The Sand Pit is a Challenge mode exclusive to the Nintendo Switch port of Cave Story+. It is unlocked by obtaining the Fireball in Story Mode. It takes place in the titular Sand Pit, starting off in the Storeroom and going downwards into multiple B levels.

Gameplay Edit

The player is given 35 HP at the start of the challenge.

Item collection Edit

In the Sand Pit, the players begin with two items:

Once the player hits the bottom floor of the Sand Pit, the Fireball is traded for the Blade.