The Cave is a platformer featured on the Smosh Games episode,The Cave Review.
The Cave's story is based on a magical talking cave with a labyrinthine set of tunnels within it. Seven characters, drawn from across time and space and harboring dark secrets, have come to the Cave, believing they can "learn something about themselves and who they might become", as stated by Gilbert. In one example, a knight character, seeking a treasured amulet, encounters a princess who possesses the amulet in distress from a dragon; instead of coming to the princess's rescue, he lures the dragon into eating her and recovers the amulet for himself when the dragon coughs it up.
At the start of the game, the player selects three of the seven characters, which they are then locked to for the remainder of the game; players can restart a new game to select a different trio of characters. The characters are based on stereotypical figures, such as a hillbilly, a pair of orphans (acting as one character), and a scientist.The knight character in The Cave, at the controls of the giant claw machine. Players are shown what objects they can interact with through the on-screen text, such as the "Levers and Such" caption here.
The game is primarily a single-player game, but up to three players can participate cooperatively on the same computer or console, each controlling one of the three selected characters.