The definitive indie game now available on Mac!

Arguably the most well-known indie game of all time, Cave Story features a completely original storyline wrapped with personality, mystery and hours of fast-paced fun.

"Cave Story is an incredible game that I'm sure I will be playing again and again for the rest of my life." - Destructoid

"A platformer that easily holds it own against the Castlevanias and Metroids of the world." - Official Nintendo Magazine UK

"Cave Story feels like the most amazing console game from the year 1990; that it's only now coming to console 20 years later shouldn't be held against it." -

"Reinvigorated by the folks at Nicalis, Daisuke Amaya's remarkable game is engrossing, challenging, and quite lengthy for a downloadable title." - Game Informer Magazine

Cave Story is an action-adventure game from the critically acclaimed
independent designer, Daisuke Amaya--or Pixel to his fans. Overflowing with
unmatched charm and character, Cave Story takes you into a rare world
where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run

You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came
from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village you discover
that the once-carefree Mimigas are in danger at the hands of a maniacal
scientist. The Mimigas’ only hope rest squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac
boy who can't remember his own name.

Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games. Take control and learn the origins of this world’s power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga!

What's New

Version 1.1

- IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a previous version of Cave Story+, be sure to back-up your save file before updating to 1.1. Your data will be erased due to how data is handled via the App Store.

- Control support bug fixing! :)
- Additional OS shortcuts to minimize, hide and lose focus of application have been implemented
- Additional game optimization!

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Good but uh ..


I love the old version and they've done well with this one, only one problem.. WHERE ARE THE HEALTH CAPSULES >.< not happy.

Doesn’t Work


This application doesn’t function with Maverick, should not be available for download.

Fix it.

Great story, great fun, classic indie game


What an awesome old-school platformer this is. The new art is great, but for the fans of the old version there's an option to set the graphics and music back to the old style. Just be sure you set the scaling to 'hard' so you can revel in the pixel-art goodness. The story is quite lengthy so you'll be playing for a while (I haven't finished it yet).

Just some nitpicks - the friction is a littly slippery, which is annoying on one-block platforms, and the story is rather linear (not many side-quests). But don't let that stop you giving this one a whirl, it's definitely money well spent.


Nicalis, Inc.
20.3 MB
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2011 Nicalis, Inc./Daisuke Amaya


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