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A list of Achievements found on Cuphead.

Normal Achievements

Icon Description Details Comments
TakingNames Taking Names"Defeat a boss"
WalkPark A Walk in the Park"Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle I"
DayFair A Day at the Fair"Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle II"
TripDowntown A Trip Downtown"Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle III"
CasinoNight Casino Night"Complete the casino"You have to defeat all of King Dice's minions.
PutOnShow Put on a Show"Get an S-Rank"You can only obtain a S-Rank on Expert.
Sheriff Sheriff"Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle I"
Boss Boss"Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle II"
Mayor Mayor"Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle III"
King King"Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Hell"
MagicianLord Magician Lord"Obtain all Super Arts"Free the Legendary Chalice in all three Mausoleums.
ButterEggMan Butter-and-Egg Man"Buy everything in Porkrind's Emporium"Purchase all of the items in the shop. You'll need to collect all the coins in the game to do so.
CoffersFull Coffers Full"Get every coin in all of the levels"The coins handed out by NPCs don't count.
ParryPersistance Parry Persistence"Complete 20 parries"
ParryPerformance Parry Performance"Complete 100 parries"
BeatDevil Beat the Devil at His Own Game"Complete the game on Expert"This involves beating every single boss on Expert, no matter the rank you obtain.
PerfectRun Perfect Run"Complete a level without getting hit"
PorcelainPower Porcelain Power"Defeat a boss with a Super Art"This achievement is available even on Simple mode.
CeramicStrike Ceramic Strike"Defeat a boss with an Extra Special move"This achievement is available even on Simple mode.
BouncingBall Bouncing Ball"Parry five times before hitting the ground"Can be done easily on the third Mausoleum.
SoulsSaved Souls Saved"Complete the game on Normal"

Hidden Achievements

Icon Description Details Comments
SwingYouSinner Swing You Sinner"Defeat the Devil"
HighRoller High Roller"Get every coin in the game"You also have to get the coins handed out by the NPCs and the ones lying about in the overworld.

There are 40 coins in total, just enough to buy every item in Porkrind's Emporium.

Pacifist Pacifist"Complete all levels without killing an enemy"Parried enemies do not count here.
RollingSixes Rolling Sixes"Defeat King Dice without taking a hit"The fights against king Dice's minions count towards this achievement (as of patch 1).
BravoZulu Bravo Zulu P-26"Defeat a boss using only the mini-plane bullets"
CuttingCorners Cutting Corners"Find a shortcut"There are three shortcuts in the game: on Inkwell Isle I below the bridge to the right of Ruse of an Ooze, on Inkwell Isle II behind Aviary Action and Fiery Frolic and on Inkwell Isle III behind Junkyard Jive.
SellingOut Selling Out"Give in to the Devil"Just hand the contracts to the Devil when he asks for it. You'll get the bad ending.

Trivia

  • The achievement "Butter-and-Egg Man" is an idiom referring to "a prosperous businessman from a small town or a farmer who spends his money ostentatiously on visits to a big city", a reference to Cuphead and Mugman coming from Inkwell Isle One which mainly made up of grasslands and forests. This achievement's may also be a reference to a flower, Linaria vulgaris. It may also be a reference to Dr. Eggman, Sonic the Hedgehog's main antagonist.
  • The "Casino Night" achievement is a reference to the zone of the same name that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
  • The "Magician Lord" achievement is a reference to the Arcade game of same name by SNK.
  • The "Swing You Sinner" achievement is a reference to "Swing You Sinners!", a 1930 Fleischer film that gets referenced a lot in this game.
  • The Bravo Zulu part of "Bravo Zulu P-26" is a reference to nautical signs, with this specific combination of nautical flags meaning "Well Done". The P-26 part refers to the Boeing P-26 Peashooter, one of the first American all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane to enter squadron service with the United States Army Air Corps.