TechReview: Cuphead: Mugman

Review: Cuphead: Mugman


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Gaming is a strange hobby that brings out the best and the worst in people. Rage-quitting and profanities are commonplace. They are not nice to experience, but let’s not tarnish everyone with that negative brush. Fortunately, these shortcomings are overcome by wonderful friendships, addictive games, and beautiful accessories. The controller we use is an extension of our personalities, and many whacky designs can be found. PowerA has some stunning pads and the Cuphead: Mugman one is a true beauty.

This limited edition enhanced wired controller for Xbox is striking, easy to use, and partially mappable. You may turn your nose up at a wired option, but for gamers who play near their machines, it makes perfect sense. No longer do you worry about lag or charging issues, no, instead you plug in, play, and forget the worries of a wireless connection.

A vibrant controller!

Cuphead: Mugman is stylish and useful.

Whenever I see any third-party controllers, I shudder. They are usually okay, but they tend to fall short on many elements. Fortunately, PowerA has a reputation for affordable peripherals that don’t skimp on the quality. Retaining the latest share features associated with official pads, this Xbox licensed product is a pleasure to use. Furthermore, a handy wired volume control allows you to mute or adjust the chat volume on the fly.

When something looks this great, there is normally a catch. However, I’m yet to find it. It incorporates a 3 metre USB cable, anti-friction rings for smoother motion, a 3.5 mm audio port, diamond-textured grips, and two advanced gaming buttons. It offers a lot of tech for the money and compares favourably to the Xbox official accessories and its nearest rivals.

Amazing packaging.

What’s in the box?

As you first handle the packaging, you are struck by the vivid colours and amusing imagery. Its packaging and content are a real head turner and it’ll stand out on any display. Its great presentation continues as you open the box. A well-protected controller is nestled in a plastic mould alongside the monstrous USB cable. You are provided with a clear manual that explains the button mapping and how to maintain the accessory.

  • Cuphead: Mugman controller
  • A 3 metre USB cable.
  • User Manual.
Comfortable and easy to use.

Pro-tech at a low price.

Button mapping has long been exclusive to high-end pads and pro gamers. PowerA decided that enough was enough and created a cost-effective solution. The Enhanced Wired range has two mappable buttons that enable players to make adjustments on the fly.

Thanks to the in-depth instructions, you will set it up with ease. The buttons are located to the rear of the pad and they lay where your fingers naturally rest. With a little practise they are simple to use and offer you a tactical advantage like no other.

Cuphead: Mugman is beautiful and well built.

I loved the long list of features that are standard for this pad. However, its build quality is what truly amazed me. Cuphead: Mugman is lighter than an official controller, but it feels sturdy and well built. The 3-metre USB cable looks robust and the additional buttons are hard-wearing. Furthermore, the audio jack delivers clear sound and the volume dial is responsive. I loved its striking design and features and recommend you to buy it here! Stand out from the crowd and become a pro gamer at a fraction of the cost.

Daniel Waite
Daniel Waite
My gaming career started on an Amiga and spans many consoles! Currently, I game using an MSI laptop and Xbox Series X. A fan of every genre, I love to give anything a go. Former editor and reviewer for, I'm loving my new home here at Movies Games and Tech. I can be contacted for gaming reviews on the following email:

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