It’s already well known by now cup head It is quite a demanding game. The beautiful cartoon-style Boss Rush Bonanza from the 1930s made waves when it released in 2017 on Xbox One and PC. Now the stylish platformer starring Cuphead and his brother Mugman is available on Nintendo Switch. From the beginning, cup head it’s pretty relentless. One of the bosses you fight, if not the first, is proof of that. Good old Goopy Le Grande definitely lives up to the “Ruse of an Ooze” tier name. If you’re having trouble putting the last nail in Goopy’s coffin, our guide will help you get to know this woodland creature that’s definitely not Dragon Quest’s Slime.
When you cross the bridge at Inkwell Isle One, head north to the strange multicolored tree where Goopy lives. Although it’s a cute dough that we’d like to use as a pillow, Goopy wants to squash Cuphead’s face.
Goopy’s first stage
like everyone cup head bosses, Goopy has multiple stages to deal with. In the first stage, Goopy is just a little blob that jumps across the screen. He watches closely to feel how far he jumps before crashing again. Goopy will sometimes jump high with a short range, and sometimes lower with a longer range. This is crucial to avoid damage from above. In general, you can stick to the edges of the screen without fear of getting hit. However, you will have to rush from time to time if you know that Goopy will land on the side of the screen.
Another move that Goopy has in his early stage is that he turns into a giant boxing glove. This move is heavily telegraphed, as you’ll see Goopy stretch backwards before flying off. This movement covers about half of the screen. Depending on where he is in relation to Goopy, he may just have to move to the side of the screen and continue to lament it. But if there is no place to escape the attack range, you have to run over it. back dash forward.
After a few rounds of alternating jumping and swinging, Goopy will go crazy.
Goopy’s Second Stage
In Goopy’s second stage, it does almost the same thing. Except this time, you can’t stay at the edges of the screen. Goopy is really big now. Stay on the ground and put your commando stick to good use. You will have to do this to avoid getting hit.
Goopy’s second attack in his second phase is much easier to avoid than in his first phase. He asks for the red boxing glove and finishes off with authority. All you have to do to avoid it is duck. Goopy can’t hit you while you’re crouching, and you can keep shooting bullets at him while he fires.
After a few rounds of this, Goopy is destroyed by a tombstone with Goopy’s face on it (all very meta).
Goopy’s third stage
Even with Goopy dead and gone, the fight continues. Now you have to destroy the tombstone, although it is engraved with Goopy already resting in peace. The third phase refers to quick reflexes. You have to shoot up at Goopy’s face on the tombstone. This means that it’s useful to try to keep up with him as he spins around the bottom.
When the tombstone stops, it’s time to run. Tombstone’s only attack is to smash face-first into the screen. If you don’t rush just as the tombstone stops, it’s hard to avoid just because of the size of the tombstone.
The best weapons and charms for Goopy
Since it’s early game, you won’t have a ton of coins to buy items at Porkrind’s Emporium (the caravan shop on the map). But if you’re having trouble taking down Goopy with Peashooter (the default shot), Chaser will help you a lot. With Chaser, you don’t have to worry about aiming. Automatically sends projectiles to its target for reduced damage cost. The Chaser in particular makes the third stage much easier since you don’t have to be in danger under the tombstone while shooting. You will also have enough coins at the gate to buy a Chaser.
If you play one of the two run and gun levels on Isle One, you can also find enough coins to buy a charm. If staying alive is an issue for you, you can get the Heart Charm, which adds one hit point to your health and slightly reduces your damage. But the best charm for Goopy is the smoke bomb, which makes Cuphead or Mugman invincible while dodging. Essentially, you can be more aggressive when fighting Goopy with a smoke bomb, allowing you to go through all three of the creature’s phases without having to worry about perfect dodges.