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  • Summary: Guacamelee! is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. Guacamelee builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. The game also blurs the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves useful and necessary for both of these. Expand
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Jul 28, 2014
    100
    The game makes extensive use of a mechanic reminiscent of the best 2D Zelda titles and familiar sounding riffs feature in the music from time to time. It’s pleasing, and a significant achievement then, that none of this is at the expense of Guacamelee’s own identity.
  2. Jul 7, 2014
    90
    If you're an action platformer fan with quick thumbs, this is a must-buy.
  3. 90
    Guacamelee is a fantastic Metroid-inspired platformer that shouldn’t be missed.
  4. Jul 10, 2014
    90
    All in all, if you’ve never played Guacamelee then this updated version is the one you should jump into, but fans of the original shouldn’t miss out on the Super Turbo Championship Edition either as it offers enough upgrades and content to stand apart and above what came before.
  5. Jul 29, 2014
    90
    This superb “metroidvania” game just got even better. The higher resolution, the added content and its stellar design will keep you hooked for hours.
  6. Aug 10, 2014
    90
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a well put together piece of software with a great attention to little details, set in a universe of folklore and culture which is exotic enough in the video game industry to feel highly original, and with a huge deal of humour thrown into the mix for good measure.
  7. Jul 21, 2014
    80
    Guacameele: Super Turbo Championship Edition is the definitive version of Guacamelee. It not only covers the extra levels, but also provides new skills and new opponents.

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  1. Jul 24, 2014
    10
    Looks like 10 users, possibility made by the same person, gave this game zeroes, and 5 users said all of the reviews were Real mature, as**oles.

    Because of these false reviews, please only take into account the written reviews.

    There are a few things I'd like to add to my previous one as well.

    The combat is amazing. Blending atracks, specials and throws all into a wonderful, flowing vortex of violene. The platforming is also genius, with the short invincibility dash and the dimension swap.

    There were 2 complaints with the original game: too hard and too short. This version added 2 new areas and a boss, thus negating the short argument, and added El Intenso, an optional feature which temporarily made Juan fast and super strong. A fully upgraded El Intenso could TEAR THOUGH the final boss. If you still want a challenge, you can never use this feature, as it's optional.
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  2. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    I would just like to point out that I've never written a review here on Metacritic. But this game deserves this, and even more. It's one of those games that completely removes you from your regular life until you finish it for the first time. I still haven't gotten to the end of it, but I'll do that as soon as possible. Man, I've stopped playing Pokémon X and South Park: The Stick of Truth only to play this gem. I regret NOTHING! Expand
  3. Jul 5, 2014
    10
    Simplemente increíble! Superó mis expectativas por mucho. Excelentes gráficos y música, pero no sólo eso sino una buena historia llena de guiños de juegos clásicos y una detallada referencia constante de la cultura mexicana. Si lo juegas en español incluye una traducción implacable que te sacará una que otra carcajada. Buena movilidad, buenos combos y variaciones cada que su es de nivel. Efectivamente es un Metroidvania pero se burlan incluso de ello metiendo escenas parodia, además muuuy bien logrado. De lo mejor que he jugado de una compañía independiente y lo mejor, a un súper precio. Sí tienes WiiU definitivamente es un título que debes jugar. Las opción de 2 jugadores es un plus genial. Expand
  4. Aug 6, 2014
    9
    There is so much to like about this game, the art style, the story, the combat, the platforming, the references, the metroidvania style and the backtracking. In this game, the backtracking adds the feel of exploration to an interesting world. If only the game was longer, i feel that it ends way too early and could have had so much more content in it. The DLC adds some pretty interesting costumes and it actually changes up some of the less interesting parts of the game from the original release. for 15 bucks this is a must have, no matter what console you own, even if you want to get the original ps vita or ps3 game, it is worth it Expand
  5. Jul 5, 2014
    9
    Not only is Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition a fabulous Metroidvania style platformer with an emphasis on deeply satisfying 2D brawling, it gets just about everything else right too! With beautiful art, a great soundtrack, nuanced platforming, and gameplay that's both challenging and savagely addictive, all the ingredients required to make a truly great videogame are present and correct here. And with all the new STCE content — including the awesome Intenso power-up — DrinkBox's delicious scroller represents stunning value too.

    So we now know that it's a great game, but how does Guacamelee! compare to similarly specced eShop titles from Wii U's rapidly expanding library? In a word, well. Exceptionally well in fact. It provides a stiffer, more rewarding challenge than fellow Metroidvania themed adventure, Knytt Underground. It's more expansive and packs in much more content than Ubisoft's gorgeous 2D quest 'em-up, Child of Light. And it's far classier and rounded than DuckTales Remastered. But perhaps most telling of all, for me it's even prettier than one of the very finest, most beautiful 2D platformers of the last decade — Rayman Legends! While I don't doubt that many will find that last statement particularly controversial, that doesn't make it any less true.

    And similarly to the escapades of Ubisofts limbless mascot in his latest Origins and Legends adventures, DrinkBox has created a wonderfully playful and utterly gorgeous, toon-themed world that's every bit as wonderfully unique as it is beautiful to behold.

    Whether you're fourteen or forty-four, Guacamelee! STCE is an wonderfully compelling and wholly essential download that represents eShop gaming at it's astonishing best. And if you hadn't guessed already, I simply cannot recommend it highly enough!

    9.5 out of 10

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  6. Aug 18, 2014
    9
    Pretty fantastic game that also gets frustrating at times. The save points seem to be totally random, and you'll regularly return to the game to find that you somehow lost the progress you made in a previous visit. The maps and guidance are generally ok, but occasionally you get stuck with no recourse. But the battling and the exploration are done extremely well -- lots off of fun and very tight controls, with extra abilities being added in a smart way. Definitely recommended. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2014
    0
    Игра действительно хорошая... хорошая для тех кто страдает даунизмом с самого рождения. такое чувство что разработчика специально руки к жопе пришили. Гейм-дизайн дерьмовый, управление не отзывчивое, игровой процесс однообразный. Если бы эта игра вышла в 80-е, то она бы заняла почетное место на полке рядом с играми от LJN Expand

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