Cave Story Cheats For 3DS

  1. Endings

    Fulfill these conditions to get the three endings.

    Unlockable
    Choose to leave with Kazuma after your second time through the Egg Corridor Bad ending
    Finish the Sacred Grounds area Good ending
    Finish the escape sequence at the end of the game without going through the Sacred Grounds Normal ending

    Contributed by: Z6980 

  2. Challenges and Curly Story

    Important: Everything unlocked by getting the best ending stays unlocked. You need a save file that has the Nemesis/Curly's Panties to keep the Nemesis Challenge/Curly Story unlocked, respectively.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Best ending Boss Attack
    Have Curly's Panties Curly Story
    Have the Nemesis Nemesis challenge stage
    Best ending Sanctuary Time Attack
    Best ending Wind Fortress stage

    Contributed by: NintendoDudeGuy 

  3. Alternate Title Screens

    Completing the Sanctuary Time Attack under certain time requirements will unlock alternate music on the title screen, as well as an alternate character sprite as your cursor.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Under 6 minutes Running Hell music / Curly cursor
    Under 3 minutes Safety music / Sue cursor
    Under 5 minutes Toroko's Theme music / Toroko cursor
    Under 4 minutes White music / King cursor

    Contributed by: emayer 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Foreign Language FAQs Walkthrough by buttbadger 46K

Cave Story Cheats For PC

  1. Endings

    Fulfill these conditions to get the three endings

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Choose to leave with Kazuma after your second time through the Egg Corridor Bad ending
    Finish the Sacred Grounds area Good ending
    Finish the escape sequence at the end of the game without going through the Sacred Grounds Normal ending

    Contributed by: Jeff Paine 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
Foreign Language FAQs Walkthrough by buttbadger 46K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by neon_screen 258K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by LinkGanonSlayer 49K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Klaej 225K
In-Depth FAQs Boss FAQ by Ratleh 47K

Cave Story Cheats For Wii

  1. Alternate Credit Portraits and Dialog

    After making the rocket that leads you to the last cave, do NOT talk to Momorin to get your booster back. Instead just take the rocket and keep your Mimiga Mask. There will be some dialog change after this point and some of the portraits displayed during the credits will be altered as well.

    Contributed by: Deretto 

  2. Sound Test

    (This should only work on the update or European version) From the Options menu, highlight the music option (Not the volume, the one with the New/Old option) and press 1 to go forward, 2 to go back. While the music is playing you can switch between Old and New to hear the original version or the New version.

    Contributed by: cool_boy_mew 

  3. Christmas/Holidays Costume

    If the Wii's date is December 24 to 26 (set in thw Wii's settings), the appearance of the character in Cave Story would change into a Christmas/Holidays costume (regardless of character selected). The character and his/her costume will be in-game and in the menu.

    Contributed by: Spartista7 

  4. Endings

    Fulfill these conditions to get the three endings.

    Unlockable
    Choose to leave with Kazuma after your second time through the Egg Corridor Bad ending
    Finish the escape sequence at the end of the game without going through the Sacred Grounds Good ending
    Finish the Sacred Grounds area Normal ending

    Contributed by: Z6980 

  5. Alternate Outfits

    While on the title screen, hold the B button and enter one of the buttons combinations below to change Quote's appearance. If entered correctly, the "Press the A Button to Begin" message will flash. The codes will work for any difficulty setting.

    Effect Effect
    1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, Up. Blue
    1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, Left. Christmas
    1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, +, +, -, -, Right. Halloween
    1, 2, 1, 2, 2. Red
    1, 2, 1, 2, Down Turn Quote into Curly (Or Curly into Quote)
    1, 2, 1, 2, 1, Down. Yellow

    Contributed by: DexterJ3, mtpfreak 

  6. Unlockable Game Modes

    Only applies to the updated version; they are unlocked from the start in the original release.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Clear the Sanctuary in Story Mode Boss Attack
    Defeat Curly in Story Mode Curly Story
    Have the Nemesis Nemesis challenge stage
    Clear the Sanctuary in Story Mode Sanctuary Time Attack

    Contributed by: Mingy Jongo, Z6980 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
Foreign Language FAQs Walkthrough by buttbadger 46K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by neon_screen 258K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by LinkGanonSlayer 49K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Klaej 225K
In-Depth FAQs Boss FAQ by Ratleh 47K

Cave Story Cheats For DS

  1. Changing the title screen

    By beating time attack quick enough you can change the character and song played on the title screen. Under 6 minutes - character: Curly Brace; song: Running Hell Under 5 minutes - character: Toroko; song: Toroko's Theme (only way to unlock "Toroko's Theme" in the jukebox) Under 4 minutes - character: King; song: White (only way to unlock "White" in the jukebox) Under 3 minutes - character: Sue; song: Safety

    Contributed by: bruceatsr444 

  2. Hidden Holiday Outfits

    The appearance of the main character, as well as the color of the Twinkling Star item, changes when playing around particular holidays. A Santa outfit for Christmas can be found by playing between December 24 and January 7, and a dark-colored Halloween outfit is found by playing between October 27 and November 3. To use the outfits without having to wait, simply change the date in the DSi Settings.

    Contributed by: alucart_77 

  3. Endings

    Fulfill these conditions to get the three endings.

    Unlockable
    Choose to leave with Kazuma after your second time through the Egg Corridor Bad ending
    Finish the Sacred Grounds area Good ending
    Finish the escape sequence at the end of the game without going through the Sacred Grounds Normal ending

    Contributed by: Z6980 

  4. Time Attack Mode

    This mode is basically a run through Hell again, but this time you get your choice of weapons and you can decide to take the Life Pot with you or not. And you are also able to either run through with 3, 29, or 55 HP. A quick note though, there is a limitation here. If you take the Polar Star, you can't take the Spur, Machine Gun, or if you took the Fireball alone too, Snake. If you take the Snake, you can't take Spur, Machine Gun, Polar Star or Fireball. Basically it's the limitations in the story mode.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Beat the game and get the best ending Time Attack

    Contributed by: SuperGamer111 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
Foreign Language FAQs Walkthrough by buttbadger 46K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by neon_screen 258K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by LinkGanonSlayer 49K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Klaej 225K
In-Depth FAQs Boss FAQ by Ratleh 47K

Cave Story Cheats For Nintendo Switch

  1. Endings

    Fulfill these conditions to get the three endings.

    Unlockable
    Choose to leave with Kazuma after your second time through the Egg Corridor Bad ending
    Finish the Sacred Grounds area Good ending
    Finish the escape sequence at the end of the game without going through the Sacred Grounds Normal ending

    Contributed by: Z6980 

Cave Story 3D Cheats For 3DS

  1. Prinny Cap

    In the Plantation stage go to the "Rest Area" in this room go to the bottom where the water is, and go left through an opening in the wall until you reach an outside area called the "Inner Wall"* This place is dangerous and you will need the booster 2.0 for it. Struggle your way (and I mean STRUGGLE) to an area where you see a door at the bottom left but there is a wall between it, go under the wall and boost upward until you get to that door, once inside you will enter a "Secret Grave" with a huge "Prinny" statue at the center, examine the sparkly object to get the "Prinny Cap" this can be equipped over your existing cap. *Note* if you fall at anytime while in the Inner wall area its counted as a game over just like the "Outer Wall" stage, so make sure you save where you see the save points.

    Contributed by: Maxmel2Dark 

  2. Endings

    Fulfill these conditions to get the three endings.

    Unlockable
    Choose to leave with Kazuma after your second time through the Egg Corridor Bad ending
    Finish the escape sequence at the end of the game without going through the Sacred Grounds Good ending
    Finish the Sacred Grounds area Normal ending

    Contributed by: Z6980 

  3. Time Attack Mode

    Time attack will be unlocked when you beat "Sacred Ground" stage. In time attack you can choose five of the six weapons and you can choose the number of health that you want. After that you can play the extra stage again.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    beat the final stage "Sacred Ground" Time attack

    Contributed by: nasuae 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TMola 69K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by LinkGanonSlayer 49K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Klaej 225K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by neon_screen 258K
In-Depth FAQs Boss FAQ by Ratleh 47K

Cave Story Plus Cheats For Macintosh

  1. Steam Achievements

    This title has a total of 76 Steam Achievements.

    Achievement
    Obtained the Life Pot! <3
    Obtained the Blade! (Secret) A Fine Blade
    Obtained the Fireball! (Secret) A Gift from Santa
    Obtained the Arms Barrier! (Secret) Arm Bar
    Defeated Monster X! Armored Feline
    Defeated Toroko... (Secret) Ate A Red Flower
    Defeated Ironhead! Big Fish
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 10:00 (Secret) Boss Attack A Rank1
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 12:00 (Secret) Boss Attack B Rank
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 15:00 (Secret) Boss Attack C Rank
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 8:00 (Secret) Boss Attack S Rank1
    Defeated G-Clone! (Secret) Cave Story Clone
    Obtained the Snake! (Secret) Cold Hearted Snake
    Obtained the 290 Counter! (Secret) Count to 290
    Bad Ending (Secret) Coward
    Best Ending (Secret) Curse Broken1
    Beat Omega with Jenka's Puppy (Secret) Doggy Style
    Obtained the Map System! Don't Get Lost
    Obtained the Nemesis! (Secret) Ducking Awesome
    Defeated the Undead Core! Evil to the Core
    Spared Eggfish Fish Preserve
    Obtained the Spur! (Secret) Freakin' Laser Beamz
    Defeated Puu Black! Ghost in the Clinic
    Obtained the Machine Gun! Girly Gun
    Played Cave Story on April 29th! (Secret) Happy Birthday Pixel!
    Defeated Ballos! (Secret) Hate Made Flesh
    Defeated the Core! Heart of the Island
    Defeated the Red Ogre! Heavy Medal
    Obtained the Alien Medal! Here's Johnny!
    Returned Mister Little back home Home, Sweet Home
    Defeated the Doctor! House Call
    Defeated Balfrog! Huge Toad
    Completed Hard Mode I Like It Hard!
    Found and collected all Life Capsules I'm Juggernaut...
    Obtained the Iron Bond! (Secret) I've Got Your Back
    Accumulated XX,XXX of damage Kings of Power
    Obtained Chako's Lip Stick! (Secret) Ladies' Man
    Found Mister Little! (Secret) Little Man
    Defeated Omega! Machine Monster
    Obtained the Missile Launcher! Magic Missile
    For the rest of us! Merry Holiday Happy Euphemism
    Defeated Curly... Mimiga Bodyguard
    Mask Mimiga Ending (Secret) Mimiga Hero
    Defeated Misery! Miserable
    Obtained the Bubbline! Mr. Clean
    Defeated the Muscle Doctor! Muscle, MD.
    Defeated the Twin Dragons! (Secret) Only If You're Greedy...
    Obtained Curly's Panties! (Secret) Panty Raider
    Obtained the Polar Star! Pea Shooter
    Defeated Igor! Rabid Mimiga
    Saved Curly Brace (Secret) Return the Favor
    Defeated Balrog, yet again... Rock Bustin'
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 4:00 (Secret) Sanctuary A Rank1
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 5:00 (Secret) Sanctuary B Rank
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 6:00 (Secret) Sanctuary C Rank
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 3:00 (Secret) Sanctuary S Rank1
    Normal Ending (Secret) Shtuff Happens
    Completed Easy Mode So easy, so so easy!
    Obtained the Whimsical Star! (Secret) Supa Star!
    Obtained the Super Missile Launcher! (Secret) Super, thanks for asking!
    Defeated Heavy Press! (Secret) Swollen Mech
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary (Secret) To Hell and Back
    Beat by Toroko (Secret) Toroko Wins!
    Obtained the Tow Rope! (Secret) Tow Me A Rope
    Obtained the Turbocharge! (Secret) Turbocharged!
    No Life Capsules (Best Ending) (Secret) Unstoppable
    No Life Capsules (Good Ending) (Secret) Untouchable
    Defeated Balrog! Wanna Fight?
    Found and collected all Missile upgrades Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Obtained Ma Pignon! What A Fun Guy!
    Defeated Balrog, again... What Are YOU?!?
    Completed Boss Attack (Secret) Who's the Boss?
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 5:00 (Secret) Wind Fortress A Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 6:00 (Secret) Wind Fortress B Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 7:00 Wind Fortress C Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 4:00 (Secret) Wind Fortress S Rank

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

Cave Story Plus Cheats For PC

  1. Steam Achievements

    Achievement Achievement
    Obtained the Life Pot! <3
    Obtained the Blade! A Fine Blade
    Obtained the Fireball! A Gift from Santa
    Obtained the Arms Barrier! Arm Bar
    Defeated monster x! Armored Feline
    Defeated toroko... Ate A Red Flower
    Defeated ironhead! Big Fish
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 10:00 Boss Attack A Rank
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 12:00 Boss Attack B Rank
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 15:00 Boss Attack C Rank
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 8:00 Boss Attack S Rank
    Defeated g-clone! Cave Story Clone
    Obtained the Snake! Cold Hearted Snake
    Obtained the 290 Counter! Count to 290
    Bad ending Coward
    Best ending Curse Broken
    Beat Omega with Jenka's Puppy Doggy Style
    Obtained the Map System! Don't Get Lost
    Obtained the Nemesis! Ducking Awesome
    Defeated the Undead Core! Evil to the Core
    Spared eggfish Fish Preserve
    Obtained the Spur! Freakin' Laser Beamz
    Defeated puu black! Ghost in the Clinic
    Obtained the Machine Gun! Girly Gun
    Played Cave Story on April 29th! Happy Birthday Pixel!
    Defeated ballos! Hate Made Flesh
    Defeated the Core! Heart of the Island
    Defeated the Red Ogre! Heavy Medal
    Obtained the Alien Medal! Here's Johnny!
    Returned Mister Little back home Home, Sweet Home
    Defeated the Doctor! House Call
    Defeated balfrog! Huge Toad
    Completed hard mode I Like It Hard!
    Found and collected all Life Capsules I'm Juggernaut...
    Obtained the Iron Bond! I've Got Your Back
    Accumulated XX,XXX of damage Kings of Power
    Obtained chako's lip stick! Ladies' Man
    Found mister little! Little Man
    Defeated omega! Machine Monster
    Obtained the Missile Launcher! Magic Missile
    For the rest of us! Merry Holiday Happy Euphemism
    Defeated curly... Mimiga Bodyguard
    Mask mimiga ending Mimiga Hero
    Defeated misery! Miserable
    Obtained the Bubbline! Mr. Clean
    Defeated the Muscle Doctor! Muscle, MD.
    Defeated the Twin Dragons! Only If You're Greedy...
    Obtained curly's panties! Panty Raider
    Obtained the Polar Star! Pea Shooter
    Defeated igor! Rabid Mimiga
    Saved curly brace Return the Favor
    Defeated balrog, yet again... Rock Bustin'
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 4:00 Sanctuary A Rank
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 5:00 Sanctuary B Rank
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 6:00 Sanctuary C Rank
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 3:00 Sanctuary S Rank
    Normal ending Shtuff Happens
    Completed easy mode So easy, so so easy!
    Obtained the Whimsical Star! Supa Star!
    Obtained the Super Missile Launcher! Super, thanks for asking!
    Defeated heavy press! Swollen Mech
    Completed blood stained sanctuary To Hell and Back
    Beat by Toroko Toroko Wins!
    Obtained the Tow Rope! Tow Me A Rope
    Obtained the Turbocharge! Turbocharged!
    No life capsules (best ending) Unstoppable
    No life capsules (good ending) Untouchable
    Defeated balrog! Wanna Fight?
    Found and collected all Missile upgrades Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Obtained ma pignon! What A Fun Guy!
    Defeated balrog, again... What Are YOU?!?
    Completed boss attack Who's the Boss?
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 5:00 Wind Fortress A Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 6:00 Wind Fortress B Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 7:00 Wind Fortress C Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 2:00 Wind Fortress S Rank

    Contributed by: Guard Master, th3l3fty 

  2. Extra Modes

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Pass the game with the best ending Boss Attack
    Get Curly's Panties Curly Mode
    Get the Nemesis weapon Nemesis Challenge
    Pass the game with the best ending Sanctuary Time Attack
    Pass the game with the best ending Wind Fortress

    Contributed by: handromega 

  3. Alternate Title Screens

    Completing the Sanctuary Time Attack under certain time requirements will unlock alternate music on the title screen, as well as an alternate character sprite as your menu cursor.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Under 6 minutes Running Hell music / Curly cursor
    Under 3 minutes Safety music / Sue cursor
    Under 5 minutes Toroko's Theme music / Toroko cursor
    Under 4 minutes White music / King cursor

    Contributed by: emayer 

Cave Story Plus Cheats For Linux

  1. Steam Achievements

    This title has a total of 76 Steam Achievements.

    Achievement
    Obtained the Life Pot! <3
    Obtained the Blade! (Secret) A Fine Blade
    Obtained the Fireball! (Secret) A Gift from Santa
    Obtained the Arms Barrier! (Secret) Arm Bar
    Defeated Monster X! Armored Feline
    Defeated Toroko... (Secret) Ate A Red Flower
    Defeated Ironhead! Big Fish
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 10:00 (Secret) Boss Attack A Rank1
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 12:00 (Secret) Boss Attack B Rank
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 15:00 (Secret) Boss Attack C Rank
    Completed Boss Attack in Less Than 8:00 (Secret) Boss Attack S Rank1
    Defeated G-Clone! (Secret) Cave Story Clone
    Obtained the Snake! (Secret) Cold Hearted Snake
    Obtained the 290 Counter! (Secret) Count to 290
    Bad Ending (Secret) Coward
    Best Ending (Secret) Curse Broken1
    Beat Omega with Jenka's Puppy (Secret) Doggy Style
    Obtained the Map System! Don't Get Lost
    Obtained the Nemesis! (Secret) Ducking Awesome
    Defeated the Undead Core! Evil to the Core
    Spared Eggfish Fish Preserve
    Obtained the Spur! (Secret) Freakin' Laser Beamz
    Defeated Puu Black! Ghost in the Clinic
    Obtained the Machine Gun! Girly Gun
    Played Cave Story on April 29th! (Secret) Happy Birthday Pixel!
    Defeated Ballos! (Secret) Hate Made Flesh
    Defeated the Core! Heart of the Island
    Defeated the Red Ogre! Heavy Medal
    Obtained the Alien Medal! Here's Johnny!
    Returned Mister Little back home Home, Sweet Home
    Defeated the Doctor! House Call
    Defeated Balfrog! Huge Toad
    Completed Hard Mode I Like It Hard!
    Found and collected all Life Capsules I'm Juggernaut...
    Obtained the Iron Bond! (Secret) I've Got Your Back
    Accumulated XX,XXX of damage Kings of Power
    Obtained Chako's Lip Stick! (Secret) Ladies' Man
    Found Mister Little! (Secret) Little Man
    Defeated Omega! Machine Monster
    Obtained the Missile Launcher! Magic Missile
    For the rest of us! Merry Holiday Happy Euphemism
    Defeated Curly... Mimiga Bodyguard
    Mask Mimiga Ending (Secret) Mimiga Hero
    Defeated Misery! Miserable
    Obtained the Bubbline! Mr. Clean
    Defeated the Muscle Doctor! Muscle, MD.
    Defeated the Twin Dragons! (Secret) Only If You're Greedy...
    Obtained Curly's Panties! (Secret) Panty Raider
    Obtained the Polar Star! Pea Shooter
    Defeated Igor! Rabid Mimiga
    Saved Curly Brace (Secret) Return the Favor
    Defeated Balrog, yet again... Rock Bustin'
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 4:00 (Secret) Sanctuary A Rank1
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 5:00 (Secret) Sanctuary B Rank
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 6:00 (Secret) Sanctuary C Rank
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary in Less Than 3:00 (Secret) Sanctuary S Rank1
    Normal Ending (Secret) Shtuff Happens
    Completed Easy Mode So easy, so so easy!
    Obtained the Whimsical Star! (Secret) Supa Star!
    Obtained the Super Missile Launcher! (Secret) Super, thanks for asking!
    Defeated Heavy Press! (Secret) Swollen Mech
    Completed Blood Stained Sanctuary (Secret) To Hell and Back
    Beat by Toroko (Secret) Toroko Wins!
    Obtained the Tow Rope! (Secret) Tow Me A Rope
    Obtained the Turbocharge! (Secret) Turbocharged!
    No Life Capsules (Best Ending) (Secret) Unstoppable
    No Life Capsules (Good Ending) (Secret) Untouchable
    Defeated Balrog! Wanna Fight?
    Found and collected all Missile upgrades Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Obtained Ma Pignon! What A Fun Guy!
    Defeated Balrog, again... What Are YOU?!?
    Completed Boss Attack (Secret) Who's the Boss?
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 5:00 (Secret) Wind Fortress A Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 6:00 (Secret) Wind Fortress B Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 7:00 Wind Fortress C Rank
    Completed Wind Fortress in Less Than 4:00 (Secret) Wind Fortress S Rank

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer