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Generally favorable reviews- based on 145 Ratings

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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: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  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 is a truly special game. An Xbox exclusive being released on the Switch. The announcement on the Nindies Showcase was an important one that received a lot of attention and fanfare. Luckily, Cuphead is a game that can back up the importance and expectations that have been thrust upon it. There doesn’t feel like any technical downgrades on its transition to Switch. Cuphead is a difficult, yet beautiful game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet encourages a sense of learning from the player.
  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 30, 2019
    90
    It's safe to say that the Nintendo Switch version of Cuphead is the best among all others, and obviously because of the Switch's portable capabilities which made the gameplay experience twice as fun. Cuphead is definitely one the best titles ever made for Switch and worth every penny and every second of your money and time.
  6. Apr 18, 2019
    86
    The developers have managed a technically flawless port to the hybrid console, which does not need to hide from the version on the more powerful console from Microsoft.
  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: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Apr 23, 2019
    10
    Un must have ! Un portage parfait sans concession, identique à la version originale. Le jeu est beau, fluide, et d'une difficulté bienUn must have ! Un portage parfait sans concession, identique à la version originale. Le jeu est beau, fluide, et d'une difficulté bien relevée. Bref, vous en aurez pour votre argent ! Bien entendu, il n'est pas recommandée pour les personnes sans expérience ;-) Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2019
    10
    My second favorite game is finally comming to my favorite console. Its a must have for all Switch owners. I bought this game for the 3rd timeMy second favorite game is finally comming to my favorite console. Its a must have for all Switch owners. I bought this game for the 3rd time now. Everything about this game is fantastic. I hope that everyone gets this masterpiece.

    10/10
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  3. 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.
  4. May 18, 2019
    9
    Absolutely amazing from the art style to the gameplay. Definitely worth 20$
  5. May 7, 2019
    8
    Any gamer looking for a challenge can't go wrong with purchasing Cuphead. Difficult boss fights and animations that pay perfect homage to oldAny gamer looking for a challenge can't go wrong with purchasing Cuphead. Difficult boss fights and animations that pay perfect homage to old cartoons are the heart and soul of this game. Honestly, I would have been disappointed if it didn't take me over 200 deaths to complete this game. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2019
    2
    Just No why this matter that game is good?
    Art 4/10
    Music 4/10 Story Meh 0/10 Development 0/10 Gameplay 3/10 Boss 1/10 Overrall 2/10
    Just No why this matter that game is good?
    Art 4/10
    Music 4/10
    Story Meh 0/10
    Development 0/10
    Gameplay 3/10
    Boss 1/10
    Overrall 2/10
    Cuphead may be weakest toons that no points care about them
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  7. May 15, 2019
    0
    Visually fantastic and dripping with detail. The game runs perfectly on Switch and comes with extra visual filters to help the player captureVisually fantastic and dripping with detail. The game runs perfectly on Switch and comes with extra visual filters to help the player capture the aesthetic of the old-timey cartoons it so lovingly replicates.

    The gameplay is a bit of a bullet-hell run and gun with emphasis on evasive play and customizable characters which allow the player to tweak the game to match their playstyle as they go on. It's quite difficult but rarely feels frustrating or unfair. The game rewards players for being observant, taking risks and exploring the boundaries of what they can do. It's not a game one can simply rush through as each boss will take some time to learn to beat, but the challenge never feels like a roadblock as it might in some other, less carefully crafted high-difficulty games.
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