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Cave Crawler is a short, 2D side-scrolling action platformer game developed and published by Evan Youssef. It was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on January 24, 2022.

Gameplay[]

It is a simple, short, 2D retro-themed side-scrolling action platformer where the player controls a white man with a red gun that can shoot bullets infinitely to shoot at enemies. Players can collect red-white circles for additional scores or red white-bordered circles to re-gain a life from the four lives available.

Features[]

  • 5 levels
  • 5 unique enemies
  • 1 boss fight
  • 3 environmental hazards
  • Retro-inspired art, music, and sound effects

Levels[]

  • Tutorial
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Level 5
  • Bonus Level (added in February 2022)

Enemies[]

  • Crab
  • Bat
  • Mortar
  • Plant
  • Astronaut-like boss

Hazards[]

  • Spikes
  • Stalactites
  • Lava

Controls[]

  • W, C, Space, or Up arrow key to jump
  • A or left arrow key to move left
  • D or right arrow key to move right
  • X or left click to shoot

Achievements[]

  • Beat the Tutorial: Finish the Tutorial and unlock Level 1
  • Beat Level 1: Finish the Level 1 and unlock Level 2
  • Beat Level 2: Finish the Level 1 and unlock Level 3
  • Beat Level 3: Finish the Level 3 and unlock Level 4
  • Beat Level 4: Finish the Level 4 and unlock Level 5
  • Beat the Boss: Finish the boss battle in Level 5
  • Beat the Bonus Stage: Unlock and finish the Bonus Stage

System Requirements[]

  • OS: Windows
  • Processor: Single-Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated
  • Storage: 70 MB available space

External Links[]

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