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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  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: 32 out of 348
  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. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    Sin duda alguna uno de los mejores juegos del 2017, y en mi opinión el mejor juego de 2017 los gráficos, la jugabilidad y todo lo demás loSin duda alguna uno de los mejores juegos del 2017, y en mi opinión el mejor juego de 2017 los gráficos, la jugabilidad y todo lo demás lo hace realmente una joya Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2017
    10
    divertido y jodido como los juegos de antes EN RESUMEN 10/10 XD

    no se arrepentiran de comprarlo a no ser que seas de los que se frustan y
    divertido y jodido como los juegos de antes EN RESUMEN 10/10 XD

    no se arrepentiran de comprarlo a no ser que seas de los que se frustan y se enojan por morir un par de veces XD
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  4. Apr 30, 2018
    9
    I could only play this game now, Cuphead has a very high difficulty, it took me 30 minutes to pass the stages, the sounds and the visualI could only play this game now, Cuphead has a very high difficulty, it took me 30 minutes to pass the stages, the sounds and the visual enchanted me. It's a very good game. Expand
  5. Jul 22, 2021
    9
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  6. Jun 23, 2020
    8
    Cuphead brings a new experience we're not used to see in platform games. In fact, I don't know if it's correct to include this game in thatCuphead brings a new experience we're not used to see in platform games. In fact, I don't know if it's correct to include this game in that genre. In this case, boss battles are the main course of the game instead of current levels, which are called run' gun.
    The artistic design is what makes this game so special. Everything in the game is vintage, from the characters to the graphics; and we'll never get tired of it. However, what also stands out is the difficulty of this title, which is high and challenging.
    All the bosses are really worked out and each of them have its own personality and a different ways to defeat them. We'll feel like we're facing a brand new challenge every time we face a new one, so the game is far away from being repetitive.
    What is a bit disappointing are the run' gun levels, which are very little. It's a pity because they had a great potential and were really fun. I'd have definitivelywanted many more. Most of the abilities you can exchange for coins in the game shop are not useful at all. In addition, the only ones that really worth it are available almost from the beginning.
    Cuphead is an indie game with the quality of a AAA. Which is something that has a lot of value taking into account the budget these usually have. So I'd widely recommend this game for every platforming lover who wants something different from what we're used to see.
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  7. Mar 17, 2022
    0
    hitbox pietose, la parata metà delle volte non funziona, l'unica cosa positiva è la grafica

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