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Cave Story Reviews

Cave Story Tribute Site is a tribute fansite to a Japanese game called Doukutsu Monogatari and translated under the title Cave Story.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Cave Story and what they use it for.
  • Is Cave Story + worth it in 2022?
    If you're only looking for the story and main game itself, go for freeware on - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Soo what now?
    I got the good ending, what do I do after the ending screen? Is there a way to exit it? If I exit and start a new game (didn't got best ending because... I always fell down on the waterway house door :( ), will it count I got it? I'm playing the aeon genesis spanish translation from (the vagrante traducciones one), so yeah. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Cave Story (correction)
    {"id": "000085", "submitted_by": "vkb123", "name": "Cave Story", "description": "Cave Story, originally released as Dōkutsu Monogatari, is a 2004 Metroidvania platform-adventure game for Microsoft Windows. It was developed over five years by Japanese developer Daisuke \"Pixel\" Amaya in his free... - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Well that was a load of nothing.
    The original version of Cave Story is freeware. You can download it from; just go to the downloads page and select English translation (pre-patched)... Unless you speak Japanese or want to play in another language, in which case, go with those options. If you want to support the creator, you should consider buying Kero Blaster, his most recent game. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Hey, quick question, is safe?
    I downloaded cave story off of and ran it through and it detects a different malicious virus off the file every time, is it safe? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • the original cave story have a manual? where i could find?
    I don't remember where I got it I think from the download on But its a .HTML file. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Does anyone know how to download and use a Spanish version of Cave Story freeware?
    The ones on im having a hard time figuring out. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Issue With NXEngine version
    Try searching on's download page or the forums? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Why is this game so underrated?
    Cave Story is the indie darling that is free, you can literally go play it right now for FREE Cave it's a Metroidvania that does everything perfectly but it never got any press to get someone to play it. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Fun single player pc games?
    If you're into Metroidvanias, I cannot Cave Story enough. It's really fun, and has an excellent story. Although you have to pay for an enhanced version on Steam, you can get the freeware version on for, well, free. Either way, it's awesome and it's a shame it isn't more well-known. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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