Friday, March 25, 2011

CaveStory (Mac/Linux/Windows)

Cave Story is side scrolling metrovania pixel awesomness.
1 guy, Daisuke Amaya nicked named Pixel, worked over 5 years on one of the best 2d games to date.
The gameplay resamples the early Metroid and late 2D Castlevania games, combining 2d plattform action with exploration and RPG elements.

In the heart a 2d plattform action game you can obtain new abilities such as double jump or a jetpack to explore new areas of the huge world. The game offers 10 different weapons each with 3 upgrade levels you unlock by collecting yellow triangles dropping from enemies.
The sprites and title-sets are made with love and are full of details, different sections of the world have all their own unique feel and the whole presentation is a lovely homage to the 8bit area of gaming.
The music and sound effects are top notch as well and blend perfectly in.

The story is about an amnesiac robot who wakes up in a cave. After some exploration you will discover a mad scientist trying to take over the world, dragons, a floating island and so much more.
Excellent controls, detailed lovely 8bit graphics and a wonderful soundtrack makes a truly awesome game which you should play right now!

Download for Mac (version by Nakiwo english translation by Turtle)
Download for Windows, Linux and other plattforms

55 comments:

CandleintheDark said...

This looks really fun. Like rpg/platformer.

GFTM said...

cant wait to try it out, looks great

Jay.CA said...

yay for windows version. ;D

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Looks fun! I've been getting back into the 8-bit scene a lot lately.

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Frosty said...

Ooh, really? I'll have to check it out, nice find

Stare Dad said...

Downloading :p

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Gistireyn said...

Haven't played a game like this in a long time, definitely going to give it a whirl.

Potato Skinz said...

Love it - I am thinking about writing a new game!

YellowNiceTechno said...

I've played it and I recommend it!

ed said...

cave story looks pretty fun, will dl later

Zakk said...

I need to play this!

Moob said...

great app

Salman A said...

This sort of reminds me of the games I played on Gameboy Color a long time ago!

Great post, keep 'em coming! :)

The Game Store Guy said...

I've actually heard of this game but never tried it. I might have to check it out.

Colin B said...

I'm a sucker for sidescrollers, definitely gonna get this :)

skinned sheep said...

thats great man! thanks :]

Tom Byron said...

nice

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

looks really cool. i'll have to check it out.

Sam said...

Sweet, will check it out.

The Angry Lurker said...

Thanks for that.

Electric Addict said...

the graphics bring such nostalgia. you can tell it has good gameplay from just the screenshots

Peanutzzz said...

Its pretty fun, but it cant compete with the games that are on the market now :P I love the music though xD

Mostly Irrelephant said...

Side scrollers are the best imho. it doesn't always have to be 3D, you know. I wish the big studios would realize this. Look at Angry Birds. How much that has sold. And there is a reason why Donkey Kong, Mario brothers Wii are so high up in the Wii Top 20 despite the fact that they are rather old.
Their concept trumps everything that just pushes out something in 3D that isn't even fun at all.

Merlyy said...

That looks pretty intriguing, I might give it a shot.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

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RKSummerley said...

Loved this back when it first came out.

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Alphabeta said...

Used to love these types of games as a kid.

Red13 said...

I remember this game.
Following back!

duffboi said...

this does look kewl

PekkaK said...

This is for Windows too? HOORAY!

Glovey said...

Keep up the great blogging! This is great!

Trelin said...

I've tried this before. It's pretty good, but some of the jumps can be quite frustrating to have to perform again and again and again.

Rachel Neilson said...

Ah the old days.

Questions said...

Cool stuff, will check it out (since it's Windows too).

Christophe said...

Looks fun!

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Intresting, thanks for keeping us informed!

consuela bananahammoc said...

Looks nice!

Malkavian said...

sounds good but i dont see the Castlevania in this though..

schultzz said...

played this a while ago and had loads of fun.

Isaac said...

I <3 metroid and Castlevania graphics

Zippy said...

Awesome, I'll have to try it out.

Piets said...

I <3 cavestory

Anonymouse said...

sounds pretty cool. i might check it out

Altenfrost said...

Heh, that's really funny and interesting. Thanks for info.

Venus said...

seems pretty entertaining.

Big Unicorn said...

Sweet looking.

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SlowNSteady said...

I've played this before, very deep story for a 2d game!

Carmenw said...

Looks nice! following:)

THIEF said...

DOWNLOADED.

Killerko said...

Love cave story <3

Micah Goss said...

Sounds awesome, I'll have to try it. Following

Oscar said...

Looks great!

Raw News said...

nice.

Hansson said...

I'll take a look, sounds promising :)