Cuphead is a computer game that was released by the Canadian company StudioMDHR Entertainment. The game was announced in 2013 and released in 2017. It is a classic game set in the spirit of the 1930s. It is reminiscent of a Walt Disney cartoon, from the graphics to the music.
The plot of the game is simple enough, but it is of interest to the player. Two brothers, Caphead and Magman, decided to take a walk, and suddenly found themselves in a gambling club. They were lucky and made a big score. It was then that the owner of the casino came to their attention. It was the Devil himself. He decided to play dice with the two lucky ones, betting their souls on the show. And then the heroes lose. As a punishment, they will now have to seek out all the Devil's debtors and rake in the interest. The debtors here are: an astrologer who can fly, boxing frogs, a mutant daisy.
Almost all quests here involve battles with bosses. Each battle is unique and unrepeatable. Each villain here is a true art form. Opponents are divided into two types: those that fly in the air and those that are, on the ground. Combat takes place in several stages.
Cuphead is equipped with simple and elegant game mechanics. There is nothing superfluous here. The player has the ability to shoot in different directions. It is possible to combine shooting with running and jumping, as well as ducking and jerking. This allows you to dodge punches and reach the necessary platforms.
Bosses have several life phases. And in each of them everything changes dramatically: the game conditions, the battlefield, etc. Opponents look great, but they can be very painful to hit. After a few stages, the opponents get even bigger and hit even harder. The player constantly has to adapt to new conditions.
Special attention should be paid to the characters: there is the spirit of early Disney and Warner Bros. Characters with big eyes, wearing white, gloves, huge smiles, grotesque emotions and much more. The player is like being transported to that era.
The game has three modes by level of difficulty:
Difficulty levels only apply to boss battles.
Cuphead does not change the rules of modernity. It does not pioneer another trend and does not invent anything new. It is a good and quality game. It was not created to be better than other games or to beat the competition in terms of graphics quality. It was created for fun.