Cuphead

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Cuphead
Cuphead promo logo ddwtd.png
Developer(s)StudioMDHR
Publisher(s)StudioMDHR
Director(s)
  • Chad Moldenhauer
  • Jared Moldenhauer
Producer(s)
  • Marija Moldenhauer
  • Ryan Moldenhauer
Designer(s)Jared Moldenhauer
Programmer(s)
  • Eric Billingsley
  • Kezia Adamo
  • Tony Coculuzzi
  • Thomas Pryde
Artist(s)Chad Moldenhauer
Writer(s)Evan Skolnick
Composer(s)Kristofer Maddigan
EngineUnity
Platform(s)
Release
  • Windows, Xbox One
  • September 29, 2017
  • macOS
  • October 19, 2018
  • Nintendo Switch
  • April 18, 2019
Genre(s)Run and gun
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Cuphead is a run and gun indie video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. It was announced in 2013. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017. It was released for macOS in October 2018, and for Nintendo Switch in April 2019. The game was inspired by the rubber hose style of animation used in cartoons of the 1930s.

Reception[change | change source]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPC: 88/100[1]
XONE: 86/100[2]
NS: 87/100[3]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid9.5/10[4]
Edge8/10 [5]
EGM9.5/10[6]
Game Informer8/10[7]
GameSpot8/10[8]
GamesRadar+5/5 stars[9]
Giant Bomb5/5 stars[10]
IGN8.8/10[11]
PC Gamer (US)86/100[12]
Polygon8.5/10[13]
VideoGamer.com8/10[14]

Ben Kuchera of Polygon wrote that Cuphead was one of the five most interesting games at Microsoft's E3 2014 press conference. Even though he knew little about the game other than its aesthetic. He said it "stood out immediately" and that everyone in the website's press room reacted well to the trailer.[15] Cuphead won the IGN Best Xbox One game at E3 award in 2015.[16] It won the award for "Best Indie Game" at the Gamescom 2015 Awards.[17] It was also nominated as "Best Independent Game" at the E3 2016 Game Critics Awards.[18]

Many people say that Cuphead is a difficult game.[19][20]

Awards[change | change source]

Entertainment Weekly said Cuphead was fifth on the list of its "Best Games of 2017".[21] GamesRadar said it was ninth on their list of the 25 Best Games of 2017".[22] Polygon said it was 14th on their list of the "50 best games of 2017".[23]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cuphead for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  2. "Cuphead for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  3. "Cuphead for Switch Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. Makendonski, Brett (September 29, 2017). "Review: Cuphead". Destructoid. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  5. "Cuphead". Edge. No. 313. Future. November 9, 2017. pp. 114–115. ISSN 1350-1593.
  6. Carsillo, Ray (October 4, 2017). "Cuphead review". EGMNow. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  7. Cork, Jeff (October 2, 2017). "Cuphead". Game Informer. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  8. Brown, Peter (September 29, 2017). "Cuphead Review". GameSpot. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  9. Sullivan, Lucas (September 29, 2017). "Cuphead review: 'Stands tall among the best 2D shooters of all time'". GamesRadar. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  10. Pack, Ben (October 12, 2017). "Review: Cuphead". Giant Bomb. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  11. Skrebels, Joe (October 2, 2017). "Cuphead review". IGN. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  12. Schilling, Chris (October 2, 2017). "Cuphead review". PC Gamer. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  13. Plante, Chris (September 29, 2017). "Cuphead review". Polygon. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  14. Ahern, Colm (October 2, 2017). "Cuphead review". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  15. Kuchera, Ben (June 9, 2014). "Five of the most interesting reveals of the Xbox press conference". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  16. "IGN's Best of E3 2015 Awards". IGN. Ziff Davis. June 16, 2015. Archived from the original on July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  17. Coone, Sharon (August 7, 2015). "Gamescom 2015 Award Winners Announced; Star Wars Battlefront Cleans Up". Twinfinite. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  18. Hussain, Tamoor (June 29, 2016). "Battlefield 1 Leads E3 Game Critics Nominees". GameSpot. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  19. White, Sam (October 9, 2017). "Cuphead review: come for the 1930s visuals, stay for the hard-earned thrills". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  20. Webster, Andrew (October 3, 2017). "Cuphead, Ruiner, and the joy of really hard games". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  21. Morales, Aaron; Abrams, Natalie (December 29, 2017). "The Year's Best Games". Entertainment Weekly. No. 1496–97. pp. 92–94. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  22. GamesRadar staff (December 22, 2017). "The best games of 2017: Page 2". GamesRadar+. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  23. Polygon staff (December 18, 2017). "The 50 best games of 2017". Polygon. Retrieved February 11, 2018.