Beat The Devil At His Own Game achievement in Cuphead

Beat The Devil At His Own Game

Complete the game on Expert

Beat The Devil At His Own Game-0.5
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How to unlock the Beat The Devil At His Own Game achievement

  • Inferno118Inferno1181,667,121
    02 Oct 2017 02 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017
    47 1 37
    To unlock Expert mode you must complete the game once on normal difficulty. Once expert is unlocked, you can go across all the levels and play them in any order you want. You just need to complete the boss battle levels, the run and guns don't have an expert option.

    In order to complete this on expert, I had to be fully alert. It is very easy to start raging on this game and start playing badly. If this happens, come back in the morning after you've gotten some sleep. In terms of the skill that is required, you should have dashing and the boss battle patterns mastered. Short hopping helps in tricky moments as well. The video below shows each fight being s ranked. You just need to focus on completing it. If you're having trouble with a level, refer to the guide to see what you're doing wrong. Keep a clear head and focus on the little things to figure out what you've done wrong.In terms of setup I recommend the charge shot for most levels and switch between the spread shot, green one that follows the enemy, and peashooter as a secondary depending on the level. I kept the smoke dash on the whole game as well. It is all up to preference though.

    EDIT: According to schwartz the charge shot will be getting a nerf in the future. Switch up your strategies accordingly

    This video isn't mine. Full credit goes to horheristo!


    --------------- Timestamps ----------------

    01:47 - Skip Intro
    03:39 - The Root Pack
    03:39 - Ribby and Croaks
    06:12 - Goopy Le Grande
    08:36 - Hilda Berg
    10:59 - Cagney Carnation
    13:47 - Baroness Von Bon Bon
    16:20 - Djimmi The Great
    19:00 - Beppi The Clown
    21:29 - Wally Warbles
    24:06 - Grim Matchstick
    26:50 - Rumor Honeybottoms
    28:53 - Werner Werman
    30:55 - Captain Brineybeard
    33:04 - Cala Maria
    35:24 - Sally Stageplay
    38:04 - Dr. Kahl's Robot
    40:25 - Phantom Express
    42:51 - King Dice
    49:35 - The Devil

    Some fights will seem legitimately impossible (Fuck the robot and phantom express). Just stick with it and you'll get it!
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    Macdaddy29142I beat everything on expert (even got a star on my gamesave) and the chevo didn't unlock. Tried re-beating the devil and it still didn't pop. I hate life right now.
    Posted by Macdaddy29142 on 05 Apr 18 at 13:14
    LegendI can beat expert on the same save that I did normal, yes?
    Where I can check EXPERT progress? On the list I see nothing. I killed few bosses already.
    Posted by Legend#5793 on 07 Jun 18 at 01:10
    Inferno118I think the flags for the map had a star on them or something. Also I remember there being a way to bring up the menu of bosses? It shows a star there as well. Sorry for vagueness haven’t played in many months. Also I think u go straight to expert from normal yeah same save
    Posted by Inferno118 on 07 Jun 18 at 01:18
    Gente BlancoI finally finished this on expert after many many hours. I hardly used charge shot,maybe for 3 bosses. The bosses that upset me the most were Cagney Carnation and Wally Warbles.

    You can tell the expert bosses completed from looking at your checklist. A star in the check box means you have completed that boss for expert. A gold flag will also pop up on the map for each boss completed on expert mode. This is also the only way to tell the boss completion from inkwell hell because there is no checkbox for them.
    Posted by Gente Blanco on 19 Jul 18 at 17:59
    JayD101You get a yellow flagpole for every A grade and the cup on the flag turns yellow once completed on expert. If you get an S the cup is replaced by an 'S' and P for pacifist on the run and gun levels.
    Posted by JayD101 on 20 May 19 at 06:45
    CrazyWharf625You think beating the bosses are hard? Try S-ranking every. single. one. It took me 2 years, but I did it!
    Posted by CrazyWharf625 on 04 Aug 19 at 00:05
    LostGamesI'm 3 bosses King Dice, Devil and Wally.... Wally seems to be the most hated
    Posted by LostGames#4189 on 02 Apr at 08:26
    flip407I genuinely the phantom Express.
    Posted by flip407 on 24 May at 19:33
    ChunkzUnlimitedWally legit caused me to quit the game for like a year, maybe was the worst one for me.

    Dr kahls robot is pretty bad too.

    Finally got it today after giving up on the devil yesterday.

    Thank god
    Posted by ChunkzUnlimited on 26 May at 10:37
    TonyTwoSteaksjust a heads up: 47:41 - This is about when the devil starts.
    Posted by TonyTwoSteaks on 22 Jul at 17:35
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