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Written by  :  John H. (59)
Written on  :  May 18, 2019
Platform  :  Xbox One
Rating  :  4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
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Retro film-inspired goodness!

The Good

The animation is gorgeous and obviously complementary to Cuphead's already retro intentions on more than just the gaming front. It's a homage to the Fleischer cartoons of the 30s and 40s, and the Walt Disney shorts from around the same period. Its gameplay contrasts its very 80s and 90s-inspired gameplay taken right from staple game franchises like Mega Man and Super Mario World.

The Bad

Sometimes the boss battles can be particularly frustrating if you lose RIGHT at the end of a boss fight and you have to start over. But the sense of fulfillment and accomplishment you get from overcoming the bosses is worth the (admittedly) immense trouble.

The Bottom Line

Imagine Super Mario collaborating with Mickey Mouse in the 30s and then making that dream crossover a reality in Cuphead.