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Cave Story

Unlockables

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.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Under 6 minutesRunning Hell music / Curly cursor
Under 3 minutesSafety music / Sue cursor
Under 5 minutesToroko's Theme music / Toroko cursor
Under 4 minutesWhite music / King cursor

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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.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Best endingBoss Attack
Have Curly's PantiesCurly Story
Have the NemesisNemesis challenge stage
Best endingSanctuary Time Attack
Best endingWind Fortress stage

Contributed By: NintendoDudeGuy.

Endings

Fulfill these conditions to get the three endings.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Choose to leave with Kazuma after your second time through the Egg CorridorBad ending
Finish the Sacred Grounds areaGood ending
Finish the escape sequence at the end of the game without going through the Sacred GroundsNormal ending

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Secrets

Booster 2.0

In the labyrinth, when Prof. Booster is chucked down, don't talk to him, instead jump from red mark without getting the booster, when you finish waterway, you get Booster 2.0 which is way better.

Contributed By: ZeoKnight.

Chaco's Lipstick

After you've talked with Chaco about the Jellyfish Juice, rest in her bed. You'll wake up with Chaco in it and her lipstick in your inventory.

Contributed By: ZeoKnight.

Early Jet Pack

The Machine Gun can be used as a "jet pack" when its at Level 3. Just jump and aim it downward to float up until your ammo runs out.

Contributed By: ZeoKnight.

Hold Out for the Spur

Once you get to Curly and beat her in the Sand Zone, avoid trading your Polar Star for the Machine Gun. Later in the game, you can trade it for the Spur -- the strongest weapon in the game.

Contributed By: ZeoKnight.