1UP – 100
Cave Story feels like the most amazing console game from the year 1990; that it’s only now coming to console 20 years later shouldn’t be held against it.
Nintendo Life – 90
It’s almost impossible to convey the sheer amount of charm and personality found throughout Cave Story. The game’s eccentric world draws you in from the moment you begin playing and the ever-increasing intensity and action only further maintain the game’s enjoyable gameplay scheme.
Game Informer – 88
Reinvigorated by the folks at Nicalis, Daisuke Amaya’s remarkable game is engrossing, challenging, and quite lengthy for a downloadable title.
GameTrailers – 87
It evokes classic Metroid, without the massive backtracking, as well as Ratchet and Clank’s weapons.