We died thousands of times in Cuphead.
Developer: StudioMDHR | Publisher: StudioMDHR| Release Date: September 29, 2017
Jacob, Mike and special guest Shane Chiasson make a deal with the devil, roll the dice, hold down “X” for many hours and get frustrated by the youth.
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Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) and Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom)
Special Guests: Shane Chiasson (@chiassoo; check out his YouTube channel)
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Show Notes (spoilers):
- 2:00 What system did you play Cuphead on?
- 2:30 Re-mapping the controls [Cuphead tips: How to fix the controls (Polygon)]
- 3:40 Shout-out to old cartoons (Betty Boop, Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes)
- 4:45 Cuphead and many E3s
- 6:00 Shout-out to Bendy and the Ink Machine and a Zombie Walt Disney
- 6:25 Mike makes us feel old with his “Cuphead Cousin” and Jacob rage quits life
- 8:00 Boss Run/Boss Rush games that we have played (shout-outs to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Castle Crashers and Mega Man X) & Studio MDHR’s influences
- 10:30 Did we like this game?
- 12:25 The game’s setup
- 13:50 Run & Gun and the “Simple” difficulty level
- 15:00 Power-up/weapon discussions and plane levels
- 20:20 Our brain solved the tough levels (Jacob enjoys punishment)
- 23:20 Back to power-up discussions
- 25:50 The moment Jacob realized that Cuphead is a good video game [Cuphead, Ruiner, and the joy of really hard games (Verge)]
- 32:30 We get to King Dice and breakdown this insane boss fight [Cuphead boss guide: King Dice in ‘All Bets Are Off’ (Polygon)]
- 35:10 Tipsy Troop, Chips Bettigan and Mr. Wheezy
- 37:20 Pip and Dot, Hocus Pocus and Phear Lap
- 40:10 Who died the most in Cuphead?
- 42:15 The Devil’s Choice
- 44:30 Would the game better with a Switch controller [Yup, Cuphead Is Better On the Switch. Here’s Why. (Paste Magazine)]
- 46:15 Pirouletta, Mangosteen and Mr. Chimes
- 50:45 Perfect dice parrying
- 52:40 The Devil and other boss talk
- 59:05 “It’s a real castle?” and Cuphead 2
- 1:00:25 Wrap-up