Game review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Charming retro-themed game presents maddening challenge.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 84 reviews

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age 6+

Great teaching tool

My Wife and I got Cuphead around Christmas time to see which of our 3 kids would take to it. They are 6, 8, and 10 with the 8 yr old on the autism spectrum into mainly coding so the game did not excite him. Our 6 yr old however beat the game in expert mode after almost 3 months of playing. It is fantastic! It provides opportunities for him to beam with pride after trying over and over again on a tough boss, and a chance to teach him coping skills when it frustrates him to the point of anger. Emotional roller coaster but no matter how many times we had to teach him to take a deep breath, walk away for 5 minutes and then try again, he remains the undefeated house champion. At 44 my brain just can no longer deal with the fast pace. I'll stick to Zelda thanks. But he loves it! The Devil figure is offensive I guess to some religious people, but our kids treat it as any other imaginary figure. They don't believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, nor the Easter bunny either so there's that.

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