Cuphead and Mugman star in ‘Don’t Deal With The Devil’.
Cuphead is the 2D sidescrolling shoot em up from the team at MDHR Studios. It’s most notable for it’s difficulty level and 1930’s era character design. It literally looks and plays like an old school cartoon (in color). This aesthetic does it game justice is plenty of ways. First, the graphics directly affect gameplay as colors are very important. Second, it also give Cuphead a departure from most good games which we typically play today. As you playthrough, you see plenty of humor and quirkiness in this game’s lore. Never say details don’t matter.
After losing a high stakes bet with the Devil at his Casino, Cuphead and Mugman are given a chance to keep their souls if they are able to retrieve contracts from the residents around various locales who’ve had previous dealings with the Devil already.
Open to two players simultaneously, Cuphead consists of a total of 19 bosses and 5 run-and-gun levels. While it has been praised for it’s overwhelmingly difficulty and learning curve, I personally didn’t find it that hard. I topped off around 30 hours for completion. Each time you go in, you’re learning from trial and error essentially. So even if died plenty of times, I still had so much fun jumping right back in. If you have friends and want an easy game to jump into, Cuphead definitely has plenty of replay value.
It’s for those reasons that I give Cuphead 7.5/10.