So, How did YOU find out about Cave Story?

Old topic!
The last post in this thread is over 60 days old. Posting in this thread will be considered a bump, so please make an attempt to be courteous if you go ahead with it.

If the last post is over 6 months old, it may instead be a better idea to start a new topic. If you aren't sure about what to do, feel free to ask a staff member for help, or try to locate a 'general questions'-type thread if it exists in this (sub-)forum.
Aug 26, 2018 at 1:16 AM
Junior Member
"It's dangerous to go alone!"
Join Date: May 12, 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 44
I know this is a bit cringey but before I knew about CS , I first played Undertale
You know, just playing Undertale isn't inherently cringy... It's just how you use the knowledge of the game that can be cringy. So, don't feel bad, man.
 
Last edited:
Aug 27, 2018 at 6:52 AM
Novice Member
"Officially Worth 1 Rupee"
Join Date: Feb 20, 2018
Location: The Loony Bin
Posts: 1
A friend from another forum kept talking about Cave Story, so one day I decided to download it to see what the fuss was about

I really did not realize what I had been missing until then
 
Aug 27, 2018 at 12:05 PM
Junior Member
"Fresh from the Bakery"
Join Date: Mar 20, 2017
Location: Sand zone
Posts: 15
You know, just playing Undertale isn't inherently cringy... It's just how you use the knowledge of the game that can be cringy. So, don't feel bad, man.
Oh look, someone who doesn't judge others by the games they play. You are rare.
 
Aug 27, 2018 at 3:29 PM
Best cow
"Life begins and ends with Nu."
Join Date: Jun 27, 2013
Location:
Posts: 2444
Age: 25
Oh look, someone who doesn't judge others by the games they play. You are rare.
Most of us are fine with Undertale, but we're all a bit guilty on meming about its fanbase.
 
Aug 27, 2018 at 9:16 PM
Senior Member
"This is the greatest handgun ever made! You have to ask yourself, do I feel lucky?"
Join Date: Aug 21, 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 117
Age: 13
I found out about cave story when I was watching some videos about indie games and one of those indie games were cave story
as time went on I started to get more and more interested in cave story.
I was pretty much trying to get into a lot of indie games.
 
Aug 29, 2018 at 4:21 AM
Junior Member
"Fresh from the Bakery"
Join Date: Mar 20, 2017
Location: Sand zone
Posts: 15
Most of us are fine with Undertale, but we're all a bit guilty on meming about its fanbase.
We all meme about the fanbase, so there is nothing to be guilty about lol
 
Sep 1, 2018 at 9:09 PM
Junior Member
"Fresh from the Bakery"
Join Date: Oct 18, 2015
Location: Ireland
Posts: 11
I think I seen it on Steam.
 
Sep 1, 2018 at 10:16 PM
Neophyte Member
"Fresh from the Bakery"
Join Date: Sep 1, 2018
Location: A Spooky Cave
Posts: 7
Age: 17
Me and my brother got the Cave Story demo on our Wii when we were bored and wanted to play some new, cool lookin' games in March of 2012. Later we found the freeware version and played the heck out of that. Then we started getting every version of Cave Story we could get our grubby little hands on. All I need now is that darn Switch version... Still don't have a Switch yet, dangit...
 
Sep 28, 2018 at 6:01 PM
Junior Member
"Fresh from the Bakery"
Join Date: Sep 28, 2018
Location:
Posts: 16
I played alot of modded terraria and found the composer for a specific mod's soundtrack, found his cave story remixes that sounded awesome, googled cave story and instantly fell in love with it.
 
Sep 30, 2018 at 4:07 AM
Senior Member
"Wahoo! Upgrade!"
Join Date: Jul 14, 2018
Location: Under the Floating Island
Posts: 50
Age: 15

I wonder how many people will recognize what I'm referring to.
 
Oct 7, 2018 at 1:33 AM
Neophyte Member
"Fresh from the Bakery"
Join Date: Sep 23, 2018
Location:
Posts: 5
I presumably discovered Cave Story through some meme from 2 years and 10 months ago about Cave Story ripping off Undertale.
 
Nov 1, 2018 at 10:53 PM
Senior Member
"Huzzah!"
Join Date: Nov 21, 2017
Location: From a far, far away galaxy.
Posts: 210
I presumably discovered Cave Story through some meme from 2 years and 10 months ago about Cave Story ripping off Undertale.
Oh no.
 
Nov 3, 2018 at 12:11 AM
Junior Member
"Wow! The more I drink of this magical beverage, the more games I can play! Wheee!"
Join Date: Nov 22, 2017
Location:
Posts: 28
I was Introduced after I received $10 on my 3DS, and decided to take a look at it. It seemed pretty cool so I decided to get it, and now this game is just so nostalgic to me.
 
Jan 21, 2019 at 12:07 AM
Junior Member
"It's dangerous to go alone!"
Join Date: Jan 20, 2019
Location: Somewhere on the Surface
Posts: 37
I downloaded the Wii demo when I was a lot younger, and I got stuck on Mimiga Village. :awesomeface:
Anyways, I kinda forgot about Cave Story until I just thought about my younger years and happened to think about Cave Story, and then I decided to buy the 3DS version. And then the Switch version.
Look at me now.
 
Jan 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM
Senior Member
"Ha! Ha! Ha! Mega Man is no match for my Mimiga Man!"
Join Date: Apr 27, 2018
Location: 0,0
Posts: 227
I downloaded the Wii demo when I was a lot younger, and I got stuck on Mimiga Village. :awesomeface:
Anyways, I kinda forgot about Cave Story until I just thought about my younger years and happened to think about Cave Story, and then I decided to buy the 3DS version. And then the Switch version.
Look at me now.
this is literally exactly what happened with me wtf
 
Jan 31, 2019 at 3:49 AM
Junior Member
"Wow! The more I drink of this magical beverage, the more games I can play! Wheee!"
Join Date: Jan 6, 2019
Location: somewhere
Posts: 20
I downloaded the Wii demo when I was a lot younger, and I got stuck on Mimiga Village. :awesomeface:
Anyways, I kinda forgot about Cave Story until I just thought about my younger years and happened to think about Cave Story, and then I decided to buy the 3DS version. And then the Switch version.
Look at me now.
Haha, so did I! I was around 9 years old at the time and didn't really have much gaming experience outside of Mario and the likes, so I ended up very confused and lost. I didn't even make it to the first fight with Balrog, in the shack. About a year ago I started thinking about it again and downloaded the freeware Mac version and got hooked. I later bought Cave Story+ on Steam and then the Switch copy. It's probably one of my top 5 games of all time now.
 
Jan 31, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Junior Member
"It's dangerous to go alone!"
Join Date: May 14, 2018
Location:
Posts: 32
Age: 16
I basically found out because of emulation.
How I found out about emulation is a different story.
I opened RetroArch for the first time and saw this emulator for this "console" called cave story. There were similar things done with minecraft, doom, and some dinosaur-ice-box-game. I googled cave story and found out via google it was ported to many consoles, I tried out Cave Story on RetroAcrch ( the Ipod I played it on was about 2x5 inches) I couldn't get past first cave due to my Ipod being the shity thing it is so I tried it out on my laptop and got hooked up.
Now I'm busy convincing my friend to also download cavestory because it is so lightweight and free but he won't.
 
Jan 31, 2019 at 4:28 PM
Junior Member
"Wahoo! Upgrade!"
Join Date: Feb 4, 2015
Location: somewhere, that's for sure
Posts: 46
Age: 15
I found it out through my Wii

One time 7 year old me was just browsing the Wii Shop channel and on the front, as usual there was Cave Story as a suggested game. Previously I ignored it because I used to be a "judge a book by its cover" person but after finally deciding to check out its page I decided I was willing to try the game out. I downloaded the demo (without any parent's permission because they didn't really care about what we downloaded or played on the wii as long as it wasn't T or M rated) and when I played the game I loved it. While I still played the demo I was kind of stuck in it and didn't know where Toroko was or where she went, so I kind of wandered aimlessly. I still had fun exploring the Mimiga Village despite being extremely confused on how to progress.

Some time later, like maybe a couple months I decided to sneak onto my dad's computer and search the words "Cave Story" because since I was stuck I wanted to figure out how to get past, but then I got sidetracked after seeing Cavestory.org and when I found out I could play it for FREE, I installed Cave Story Deluxe (without dad's permission because i was a bad boy B^) and played it SO MUCH

I think I got up to the Balcony but since the Machine Gun kinda sucks late in the game and I had too much trouble beating the bosses IN A ROW without saving. Eventually during while I was playing the game my parents started watching and their first thoughts were "wow this game is kinda violent don't you think" and eventually they pretty much banned me from playing it. I was still 7 or 8 or something so I understand now but at the time I was really upset

and then 2-3 years later I was 10 and accidentally rediscovered the game, played it all over again, got into modding, and since I was older my parents were okay with this.

Think about it: If I never decided to give the game a shot, I probably would have never known about the game.

And I'm 13 now. Since I first played the game when I was 8, whenever I play the game again or just listen to the tunes on my own I start feeling kind of nostalgic. I miss the feeling when I was playing the game blind and I never knew what was gonna happen next, what was in store for me if I kept on going. It's very nice.

That's the end of my Cave Story.
 
Jan 31, 2019 at 5:59 PM
Junior Member
"It's dangerous to go alone!"
Join Date: Jan 20, 2019
Location: Somewhere on the Surface
Posts: 37
this is literally exactly what happened with me wtf
Haha, so did I! I was around 9 years old at the time and didn't really have much gaming experience outside of Mario and the likes, so I ended up very confused and lost. I didn't even make it to the first fight with Balrog, in the shack. About a year ago I started thinking about it again and downloaded the freeware Mac version and got hooked. I later bought Cave Story+ on Steam and then the Switch copy. It's probably one of my top 5 games of all time now.
Holy shit! I did not realize other peeps had the same (or similar) first impressions (idk what the proper word is lol) as me!
 
Jan 31, 2019 at 8:51 PM
Senior Member
"Fly, Fly, Fly!"
Join Date: Jan 12, 2018
Location: Sitting around in his Throne Room.
Posts: 128
I first discovered Cave Story via the Wii demo. Then I skipped straight to the computer version.
 
Top