History VideoGame / CaveStory

26th Jun '16 7:26:33 AM Someoneman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%
%% Also, this is not the YMMV page, so please do not pothole to YMMV tropes such as That One Boss or Goddamned bats,
%% even if you found a boss hard or an enemy annoying



* AssassinOutclassin: Balrog clumsily attempts to ambush you ''about five times'' and hilariously fails every time. [[spoiler:...except for the time when it actually works, though Quote might've been a bit distracted by the [[TearJerker sudden horrible deaths of two of his friends]].]] It doesn't help that he tends to yell [[{{Catchphrase}} "HUZZAH!"]] whenever he jumps out at you.

to:

* AssassinOutclassin: Balrog clumsily attempts to ambush you ''about five times'' and hilariously fails every time. [[spoiler:...except for the time when it actually works, though Quote might've been a bit distracted by the [[TearJerker sudden horrible deaths of two of his friends]].friends.]] It doesn't help that he tends to yell [[{{Catchphrase}} "HUZZAH!"]] whenever he jumps out at you.



* {{Badass}}: Quite a few characters (specifics below), but the most noticeable being King [[spoiler: because he takes out Balrog, a recurring midboss that's relatively tough against Quote, with a single hit in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]

to:

* BackToBackBadasses: Curly gets strapped to your back when raiding the BrutalBonusLevel.
* {{Badass}}: Quite a few characters (specifics below), but the most noticeable being King [[spoiler: because he takes out Balrog, a recurring midboss that's relatively tough against Quote, with a single hit in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.hit.]]



** BackToBackBadasses: Curly gets strapped to your back when raiding the BrutalBonusLevel.
** BadassAdorable: "Mr. Traveler" and Curly. Due to the art style, nearly all the badasses are like this, but those two really take the cake.
*** Monster X could qualify for this trope, once you see its defeated form.

to:

* BadassAdorable:
** BackToBackBadasses: Curly gets strapped to your back when raiding the BrutalBonusLevel.
** BadassAdorable:
"Mr. Traveler" and Curly. Due to the art style, nearly all the badasses are like this, but those two really take the cake.
*** ** Monster X could qualify for this trope, once you see its defeated form.



** After the endgame, [[spoiler:if you have the [[GuideDangIt Booster 2.0 and Iron Bond in your inventory]]]], you can [[spoiler:enter the Prefab House before leaving the island to]] find the entrance to the BrutalBonusLevel. At the end, you fight two more bosses in a TrueFinalBoss Bonanza: [[spoiler:The [[KingMook Heavy]] [[KaizoTrap Press]] and [[MarathonBoss Ballos]]]]. The [[spoiler:Heavy Press]] has one form and will kill you in one hit if you do not get to the side of the room after defeating it. [[spoiler:Ballos]] has ''three'' health bars. And before you can even damage the third health bar, you need to attack eight little rock things surrounding him. That makes for a total of five parts to the fight. Oh, and healing? The [[spoiler:Heavy Press]] infinitely spawns Mooks so you can heal, but said Mooks are [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Butes.]] Plus, you need to deal with the [[InvincibleMinorMinion Rollings.]] Then, the healing you get in between the two bosses is a LuckBasedMission. Healing during [[spoiler:Ballos]] is a borderline SuicideMission. Dying will send you back to the nearest used save point, ''way'' back at the very entrance. Have fun.

to:

** After the endgame, [[spoiler:if you have the [[GuideDangIt Booster 2.0 and Iron Bond in your inventory]]]], you can [[spoiler:enter the Prefab House before leaving the island to]] find the entrance to the BrutalBonusLevel. At the end, you fight two more bosses in a TrueFinalBoss Bonanza: [[spoiler:The [[KingMook Heavy]] [[KaizoTrap Press]] and [[MarathonBoss Ballos]]]]. The [[spoiler:Heavy Press]] has one form and will kill you in one hit if you do not get to the side of the room after defeating it. [[spoiler:Ballos]] has ''three'' health bars. And before you can even damage the third health bar, you need to attack eight little rock things surrounding him. That makes for a total of five parts to the fight. Oh, and healing? The [[spoiler:Heavy Press]] infinitely spawns Mooks so you can heal, but said Mooks are [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Butes.]] Plus, you need to deal with the [[InvincibleMinorMinion Rollings.]] Then, the healing you get in between the two bosses is a LuckBasedMission. Healing during [[spoiler:Ballos]] is a borderline SuicideMission. Dying will send you back to the nearest used save point, ''way'' back at the very entrance. Have fun.



* {{Cutscene}}s: Probably the only thing you'll hate about this game is the fact that these are unskippable and you'll have to watch them every time you [[ThatOneBoss retry a boss battle]]. Though at least the ScrollingText speeds up a bit on subsequent viewings or if you hold down the Jump or Fire button.

to:

* {{Cutscene}}s: Probably the only thing you'll hate about this game is the fact that these are unskippable and you'll have to watch them every time you [[ThatOneBoss retry a boss battle]].battle. Though at least the ScrollingText speeds up a bit on subsequent viewings or if you hold down the Jump or Fire button.



* DarkestHour: The bit between the Iron Head fight and the Outer Wall. All your allies are either dead, kidnapped, injured and lost, or [[DespairEventHorizon telling you that it's hopeless to keep fighting and that you should run away]]. The unexplained [[spoiler:destruction of the Egg Corridor]] (and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Zt8WJuhQY awesome music accompanying it]]) certainly reinforces this.

to:

* DarkestHour: The bit between the Iron Head fight and the Outer Wall. All your allies are either dead, kidnapped, injured and lost, or [[DespairEventHorizon telling you that it's hopeless to keep fighting and that you should run away]]. The unexplained [[spoiler:destruction of the Egg Corridor]] (and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Zt8WJuhQY awesome music accompanying it]]) certainly reinforces this.



* [[DarkSkinnedRedhead Dark Skinned Greenhead]]: [[spoiler:Sue as a human]], as are all the Sakamotos. The Doctor falls under this one, too.



** A fan recently [[FanRemake recoded the entire engine from scratch]] and [[http://nxengine.sourceforge.net/ released it open-source]], opening up the door for even more advanced mods to be made.

to:

** A fan recently [[FanRemake recoded the entire engine from scratch]] and [[http://nxengine.sourceforge.net/ released it open-source]], opening up the door for even more advanced mods to be made.



* HeartContainer: Although could be changed to Energy Tank, considering its appearance and the awesome Metroid-style riff that plays when you pick it up.

to:

* HeartContainer: Although could be changed to Energy Tank, considering its appearance and the awesome Metroid-style riff that plays when you pick it up.



** [[FridgeLogic The most sentient creatures on the island, the Mimiga, seem to not have any opposable thumbs]] (though that may just be the 8-bit graphical style).



* LowLevelAdvantage: The Nemesis actually ''weakens'' if you level it up. At Level 3, it shoots rubber ducks instead of lightning bolts. The Level 2 Blade can deal ''more'' damage than the Level 3 Blade if you [[SpamAttack spam it]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer in your enemy's face]].
* LuckBasedMission: There's a corridor in the [[spoiler:[[BrutalBonusLevel Sacred Grounds/Bloodstained Sanctuary]]]], where blocks, both large and small, rain down upon you completely randomly. Regardless of size, they all do ten damage, which can add up pretty quickly. To make matters worse, the corridor is ''also'' filled with GoddamnedBats. If you take five damage from the bats and run/use the Booster 2.0 as fast as possible, it's significantly easier.

to:

* LowLevelAdvantage: LowLevelAdvantage:
**
The Nemesis actually ''weakens'' if you level it up. At Level 1, it's the strongest weapon in the game with massive damage, accuracy, and firing rate. At Level 3, it shoots rubber ducks instead of lightning bolts. ducksthat have pitiful range and do 1 damage.
**
The Blade is a possibly unintentional example. At Level 2, the shots disappear instantly. At Level 3, it can pierce through multiple enemies. Since the only limit to how fast you can use the Blade is that there can be only one shot on-screen, keeping the blade at Level 2 Blade can deal ''more'' damage than be preferable since getting right next to an enemy will make the Level 3 Blade if you [[SpamAttack spam it]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer in your enemy's face]].
projectile disappear instantly after shooting, meaning it can be fired ridiculously fast and shred most bosses.
* LuckBasedMission: There's a corridor in the [[spoiler:[[BrutalBonusLevel Sacred Grounds/Bloodstained Sanctuary]]]], where blocks, both large and small, rain down upon you completely randomly. Regardless of size, they all do ten damage, which can add up pretty quickly. To make matters worse, the corridor is ''also'' filled with GoddamnedBats. angels. If you take five damage from the bats angels and run/use the Booster 2.0 as fast as possible, it's significantly easier.



** [[ThatOneBoss Monster X]] is no walk in the park either.

to:

** [[ThatOneBoss Monster X]] X is no walk in the park either.



* OneHitPointWonder: Hard mode removes all {{Heart Container}}s from the entire game [[spoiler: except for the one given by the puppy in the Plantation, which is worth 5 HP]], forcing you to survive with only 3 HP. Against enemies and bosses that frequently do much more damage per hit.
** [[ThatOneBoss Monster X and The Core]] have literally no attacks that do less that 4 HP of damage, meaning getting hit once is death. Oh, and these two are considered some of the strongest bosses in the regular modes.

to:

* OneHitPointWonder: Hard mode removes all {{Heart Container}}s from the entire game [[spoiler: except for the one given by the puppy in the Plantation, which is worth 5 HP]], forcing you to survive with only 3 HP. Against enemies and bosses that frequently do much more damage per hit.
** [[ThatOneBoss
hit. Monster X and The Core]] Core have literally no attacks that do less that 4 HP of damage, meaning getting hit once is death. Oh, and these two are considered some of the strongest bosses in the regular modes.



* SchrodingersGun: There's a number of plausible explanations for why your decision to talk to Professor Booster determines whether he lives or dies. For example, if you talk to him, you can take his invention, the Booster v0.8, from him so you can use it. [[FridgeLogic Using it is the only way to get out of the pit he (and now you) have fallen into]][[note]]You might not notice this if you carry a Lv3 Machinegun[[/note]], and you can't take him with you when you use the Booster v0.8 to escape. However, your decision to talk with Booster also determines whether a tow rope in the ''very'' securely locked room adjacent is loose or stuck [[spoiler:which affects whether you can get the good ending or not.]]

to:

* SchrodingersGun: There's a number of plausible explanations for why your decision to talk to Professor Booster determines whether he lives or dies. For example, if you talk to him, you can take his invention, the Booster v0.8, from him so you can use it. [[FridgeLogic Using it is the only way to get out of the pit he (and now you) have fallen into]][[note]]You into[[note]]You might not notice this if you carry a Lv3 Machinegun[[/note]], and you can't take him with you when you use the Booster v0.8 to escape. However, your decision to talk with Booster also determines whether a tow rope in the ''very'' securely locked room adjacent is loose or stuck [[spoiler:which affects whether you can get the good ending or not.]]



* TheDutifulSon: Jack, guard of the local graveyard; [[FridgeLogic probably King's brother, or cousin at the very least.]]

to:

* TheDutifulSon: Jack, guard of the local graveyard; [[FridgeLogic probably King's brother, or cousin at the very least.]]



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The recent video interview for the Wiiware version has the game playing in the background, showing off several areas. This includes Sacred Grounds. IGN's one-paragraph description of the game spoils the player character's name, which you only learn on the path to OneHundredPercentCompletion.

to:

* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The recent video interview for the Wiiware version has the game playing in the background, showing off several areas. This includes Sacred Grounds. IGN's one-paragraph description of the game spoils the player character's name, which you only learn on the path to OneHundredPercentCompletion.



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: It seems to be a Sakamoto family trait. The Doctor has green hair as well.

to:

* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It seems to be green hair is a Sakamoto family trait. The Doctor has green hair as well.
29th May '16 9:56:18 PM billybobfred
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InformedAbility: Supposedly, the Demon Crown is a magical artifact so powerful that entire armies have to be used to defeat any given wearer of it. The only powers we see the Doctor using with it in-game are teleportation and, er, floating. [[spoiler: Also lasers/fireballs later on, but since he didn't use those until he extracted the Red Crystal, they probably weren't because of the crown.]]
** The reason the Crown's so powerful is that it allows one to MindControl [[spoiler: Frenzied Mimigas]], so it's set up for OrcusOnHisThrone and/or NonActionBigBad.
15th May '16 10:49:42 PM Qube
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* StealthPun: To craft a bomb, you need to get coal. You find the coal in the fireplace of a Mimiga named [[spoiler:Santa]].

to:

* StealthPun: StealthPun:
**
To craft a bomb, you need to get coal. You find the coal in the fireplace of a Mimiga named [[spoiler:Santa]].[[spoiler:Santa]].
** The above-mentioned FetchQuest.
2nd May '16 1:34:46 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** If you sleep in the bed of Chaco, at the right time, you'll get her lipstick and awake to see her sleeping in the same bed too. This happens right after she asks you if you want to "go through" her "fireplace," and recommends that you use [[AccidentalInnuendo "jellyfish juice"]]. Exactly how a ''robot'' is implied to have sex with a ''rabbit'' is left as an exercise to the reader. Even worse--the Steam Achievement for getting the lipstick is "Lady's Man". And this is in a game that got an E10+ rating. The above event is {{Bowdleriz|ation}}ed in the 3DS version. The player still gets the lipstick if he sleeps in Chaco's bed, but when they wake up, she'll be sleeping on the floor; Presumably, she had nowhere else to sleep with Quote in her bed.

to:

** If you sleep in the bed of Chaco, at the right time, you'll get her lipstick and awake to see her sleeping in the same bed too. This happens right after she asks you if you want to "go through" her "fireplace," and recommends that you use [[AccidentalInnuendo "jellyfish juice"]]. Exactly how a ''robot'' is implied to have sex with a ''rabbit'' is left as an exercise to the reader. Even worse--the Steam Achievement for getting the lipstick is "Lady's Man". And this is in a game that got an E10+ rating. The above event is {{Bowdleriz|ation}}ed in the 3DS version. The player still gets the lipstick if he sleeps in Chaco's bed, but when they wake up, she'll be sleeping on the floor; Presumably, she had nowhere else to sleep with Quote you in her bed.
2nd Apr '16 9:50:38 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur. Requires skipping both previous opportunities to replace the Polar Star (trading for Curly's machinegun, combining the Polar Star and Fireball into the Snake), but once you get it, you get a weapon that is completely EXP-independent and uses {{charge|dAttack}} instead; at zero charge it's a permanent level 3 Polar Star and at full charge it's a WaveMotionGun.

to:

* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur. Requires skipping both previous opportunities to replace the Polar Star (trading for Curly's machinegun, combining the Polar Star and Fireball into the Snake), but once you get it, you get a weapon that is completely EXP-independent and uses {{charge|dAttack}} instead; at zero charge it's a permanent level 3 Polar Star and at full charge it's a WaveMotionGun.
2nd Apr '16 9:50:18 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur. Requires skipping both previous opportunities to replace the Polar Star (trading for Curly's machinegun, combining the Polar Star and Fireball into the Snake), but once you get it, you get a weapon that is completely EXP-independent and uses {{charge|dAttack}} instead; at zero charge it's a permanent level 3 Polar Star and at full charge is a WaveMotionGun.

to:

* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur. Requires skipping both previous opportunities to replace the Polar Star (trading for Curly's machinegun, combining the Polar Star and Fireball into the Snake), but once you get it, you get a weapon that is completely EXP-independent and uses {{charge|dAttack}} instead; at zero charge it's a permanent level 3 Polar Star and at full charge is it's a WaveMotionGun.
2nd Apr '16 9:49:43 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur. Requires skipping both previous opportunities to replace the Polar Star (trading for Curly's machinegun, combining the Polar Star and Fireball into the Snake), but once you get it, you get a weapon that is completely EXP-independent which at zero charge is a permanent level 3 Polar Star and at full charge is a WaveMotionGun.

to:

* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur. Requires skipping both previous opportunities to replace the Polar Star (trading for Curly's machinegun, combining the Polar Star and Fireball into the Snake), but once you get it, you get a weapon that is completely EXP-independent which and uses {{charge|dAttack}} instead; at zero charge is it's a permanent level 3 Polar Star and at full charge is a WaveMotionGun.
2nd Apr '16 9:49:03 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur.

to:

* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Spur. Requires skipping both previous opportunities to replace the Polar Star (trading for Curly's machinegun, combining the Polar Star and Fireball into the Snake), but once you get it, you get a weapon that is completely EXP-independent which at zero charge is a permanent level 3 Polar Star and at full charge is a WaveMotionGun.
15th Mar '16 8:29:23 AM longWriter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Which was changed into "[[ShoutOut Oh yeah!]]" in Nicalis' translationtranslation.

to:

*** Which was changed into "[[ShoutOut Oh yeah!]]" in Nicalis' translationtranslation.translation.
25th Feb '16 7:27:38 AM kulekiller
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Its breeding ground on the English-speaking Internet is [[cavestory.org here]]. There have been many ports. There's a Mac OS X port available [[http://www.wctc.net/~luvmimac/cavestory/ here]], and a Linux port available [[http://www.cavestory.org/downloads_1.php here]]. A port to the original Xbox also exists, as well as a [[http://dl.qj.net/psp/homebrew-games/cave-story-psp-rc1.html PSP port, here]] (requires custom firmware).

to:

Its breeding ground on the English-speaking Internet is [[cavestory.org [[http://www.cavestory.org/ here]]. There have been many ports. There's a Mac OS X port available [[http://www.wctc.net/~luvmimac/cavestory/ here]], and a Linux port available [[http://www.cavestory.org/downloads_1.php here]]. A port to the original Xbox also exists, as well as a [[http://dl.qj.net/psp/homebrew-games/cave-story-psp-rc1.html PSP port, here]] (requires custom firmware).
This list shows the last 10 events of 428. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.CaveStory