How Long Cuphead Is
Cuphead is a brutal game and offers quite a few challenges for players bold enough to step up to the plate. The core of the game is a boss gauntlet though it does have some activities outside of the bosses as well. With this being the next big Xbox One exclusive, we’re sure that many are wondering how much time they can expect to spend controlling Cuphead (and his brother Mugman) on his journey.
The answer to that isn’t very simple. A lot of Cuphead’s length depends on how good you are at the game. There are currently three worlds and a finale (which can only be unlocked by completing all of the bosses on Regular difficulty). Each world has its own bosses, a Mausoleum (which is a quick level used to unlock certain abilities), and some Run ‘n” Gun levels. Depending on how you count bosses, there are around 20 (some levels have multiple phases that have you fight very different creatures). If you’re looking at straight up contracts, though, there are 17 before the finale. There are also six Run ‘n’ Gun levels spread across the islands, each with varying degrees of difficulty.
In a skilled player’s hands, Cuphead can be beaten in a day, as the boss fights don’t take longer than 5-10 minutes to complete (depending on which one). In less skilled hands? A lot longer.
Just note that aside from the six platforming levels, which are relatively short, you’ll just be fighting challenging bosses. There’s no story to get around, no mountain of exploration (though there is a small, cute overworld linking everything together). So, if you’re really up to the challenge, you can possibly clear Cuphead over a weekend.