The definitive indie game now available on Mac!

Arguably the most well-known indie game of all time, Cave Story features a completely original storyline wrapped with personality, mystery and hours of fast-paced fun.

"Cave Story is an incredible game that I'm sure I will be playing again and again for the rest of my life." - Destructoid

"A platformer that easily holds it own against the Castlevanias and Metroids of the world." - Official Nintendo Magazine UK

"Cave Story feels like the most amazing console game from the year 1990; that it's only now coming to console 20 years later shouldn't be held against it." -

"Reinvigorated by the folks at Nicalis, Daisuke Amaya's remarkable game is engrossing, challenging, and quite lengthy for a downloadable title." - Game Informer Magazine

Cave Story is an action-adventure game from the critically acclaimed
independent designer, Daisuke Amaya--or Pixel to his fans. Overflowing with
unmatched charm and character, Cave Story takes you into a rare world
where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run

You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came
from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village you discover
that the once-carefree Mimigas are in danger at the hands of a maniacal
scientist. The Mimigas’ only hope rest squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac
boy who can't remember his own name.

Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games. Take control and learn the origins of this world’s power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga!

What’s New

Version 1.1

- IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a previous version of Cave Story+, be sure to back-up your save file before updating to 1.1. Your data will be erased due to how data is handled via the App Store.

- Control support bug fixing! :)
- Additional OS shortcuts to minimize, hide and lose focus of application have been implemented
- Additional game optimization!

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Detgen ,

how do i get in the game????????

When i go in to launchpad, then click on cave story, there is a black screen like 3 or 4 seconds it quits automatically quits! D: can anyone comment down below what is happening to my game??? or can you get a update Nicalis?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I want to play the game now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Update: It’s been a long time since i played the game but i keep sending a report to apple like so many times but i get no reply back from them please have an update for this game because i can’t play the game it’s my favorite game on my iMac but can you please have an update please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

noComment09 ,

Loving it so far.

Really great. My first impression was something of an open-world sidescroller, but really it's just a hub area with paths leading to each of the different areas. Awesome combat, a nice variety of weapons to choose from, and a plot that flows beautifully. I love it how the little tasks you're given to proceed really feel relevant to the story.

This game gripped me from the moment I found the Polar Star in the hermit gunsmith's cave. If you're on the edge with this game, trust me, it's worth the $10.

airmoney ,

Inspired story, endearing characters.. Highly recommended!

Have you ever done something that gives you a feeling of nostalgia that you can't exactly put your finger on? Or when you have deja vu and you are brought back to a place you can't exactly define but it warms your heart.

Cave Story is the video game version of what I just described.

I don't write reviews for anything. Not really my thing. But playing this game made me very happy. I can't honestly recall anything for $10 that has made me feel so good.

Cave Story will open your eyes and instill empathy in your soul.


Nicalis, Inc.
20.3 MB

OS X 10.6.6 or later



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2011 Nicalis, Inc./Daisuke Amaya


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