About this mod... As you can see, this is my very first post in this forum, and guess what? I made this account just to comment on this epic mod.
Even though Cave Story is mostly a shooting game (don't take me wrong, the story IS epic), this mod was more like (sometimes annoying) platforming, or whatever you call it where you jump around avoiding (sometimes annoying) obstacles, run around etc. And still, you managed to cram in shooting action. Plus, I really liked how almost every place was different... Well, it's fairly obvious that - at least usually - some places are changed a lot in ten years...
I managed to find some things that were wrong according to the original Cave Story... Even though I'm not sure if I remember correctly.
Like when you visit the Sunken Ruins and after that place Jenka says that it once was a great empire, which was ruined by Ballos' rampage, thanks to the king being jealous and a meanie. If I remember correctly, the empire itself was in surface, but Ballos was sealed in the heart of the floating island.
Also, don't worry about me mentioning that some obstacles and enemies were in such places that they managed to annoy me a lot, it just means that you succeeded if you were attempting to make the game at least somehow hard... Because I tend to be annoyed by hard things. (No pun intended)
After I beat the game, I was again annoyed that it had to end there... I really wanted to continue, and discover new stuff... But damn, I just COULDN'T get past that END OF YEAR 3 textbox ;_;
I hope there will be more of this soon! I'm really looking forward to it.
I managed to get two Life Capsules. Found three, but didn't get the third once from the Egg Corridor like cave, because it was too hard for me to reach.
You're probably right, the 'Empire' was on the surface but I figured I'd add in my own bit of story and say that the floating island was originally a chunk of earth Jenka ripped from the surface world to imprison Balos.
@Tronlet: Like brian said search the Assembly Hall more thoroughly.
The mod isn't dead people but I haven't worked on it for a while, the next demo will probably take a long while so don't hold your breath.