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Cave Story! 11/24/2011

by Joe

I’m sure you’ve all heard of and played Cave Story (that’s a tribute site). As usual, I am late to the party :D I had only heard about it when @hushlorentz told me that rhe “Plus” version is now on Steam. Instead of paying for some “Plus” version (which I’m sure I’ll end up buying eventually), I downloaded the free version and gave it a spin.

What an awesome, inspiring game! :D As an aspiring indie dev myself, it’s always amazing to see indie games of this caliber :D The art is retro at its finest and while I’ve only played for about 15 minutes, the story is cute and the controls are solid! :D Definitely give it a shot! It’s free! :D

Enjoy Scene 41 – “Threat Level: Low”!

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Nice work!

Daniel on November 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I don’t think Scrufflebeck will stand for long. Hold fast, little guy.

Sam on November 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Does Scrufflebeck look … smaller?

Ruiling on November 24, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Scruffle buddy!
Author Joe if you kill off Scrufflebeck (even once and decide to bring him back later)
I am so no longer watching this comic

Highcalibur10 on November 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm

@Ruiling. I was just that same thing. He is wearing himself out for that butthole. I hope he gets killed…..ok, maybe not killed but he needs a serious reality check! Great job Joe! :D

Twidgit on November 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm

*Thinking that same thing. Sorry, was a bit excited…lol.

Twidgit on November 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Oh man, Doukutsu Monogatari is absolutely one of the best non-console games I have ever played, it reminds me of a great combination of classic SNes games like Metroid, Chrono Trigger and Castlevania. And now it’s coming to 3DS, wish I could play it.

Vitor on November 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm

exelent scene Joe, im really hopping that scrufflebeck dont die but is looking bad

Dranlord on November 24, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Wow. I just nabbed the music to Cave Story myself.

Fun fact, Pixel made Cave Story ALL BY HIMSELF. Coding, graphics, music, the whole shebang. Cave Story got a spot on the Wii as WiiWare, and is slated for a full, glorious release in 3D on the 3DS.

I have all of the want.

By the way, I nabbed the soundtrack for here, if you’re interested. http://www.mediafire.com/?ijnqxzykcnz

Delta-Pangaea on November 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Scrufflebeck is seriously overpowered. Though he’s looking weaker.. probably,he’s gonna faint in the middle of a battle,Nick is near death BUT Greybane comes in and kills all the machines.

Happy Vampire on November 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I wonder when it will be Threat Level… Midnight!!!(The office reference for those who don’t know)

rv on November 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

No, Scrufflebeck! Hang on!!

MaveriKat on November 25, 2011 at 1:49 am

What else does this guy do? Shoot lasers? fire rockets? I want to know!

Brenkie on November 25, 2011 at 2:21 am

Poor Scrufflebeck, lol. D:

Tara on November 25, 2011 at 3:35 am

Scruffy!!! Nick you nincompoop! You worthless piece of… -> continues rumbling insults for three straight days then says: “Go die in a ditch! Just don’t bring Scrufflebeck with you next time.”

NeoWarrior on November 25, 2011 at 5:16 am

thats level one!!!!!! i love to see level 5 then

the slayer on November 25, 2011 at 5:23 am

As I said before I don’t think he’s use to his new form and is wearing himself out quickly cause of Nick. Plus recall how he was shedding leaves earlier I think this form is not stable for him yet and will kinda receded back to his original puppy form soon too.

sykes on November 25, 2011 at 8:09 am

BOOM Squadla!

Tsuris on November 25, 2011 at 9:12 am

@rv YES someone else who loves Michael Scott’s movie :D

Alpha on November 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

It’s possible that he calls the end of the world..

Happy Vampire on November 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Please don’t kill off Scrufflebeck… He is so awesome and I would be very sad to see him go…..

Alex apocalypse on November 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Scrufflebeck is like Becquerel from Homestuck. Damn near immortal and kills everything.

Anon on November 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

lol i thought tha scrufflebeak had died :P but he didnt :D :D

Kj on November 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm

You know what? Cave Story is so awesome, that I’m going to play it again right now! :P
And… @Kj- Who the hell is ScruffleBEAK, lol?

DramaNoMore on November 26, 2011 at 2:02 am

Cave story is wery old game maded by pixel

przemyslawkk on November 26, 2011 at 3:42 am


Edward on November 27, 2011 at 1:29 am

I give a shit about Nick. What about it? Don’t speak for everyone else, me included, I can speak for myself, you know?

DramaNoMore on November 27, 2011 at 1:47 am

@DramaNoMore i agree

red ja on November 27, 2011 at 2:16 am

I hope Nick lives otherwise there’s no doctors in the colony and lets not forget that he only went on this adventure to prove to jess that he could be a soldier, and also if Nick dies THEN WHOS GONNA TAKE CARE OF TERRY!!! (please bring terry back joe)

Alpha on November 27, 2011 at 3:29 am

Played it. Loved it. Played it again. Loved it again. Started it again. FINALLY got bored of it for a little while. 3DS version comes out soon…

illeatyourself on November 27, 2011 at 8:02 am

I was talking about Cave Story.

illeatyourself on November 27, 2011 at 8:03 am

You are awesome with special effects and artwork in this comic, especially the robots, you know that?

illeatyourself on November 27, 2011 at 8:06 am

@DramaNoMore I know we give a shit bout Nick it’s just cause the Machine City Scenes aren’t what I feel like watching.I wanna know what happens to Jess and what Inner Joe does when he finds out he’s in robes.

@Alpha Terry is in a coma.He will wake up eventually.The African American Heart Monitor will take care of him.

”Yeah.Yeah.Yeah.He a’right”

Edward on November 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

another good game is http://kirin.minitroopers.com/hq

nice elf on November 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I know you hate Nick and all. But,sincerely,STFU.
I really hope that Nick survives. Afterall,I want Greybane to kill everyone :D

Happy Vampire on November 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm

haha threat level low haha robots so stupid low my ass that plant can kick youre ass faster than you can say f*ck oh and if you kill scruffelbeck joe im going to hunt you down and slowly torture you to death with wooden spikes and burn you alive with leaves

magister on December 4, 2011 at 6:55 pm