The cave levels are the only ones that take place exclusively indoors. There are, though, areas where the background is visible and areas where it is not. Skulls ornament the walls.
There are actually three palettes for this theme. The standard one is seen on most levels, such as Under Skull Mountain 1, the second one in blue hue with greenish background, seen on Stairway to Oblivion. The blocks there look almost identical to the ones on ice-themed levels. The third one is the same as the standard one, except the color of the diamonds and lava is different and it is only used for Plethora.
OdditiesEditThere is a rock that is loaded into VRAM on that maps that have lava shooting up. This rock is never used anywhere in the game. Using K-E, the rock graphics can be ripped directly from the ROM. The image on the right shows the VRAM compared to the data found in the ROM. All of rock graphics are clearly intact in VRAM except the last couple sprites that show the rock being blown apart.
The sprites of this unused rock are identical of the Snowballs from Hail levels, therefore, it can be considered as a grey pallete-swap of the Snowballs.
List of Cave levelsEdit
The following levels carry the Cave theme:
- It's possible that the green eyes from the splash screen could be a reference of Plethora.