doctor, a megalomaniac who intends to force the inhabitants of the cave to fight for him in his bid to conquer the world. The protagonist is thrust into the position of savior as he endeavors to defeat the Doctor.
The player controls the on-screen character directly using the keyboard or gamepad. 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 yields yellow triangular objects, which give experience points to weapons when collected. Weapons may be improved up to level three, but taking damage causes weapons to lose experience and levels. Health and missile capacity upgrades are scattered throughout the game world. The player may interact with a variety of non-player characters and objects.
Cave Story takes place within the cavernous interior of a floating island. The island is populated by Mimigas, a race of sentient, rabbit-like creatures. A particular species of red flower that grows in the island causes the normally peaceful Mimigas, upon ingesting the flower, to temporarily grow to an abnormally large size with great strength and fall into a violent frenzy. The island also conceals an artifact called the Demon Crown, which has vast magical powers. An army of killer robots was sent to the floating island on a previous expedition, seeking to harness the Demon Crown as a weapon for wars on the surface world. These soldiers from the surface slaughtered Mimigas indiscriminately in their search for the crown. Shortly before the game begins, Professor Booster, the Sakamoto family, the “Doctor,” and various assistants formed a scientific party to research the island, but they became stranded.
The player character awakens in a cave with no memory of how he came to be there. He finds a village of Mimigas, who are being persecuted by the Doctor. The Doctor’s servants Misery and Balrog are looking for Sue Sakamoto, a girl who had been transformed into a Mimiga. Not finding her, they mistakenly abduct another Mimiga named Toroko instead. The player finds Sue in the Egg Corridor, where she discovers the eggs of a Sky Dragon, which could allow her to escape the floating island if hatched. Sue attempts to rescue her brother Kazuma, but King, the leader of Mimiga Village, captures her and holds her responsible for Toroko’s kidnapping. Sue tasks the player with retrieving Kazuma from Grasstown. After freeing him, they meet Professor Booster, who reveals that the Doctor plans to use the red flowers on Mimigas to create an army to take over the surface world. Booster sends the player to the Sand Zone to destroy the red flowers before the Doctor can find them. While there, the player meets Curly Brace, a female robot who also has no memories of her past, and Jenka, an old witch who is Misery’s mother and guardian of the red flowers. Jenka calls the player character a “soldier from the surface”, one of many who were sent to the island to slaughter the Mimigas. Balrog manages to obtain the key to the warehouse containing the red flowers from Jenka, who urges the player to stop them. Before the player can reach the warehouse, however, the Doctor samples a red flower on the captured Toroko and gravely injures King, and leaves the player to fight the rabid Toroko, who ultimately dies.
Misery transports the player to the Labyrinth deep inside the island as punishment for interfering with the Doctor’s plans. Curly Brace has also been thrown into the Labyrinth and they cooperate to escape. Balrog helps them to move the boulder blocking the exit, revealing his kind nature.The pair find and defeat the Core, a magical creature whose power keeps the island afloat. However, the Doctor steps in to save it before the island collapses. Depending on certain conditions, the player may rescue Curly Brace, who had sacrificed her air tank to save the player character. When he returns to Mimiga Village, he finds that the Doctor has captured the Mimigas. In the Egg Corridor, Kazuma offers the player a choice to escape the island with him using a Sky Dragon, leading to an alternate ending in which the Doctor conquers the surface world while Kazuma and the player hide in the mountains. The player may instead choose to confront the Doctor and destroy the island’s Core, which would return the Mimigas to normal. The player scales the outer wall of the island to reach the Plantation where the Doctor is using the Mimigas as slave laborers to grow red flowers. The Doctor’s servants capture the player and place him in a jail cell with Sue. She is taken away before the player wakes up, but her letter reveals that the Doctor was a member of the research expedition that included Sue’s family and Professor Booster, but he betrayed them once he found the Demon Crown. Sue directs the player to find her mother who may have a plan to stop the Doctor.
If the player saved Curly Brace earlier, the player may find an item to restore her memories. She remembers that the player character’s name is Quote, and that they were not the killer robots who slaughtered Mimigas in the past. Instead, they were sent to destroy the Demon Crown to prevent its power from falling into the wrong hands. Quote finds Sue’s mother, Momorin, who is building a rocket that will allow access to the top of the island where the Doctor resides. After helping her complete the rocket, Quote confronts Misery and the Doctor. The Doctor has purified the essence of the red flowers into a crystal, which allows him to survive even after Quote destroys his body. The Doctor’s spirit possesses the Core of the island, but Quote succeeds in destroying that as well, causing the island to begin falling to Earth. Under certain conditions, the player may proceed into a bonus stage called the Bloodstained Sanctuary where the creator of the Demon Crown, Ballos, is imprisoned. Ballos, Jenka’s brother, was a powerful wizard who went insane after being tortured. Misery forced Ballos to create the Demon Crown, but she and Balrog became cursed to serve whoever possessed it. With the help of Curly Brace, Quote defeats Ballos and stops the source of the negative energy that was causing the island to fall, saving its inhabitants. Balrog saves the two before they are crushed by Ballos’ collapsing prison—he had been sent by Misery as thanks for breaking her curse. Quote, Curly Brace, and Balrog leave the island to live out their days in peace.
Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya developed Cave Story in his free time over five years. He began the project when he was in college and continued working on it after getting a job as a software developer. He started by writing the title screen music and programming rudimentary character movements.[1 The idea for the cave setting evolved spontaneously when he created a number of enclosed spaces. Amaya admitted this lack of planning caused “problems down the line” because he did not have dedicated map editing and data management tools.Amaya describes the game as having an “old-fashioned feel”, reminiscent of the games he played as a child like Metroid. More importantly, this “retro” design choice allowed him to create a large volume of artwork on his own, which would have been impossible for a 3D game.
At a Game Developers Conference project post-mortem, he emphasized the role of pragmatic design in shaping the game.While designing the main character, Quote, Amaya drew inspiration from Mario’s iconic original appearance—a large, expressive face and a high contrast between his white skin and red shirt make him stand out from the dark cave backgrounds. Most other characters feature either light skin or white clothes for the same reason.To make levels memorable, Amaya designed them around a single theme, such as “warmth” for the Egg Corridor or “arid and oppressive” for the Sand Zone. Instead of a tutorial level, a concept Amaya dislikes, the first level of the game gives the player two paths, one of which is blocked off until retrieving an item from the other path. This setup, inspired by the opening of Metroid, “lets players feel like they’ve solved problems on their own” and persists throughout the game. In beta versions of the game, all the enemies were shaped like bars of soap, a concept that evolved into the Balrog character. There was also a “frog prince” character who could travel through water more easily. Elements of this beta were incorporated into the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.
Cave Story Free Download
Cave Story Free Download
Minimum System Requirements Cave Story Free Download
- OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/7
- CPU: Pentium 4 @ 2.0 GHz Processor
- RAM: 512 MB
- Hard Drive: 200 MB Free
- Video Memory: 64 MB
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
- DirectX: 9.0
- Keyboard and Mouse
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How to Install Cave Story Free Download?
- Extract the file using Winrar. (Download Winrar)
- Open “Cave Story” folder, double click on “Setup” and install it.
- After installation complete, go to the folder where you install the game.
- Open folder, double click on “CaveStory+” icon to play the game. Done!
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