I was surprised no one made a topic on this.
What are your thoughts on Cave Story? Have you beaten it? Multiple times? Ever reach Ballos?
I've gone through Cave Story three different times. The first time I did most of the stuff on my own without any walkthrough. I had a machine gun, Super Missile Launcher, Fireball, and the Blade. The second time, I loosely followed a walkthrough and tried beating Ballos. I had the Snake, Super Missile Launcher, Bubbler, and the Nemesis, I think. I made it to the Sacred Grounds, but could never beat Ballos. The third time, I strictly followed a walkthrough. I ended up with the Spur, the Super Missile Launcher, Fireball, Bubbler, and the Nemesis. I have beaten Ballos countless times on this save.