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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: 74 out of 96
  2. Negative: 17 out of 96
  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. Nov 4, 2019
    10
    This amazing game contains fast pacing, memorable boss fights, a strong plot, and masterful music and animation. The game is infuriatinglyThis amazing game contains fast pacing, memorable boss fights, a strong plot, and masterful music and animation. The game is infuriatingly difficult, but that makes it more fun. I can't think of a single thing keeping me from calling this the greatest indie game of all time. Expand
  3. May 27, 2020
    10
    This game resembles perfection, from its bosses to its music to the gameplay and back. This is a personal child dream come true.
  4. May 17, 2019
    9
    It seems like after a weak start, this year is looking great. Cuphead is one of the best indie games I have played alongside celeste andIt seems like after a weak start, this year is looking great. Cuphead is one of the best indie games I have played alongside celeste and undertale, with a compelling story, masterful gameplay, and an innovative artstyle, this game rises above the competition in almost every conceivable way. It does have a controlling issue, but other than that, I can easily say this is possibly one of the best indie games on the switch. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2020
    9
    i think people have exaggerated cup heads difficulty. yeah you'll die a lot, but it's the kind of game where you're supposed to die. you geti think people have exaggerated cup heads difficulty. yeah you'll die a lot, but it's the kind of game where you're supposed to die. you get better with each attempt because you'll learn your enemies attack patterns. so if your hesitant to buy cuphead because you think it'll be too difficult, don't be, every challenge is totally do able Expand
  6. May 28, 2019
    8
    Cuphead is a visual masterpiece with beautiful hand-drawn 1930s style characters. The movement feels smooth and so does the combat. This gameCuphead is a visual masterpiece with beautiful hand-drawn 1930s style characters. The movement feels smooth and so does the combat. This game is also a super difficult, rage-worthy experience. While a little challenge is not a bad thing some bosses can feel impossible. You have to dodge tons of items and figure out a bosses pattern. The negative is that sometimes the difficulty is very unfair and even unpreventable causing you to lose one of your precious lives without having a chance to save it. Expand
  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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