About this game
Developer: Studio MDHR
Content Rating: Everyone10+
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: traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
Critic Reviews17 Reviews
Alex Seedhouse — Apr 18, 2019
Cuphead is a creative masterpiece and a game that rightly deserves to be long remembered as an all-time great. It delivers a riotous gameplay experience that will delight, astound, and frustrate in equal parts, woven into a relentlessly breathtaking and meticulously crafted cartoon world. It can certainly start to feel cruel at times, especially after spending a lengthy session failing to beat one boss, but, now having the chance to play on the move with Nintendo Switch, it’s found the perfect home for players to overcome such a challenge.
Justin Sharp — Apr 05, 2019
I certainly don’t regret my time spent with Cuphead, but also I don’t know when I’ll pick up the game again. There’s too much rinse and repeat and rote memorization of bosses to be fun for me after a while. That being said, if you’re looking for a steep challenge, Cuphead will certainly satisfy. The game is definitely a huge accomplishment–I just wish it was more universally accessible and fun for everyone.
A.J. Maciejewski — Apr 18, 2019
Cuphead is a stunning game that truly stands out from its peers on a presentational level. That being said, its gameplay doesn't do anything particularly unique and its difficulty is implemented in a way that it basically requires fruitless repetition.
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Dylan Chaundy — Apr 18, 2019
Beautiful, bold, brutal. In all, Cuphead is a legit hardcore gem and is a wonderful reminder of how potently powerful a singular vision can be on the creative canvas we call video games. But don’t let the cartoony visuals lure you into a false sense of security; Studio MDHR has crafted something devilishly ruthless here. Only the hardcore need apply.
Alex Harding — Apr 23, 2019
Cuphead is one of those must-have games that should never be ignored. The classic animation, the soundtrack and the overall presentation of the game makes it stand out amongst the rest to truly become a video game that will stand the test of time. Its difficulty may limit its enjoyment for some but for those who love a good challenge, Cuphead is a game that deserves a spot in every Switch library.
Robert Workman — Apr 19, 2019
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. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be for everyone, especially those who don’t want to or can’t get over its sometimes oppressive difficulty. But those who are determined to get through Cuphead will see that it simply spills over with joy.
Matthew Forde — Apr 18, 2019
Cuphead's friendly demeanour, thrill ride of jazz jollies, and stellar gameplay feels right at home on the Switch
Chris Scullion — Apr 18, 2019
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.
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Neal Ronaghan — Apr 18, 2019
Challenge is prevalent, but with lovely visuals and sound coupled with a well-crafted, though still terse, difficulty curve, this is an adventure worth working your way through. My only real qualms are with the controllers on the Switch and some frustration found in the late-game bosses. This is a gem of an addition to the Switch library.
GameCentral — Apr 18, 2019
A stunning work of imagination, with a collection of high quality boss battles to rival any other in gaming – and a difficultly level that’s equally hard to beat.
Zubi Khan — Apr 15, 2019
As it stands, Cuphead is a great addition to the Switch library, it’s also a game that just feels right at home on a Nintendo platform, thanks to its colourful aesthetics and old-school difficulty.
Brett Medlock — Apr 21, 2019
Cuphead feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch. The boss battles are challenging, breathtaking, and most importantly, fun. I’m excited to see what Studio MDHR is planning next. The developer absolutely knocked it out of the park with this port. If you skipped Cuphead for Xbox One and PC, don’t miss out on this definitive portable version.
Sergio Melero — Apr 18, 2019
Un título referente en su género, que destaca por encima de sus competidores y que disfrutarás de principio a fin, seguramente varias veces. Un juego destinado a convertirse en clásico con el paso de los años.
Jesús Bella — Apr 18, 2019
Cuphead llega a Nintendo Switch en un port muy cuidado, con todos los atributos del videojuego original. Tal vez el mayor problema es el control con los Joy-Con, que no termina de convencer, pero por todo lo demás se trata de un plataformas de acción sorprendente, con un nivel de reto muy ajustado. Si te llama eso de experimentar el sabor añejo de los arcade de finales de siglo, con un apartado audiovisual que emula a los cartoon de los treinta, esta es sin duda una oportunidad inmejorable.
Juan Rubio — Apr 18, 2019
Poderlo jugar en cualquier parte es fantástico, y aunque los botones de los Joy-Con no son los más cómodos para sesiones de juego largas, no es en absoluto un problema grave que no permita disfrutar del juego. Además, se ve genial en la híbrida de Nintendo, y las novedades, aunque pequeñas, se agradecen. Si no lo habéis jugado todavía, ahora tenéis una excusa menos para no hacerlo.
Pedro Mesquita — Apr 18, 2019
Raramente um jogo pode ser visto como um clássico imediatamente após o lançamento, Cuphead é um desses raros exemplos e por isso recomenda-se a todos os jogadores que tratem de vivenciar esta experiência mesmo, os que não sejam adeptos deste género. Cuphead é sem duvida um dos grandes lançamentos do ano para o catálogo da Nintendo Switch.
Simone Pettine — Apr 18, 2019
Più che un gioco in sé è quasi un'esperienza, che almeno una volta nella vita va vissuta con scrupolo religioso. Nintendo Switch accoglie la produzione di Studio MDHR in modo naturale, come se tutto fosse stato scrupolosamente predisposto dal destino: la conversione è eccellente, il comparto tecnico brillante, la traduzione in lingua italiana a tratti esaltante.