Good day for a swell battle! - CUPHEAD rolls the dice!

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#41
Cuphead in Smash would be awesome! He looks really fun, and I smile every time I see him. I would definitely like to support.
 

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#44
Got Cuphead on pre-purchase and played it some before I called it a day. Geez, it's difficult. Only defeated the Root Pack and the first Run and Gun stage. I knew whwt I was getting into.

Would he be a 2D character or a cell-shaded 3D one?
I would love to see Cuphead in Smash, but I feel like he needs to keep the cartoon-aesthetic in a form that fits Smash.

Although maybe Sakurai manages to pull something better than expected with a 3D model.

Anyhow, based on what I've seen, I think he should be 3D but he had a texture that mimics his cartoony look.

His trailer, I could see happening, would be similar to the actual game where a book opens. You think it is a trailer for Cuphead DLC, but it isn't. I wonder what the title of the book would be. "Cuphead in The Pink Puff Encounter"?
 
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#48
I've been playing the Switch port of Cuphead non stop lately and am loving every second of it. Which bosses gave you the most deaths? I surprisingly beat the Grim Matchstick and Dr Kahl's Robot in under 10 attempts, and I was expecting a lot more considering the reputation of those bosses haha.

So my list starting with most deaths:
1. Wally Warbles
2. Beppi the Clown
3. Rumor Honeybottoms
4. Grim Matchstick
5. Hilda Berg

I have yet to fight King Dice, the Devil, the Phantom Express or Sally Stageplay. Currently struggling with Cala Maria haha.

Edit: Also, sign me up as a supporter!
 
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#49
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This is a late April Fools Joke?
Nope, the title wasn't a joke, i genuinely believe that Cuphead might have a clear shot (hahahaha) of being in the Fighter Pass, and as to why i think this is because of two major reasons.
Those two reasons being that Sakurai has both played and respected the game, and that most of, if not all of the characters will be unexpected surprises, while someone like Banjo or Steve would be would fit the "Surprise" part of this well, they would be pretty expected. But Cuphead would fit the bill for BOTH pretty well. Sure, he's a bit of a pipe dream considering he has ZERO relations with Nintendo, but hey if Miss Splosion Man, A previously Xbox 360 Exclusive game, can appear on The Switch... Then the idea of a Microsoft character in smash doesn't sound far off, and i know that someone like Master Chief or Steve would fit the Microsoft rep bill well. But considering Cuphead's massive popularity in both the east and the west, He's become as popular as them in terms of Microsoft characters.​

Now that i have given you my reasoning, Care to sign the Devil's contract with me, and support Cuphead?

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I'll go ahead and write my signature here. What could possibly go wrong with these types of contracts!
 
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#51
This game deserves me paying full price, but I'm gonna wait for a sale and finish some of my other purchases.

--but if someone wants to send me a message when this game goes on sale, it will be greatly appreciated.
I love the design. I just know it is going to take me a few hundred hours to beat.
 
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#52
This game deserves me paying full price, but I'm gonna wait for a sale and finish some of my other purchases.

--but if someone wants to send me a message when this game goes on sale, it will be greatly appreciated.
I love the design. I just know it is going to take me a few hundred hours to beat.
Well, there's going to be a physical edition once the DLC is out, so why not wait for that instead?
 
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#59
Mug just looks... happier. More welcoming. Maybe it's the nose.
His eyes are a lot cuter too. Cuphead has almost that sort of Sonic fused eyes thing going on which makes him look a little less innocent and more of a cynical edge. Maybe just me over analysing the design. It's probably a callback to Felix the Cat's look honestly.
 
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His eyes are a lot cuter too. Cuphead has almost that sort of Sonic fused eyes thing going on which makes him look a little less innocent and more of a cynical edge. Maybe just me over analysing the design. It's probably a callback to Felix the Cat's look honestly.
Also, Cuphead's the reckless one that gets into trouble, Mugman is the more reasonable one.
 
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#62
I had fever dream last week about Cuphead being in smash LOL
Basically I saw Cuphead animated like G&W but hand drawn instead (think Skullgirls for example; hand drawn fighting game) which would be unique and a delight to see (as an animator myself). Even though I relentlessly support an undertale/deltarune rep (Sans memes aside) for the indie rep I would still be hyped if I see Cuphead in smash :V

I'd make a moveset list myself but it will take a day to complete asfdghg
But the gist of his gameplay is Cuphead is like Megaman..... cranked up to 11, run and gun gameplay. He would also have moves referencing the violent 80-90s looney toons era cartoons (ie: falling acme anvils, cloud of violence, etc etc)
Neutral B: Weapon Switch
Side B: Smoke Bomb
Down B: Parry Slap
Up B: Airplane
FS: Energy Beam

PS: I cant find a fanmade icon for cuphead, also I want to be a supporter teehee :3c
NOW GO!
 
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#63
You know, considering Joker has a lot of unique aesthetics, here are a few ideas for Cuphead aesthetics:

If Cuphead knocks out the last opponent, instead of the traditional "GAME!", it will instead say "Knockout!", complete with the ringing bell, just like in the original source. And his victory theme could be his Victory Tune, which lasts longer than normal, but eventually the results screen music will play when it's over.
 
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You know, considering Joker has a lot of unique aesthetics, here are a few ideas for Cuphead aesthetics:

If Cuphead knocks out the last opponent, instead of the traditional "GAME!", it will instead say "Knockout!", complete with the ringing bell, just like in the original source. And his victory theme could be his Victory Tune, which lasts longer than normal, but eventually the results screen music will play when it's over.
or maybe after "A Knockout!" the screen just fades to black instead of the usual Smash transition and when the screen fades in we already see Cuphead's victory loop animation pointing at his victory screen like in the original game complete with his looping victory theme (like Joker's) and all those 80's grains and effects LOL,
 

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I hope the promo image isn’t truly reflective of the actual animation. The whole premise of cupheads existence was as a love letter to old 1930s cartoons. If you remove that, you do a disservice to the game.

It also needs to capture the feeling in the “plots” it can’t have a huge overarching plot line. Every episode needs to be it’s own thing, with a theme that begins, and ends in that episode, and with no real reference to anything in the past.

An example of a modern toon doing this right is the modern Mickey Mouse toons. He is a bit more edgy, silly, and filled with more slapstick, but also every episode is self contained, with only the occasional minimal reference to something in the past (and usually it’s not to this series, but old classic Mickey, or old disney). Also sometimes it doesn’t even happen in America, but the episode and characters take place in completely different countries, and the characters when they speak, (which is sometimes very little, and the visuals push the plot along), it’s in that country’s language.


Sorry drifted a bit off point. Main point is, a cuphead cartoon, in order to do justice to the character and what the character was created for, needs to also capture the spirit, plots, and animation style of the 1930s, much like the game did. If it doesn’t do this, then it will fail.
 
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#77
I can’t believe nobody posted this yet

Wave 2 is officially confirmed

Cuphead now on switch and the creator wants him

We might be hitting a homerun
Also, with the Shovel Knight AT and the Sans costume, that's two indies out of the running. Shantae's still in a grey area, but things are shaping up nicely.
 
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#78
Like Spencer said, it would be amazing to have a character that's 2D-ish or flat like G&W. Especially to have a videogame character that's a homage to classic hand-drawn animation, in a game that's a homage to videogame characters itself (like a tribute in a tribute).
The only way to do the character right too I think. Not even sure if a 3D model would actually look good. I'm sure the smash team could make it look nice, certainly with their good slighty more cartoony artstyle they got going in Ultimate. But it would certainly miss the mark.

He'd deffinetly be a much more ambitious and expensive character to develop if really done right I suppose, if animated like that. But classic K.O.F and StreetFighter games used to pull of some really great 2D character animation as well. So deffinetly possible.
 
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#79
imo the best way to implement Cuphead and Mugman is to just use the 2D frames from the game and paste them onto a flat 3D Model like Game & Watch. Making a 3D render of the characters would immediately make the characters lose most of their appeal.
 
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