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

3.3 out of 5

83 Ratings

83 Ratings

how do i get in the game????????


When i go in to launchpad, then click on cave story, there is a black screen like 3 or 4 seconds it quits automatically quits! D: can anyone comment down below what is happening to my game??? or can you get a update Nicalis?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I want to play the game now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Update: It’s been a long time since i played the game but i keep sending a report to apple like so many times but i get no reply back from them please have an update for this game because i can’t play the game it’s my favorite game on my iMac but can you please have an update please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loving it so far.


Really great. My first impression was something of an open-world sidescroller, but really it's just a hub area with paths leading to each of the different areas. Awesome combat, a nice variety of weapons to choose from, and a plot that flows beautifully. I love it how the little tasks you're given to proceed really feel relevant to the story.

This game gripped me from the moment I found the Polar Star in the hermit gunsmith's cave. If you're on the edge with this game, trust me, it's worth the $10.

Don't expect any cutomer support


I've sent three seperate messages to Nicalis' customer support and never recieved a reply. They have no FAQ or touble shooting guide on their website. In the section where you can type in your questions the've written something like, "we may be too busy playing shooters to get back to you". Ok, so I payed $10 to play a game that was originally freeware so you guys can just ignore my requests for support? These guys are inmature. Also, there is no USB controller support so you are forced to play a game that is an homage to console games of the late 80's early 90's on a keyboard. Yeah, it's frusturating to say the least. The lack of controller support is inexcusable.


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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