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Inkwell Isle One is the first overworld featured in Cuphead. It is a slightly rural area, with meadows and forests.

Next Overworld: Inkwell Isle Two and Inkwell Isle Four (DLC)

Inkwell Isle 1 Map Full

Level Name Preview Description
The Tutorial Tutorial jump A tutorial level describing how to play Cuphead.
Aeroplane Tutorial Areoplane Tutorial A tutorial level detailing how to use the Aeroplanes.
Boss levels
Botanic Panic! Cuphead04 A boss level where The Root Pack is fought. One of the three levels initially available. Unlocks Clip Joint Calamity upon defeat.
Ruse Of An Ooze Goopy lunge A boss level where Goopy Le Grande is fought. One of the three levels initially available. Unlocks Threatenin' Zeppelin upon defeat.
Threatenin' Zeppelin Hilda gears out A boss level where Hilda Berg is fought. Unlocked after beating Ruse Of An Ooze. Unlocks Treetop Trouble and Floral Fury upon defeat.
Clip Joint Calamity Ribby croaks phase 2 A boss level where Ribby and Croaks are fought. Unlocked after beating Botanic Panic! Unlocks Mausoleum I & Inkwell Isle Four upon defeat.
Floral Fury Kabloom intro A boss level where Cagney Carnation is fought. Unlocked after beating Threatenin' Zeppelin. Unlocks the Die House upon defeat.
Run 'n Gun levels
Forest Follies CUPHEAD_-_Inkwell_Isle_One_-_Stage_1-_“Forest_Follies”_Gameplay_(1080p_60fps) Inkwell Isle One's first Run 'n Gun level. One of the three levels initially available. Unlocks Mausoleum I & Inkwell Isle Four upon defeat.
Treetop Trouble Cuphead-_Treetop_Trouble_-_1080p Inkwell Isle One's second Run 'n Gun level. Unlocked after beating Threatenin' Zeppelin. Unlocks a shortcut upon defeat.
Unused levels
Woodland Walk The first unused Run 'n Gun level of the game.
Tricky Thicket Night night A unused level taking place at night.
Forest Frolic The third unused level.
Backwoods Crusade The fourth unused level.

This map's secret coin can be found on the trees behind Chip. However, every boss must be defeated first so he can move away, allowing the player to collect it.

Version Soundtrack
Beta soundtrack Cuphead_Beta_Music_-_Old_Inkwell_Isle_One_Music
Original soundtrack Inkwell_Isle_One
Piano soundtrack Inkwell_Isle_One_(Piano)


  • This and Inkwell Isle Four are the only Overworlds to only have one plane level. All the other overworld’s have two.
  • The old maps seen in alpha and beta builds for Inkwell Isle 1 were much simpler, with the scope of the isle usually being much smaller or having a bunch of bosses clumped into the isle. These old isle variants also did not have any distinct theme, being a simple grassland.

Inspirations and similarities[]

  • According to an interview, Inkwell Isle One was originally more based on the art of kindergarten (like the art of turkey or macaroni) than on the forest.
  • The music used in Inkwell Isle One is based on the instrumental version of Scott Joplin's Sun Flower Slow Drag.
Inkwell Isles
Inkwell Isle OneInkwell Isle TwoInkwell Isle ThreeInkwell HellInkwell Isle Four