History YMMV / CaveStory

3rd Jul '17 11:36:06 AM cheesycoke
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* PolishedPort: The number of ports of the game are comparable to the number of ports of ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'', and each capitalizes on the last. The UsefulNotes/WiiWare port has redone sprites, the ability to play as Curly, and the European version gets an additional soundtrack.[[note]]Later the NA version would have its debatable soundtrack replaced with the European soundtrack.[[/note]] ''Cave Story +'' has all this and the Wind Fortress, somehow harder than the Sacred Grounds. ''3D'' has polygonal models, and ''Cave Story +'''s eShop release boasts everything ''+'' does but the graphics, and to compensate it's in stunning 3D.

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* PolishedPort: The number of ports of the game are comparable to the number of ports of ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'', and each capitalizes on the last. The UsefulNotes/WiiWare port has redone sprites, the ability to play as Curly, and the European version gets an additional soundtrack.[[note]]Later the NA version would have its debatable soundtrack replaced with the European soundtrack.[[/note]] ''Cave Story +'' has all this and the Wind Fortress, somehow harder than the Sacred Grounds. ''3D'' has polygonal models, and ''Cave Story +'''s eShop release boasts everything ''+'' does but the graphics, and to compensate it's in stunning 3D. The Switch version then adds onto all of this with the Wii's remastered graphics, animated talking sprites, widescreen, some gorgeous subtle lighting effects, and co-op in a later update.
21st Jun '17 10:28:44 PM finalsurvivor1
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** If one endures the [[NintendoHard living hell]] that is Hard Mode and is on track to get the best ending, [[spoiler:the Hidden Last Cave]] becomes this. Compared to the hectic Labyrinth M and the Destroyed Egg Corridor, this level is one where you can calmly make your way through, and the boss is relatively easy compared to what came before. This is also the first level where you can enjoy the only Life Capsule in Hard Mode and have 8 HP, so not that many non-spike or Press attacks will kill you in one hit. This is especially true, even outside of Hard Mode, with one of the two ultimate weapons, as one is charged rather than leveled up while the other is meant to be kept at Level One.



** The Core has five mini-cores that together create an impressive volume of fire, and severely hampers the player's mobility by frequently flooding the room. It TurnsRed by adding a current to the water and starting to use an attack which takes off 20 HP (of a maximum attainable 41 at that point).

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** The Core has five mini-cores that together create an impressive volume of fire, and severely hampers the player's mobility by frequently flooding the room. It TurnsRed by adding a current to the water and starting to use an attack which takes off 20 HP (of a maximum attainable 41 at that point). If you're playing on Hard Mode, the difficulty of the fight is amped up considerably since, unless you're playing the physical 3DS release, you only have your starting 3 HP and no Missiles, and thus don't have good damage output and every single attack it throws at you is a OneHitKill. While with Monster X you could attack a little and then flee when it gets dangerous, the Core's movement patterns and room layout ensures that this isn't possible, making the Core possibly the biggest roadblock on Hard Mode.
21st Jun '17 10:09:10 PM finalsurvivor1
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** The Sand Zone. The Egg Corridor prepared you, Grasstown/Bushlands is where the game really starts, the Sand Zone is where the NintendoHard and GuideDangIt nature of the game starts shining, featuring the first opportunity to miss out on one of the two [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Guns]], enemies that gang up on you and can cause notable damage together, and a FetchQuest that forces you to go through the area where the most enemies gang up on you at least five times and forces you to go through that area and the area after it twice. Not to mention Omega and [[spoiler: Frenzied/Rabid Toroko]], the first two [[WakeUpCallBoss Wake Up Call Bosses]]...
** Labyrinth for enemies that gang up on you a lot, a lot of rooms, and Monster X and The Core, the first two [[ThatOneBoss That One Bosses.]]

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** The Sand Zone. The Egg Corridor prepared you, Grasstown/Bushlands is where the game really starts, the Sand Zone is where the NintendoHard and GuideDangIt nature of the game starts shining, featuring the first opportunity to miss out on one of the two [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Guns]], enemies that gang up on you and can cause notable damage together, and a FetchQuest that forces you to go through the area where the most enemies gang up on you at least five times and forces you to go through that area and the area after it twice. Not to mention Omega and [[spoiler: Frenzied/Rabid Toroko]], the first two [[WakeUpCallBoss Wake Up Call Bosses]]...
Bosses]]. The Switch version lessens the Fetch Quest, however, making the level much more bearable.
** Labyrinth for enemies that gang up on you a lot, a lot of rooms, and Monster X and The Core, the first two [[ThatOneBoss That One Bosses.]] In the physical 3DS version, the last segment before The Core, Labyrinth M, gets expanded, making it even tougher than in any other version.
** In the physical 3DS version, the Destroyed Egg Corridor is elevated to this. Shortly after the Sisters, much like Labyrinth M, the level gets expanded, effectively doubling its size. On Hard Mode, since the Sisters aren't able to be fought due to no Missiles being available, you have to do the entire level in one go since the Save Point can't spawn.
21st Jun '17 5:11:27 PM finalsurvivor1
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: In the Switch version, the dog quest that takes up most of Sand Zone is changed so that you can carry all five dogs at once, and the last dog, formerly at the end of the area, is now near the Omega boss room. This makes the quest go by much more quickly.
3rd Apr '17 8:37:17 PM zequeins
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** [[spoiler:Frenzied Toroko]] makes for one hell of a WakeUpCallBoss. She's tough, but most dangerously, her attacks deal 10 points of damage, which is roughly 25% of your hit points for that point.
** [[TheDragon Misery]] is difficult compared to [[BigBad The Doctor]] right after her. She has a lot of quick attacks, she {{Teleport Spam}}s, and as the battle goes, gain orbiting shields that block your shots.
14th Mar '17 12:17:24 PM Hertzyscowicz
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** In his first form, the Doctor's attacks are fairly easy to dodge. However, all of his projectiles block your projectiles, and that's not accounting for the Red Crystal he's got buzzing around him which does the same. [[spoiler:And his final form is a reprise of the Core.]]
13th Mar '17 2:20:25 PM Ninja857142
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** Curly Brace, [[spoiler:the only good scout robot other than Quote]]. It helps that she tends to actually be ''helpful'' in any EscortMission with her.
13th Mar '17 1:43:17 PM Ninja857142
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** With Curly bringing up a respectable second.
** King, especially [[spoiler: after he gives the player the Sword, one of the best weapons on a normal run, before dying from his injuries. It even has his soul! It also helps that he [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped Balrog]] just a bit beforehand]] and that he's a signified badass even before that happens.

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** With Curly bringing up a respectable second.
Brace, [[spoiler:the only good scout robot other than Quote]]. It helps that she tends to actually be ''helpful'' in any EscortMission with her.
** King, especially [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after he gives the player the Sword, one of the best weapons on a normal run, before dying from his injuries. It even has his soul! It also helps that he [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped Balrog]] just a bit beforehand]] and that he's a signified badass even before that happens.
25th Feb '17 7:10:39 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNtnjrrXMDU Quiet]], the tune that plays in [[spoiler:Mimiga Village]] after you come out of the Waterway. ''[[WhamEpisode *Shudder*]]''
** It's even worse in [[spoiler: Santa's House, Chako's House, and the Sand Zone Residence.]]
** Your PC has a hardware synth card like a [=SoundBlaster=] X-Fi? Switch your PC to it's onboard audio instead before playing- the game music is an eardrum-splitting wreck if played through the X-Fi for some strange reason.
22nd Feb '17 5:39:27 PM nybiker1
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* FriendlyFandoms: Despite the above, ''Cave Story'' and ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fans can often get along, complete with many crosovers in their ranks. They share similarly friendly relationships with ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' and ''VideoGame/{{Off}}'' fans, also leading to crossovers.

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* FriendlyFandoms: Despite the above, ''Cave Story'' and ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fans can often get along, complete with many crosovers in their ranks. They share similarly friendly relationships with ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'', ''VideoGame/{{Off}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Off}}'' ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' fans, also leading to crossovers.
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