A detailed guide to the boss of the third game world Cuphead: how to kill the ghost train
The Phantom Express is the last boss you’ll face before the final stage of the game. This is a tough fight, so be prepared for multiple attempts. To find the express train, go up past the theater and interact with the train on your left.
Before starting the battle, it should be noted that throughout the battle, the main character will move on a separate platform (along a parallel path). On either side of the platform are pink valves that, when interacting with the parry method, will allow you to move the platform from left to right. There are only three platform positions – left, center and right. Movement in this level is essential for both survival and damage to the enemy.
You can control the movement yourself by interacting with the valves, or you can let the flying pumpkins drop pink bars on the valves. If you do not want to move, then destroy pumpkins or ingots, if they are already flying to the valve.
The ghost eye is the first thing you come across. The weird cyclops will shoot you out of his one eye. You can shoot in the eyes. It is quite easy to kill the boss, after which your platform will move forward along the track.
Defeating the skull-shaped guide is easy enough. Move the platform to the far right and stand in its left corner. The guide has only one attack – he sticks out his head in one of three positions, while he hits the other two with his bone hands. If you are under his head, then know that this is the safest place from where you can also attack the enemy. If you are close at hand, stand on the edge of the platform so that it does not hit you. Keep firing at the skull and the guide will soon disappear.
Creepy candy-like things will appear on the left and right sides of the train, while a ghost hovers in the middle. Hold the platforms at the full right position. Shoot the demonic candy above you. As soon as he disappears, then attack the next one.
If you are standing on the far right side, then avoid any hits from the left lollipop. However, do not forget about ghosts, so periodically pause and eliminate them. Make sure that the pink skull does not land on one of your valves. When the lollipops are finished, slide the platform all the way to the left.
The final stage of the fight is very fast. Either you die quickly, or you quickly kill the boss. As soon as the engine flies past you, then you must jump and interact with the pink light bulb.
This will cause the firebox door to open. You will see the heart – it is at it that you need to shoot in order to damage the boss. Avoid spewing flames and homing rings. Repeat the process until the boss is destroyed.