Save Games

Below is a massive collection of Save Games at your disposal for those interested in reloading a save to get to a point in the game with different items or weapons, or to perhaps see a different ending, to experiment with speed runs and other interesting feats, such as running through deadly corridors or places where enemies are all around you where your character only has a maximum health of 3 HP to do it with. There are all sorts of challenges and hidden secrets in Cave Story and that is one of the things that makes Cave Story so great. These saves here to help you accomplish whatever it is you are attempting to do as a means of a shortcut.

How to use a Cave Story save file after downloading:

After downloading the file, you simply need to locate the file called 'profile' that should be in the same directory as your Cave Story executable file and replace it with the one you have just downloaded. Just make sure that if it is not already done so, to change the file name so that it reads as 'profile.dat'. Upper or lower case does not matter.

Note: None of the save files below work with Cave Story + and are intended for the original Cave Story and , please use this tool to convert them to a CS+ compatible format. Alternatively if you wish to convert to a Mac-compatible save of the original Cave Story please use this tool.

Saves by SkyeWelse

Before fighting Doctor with Snake
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Snake, Super Missile, Bubbler, and Nemesis
Before waterway with Curly
Core - Dark Place (Flooded)
27/41
Snake, Super Missile, Bubbler, and Blade
In Chaka's Labyrinth Shop, Before Trade
Labyrinth - Labyrinth Shop
41/41
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Just before Final Cave Hidden with Snake
Plantation - Last Cave
50/50
Snake, Super Missile, Bubbler, and Nemesis
Right before Ending choice with Kazuma
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Snake, Super Missile, Bubbler, and Blade
Sacred Grounds with Snake
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Snake, Super Missile, Bubbler, and Nemesis
Start of Sacred Ground Stage with Spur
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Nemesis

Saves by Z

3hp before grasstown
Mimiga Village - Arthur's House
3/3
Polar Star, and Missile Launcher
3hp, got jelly juice
Grasstown - Chaco's House
3/3
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
3hp in mimiga village
Mimiga Village - Save Point
3/3
Polar Star
4 dogs collected
Sand Zone - Jenka's House
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Bubbler
Arrive at plantation
Plantation - Storehouse
31/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Arthur's place, exploring
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Arthur's place, found undies
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Arthur's place, got nemesis
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Arthur's place
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
45/45
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Arthur's place to sand zone
Mimiga Village - Arthur's House
26/26
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Back to village
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
41/41
Polar Star, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Beat Balrog
Grasstown - Save Point
3/3
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Beat core with polar star
Core - Dark Place (Flooded)
1/41
Polar Star, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Beat ghost
Labyrinth - Camp
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Beat last boss with spur only
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Beat Monster X with machinegun
Labyrinth - Labyrinth B
11/41
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Beat Monster X with snake
Labyrinth - Labyrinth B
41/41
Snake, Missile Launcher, and Blade
Beat Omega
Sand Zone - Jenka's House
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Bubbler
Before Balrog
Labyrinth - Labyrinth B
36/41
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Before blue mush with mask
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Save Point
39/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before decision
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before enraged mimiga
Sand Zone - Storehouse
36/36
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Before feed mush with mask
Plantation - Storehouse
39/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before feed mushroom
Plantation - Storehouse
45/45
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before final bosses with machine gun
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before final bosses with spur
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before final bosses with mask
Balcony - Prefab Building
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before final bosses with whimsical star
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before final cave hidden
Plantation - Last Cave
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before final cave with mask
Plantation - Last Cave
37/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before ghost
Labyrinth - Camp
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Before last bosses again
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before last bosses
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Before mushroom
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Save Point
45/45
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before sisters
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Before Toroko
Plantation - Storehouse
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Bubbler
Decision time
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Done fetch quest
Plantation - Hideout
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Early labyrinth
Labyrinth - Labyrinth Shop
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Egg corridor 2 beat sisters
Egg Corridor? - Egg Observation Room?
4/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Egg corridor 2 pre-choice
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Egg corridor 2
Egg Corridor? - Egg Observation Room?
7/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Egg corridor
Egg Corridor - Egg Observation Room
16/16
Polar Star, and Missile Launcher
Egg corridor with id
Egg Corridor - Egg Observation Room
14/16
Polar Star, and Missile Launcher
Enter Sacred Grounds
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Final Cave 2
Plantation - Last Cave
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Final Cave
Plantation - Last Cave
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Finished fetching
Plantation - Hideout
45/45
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Getting turbocharge before bosses
Labyrinth - Labyrinth Shop
28/41
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Got arms barrier
Labyrinth - Camp
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Got nemesis with spur
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
19/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Got spur and bubbler
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
41/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Grasstown done
Grasstown - Shelter
26/26
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Grasstown pre-jail at plantation
Grasstown - Shelter
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Grasstown
Grasstown - Save Point
26/26
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Just got 5th dog in hand
Sand Zone - Storehouse
36/36
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Labyrinth after ghost
Labyrinth - Camp
41/41
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth after ghost weapon up
Labyrinth - Camp
41/41
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth beat boss and balrog
Labyrinth - Boulder Chamber
31/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth before core 2
Core - Dark Place
24/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth before core
Core - Dark Place
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth before ghost
Labyrinth - Camp
41/41
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth got snake and arms barrier
Labyrinth - Labyrinth Shop
8/41
Snake, Super Missile, and Blade
Labyrinth got turbocharger
Labyrinth - Labyrinth Shop
17/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth opened door
Labyrinth - Labyrinth I
14/41
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Labyrinth
Labyrinth - Labyrinth I
28/41
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Mimiga village before blue mush fight
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Save Point
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Mimiga village booster 2
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Mimiga village
Mimiga Village - Save Point
41/41
Polar Star
Option to grab snake
Labyrinth - Labyrinth Shop
12/41
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Plantation finished fetching
Plantation - Hideout
45/45
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Plantation just before final cave
Plantation - Last Cave
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Plantation rocket ready
Plantation - Hideout
45/45
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Pre-core with polar star
Core - Dark Place
40/41
Polar Star, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Predecision
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Snake, Super Missile, and Blade
Pre-frog-balrog
Grasstown - Gum
3/3
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Pre-last boss
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Pre-Omega
Sand Zone - Omega
3/3
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Bubbler
Pre-sand zone
Mimiga Village - Arthur's House
3/3
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Bubbler
Pre-trade for machinegun
Sand Zone - Small Room
3/3
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Bubbler
Regain level 3 machinegun
Labyrinth - Labyrinth B
41/41
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Reload beat Monster X NOT getting booster
Labyrinth - Labyrinth B
40/41
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Reload just before polar star trade
Sand Zone - Small Room
26/26
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Restart egg corridor
Egg Corridor - Cthulhu's Abode
13/13
Polar Star
Retry after core
Core - Dark Place (Flooded)
29/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Retry again before decision
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Retry beat ghost no snake
Labyrinth - Camp
41/41
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, Fireball, and Blade
Right before final cave
Plantation - Last Cave
50/50
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Sacred Grounds with spur
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Sacred Grounds with whimsical star
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Sand Zone just beat curly 2
Sand Zone - Small Room
31/31
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Sand Zone before toroko
Sand Zone - Storehouse
36/36
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Sand Zone boss with polar star
Sand Zone - Omega
31/31
Polar Star, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Sand Zone
Sand Zone - Omega
25/31
Machine Gun, Missile Launcher, and Fireball
Save at door to plantation
Plantation - Storehouse
39/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler
Storehouse
Plantation - Storehouse
36/41
Snake, Super Missile, and Blade
Turbocharge
Labyrinth - Labyrinth Shop
36/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Waterfall arrive
Waterway - Waterway Cabin
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Waterfall Curly
Waterway - Waterway Cabin
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Waterway 2
Waterway - Waterway Cabin
41/41
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Waterway build back missiles
Waterway - Waterway Cabin
41/41
Polar Star, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Waterway
Waterway - Waterway Cabin
37/41
Polar Star, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Whimsical Star on way to get nemesis
Plantation - Last Cave
24/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Blade, and Bubbler

Saves by Niahak

Bad Ending
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Bonus Dungeon with Nemesis
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Nemesis
Bonus Dungeon without Nemesis
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
46/46
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
End of Open
Plantation - Hideout
45/45
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Nemesis
Failed to save Curly
Core - Dark Place (Flooded)
12/38
Machine Gun, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Mimiga Mask with Nemesis
Plantation - Hideout
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Nemesis
Mimiga Mask without Nemesis
Plantation - Hideout
40/45
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Near End of Game without Nemesis
Balcony - Prefab Building
46/46
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade

Saves by Draconis

Sacred Grounds - for speedruns
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Snake, Super Missile, and Nemesis

Saves by andwhyisit

3 second Balrog
Mimiga Village - Save Point
3879/3879
Spur, Nemesis, Snake, Blade, and Super Missile
7 weapons in Sacred Grounds
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Snake, Super Missile, Bubbler, Nemesis, Spur, Blade, and Machine Gun
Balrog fight with only Whimsical Star
Mimiga Village - Save Point
3/3
No weapons.
Final bosses with Polar Star only
Balcony - Throne Room
3/3
Polar Star
Lets Skip Hell
Sacred Ground - Seal Chamber
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Mimiga mask in Sacred Grounds
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Blade, Bubbler, and Nemesis
Unarmed in Hell
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
10/10
No weapons.
Visit Sue in Jail
Plantation - Jail No.1
3/3
No weapons.

Saves by Bad Beholder

Sacred Grounds, 3hp, No Bubbler
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
3/3
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, and Blade
Snake vs Balcony Triple Bosses
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Bubbler, and Blade

Saves by Tom Samuel

Sacred Grounds with all items
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Nemesis

Saves by Cyn

Starting point with 0 health
First Cave - Start Point
0/0
No weapons.

Saves by CT

Save Curly, Booster v2, Spur, Whimsical Star
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
41/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade

Saves by Maitland Gill

Arthur's House With Whimsical Star Upgrade
Mimiga Village (Empty) - Arthur's House
41/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Balcony Before the Doctor
Balcony - Prefab Building
50/50
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Before Egg 00
Egg Corridor? - Side Room
41/41
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Before Ironhead Battle
Waterway - Waterway Cabin
41/41
Polar Star, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Plantation Finished
Plantation - Hideout
45/45
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade
Plantation
Plantation - Hideout
45/45
Spur, Super Missile, Fireball, Bubbler, and Blade

Saves by Noam

3hp minimal items before hell
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
3/3
Polar Star, Fireball, and Blade

Saves by GlitchMatthew

Ballos fight unlimited everything
Sacred Ground - Seal Chamber
1000/1000
Super Missile, Spur, Snake, Nemesis, and Bubbler
Good ending 38HP
Sacred Ground - Prefab Building
28/38
Snake, Super Missile, and Blade
 

Cave Story Saved Games Manager

mappy has built a program that allows you to organise and backup save files from Cave Story as well as run any save file with Cave Story. This is incredibly useful if you ever wanted to use multiple save files in Cave Story.

Cave Story Saved Games Manager

Cave Story Alternate Title 290.rec Archive

After the completion of the Sacred Grounds stage using the Nikumaru counter, the time it took to complete the stage will be displayed on the title screen in the upper-lefthand corner. Depending on your time, you may replace the original title screen's music and character with that of something else. Refer to the Cave Story Secrets FAQ to see what times unlock which content. Below are the current replacement files that you can replace the file named 290.rec that will make changes to the title screen. Just make sure to rename the new downloaded file to 290.rec.

Cave Story Alternate Title Screen Files uploaded by Draconis