Cave Story Wii

User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 88
  2. Negative: 6 out of 88

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  1. SHODAN
    Mar 24, 2010
    7
    Now, this could easily be because of fanboy bias and high expectations, but I found the Wii remake to be a little unpolished. I thought the new music was unenjoyable on the most part, and there were odd music loop glitches when using the original music (like Grasstown looping early and shorter songs pausing before looping). Also, it could be just because I'm a bit biased, but the new Now, this could easily be because of fanboy bias and high expectations, but I found the Wii remake to be a little unpolished. I thought the new music was unenjoyable on the most part, and there were odd music loop glitches when using the original music (like Grasstown looping early and shorter songs pausing before looping). Also, it could be just because I'm a bit biased, but the new translation bothered me quite a bit (I miss Balrog's "HUZZAH!"). Despite these problems, though, the remake has its ups. Pixel's distinct pixel art style has always been amazing, and the new graphics of the game do not dissapoint. The new modes are also very fun, especially the Boss Rush Mode. All in all, the remake is worth it (especially if you have never played the game before), but it's issues will be apparent to fans of the original. Expand
  2. AlexT
    Mar 30, 2010
    7
    Definitely a great game, but it's the same great game I've been playing for six years. Hard to reccomend that people pay for a port of a free game, especially when that port doesn't add much. Graphics, sound, music, controls, level design etc, this game's got it all, but it's available for free on PC. The additions are superficial, and not really beneficial to the Definitely a great game, but it's the same great game I've been playing for six years. Hard to reccomend that people pay for a port of a free game, especially when that port doesn't add much. Graphics, sound, music, controls, level design etc, this game's got it all, but it's available for free on PC. The additions are superficial, and not really beneficial to the game's experience, and the price point is a little high. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#15 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jan 1, 2011
    90
    A love-letter to any gamer who plays for the sheer fun of it. Cave Story is not only the likely WiiWare game of the year, it's also a very serious contender for game of the year.
  2. Dec 28, 2010
    86
    Cave Story is fun, satisfying, well designed and, in its best moments, amazingly exciting. It has some flaws, but in general it reminds us how an action game should be done, and this one for Wiiware is surely the best version published.
  3. Dec 27, 2010
    90
    A title that is both retro and refreshing and ever so polished, Cave Story is not to be missed by anybody.