Studio MDHR’s breakout, acclaimed hit Cuphead has made the leap onto the Nintendo Switch and it is truly a thing of beauty to behold. Whether you’ve played the game on PC or Xbox, or have only seen video and are playing it here for the first time, you are in for a treat. Cuphead looks every bit as gorgeous and plays every bit as fluidly on Switch as it does on more powerful platforms, and the experience of being able to take Cuphead on the go for the first time is an amazing bonus.
Outside of gaming, 2017 will be be a year to remember – or one you want to forget. It’s personally been one of my best years, as I’ve started a new day job, bought a house, and feel like a proper-ass adult for the first time a long time. But we’re here about games, and what a wild ride and great year for games 2017 was. This has been the hardest list to assemble for the 2,017th year in a row, because not only did I play so many games, but there were a lot to like and even love – 2018 has a lot to live up to.
Cuphead is a cartoon of long past childhoods come to life, that’s so much more than recreating “Steamboat Willie”. The title of this episode details the story, and is just good life advice: “Don’t Deal with the Devil”. From new developer StudioMDHR, Cuphead is a game that gives new meaning to the word ‘retro’, and sets the bar developers for years to come. This is a game of both style and substance, and Cuphead delivers in innumerable ways on both in excellent ways.