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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Cuphead 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 6 months ago.
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.
The result is a really tough challenge that reveals not only in its 1930s visuals but walking the line between impossibility and fun. If you have the dedication and time to try and try again, it's a game that is hugely satisfying to get through -- partly because not every family will manage it.
Depicted in cartoon Tom and Jerry style, but there are melting faces, exploding bodies and eye balls popping out as you can see in this example.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although it looks like a little kid's game, it actually requires a large amount of quick reaction and timing skill. But more than that, you need huge amounts of resilience and patience to keep trying and slowly improving.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
Cuphead & The Delicious Last Course
Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course
- You need a subscription to play online:
You can purchase additional content. The Delicious Last course adds a new levels, bosses and story along with a female playable character called Ms. Chalice.
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Release Date: 29/09/2017, updated in 2019
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Players: 1-2 (2 online)
Accessibility: 21 features
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made
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