This week on The Short Game, we discuss indie gaming touchstone Cave Story.
If you’ve played games on a computer in the last decade, odds are you’ve played or at least heard of Cave Story. If not, there’s never been a better time to try it as it’s now available in multiple versions on multiple platforms. Cave Story harkens back to the great “Metroidvania” games of the 16-bit era, drawing its influence from Castlevania, Metroid, Legend of Zelda, and many other classics, but adds a more modern feel and great, colorful characters and story. Originally a freeware game for Windows, the game has been ported and re-made on multiple platforms including the Nintendo Wii and 3DS.
We also discuss:
- Shane stayed up late playing FTL: Faster Than Light on the iPad (We really love this game!)
- Nate recommends South Park: The Stick of Truth. If you’re a fan of South Park, you’ll love it.
- We have mixed opinions on N64 first person shooters
- Raygan can’t wait for Cave Story creator Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya’s next game, Kero Blaster, launching May 11th on Windows and (interestingly) the iPhone
Cave Story is available on the following platforms: