High Score ChallengesBelow are the current high scores and the names of the individuals of whom have accomplished the best score/time possible of various challenges in Cave Story.
Some examples of these challenges are speed runs, (completing the game in the fastest time possible), and low hp runs (getting through difficult areas with the minimum level of HP or items) and pretty much any other challenge categories that other Cave Story fans can think of.
*Refer to the forum topics for more information about each challenge or to suggest new challenges.
*Note* This section is somewhat difficult to maintain since it is hard to tell who was able to accomplish what deeds with/without using cheats such as infinite life, time alterations, et cetera. However the information presented is to the best of my knowledge, which in turn equals the best of the knowledge that has been presented to me. : ) Please feel free to send me what information you have as to what the best times/scores are for these categories.
Please note that the original Cave Story runs at 50 frames per second and Cave Story+, Cave Story WiiWare and the like run at 60 frames per second, so the best times between the two are kept separate. In addition times for Cave Story 3D are separate as well due to a number of differences from the original (more health for instance).
Best Minimal Items, 3HP Sacred Grounds (Hell) Speed Run (50fps):
3'42"4 by 3DPlayer
Best Sanctuary (Hell) Speed Run (60fps):
2'41"0 by SpaikFin
Best Cave Story 3D Sanctuary (Hell) Speed Run:
2'13"2 by MrLuckysan
Best Wind Fortress Speed Run:
1'44"5 by footbigmike
Best Nemesis Challenge Speed Run:
1'43"2 by 3DPlayer
Best Guxt Score Attack Run:
18180 by BadBeholder
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