Surely there are many of you who know the title. It is a standalone game that was released in 2017 from the command of Studio MDHR; a small Canadian studio with just 20 people on its team. The game was very successful and received great reviews. And finally we can play Cuphead on Android.
The game stands out for having simple but fun mechanics. It's a shoot'em'up, a 2D side scroll. That means that you will move in a 2D scene from left to right and you will have to shoot the enemies that you come across. Its 30s-inspired graphics and adequate difficulty to be challenging but not particularly frustrating have made this game a hit.
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Cuphead for Android. How to install it
Originally released for PC and Xbox One in 2017, in April of this year it came out for Nintendo Switch, and now we can play it on Android. It is important to note that it is not an official version. It is a port created by the users of XDA Developers, one of the largest Android forums in the world, where they have made available the Cuphead APK. We download it, install it and that's it, the game already works. Yes, without further complications. But it is important to inform that we can only find the game in English. We remind you that in order to download the APK you will have to activate the permission of Install unknown applications in your browser. Once this is done you can do it.
Let's talk about performance. We have tested it on a OnePlus 5, which we remember has a Snapdragon 835 and, in this case, 6GB of RAM. The performance has been excellent. All filters and effects are deactivated, but when activating them it has continued to behave very well. Even so without effects and filters, which add a more vintage effect, the game looks phenomenal, so if you have a somewhat more modest mobile, you will not have many problems either.
Of course, it should be noted that It does not leave us many options to leave the graphics to our liking. It is true that it is not a display of graphic power, so it will not allow us to modify the typical graphic options that we can find on a PC, such as setting the graphics to low, medium or high. The only options we find are the contrast of the screen, the grainy effect to give that cool from the 30s (this is possibly one of the most resource consuming things), the particles and small animations in the background. If you have a modest mobile, leave everything in OFF, but many mobiles will have no problem for it.
The controls are very well done. As expected it is played with the mobile horizontally, on the left side of the screen we will find the direction arrows, which will serve both to move and to crouch or direct the view when we shoot. To jump, shoot or other controls that we will need to complete the levels we will have the controls on the right side. Nothing new that hasn't been seen before, but effective.
At first it can be somewhat complicated if you are used to playing with a controller these types of games, which mix fighting against enemies and platforms, so we recommend that you do the tutorial, it will not take you even five minutes and you will begin to understand how the game works, as well as the controls.
While you are on the map or other places other than the levels, we will have the Y, X, B, A buttons in the Xbox position order (Y on top, X on the left, B on the right and A down).
Cuphead is no longer on Google Play: these are your options
After updating this article, we have to highlight that Cuphead is no longer available on Google Play. This does not mean that we can achieve it through an APK in an external source, but if we do not want to complicate your life, we are going to leave you a couple of options.
Bendy in Nightmare Run
Without a doubt, it is the most similar game to Cuphead that we can find in the Play Store. And no, it is not a copy, but it has its own stamp despite its great resemblance. It is an endless runner with all the artistic style and animations that characterize it, although not everything is running. There are also weapons to attack the boss and customizable elements.
Also with black and white tones. It is an adventure game, but not a endless runner as it may seem from the gameplay. It is true that we must run across the map, but all levels have a beginning and an end. In addition, these maps contain alternative paths that will make us go faster and escape from monsters. It is very striking for its artistic design and similar to the cartoon style, crowning itself as one of the games similar to Cuphead.