Cave Story: Doukutsu Monogatari
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Cave Story: Doukutsu Monogatari

Cave Story – Doukutsu Monogatari is an action-adventure platform video game for the PC.

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The player controls Quote, an armed scouting robot who was sent to the Island ten years before the events of the game. After awakening in a cave with amnesia, he takes the Polar Star from the Hermit Gunsmith and falls into Mimiga Village. The townspeople tell Quote about a Doctor kidnapping Mimiga. Soon enough, the Doctor’s minions Balrog and Misery arrive to take the Mimiga Toroko away, mistaking her for Sue Sakamoto. Quote first visits the Egg Corridor to find Sue, and then Bushlands to rescue her brother Kazuma. He then travels to the Sand Zone, where he finds his companion Curly Brace. Here, the witch Jenka explains the Doctor’s plan to use red flowers to weaponize the Mimiga. Quote visits a storeroom in the Sand Zone to recover the flowers but finds that Toroko was forced to eat a red flower by the doctor, making her rabid.

After Quote defeats Rabid Toroko, Misery warps him to the Labyrinth along with Curly. After exploring the area, the two eventually come across the Core of the island and defeat it. Misery arrives at the last second to rescue the Core, claiming that the island will fall without it. After escaping the Labyrinth through the Waterway and climbing the Outer Wall, Quote arrives at the Plantation, where enslaved Mimigas are forced to grow red flowers. After meeting with Momorin Sakamoto and building a rocket, Quote reaches the Balcony, where he fights Misery, the Doctor, and the Undead Core in succession. At this point, if Quote has collected the Iron Bond, he will be able to enter the Blood Stained Sanctuary with Curly and defeat the true antagonist Ballos.


Cave Story contains heavy action, adventure, and platforming elements. As Quote, the player collects weapons and items while exploring a system of caves in the island and battling its inhabitants along the way (the game is also famous for its diverse cast of bosses). It is a sidescroller game with a linear story, but with re-visitable areas, some which must be revisited to obtain certain powerups, akin to Metroid. The game is linear, but the player is given many choices throughout the game that can lock you out of a certain weapon or even the best of the three major endings.

Game controls Keyboard
Interact Down
Jump Z
Attack X
Switch Weapon Left A
Switch Weapon Right S
Inventory Q
Map System (When Obtained) W



developed by Studio Pixel. It has been translated into English by Aeon Genesis Translations.


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