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Cave Story+

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I Like It Hard! in Cave Story+

I Like It Hard!78

Completed Hard Mode

  • Unlocked by 38 tracked gamers (2% - TSA Ratio = 7.76) 2,291  

Achievement Guide for I Like It Hard!

Achievement won on 28 Jul 15
TSA Score for this game: 1,853
Posted on 17 January 16 at 01:11
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Hard mode is not much different than normal, except there are no missiles or health increases except for one. Earning the bad ending will not net you this achievement, but the good and best ending will.

This can be tricky since the only life increase you can get is near the end, but if you're going for the unstoppable achievement:
Cave Story+The Secret Achievement achievement in Cave Story+ worth 87 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Then taking this life increase from the dog in the plantation ruins that achievement.

I will include a video of my entire playthrough, as well as specific sections of video containing tricky bosses that I struggled with on both my 3hp and hard mode. Though, to be fair, the only difference between my hard mode and 3hp run is the final bosses, as I had already done a 3hp best ending run in the past, but never did hard mode so I decided to take the life increase from the dog when I made this video or the good ending on hard mode.

Entire Playthrough:

Monster X (Hard Mode):

The Core (Hard Mode):

Final Bosses (Hard Mode w/ life increase but strategy holds):
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