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Watch: 11 minutes of Cuphead demo gameplay

Featuring platforming sections and boss battles.

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year in the UK and I chose that day to travel to London. It was sweaty, crowded and my train's air conditioning was bust, making the whole trip pretty tough. Still, on the plus side I did manage to capture a Snorlax in Euston Station.

But - to get back on track - do you know what else is tough? Cuphead. Cuphead is tough as old boots and it took me a fair few tries before I managed to best the first level of the demo I played.

In the video below you'll be able to watch gameplay taken directly from the demo build, but I've cleverly edited out all the retries and loading screens to give you MAXIMUM GAMEPLAY (which also helps to make me look less rubbish).

In the video below you'll get to see three boss battles, three platforming stages and a couple of things you might not have seen before, including Pork Rind's One Stop Shop and the level select map screen.

To be honest with you, I found the gameplay in the platforming sections a little monotonous but thankfully the stylish 1930s cartoon aesthetic pushes the experience past the mundane and helps keep things interesting.

The imaginative bosses battles are the main draw, but don't be fooled by how cute they look. They're super tough and they'll have you raging until you manage to get their attack patterns committed to memory.


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Ian is a video producer, keen streamer, VR enthusiast, battle royale fan and retro connoisseur. He lives in the West Midlands with his ZX Spectrum collection and a troublesome cat.