Cave Story
Completionist Info


Episode Number 65
Date Released June 8th, 2013
Completionist Rating Finish It!
Link Cave Story - The Story About A Cave - The Completionist Episode 65 Featuring Indie Statik
Cave Story (洞窟物語Dōkutsu Monogatari) is afreeware platform-adventure video game released in 2004 for the PC. It was developed over five years by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya in his free time. Cave Story features 2D platform mechanics and is a homage to the classic games the developer played in his youth, such as Metroid.

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 developerNicalis worked with Amaya to port the game toWiiWare and DSiWare in 2010. An enhanced version, Cave Story+, was released for Steam in November 2011, with aNintendo 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 megalomaniacwho 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.

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The Completionist Edit

Jirard reviewed the Wii version Cave Story for the sixty-fifth episode of The Completionist, along with special guest Josh of Indie Statik.

Josh praises the story as a perfect hero's title that is best experienced by playing the game for one's self. Jirard praises the polished pixel art of Cave Story, giving him a creative retro feeling. Josh also gives some kudos to the level design and music.

Josh considers the dual platforming and shooting gameplay addictive and unique, and notes how the player feels more powerful as the game goes on. Greg even gives the boss battles some kudos. While Jirard finds the game to be a lot of fun, Jirard finds that the harder modes to be too overwhelming, and not worth it.

Trivia Edit

  • This episode debuted a new look for the That One Video Gamer logo.
  • A video from YouTube guitarist FamilyJules7X is shown when Josh discusses covers of Cave Story music.
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