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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. Negative: 23 out of 134
  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 14, 2019
    10
    It's so hard and because of that I love it. The Art is unbelievable.
    Don't listen to the posts that say: It's too hard. At the beginning most
    It's so hard and because of that I love it. The Art is unbelievable.
    Don't listen to the posts that say: It's too hard. At the beginning most of the bosses will seem impossible but the game is always fair and if you die it's never the fault of the game.
    It's 20 bucks so give it a try.
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  3. Oct 7, 2021
    10
    So great, so challenging, and so well-made. Cuphead is a joy to behold and I love it, even though it pisses me off. It's hard-but-fair, justSo great, so challenging, and so well-made. Cuphead is a joy to behold and I love it, even though it pisses me off. It's hard-but-fair, just be ready to replay everything a LOT to beat it! Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2019
    9
    Es un juego muy bueno, me gustan mucho las dinámicas y todos los escenarios que se presentan. Tiene un nivel de dificultad muy bueno, aunqueEs un juego muy bueno, me gustan mucho las dinámicas y todos los escenarios que se presentan. Tiene un nivel de dificultad muy bueno, aunque con facilidad te puede hacer enfadar jaja. Excelente juego. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Regardless of what you think of the game, I will promise you 1 thing:
    It will be DIFFICULT, while this isn't for everyone, Cuphead is strangely, fun game.
    But there are a few glitches that hold me back from giving this a 10/10, Mainly when the boss turns white. This happened to Grim on my first playthrough, I got to the 3rd phase and then the whole screen went white, I obviously died right there, but these moments don't happen often.
    I have not wet beat the the game because of its difficulty, but it has been SO fun so far.

    In short, A VERY difficult game that is meant for the people who are really skilled at Video Games.

    Dificulty: 10/10
    Gameplay: 9/10
    Story: 6/10
    Glitch counter: 3
    Overall: 97/100
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  6. Jul 8, 2019
    8
    love the idea and the retro concept of the game the challenging of all bosses make the game fun and entertaining
  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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