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  • Summary: Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazzCuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
    Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try and pay your debt back to the devil!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Apr 19, 2019
    100
    Everything about Cuphead just feels right, even all these months after its original release. As it stands right now, this game is nearly flawless in its own right, thanks to its responsive controls and signature style.
  2. Apr 18, 2019
    92
    Cuphead is one of the most entertaining and charismatic titles of recent years: the porting on Nintendo Switch convinced everyone.
  3. Apr 18, 2019
    90
    Cuphead was an absolute masterpiece when it launched on Xbox 18 months ago and nothing has been sacrificed in its move to the Switch. It’s the same visually jaw-dropping, aurally delightful, knuckle-whiteningly difficult game it was on Microsoft’s console and the Switch’s library is all the better for its presence. Its focus on intense boss battles won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into we can’t recommend it enough.
  4. Apr 18, 2019
    90
    An outstanding and hard game that is as awesome on Nintendo Switch as it was on other platforms.
  5. Apr 29, 2019
    90
    If you’re a fan of old-school animation or like to be challenged, or even both, then check out this one of a kind gem.
  6. Apr 28, 2019
    80
    Cuphead is frustrating but fair. It’s about incremental improvements over hours of practice. You need to constantly learn new tactics as each boss fights differently, and the penultimate battle is particularly inventive. No matter how upset Cuphead might make you, though, you keep wanting to come back. The sense of accomplishment that comes with victory washes away any anger you once felt.
  7. Apr 18, 2019
    70
    The problem lies in the gulf between a good game with unbelievable art, and a work of art. Cuphead gets so close to being more than a cool-looking game, but the gameplay and art style don't merge in any meaningful way. It's still worth playing, and it's still the best-looking exercise in humility and frustration that you can find on the market today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 110
  2. Negative: 18 out of 110
  1. Apr 18, 2019
    10
    Cuphead is still as great as ever, and now you can play it on the go. Any old school gamers will be pleased. Just be prepared for a challenge.
  2. Dec 2, 2019
    10
    Played the game on PC back in 2017 and i loved it, now i enjoy it again on the switch handle mode and it's perfect, can't wait for the upcoming dlc.
  3. Feb 19, 2021
    10
    One of the most astonishing looking games ever, the art direction for this game its simply a work of art. The fact that every animation itsOne of the most astonishing looking games ever, the art direction for this game its simply a work of art. The fact that every animation its handmade deserves huge praise for this studio. The game is hard yes but also its pure fun. Its always your fault when you die, just have to keep improving and learn the patterns. The only bad thing about this game is that it ends. Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2019
    9
    Amazing third person shooter
    Very artistic, bealtifull graphics
    Perfect gameplay fot 1p, for 2 is a litllte bit confunsing
    But i loved
  5. Aug 2, 2020
    9
    At the end of the day, Cuphead is a fantastic, retro run 'n gun game with that many delightful tropes.

    Let's get this outta the way. The
    At the end of the day, Cuphead is a fantastic, retro run 'n gun game with that many delightful tropes.

    Let's get this outta the way. The presentation is simply gorgeous that takes inspiration from classic cartoons. This stylish game is absolutely dripping with wonderful detail. You can easily tell they went all out to make this game as visually enjoyable as possible. The backgrounds themselves have more detail than most AAA titles I've played recently.

    Whilst this game is a spectacle to look at, it's a delight to truly play. The core gameplay is fun as heck. Cuphead's physics are just right with a nice, weighty jump and a solid running speed. There's a parrying mechanic where you can bounce off of pink objects in you time your jump just right. You'll be granted with another card to build up your super. Your super is an ability that'll allow you to temporarily be invincible, fire off a powerful attack, etc. There are airborne stages where you'll have full control of the screen. These stages are incredibly fun but are only used for bosses. Speaking of which, this game has an assortment of creative and unique, yet difficult bosses that'll keep you on your toes. There are several difficulty options which gives the game far more accessibility. There's a co-op mode where you can whip out a controller and summon your pal so you can both die miserably together.

    You can't finish off a Cuphead review without mentioning its magnificent soundtrack. There's a load of peppy and upbeat toons followed up by some jazzier tracks. It's a wonderful collection of music that you can tell the composers put a load of work into.

    All in all, Cuphead is a fantastic novelty that hit the took the gaming industry by suprise, and for good reasons. Give this jewel a try and truly appreciate the tale of the two anthropomorphic cups that decided to sell their soul to the devil...

    Yeah...
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  6. Aug 9, 2019
    8
    I haven't words to say about it. This games turns back the cartoon style with a challenger gameplay.
    I cant remember when the last time that
    I haven't words to say about it. This games turns back the cartoon style with a challenger gameplay.
    I cant remember when the last time that I saw something like that. In fact, CupHead has a style did with whim. The
    only issue's the game itself is too much little....so, you needed a few hours to complete it.

    08/10
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  7. Apr 26, 2020
    0
    OH MY GOSH YEA ITS HARD and ii cant complete that game maybe iam "NOOB" I think

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