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Cave Story (Dokutsu Monogatari) is described as 'Cave Story, or Dokutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware Metroidvania side-scrolling Metroidvania platform-adventure game developed by Studio Pixel . It has been translated into English by Aeon Genesis Translations' and is a Platform Game in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Cave Story (Dokutsu Monogatari) for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam and Playstation. The best alternative is Celeste. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Nikki and the Robots or Sealed Bite. Other Cave Story (Dokutsu Monogatari) like games are Hollow Knight, Ori and the Blind Forest, Bloodstained and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Cave Story (Dokutsu Monogatari) alternatives are mainly Platform Games but may also be Adventure Games or Puzzle Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cave Story (Dokutsu Monogatari).
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Cave Story, or Dokutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware Metroidvania side-scrolling Metroidvania platform-adventure game...

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  1. Celeste

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    Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. The game was originally created as a prototype in four days during a game jam, and later expanded into a full release.

  2. Hollow Knight

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    Descend into the Dark.



  3. Ori and the Blind Forest

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    Ori and the Blind Forest tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer. The forest of Nibel is dying.

  4. Bloodstained (Series)

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    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror action side-scrolling RPG set in 18th century England. A paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power.

    Represent entire series of Bloodstained games including Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.
  5. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

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    Action side scroller RPG originally released for PlayStation and available on smartphones.



  6. Frogatto & Friends

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    [Frogatto & Friends is free and open source on Windows and Linux, on the other platforms it costs $4.99].

  7. Blasphemous

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    Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.

  8. Nikki and the Robots

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    A cute physics platformer that plays in a fictional world of the future the infamous super villain Dr. Lacroix schemes to seize world supremacy with his army of robots. You take the role of Nikki and try to cross those evil plans on behalf of a secret organization.

    Discontinued

    The Joyride Labs no longer work on the project and their official website is no longer available. Last version of the game, 1.0.1, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

  9. Iconoclasts

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    Robin just wants to be a mechanic and help people, but without a license she’s a sinner in Mother’s eyes.

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    Long adventure, comparable level of love put into it

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    It's got wonderful pixel graphics, great platformer feel and shooting very similar to Cave Story. The world is a weird, fantasy mixed with sci-fi, yet colorful and lovable. Interesting story and bosses.

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  10. Capsized

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    Capsized is a retro-inspired 2d platformer developed by Alientrap. Presented in a unique hand drawn art style. As a intrepid space traveler, you have crash landed on a mysterious planet and soon discover you are not alone.

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