Cuphead is an indie platform action game in which you play the title character, a cute character with a coffee cup for a head. In this game, you have to race through level after cartoonish level, battling bosses to repay a debt you owe to the devil. The whole game is illustrated in the classic style of a 1930s Max Fleischer cartoon.
As a run-and-gun action platform game, Cuphead evokes nothing so much as the classics of the Mega Man series. Like his robot predecessor, the main character is a charming, big-headed rogue who acquires a variety of new weapons over the course of his race. Between levels, you select your path through an overworld, creating a branching path in which you don't necessarily need to follow a single path between levels. In addition to his various weapons, your character also has a parry ability. Parry enough incoming attacks and you'll receive the energy you need to unleash a devastating special move. In multiplayer mode, your sidekick Mugman takes the stage to fight alongside you against the game's dozens of bizarre, cartoonish bosses. With its hand-drawn characters and charming retro aesthetic, this is a game that doesn't look like any other.
Never deal with the devil
If you like the action platform genre and visually innovative games, you owe it to yourself to check out the gorgeous retro-styled madness that is Cuphead.