The post-battle results screen might say C-, but the feeling when you finally beat a stage in Cuphead is A+. Not so much a boss rush as a boss crawl, Studio MDHRs outstanding debut pits you against some of the toughest enemies youll face in a videogame, and the process of beating them can be slow and sometimes painful. But when you eventually do, the surge of euphoria is undeniable. Its difficulty hasnt been understated, then, but crucially, its hardly ever the games fault if you get hit. Youll shout and swear plenty, but youll know its really yourself youre annoyed with.
Within seconds of a battle kicking off, you often find yourself fending off threats on multiple fronts, simultaneously tracking Cupheads position but also keeping an eye on something hovering ominously above, another threat incoming on ground level, and another projectile or five floating somewhere in between.
Developer: Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc.
Publisher: Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc.
Release Date: 29 Sep, 2017
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8400, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 3.0GHz or higher
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: Geforce 9600 GT or AMD HD 3870 512MB or higher
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 20 GB available space