Cuphead comes with secret modes that many aren’t familiar with and here’s how you can unlock them. Cuphead is a run and gun indie video game developed by StudioMDHR Entertainment. This game keeps growing in popularity due to its unique 1930s styled visuals and implacable difficulty.
Cuphead is set on the fictional Inkwell Isle, where the protagonist, Cuphead and his brother Mugman are two regular jovial kids living under the watchful eye of Elder Kettle. Despite the warnings of their guardian, the two brothers decide to explore the Devil’s Casino run by King Dice. One thing leads to another and now he and Mugman must give up their souls. Gamers will play as Cuphead and must defeat a series of bosses in order to repay their debt to King Dice.
Many players have not come close to winning the game, much less discovering its secret modes. For those of you who’d like to get some tips on unlocking the secret modes, just read on. For those who wish to discover these modes by yourself, it’s advised that you stop reading as what follows will contain spoilers. So without further ado, here’s how you can unlock Cuphead‘s secret modes (via Gamespot):
In Cuphead‘s World 3 hub, players will come across a turtle that happens to be sitting by the docks, minding its own business. But, when approached and talked to, the turtle will share some words about pacifism. The turtle will also mention that a special bonus will be rewarded to players who manage to clear Cuphead‘s platforming levels without using guns.
When players complete a level without shooting, they will receive a P as their grade, and the flag raised will also be marked with the letter P. Players are required to do this for all six of the game’s platforming stages (Forest Follies, Treetop Trouble, Funfair Fever, Funhouse Frazzle, Perilous Piers and Rugged Ridge) and return to the turtle. Upon returning, players will unlock a ‘Black and White’ mode as well as audio filters that gives the game an even more vintage look.
Cuphead is already building a reputation as one of the most difficult games of all time, and that is discounting self-imposed restrictions like not shooting enemies, required to unlock to ‘Black and White’ mode. However, it’s important to note that to unlock ‘Black and White’ mode, players are only not allowed to shoot one’s weapon to earn a P grade. This means that players can still use characters’ parries, dashing and the Invisibility Super to defeat the villains. There is also the ‘Expert’ mode that players can unlock after completing the game in its entirety. This mode is said to be even harder than the regular mode as everything moves at a faster rate than normal.
Cuphead is out now for Xbox One and PC.
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