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Cuphead Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Cuphead is a running, jumping and shooting game that looks like an old Mickey Mouse cartoon. You play on your own or with someone else and work across the screen, jumping gaps, shooting enemies and avoiding projectiles.

Along the way you meet larger bosses to fight, each of which has its own patterns of attack. You have infinite lives, but the game is very hard and dying sends you back to the start of the level. At the end of each level you get a grade based on the time taken to defeat a boss, damage avoided, and the number of parried attacks.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 29/09/2017, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: @StudioMDHR


Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Each level can take around 5 minutes to complete, but this may require many many tries to get there, resulting in sessions of over an hour.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online.


Cuphead usually costs £15.99 to £16.99.


Xbox One £16.74
PS4 £15.99
Switch £16.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco
This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

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