The title screen for most of the re-releases.

Cave Story has been made officially available on PC (freeware and Plus), Mac (Plus), Nintendo 3DS (Cave Story 3D and eShop), Nintendo DSi (DSi Shop), Nintendo Wii (Wii Shop), and Nintendo Switch (Plus). These versions each have different sets of features, some being exclusive to certain versions. The price also varies for each version. Many unofficial ports have also been made for other systems such as PSP, Xbox, GP2X, and even Sega Genesis.

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  • Cave Story 3D is a retail game that is sold in physical cartridges; the rest are available via digital download. Cave Story+ on Nintendo Switch is available via both physical and digital copies.
  • The DSiWare version was removed from the 3DS eShop when the 3DS version was released. Since the DSiWare Shop shut down in March 2017, this version is no longer available for (legal) download anywhere.
  • The Wii Shop Channel closed permanently on January 30, 2019, making the WiiWare version no longer available for download.[1] As of March 26, 2018, the WiiWare version can no longer be purchased except with previously added points to the Wii Shop Channel.
Cave Story Cave Story Cave Story Cave Story+ Cave Story 3D Cave Story Cave Story+
Platform Windows PC WiiWare DSiWare Windows PC / Linux Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Switch
Price Freeware Unavailable (was $12) Unavailable (was $10) $15 $40 (MSRP) $10 $30 (MSRP)
Save Files 1 3 3 3 3 3 3
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 4:3 4:3 5:3 5:3 and 4:3 16:9
Framerate 50FPS 60FPS 60FPS 60FPS 30FPS 60FPS 60FPS
Hard and Easy Modes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jukebox (Sound Test) No Hidden Yes Unlockable No Yes Yes
Inner Wall No No No No Yes No No
Achievements No No No Yes No No No
Local Co-Op Multiplayer No No No No No No Yes
Original Graphics Yes Yes Yes Yes Chars only Yes Yes*
Remastered Graphics No Yes No Yes No Talksprites only Yes
3D Model Graphics No No No No Yes No No
Stereoscopic 3D No No No No Yes Yes No
Original Soundtrack Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Remastered Soundtrack No No No Yes* Yes No Yes
"New" Soundtrack No Yes No Yes No No Yes
Famitracks Soundtrack No No No No No No Yes
Ridiculon Soundtrack No No No No No No Yes*
Curly Story No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Machine Gun Challenge No No No Yes* No No Yes
Sanctuary Time Attack No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boss Attack No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Wind Fortress No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Nemesis Challenge No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Sand Pit No No No No No No Yes

*In updated releases


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