Download Cave Story

Note: For Cave Story WiiWare, Cave Story+, Cave Story DSi, or Cave Story 3D please click here.

Note on NXEngine: NXEngine is an open source reproduction of the Cave Story engine. Most of the other ports here are built using the original source code from Pixel, but NXEngine ports are built from a fork of the NXEngine source core, at any stage of NXEngine's development. Chances are that the differences will be unnoticable or really minor to most, but it is worth keeping in mind.

 

Windows

Main Download

Cave Story (Japanese)

To play this in English you will need this and the English translation patch listed below.

Translations

Deluxe Package

Cave Story Deluxe Package (Updated)
(contains Cave Story fully translated, guides, useful programs and much more!) Still no Mac installer though.

Old Cave Story Deluxe Package by Wadeizzle

Deluxe Package Contents

Keep in mind that Cave Story Deluxe adds nothing new to Cave Story that wasn't already present. It just houses a bunch of extra stuff under one installer. For Mac and Linux users that can't use the installer individual downloads of the package contents are listed below.

Cave Story English translation by Aeon Genesis (pre-patched)

Org Maker v1.3.4 English translation by Radical R (pre-patched)

Org Maker v1.3.4 guide by Moose  

Ikachan English translation by pheonixj

Cave Story Icon Set by platinumwade

Cave Story's credit illustrations

Balrog papercraft

Cave Story Midis by S. P. Gardebiter

Cave Editor v0.99d by Wistil

Booster's Lab v0.4.1.4 by Noxid

Misc

Cave Story WASD by voxl (Website Archive   )
(A Cave Story executable with keys remapped to a WASD config)

NXEngine Downloads

Windows NT 3.51/4 NXEngine Port by gameblabla

Windows NXEngine Port by NXL (English) (Website   )

Windows NXEngine Port by NXL (Russian)

Windows NXEngine Port Source Code by EXL  

Various Cave Story Ports

 

Amiga

Main Download

Cave Story for AmigaOS 4 by Johan Samuelsson

Note: There are reports of a bug that may make the game unwinnable.

 

GP2X

Main Download

Cave Story ~ Doukutsu Monogatari GP2X build by Simon Parzer and Peter Mackay (openhandhelds.org Listing   )

Compatibility Layer

This can also be played on Caanoo and/or Pandora by using a compatibility layer called GINGE.

GINGE for Pandora by notaz (Website   )

GINGE for Caanoo by notaz  

 

GP2X Wiz

Main Download

Cave Story ~ Doukutsu Monogatari GP2X Wiz build by Simon Parzer and Peter Mackay (openhandhelds.org Listing   )

Compatibility Layer

This can also be played on Caanoo and/or Pandora by using the compatibility layer known as GINGE, however it is better use GINGE with the GP2X port above.

 

XBox

Main Download

Cave Story X by Xport  
(Links to a page giving instructions on how to download this Cave Story port using mIRC, no direct link sorry)

Note: Some users report slower gameplay/lag.

 

GBA

Tech Demos

Cave Story GBA Map Demo by Ravenworks

Cave Story GBA Sound Demo by Ravenworks

Note: Ravenworks' GBA port was dropped back in 2006 in favour of the DS port. These tech demos are listed here only for the sake of completion and are unlikely to result in a complete port.

 

Nintendo DS

Tech Demos

Cave Story DS Demo 1 by Ravenworks

Cave Story DS Demo 2 by Ravenworks

Cave Story DS Demo 3 by Ravenworks

Note: Again, these tech demos are listed here only for the sake of completion and a complete port is unlikely seeing as the DS port is under an indefinite hiatus.

 

Gamecube

 

Dreamcast