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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: 96 out of 121
  2. Negative: 19 out of 121
  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. Jul 25, 2021
    10
    This game is awesome. The controls are great, the graphics are splendid and the game play is fun as hell. Prepare to die a ton, though. NoThis game is awesome. The controls are great, the graphics are splendid and the game play is fun as hell. Prepare to die a ton, though. No punches are pulled here. Oh and the music is addictive. Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    9
    lo jugue primero en la pc y ahora lo juego nuevamente en la switch, recomendado, ah y por cierto los que dicen que este juego es "dificil" ufflo jugue primero en la pc y ahora lo juego nuevamente en la switch, recomendado, ah y por cierto los que dicen que este juego es "dificil" uff se nota que no saben de videojuegos, tiene su dificultad, si, es solo un reto mas no un gran desafió, se puede superar. Expand
  5. 2-D
    Dec 13, 2020
    9
    A near perfect experience with some of the most memorable animation, boss fights and music that games can offer. You may have no desire toA near perfect experience with some of the most memorable animation, boss fights and music that games can offer. You may have no desire to revisit it after and some bosses may be completely forgotten in the face of the greater ones but this is a truly unique and fantastic adrenaline rush with music that grabs you and forces you to keep playing. Truly addicting. Expand
  6. Sep 20, 2019
    8
    Great with a friend, but i would've never played this game alone.
    The local co op is incredibly fun and nothing feels impossible but it's
    Great with a friend, but i would've never played this game alone.
    The local co op is incredibly fun and nothing feels impossible but it's challenging.
    A little too short for my taste tho.
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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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