What are some alternatives?
When comparing Cave Story and Secret Maryo Chronicles, you can also consider the following products
Hollow Knight - Descend into the Dark Venture down into a beautiful, ruined world of insects and heroes
SuperTux - SuperTux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original Super...
Super Meat Boy - Let's start with what's the same: Dr. Fetus is still a jerk, gameplay is super challenging but fair, there are tight controls and great levels and you will die. a lot.
Braid - Resource planning & scheduling for professional services
Nikki and the Robots - A cute physics platformer that plays in a fictional world of the future the infamous super villain...
Minilens - Libre puzzle platformer for gravity-oblivious aliens