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Cave Story (doukutsu monogatari) is a Freeware Platform-Adventure Video Game Released in 2004 for the PC. It was developed over 5 years by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya in his free time. It is one of the greatest most beautifully crafted games, particularly because of its compelling plot and musical genius.

Emulator: nxengine-libretro


NOTE: You must install the optional "lr-nxengine" package via the RetroPie setup script, otherwise, Cave Story will not show up in the list of available Ports.

After the installation of the lr-nxengine package, create a folder called CaveStory in

Add all of the game files into the CaveStory folder - particularly Doukotsu.exe - into
If it is in Japanese, there is a game patch by Aeon Genesis that will make it English. Due to Copyrights we can't provide sources, but Google is your friend.


nxengine-libretro uses Retroarch configurations. Add custom retroarch controls to the retroarch.cfg file in

For more information on custom RetroArch controls see: RetroArch Configuration


nxengine-libretro does not support save states, but Cave Story itself includes many in-game save points and multiple profiles. Save profile files will be be saved as:


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