The mobile hype of Cuphead Mobile has been around for a long time. Since 2017, fans have been speculating about the game coming to mobile phones. Even before the Studio MDHR game hit consoles, there was already a rumor of a mobile version.
Time passed and that version never came. What really came through were various "unofficial" fan-made versions, such as SkailoGames released in 2019.
Do Cuphead fangames have a future on mobile devices? Nope! Find out why!
Since 2019, fans have created various Cuphead mobile games, so-called fangames. Although at first they seem very interesting, everyone knows that these projects can not go ahead.
You can search Youtube there I hope. Most of the Cuphead games have been or will be abandoned after some time in production.
You want to know why?
The reason for the cancellation is precisely the success of these fangames.
Cuphead's producers just need to know about the development, that they fire their lawyers to send the famous "cease and desist" letter. It is an extrajudicial order that serves as a warning: “Stop and surrender”, but for the connoisseur it would be something like this: “Stop or we will sue you”.
Since they own the copyright to the game, it's easy to quickly remove any material from the air, including videos.
The most famous case was Cuphead PE, an iPhone version that appeared on the App Store in 2019.
That's why most Cuphead Mobile projects don't move forward. At one time or another, the fans who develop these games will receive this letter by email or a strike on Youtube.
Cuphead is now available for Android, but through emulation!
If you can't beat them, emulate them.
That seems to be the mobile mantra of the last few years.
Since Cuphead is not coming to mobile phones, players decided to go for emulation.
And the goal of the moment is Nintendo Switch.
Since emulating other heavier systems is out of the question, gamers set out to emulate Nintendo's handheld.
The emulator used for this is the new Skyline, a recent but very promising project that has the advantage of not requiring USB-C control.
The great advantage of Skyline is that it does not require any controls. You can play with the commands on the screen.
Skyline emulation isn't perfect yet, but it's already possible to play much of Cuphead's early days without issue on high-end smartphones.
The emulated game still has issues like frame rate drops, especially as you progress through the Cuphead adventure.
Below you can see a video from the «Senhor Linguiça» channel showing the Cuphead emulation of Nintendo Switch on Android.
Skyline emulator link