The Game Guy
“Cuphead,” the indie game coming to the Xbox One, looks like it’s going to be a critical darling and the game isn’t even close to being released. The 2D side-scrolling adventure flawlessly captures the essence of 20’s-to-30’s-era animation similar to Steamboat Willy or Popeye.
There’s tight gameplay that goes along with that unique art style. “Cuphead” is a series of boss fights ranging from moderate to punishing difficulty. Playable as single-player or local co-op, the game is a throwback to run-and-gun 8-bit games like “Contra.” The hero Cuphead can run, jump and shoot, all of which will have to be performed with impeccable precision if victory is desired.