Written by DG(see fan translation/official version differences). Pixel however continues to endorse the circulation of the free PC version and all fan works.
The game's difficulty gently increases as you progress, from the childishly easy starting areas, to the very challenging final areas, and perhaps to the absurdly difficult secret area. Your journey will never grw dull, as the game features a wide variety of level designs and will continually offer you new and differing challenges to overcome.
The game's soundtrack is equally primitive, but almost all of the tracks are fitting and very catchy. Again, the Wii's new music lacks the charming flavor of the original though.
Final score: 9/10
To summarize, Cave Story is a deep and compelling tale, a beautiful work of art, and a challenging test of skill, as well as one of the most extensive and enjoyable free games you will ever play. If you consider yourself a gamer of any sophistication, you will surely have an appreciation for this gem of a game.
You can get the free version of Cave Story here:
Or for 1,200 Wii points on Wiiware.