Of course, there’s also the question of how quickly someone can beat the game’s bosses without restrictions. The current world record for all bosses in Cuphead is a 37 minutes and 49 second run by fireb0rn. Most notable between the two runs are the weapons both players use. The most important is the charge shot, which absolutely destroys bosses if you can hit with it. Fireb0rn takes it a step further, spamming special attacks to dominate bossfights even if they get hit from time to time.


Cuphead built a reputation for difficulty before release, but its boss battles are mostly about recognizing patterns than getting lucky against unfair bosses. Watching players ace their way through the game’s bosses is a spellbinding reminder that even tough games can be defeated easily with hard work.