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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: 31 out of 305
  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. Jan 24, 2020
    10
    Cuphead the LONG awaited game that was released on September 29th, 2017 and was originally announced in 2013 the development of the game tookCuphead the LONG awaited game that was released on September 29th, 2017 and was originally announced in 2013 the development of the game took a while and the question is, is the game hard and is it any good? Yes and yes currently you can buy the game on Steam for the fair price of 19.99! It will be worth your while. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2017
    10
    This game is amazing and very rewarding. A challenging shoot'em up cross with 1920's cartoons and music. All art hand drawn and animated.This game is amazing and very rewarding. A challenging shoot'em up cross with 1920's cartoons and music. All art hand drawn and animated. Great couch COOP is the best part. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2018
    9
    A fun boss rush with visuals that looked beautiful! if i could give this a 9.5; based on the of the glitches that can occur.
  5. Sep 14, 2020
    9
    I recommend this game to everyone who believes in himself, wants to learn patience, unity with his Self and watched Naruto.
    A little more and
    I recommend this game to everyone who believes in himself, wants to learn patience, unity with his Self and watched Naruto.
    A little more and it was possible to put a cast on your fingers, but I coped.
    In general, impeccable manual labor, cartoon artful style and high complexity will stay in my memory for a long time
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  6. Apr 13, 2020
    8
    One of the best games of 2017. The famous art style is only the tip of the iceberg of a solid run and gun with refreshing difficulty andOne of the best games of 2017. The famous art style is only the tip of the iceberg of a solid run and gun with refreshing difficulty and immersive game-play. Everything in this game oozes style and detail, from the numerous bosses to the smallest object, combined with catchy, well composed music fitting of the era the art style represents makes for hugely enjoyable boss fights and run and gun stages for the player to experience. The challenge of the game is a major contributing factor to Cuphead's success, proving that the game has substance to match its amazing style. Fans of any game similar to Cuphead will be unlikely to dislike this whimsical adventure of a videogame, with the only drawback being the boss fight's reliance on a cycling attack patterns that range from laughable to heart-racing, completely changing the outcome of the boss battle depending on your luck or lack of. Cuphead will go down as an artistic masterpiece and a side scrolling shooter classic enjoyed by the masses for years to come. Expand
  7. May 27, 2020
    0
    wow wow wow yes holy guacamole what a stellar game I love lots. beautiful ten stars

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