Wow...Nighth said:I think Laputa (Gullivers Travels) probably established the archetype of floating islands in general, but its Castle in the Sky incarnation is probably closer to the theoretical inspiration for Cave Story's island (or maybe both, who knows?)
So yeah in Castle in the Sky we have:
1. A sacred artifact in the heart of the island that keeps it afloat
2. A madman who wants to seize the floating island's ancient superweapon and armies of killer robots and use the floating base to dominate the world and all that
3. The extremely dangerous spell that Sheeta ended up using to dismantle the superweapon is "Balus"
You obviously don't get the pseudo-Earth concept.1 moon, no space craft. resident people are "humans" on surface of planet. Its earth