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. .
Being one of the three challenges unlockable before completing the game on the best ending, the Sand Pit is comparatively generous. You begin with a total of 35 HP when you start the challenge.
Item collection Edit
In the Sand Pit, the players begin with two items:
Once you hit the bottom floor of the Sand Pit, you will trade out your Fireball for the Blade.