With its old timey 1930s cartoon aesthetics, big band jazz glam, and retro-nostalgic run ‘n’ gun elegance, StudioMDHR Entertainment’s Cuphead is definitely something unique in a generation of bro-shooters and unironic dubstep. It’s also hard. Like, Dark SoulsBattletoads hard. I couldn’t even finish the first level. I couldn’t even finish watching Gareth finish the first level, because the vicarious frustration made me want to break stuff. But this guy? He makes it look easy. I bet he even managed to complete the jump-dash tutorial in under three minutes.
In the video below, YouTube gamer and expert masochist Aeraloth knocks out every one of the game’s 28 zany bosses without ever losing a hit point, like it’s no big deal or whatever. It’s obviously spells.