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  • Summary: Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, andCuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. [Studio MDHR] Expand

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  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
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  1. Oct 13, 2017
    100
    Come for the beautiful art, stay because you smashed all your controllers.
  2. Sep 29, 2017
    96
    Cuphead offers a unique combination of art and sound, presenting one of the most funny and bizarre shows in the current game generation. Its gameplay and co-op can hold many fun hours and a strong replay-ability attribute. Recommended for everyone.
  3. Sep 29, 2017
    93
    Cuphead is one of the most innovative and interesting games to come out of the indie space in the past few years. It was well worth the wait and will please anyone who likes a good challenge.
  4. Oct 2, 2017
    90
    In an age where punishing difficulty is finally yearned for again, Cuphead is a worthy title to the list of the best ways to test your gaming mettle.
  5. Oct 3, 2017
    90
    But on a technical and artistic level, Cuphead is a stunning achievement in both gaming and interactive art, and unlike anything I’ve ever played before. Some of the game’s levels had me on the edge of sanity trying to best them, and I ended Cuphead with a few sore spots on my thumbs because of it. More importantly though, I had a smile on my face the whole time through it all.
  6. Oct 2, 2017
    86
    Not just for the masochists, Cuphead is a demanding but supremely rewarding modern 2D shooter that looks and sounds fantastic.
  7. Oct 10, 2017
    60
    Playing Cuphead on the easier difficulty reveals that the game’s challenge level is the only trick up its sleeve. Take that away, and all we’re left with is an uninspired and monotonous run-and-gun that just happens to be the most visually-striking release of 2017. Yes, Cuphead’s presentation is magnificent — it’s just a shame that StudioMDHR couldn’t come up with an interesting game to pair with it.

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  1. Negative: 25 out of 227
  1. Sep 30, 2017
    10
    Incredible artstyle and relatively great gameplay.
    We can all agree the painstakingly hand drawn artstyle is great,but the gameplay is rather
    Incredible artstyle and relatively great gameplay.
    We can all agree the painstakingly hand drawn artstyle is great,but the gameplay is rather your regular 2D sidescrolling shoot'em up in a boss rush style fashion,it's not easy nor is it that hard,practice makes perfect.The years long wait because of delays was worth it after all.
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  2. May 28, 2019
    10
    This game is clearly a 10/10. It is truly a masterpiece and unique. Every aspect of the game, from the artstyle, gameplay and soundtrack justThis game is clearly a 10/10. It is truly a masterpiece and unique. Every aspect of the game, from the artstyle, gameplay and soundtrack just works perfectly all together. This game should be included in the list of best games of all time in my opinion.

    Of course because of its difficulty the game is not for everyone. The majority of the players may love the art style but when they d
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  3. Oct 4, 2017
    10
    That'll put a modern game into the great 1930's classic cartoons.

    The graphics, music, controls, characters, and artistic design is over
    That'll put a modern game into the great 1930's classic cartoons.

    The graphics, music, controls, characters, and artistic design is over well positive. And this game is totally hard. But I'll buy it in the future. That'll made the dream come true that it will be the best games ever on steam.
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  4. May 15, 2018
    9
    Saying this game is beautiful is an understatement.

    In an age where everything is huge CGI worlds with a 120 people team for graphism
    Saying this game is beautiful is an understatement.

    In an age where everything is huge CGI worlds with a 120 people team for graphism alone, where the search for the most realistic graphics is the ultimate goal, CupHead come as a refreshing simple 30s' inspired cartoons. The whole game is smooth, colorfull and inspired.

    The music is on par with a "big band" vibe that fits perfectly with the rest.

    It is hard. I have seen worst but it's hard. You still see progress every run you make and the game is verry generous that you can start a level again right away.

    It's a nice Arcade style throwback experience. I strongly recommend if you like this kind of game, pure, arcade, frustrating, satisfaying, fun.

    Kudos for the effort put into this. For going out of track for once.
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  5. Nov 1, 2017
    9
    Amazing art direction, soundtrack and animations. There's plenty of personality in every frame and the gameplay is dynamic and challengingAmazing art direction, soundtrack and animations. There's plenty of personality in every frame and the gameplay is dynamic and challenging making an almost perfect experience. Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2018
    8
    Cuphead brings a vision which everyone would like to "review". With their graphics very well designed, your story and gameplay (despite beingCuphead brings a vision which everyone would like to "review". With their graphics very well designed, your story and gameplay (despite being simpler) also lead the player to want to end the game. Its difficulty, although disturbing, is a challenge that ultimately test the patience of the Viewer. Exactly what we expected. Expand
  7. Apr 20, 2019
    0
    This a full of army of little kid-teen playing this game and ruined the old Cartoon Communities
    Really Cuphead? What was Studio MDHR
    This a full of army of little kid-teen playing this game and ruined the old Cartoon Communities
    Really Cuphead? What was Studio MDHR Thinking?
    Since after 2 days later is already Most controversial outside the Internet.

    The New toons is just Disgusting, Horrible fanbase, cancerous fandom, Ocs, Too many Crossover, Fan Game, Rule 34, Younger Kids and the rest.

    Our Childhood are been ruined by mostly Indie game Fandom.
    most of the fandom are evil, why they doing this, they not iconic enough to like them.
    What a big duel of Indie game from of the first place
    Amino can tell how many people are there with any franchise such as Cartoon Characters, Video Game Character, Anime and other thing like that.
    Just avoid the popular Indie game it killed you and it make the other fan unhappy.
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