Download Cave Story
Note: For Cave Story WiiWare, Cave Story+, Cave Story DSi, or Cave Story 3D please click here.
Note on NXEngine: NXEngine is an open source reproduction of the Cave Story engine. Most of the other ports here are built using the original source code from Pixel, but NXEngine ports are built from a fork of the NXEngine source core, at any stage of NXEngine's development. Chances are that the differences will be unnoticable or really minor to most, but it is worth keeping in mind.
Note on NXEngine-evo: NXEngine-evo is a fork of NXEngine whose primary feature is widescreen support.
Cave Story (Japanese)
To play this in English you will need this and the English translation patch listed below.
English translation patch by Aeon Genesis
This needs to be applied to the main download listed above.
English translation (pre-patched)
Brazilian Portuguese translation by Alex "Foffano"
Chinese (Simplified) translation by Hydrowing
Chinese (Traditional) translation by chowleft (amongst others)
Dutch translation by Ian Noah
French translation by Max le Fou
German translation by LB
German translation by Tobias
Italian translation by Simon M.
Korean Translation (Anonymous Author)
Lithuanian translation by Mason13
Polish translation by P_J
Portuguese (Portugal) translation by André Silva
Portuguese Manual translation by Jay City
Portuguese OrgView translation by Jay City
Russian translation by Шедевр Translations
Spanish translation by Vagrant Traducciones
Spanish translation by Orden
Cave Story Deluxe Package (Updated)
(contains Cave Story fully translated, guides, useful programs and much more!) Still no Mac installer though.
Old Cave Story Deluxe Package by Wadeizzle
Deluxe Package Contents
Keep in mind that Cave Story Deluxe adds nothing new to Cave Story that wasn't already present. It just houses a bunch of extra stuff under one installer. For Mac and Linux users that can't use the installer individual downloads of the package contents are listed below.
Cave Story English translation by Aeon Genesis (pre-patched)
Org Maker v1.3.4 English translation by Radical R (pre-patched)
Org Maker v1.3.4 guide by Moose
Ikachan English translation by pheonixj
Cave Story Icon Set by platinumwade
Cave Story's credit illustrations
Cave Story Midis by S. P. Gardebiter
Cave Editor v0.99d by Wistil
Booster's Lab v0.4.1.4 by Noxid
Cave Story WASD by voxl (Website Archive )
(A Cave Story executable with keys remapped to a WASD config)
Windows NT 3.51/4 NXEngine Port by gameblabla
Windows NXEngine Port by EXL (English) (Website )
Windows NXEngine Port by EXL (Russian)
Windows NXEngine Port Source Code by EXL
Windows 32-bit port by isage (Website )
MS Visual C++ 2015 redistributable 32-bit (required for 32-bit Windows port)
Windows 64-bit port by isage
MS Visual C++ 2015 redistributable 64-bit (required for 64-bit Windows port)
Various Cave Story Ports
Mac port 0.0.8 (Universal) by Nakiwo (Website )
Mac port 0.0.7 (Universal) by Nakiwo
Mac port 0.0.6 (PowerPC) by Nakiwo
To play these in English you will need the English translation patches listed below.
Mac English translation for 0.0.8 (Universal) by Turtle (Website )
Mac English translation for 0.0.7 (Universal) by Turtle
Mac English translation for 0.0.6 (PowerPC) by Turtle
These need to be applied to the relevant main download listed above.
Mac Spanish translation by Pillows and Lord Zoltan
Mac OSX port by isage (Website )
Doukutsu Linux Port by Simon Parzer and Peter Mackay
Doukutsu Linux Port v1.2 Update
DoConfigure for Linux by Sean Baker
Linux 32-bit NXEngine Port by EXL (English) (Website )
Linux 32-bit NXEngine Port by EXL (Russian)
Linux 64-bit NXEngine Port by EXL (English)
Linux 64-bit NXEngine Port by EXL (Russian)
Linux NXEngine Port Source Code by EXL
Linux port by isage (Website )
Cave Story for AmigaOS 4 by Johan Samuelsson
Note: There are reports of a bug that may make the game unwinnable.
Clasic Amiga Port by Arczi (English) (Website )
Clasic Amiga Port by Arczi (Polish)
Cave Story PSP by ufo_z (Website )
Russian translation by PSP-RUSGAME (unsigned)
Russian translation by PSP-RUSGAME (signed)
Cave Story ~ Doukutsu Monogatari GP2X build by Simon Parzer and Peter Mackay (openhandhelds.org Listing )
This can also be played on Caanoo and/or Pandora by using a compatibility layer called GINGE.
GINGE for Pandora by notaz (Website )
GINGE for Caanoo by notaz
Cave Story ~ Doukutsu Monogatari GP2X Wiz build by Simon Parzer and Peter Mackay (openhandhelds.org Listing )
This can also be played on Caanoo and/or Pandora by using the compatibility layer known as GINGE, however it is better use GINGE with the GP2X port above.
Cave Story X by Xport
Note: Some users report slower gameplay/lag.
Cave Story GBA Map Demo by Ravenworks
Cave Story GBA Sound Demo by Ravenworks
Note: Ravenworks' GBA port was dropped back in 2006 in favour of the DS port. These tech demos are listed here only for the sake of completion and are unlikely to result in a complete port.
Cave Story DS Demo 1 by Ravenworks
Cave Story DS Demo 2 by Ravenworks
Cave Story DS Demo 3 by Ravenworks
Note: Again, these tech demos are listed here only for the sake of completion and a complete port is unlikely seeing as the DS port is under an indefinite hiatus.
Custom Engine Download
Megadrive Port by andwn
Note: This port is a work in progress.
RetroArch Port Source Code by twinaphex
Note: The best way to obtain a up to date build of this port is to open Retro Arch and navigate to Main Menu > Online Updater > Core Updater > Cave Story (NXEngine).
Select the NXEngine Core by going to Main Menu > Load Core > Cave Story (NXEngine). Download and extract the source files above, then in Retro Arch go to Main Menu > Load Content > Select File, navigate to your source file folder, open the datafiles folder and then open the file Doukutsu.exe.
TI Nspire NXEngine Port by gameblabla
TI Nspire NXEngine Port Source Code by gameblabla
Gamecube NXEngine Port by bearteam
Dreamcast NXEngine Port by histat
MotoMAGX NXEngine Port by EXL (English) (Website )
MotoMAGX NXEngine Port by EXL (Russian)
MotoMAGX NXEngine Port Source Code by EXL
MotoEZX NXEngine Port by EXL (English) (Website )
MotoEZX NXEngine Port by EXL (Russian)
MotoEZX NXEngine Port Source Code by EXL
Dingoo A320 NXEngine Port by EXL (English) (Website )
Dingoo A320 NXEngine Port by EXL (Russian)
Dingoo A320 NXEngine Port Source Code by EXL
Raspberry Pi NXEngine Port by Shea Silverman
Raspberry Pi NXEngine Port Source Code by Shea Silverman
Ritmix RZX-50 NXEngine Port by EXL (English) (Website )
Ritmix RZX-50 NXEngine Port by EXL (Russian)
Ritmix RZX-50 NXEngine Port Source Code by EXL
AROS NXEngine Port by Szilárd Biró
AROS NXEngine Port Source Code by Szilárd Biró