Originally released on the Xbox one all the way back in 2017 (yes it really has been that long!), Cuphead took the gaming world by storm with its classic run and gun gameplay, boss battles and it's awesome 1930's cartoon visuals. It was developed by the small team at Studio MDHR and was a fantastic co-op Indie game experience that replicated the difficulty of classic arcade games. Since it's original release it's seen ports to all major platforms, gotten itself a rather good animated TV show on Netflix (expect a review on that in the near future!) and now it's finally received its long awaited "The Delicious Last Course" DLC that was originally announced in 2018! Has the 4 year wait been worth it and can it live upto the highs of the base game?
STORY: In Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course, Cuphead and Mugman are joined by Ms. Chalice for a DLC add-on adventure on a brand new island! With new weapons, new charms, and Ms. Chalice's brand new abilities, take on a new cast of multi-faceted, screen-filling bosses to assist Chef Saltbaker in Cuphead's final challenging quest.
FEATURES: • Featuring Ms. Chalice as a brand new playable character with a modified moveset and new abilities. Once acquired, Ms. Chalice is fully playable through the DLC and the original Cuphead adventure!
• Traverse a brand new Inkwell Isle and wallop the most wacky and monstrous bosses Cuphead has faced yet!
• Find new weapons and charms to aid you in overcoming brand new challenges and se-tting new records on old bosses!
• Help Chef Saltbaker on a brand new adventure to uncover the mystery of Legendary Chalice's secret quest!
Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course is pretty much a perfect addition to the base game and has been well worth that four year wait to play. The gameplay is on point, its still frustrating difficult at times, but it offers huge gratification when you progress! The newly added super-sized bosses are all unique and inventive in the way you defeat them, with fantastic character designs to boot. The animation and art in this DLC surpasses the base game in all aspects and as always it's paired with a fantastic soundtrack too!
I loved the addition of the new character Ms. Chalice, especially the ability to use her across the original base games levels after unlocking her. Her unique abilities are fun to play with including an extra health point and the ability to double jump too. She is definitely my favourite of the three characters to play as. The DLC also adds new charms and weapons to add even more variety. The game also features 14 new achievements for all you hunters out there, however expect some challenge in unlocking them all as this game is hard as hell and makes games like Elden Ring look like a kids game. Depending on your skill level you can clear the new areas in around 3-4 hours but its more than worth it at the price point. Overall I loved my time returning to the Cuphead world and i hope that in future we see more of this awesome franchise.
TOTAL SCORE: 9.5/10
Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course was released on 30th June 2022. It's priced at £6.79 and can be purchased HERE for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The DLC is also available on other consoles. We were provided a copy of the DLC for this review. A huge thanks for that!