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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: 26 out of 232
  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. Apr 19, 2019
    10
    Challenging, frustrating but brilliant. When I'm constantly losing from a (predictably) bouncing ball even though the controls are excellent,Challenging, frustrating but brilliant. When I'm constantly losing from a (predictably) bouncing ball even though the controls are excellent, can't blame the game for my frustration - I just need to find the right way.
    Has anybody here mentioned the excellent audio/visuals? :)
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  3. Oct 4, 2017
    10
    Cuphead is a work of art. The 30's cartoon design of the game makes it incredibly satisfying and fun, and just makes you itch to start playingCuphead is a work of art. The 30's cartoon design of the game makes it incredibly satisfying and fun, and just makes you itch to start playing it immediately as soon as you buy it. This game, i feel, was made with a huge spark of inspiration - like Banjo, Mario 64 and even Hollow Knight. It's just amazing. The levels and the bosses are hard but not so much that will get you worn out. The spirit and the individuality of the characters just shines perfectly as you progress though the story of the game. The music is beautiful and masterfully executed in tone with every level and area of the game. The setting/background of the levels just makes the game that much more satisfying and enjoyable. Cuphead is definietly worth it's money, and i recommend anyone that can afford it, to buy it.

    StudioMDHR Entertainment managed to create a undeniable masterpiece and a classic. I can't wait to see what they will release next.
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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. Oct 27, 2017
    9
    A great old school style game without microtransactions and with tons of fun. Un gran juego al estilo de la vieja escuela SINA great old school style game without microtransactions and with tons of fun. Un gran juego al estilo de la vieja escuela SIN microtransacciones y CON toneladas de diversion Expand
  6. Oct 5, 2018
    8
    Cuphead tem um estilo gráfico impressionante e é desafiador do jeito certo, oferecendo recompensas satisfatórias após cada fase. Apesar deCuphead tem um estilo gráfico impressionante e é desafiador do jeito certo, oferecendo recompensas satisfatórias após cada fase. Apesar de alguns infelizes problemas, ainda é recomendadíssimo, especialmente considerando o seu preço atual. Expand
  7. Apr 21, 2019
    0
    This Game is failed for many level.
    - Character are Uncreative
    - Not even fun at all. - Main Characters are useless plot, personally and
    This Game is failed for many level.
    - Character are Uncreative
    - Not even fun at all.
    - Main Characters are useless plot, personally and Non-Animal Type
    - Cheap Rip off

    Change my mind Studio MDHR shouldn't make another game that from the 1930's.

    Indie Gamer Company want to milking more and more and hurting their fanbase
    Cuphead and Bendy were created as Both Company is highly backslash to the old Cartoon.
    That they do they made too many crossover, Ocs, Shipping that highly annoying and ruining for me.
    There many game better then this.
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