Cuphead finally launched last week and people seem to be pleased with the 1930s style shooter so far. The animation style is quite frankly amazing and its ever increasing difficulty will have players either loving the challenge or screaming at their screens in fits of rage.
If you are one of the former then there is a secret mode that players can unlock in Cuphead. Be warned, the following guide contains minor spoilers for the game, so if you want to find the mode all by yourself, why not go back to playing Cuphead and we’ll see you later.
For those of you who want to get your hands on this game mode then please read on.
What Is The Secret Mode?
The secret mode we are trying to unlock here is a black and white mode which gives Cuphead the pure 1930s cartoon representation. This mode also comes with a wealth of audio filters that also adds to the vintage feel.
Finding The Secret Mode
When you get to the World 3 hub, you will find a turtle sitting on the docks, this is the guy you need to speak to in order to start the challenge. The turtle will talk to you about pacifism and he will give a hint stating that a special bonus awaits if players can clear all of the platforming levels without killing any enemies.
Unlocking the Secret Mode
Now that you have your mission, you must play through all six platforming stages in Cuphead. The levels are as follows:
- Forest Follies
- Treetop Trouble
- Funfair Fever
- Funhouse Frazzle
- Perilous Piers
- Rugged Ridge
When you complete one of these missions successfully without shooting an enemy, the flag you raise at the end of the level has a P written on it. If you manage to do this for all six levels then return to the Turtle in the World 3 hub to unlock the Black and White mode.
Don’t Forget To Talk To The Fork
It’s not just the Turtle in world 3 that you should keep an eye out for. Make sure you have a chat with the fork wearing a monocle, he will be hanging outside of the world’s shop. He will state that he is looking for “Grade A” people, so make sure you try and score Grade A and above on all boss battles. Doing so will unlock a two-stripe filter for the game, you can also slip the occasional grade B in there but don’t make a habit of it.
So that’s our quick guide on how to unlock Black and White mode in Cuphead. You can grab the game now from the Green Man Gaming store.