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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 76 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 51 out of 76
  2. Negative: 17 out of 76

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  1. TSB
    Oct 4, 2014
    10
    One of the best side scroll games I'v ever played
    Lovely challenging combat - great art style - upgrades all over the walk through and some good secrets and hard places to beat.
    The game deserves 9.5 if they added more bosses and make it longer it will be a perfect game .
    We needs more games like Guacamelee!
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    9
    This game is very entertaining. Especially if you play it coop. I enjoy playing it with my girlfriend and it was worth every penny spent on it. The level design is excellent, the jokes and references are funny and fun to discover, the mechanics, while nothing really new, are interesting. They added enemy with shields that require special combos so that you don't end up always spamming theThis game is very entertaining. Especially if you play it coop. I enjoy playing it with my girlfriend and it was worth every penny spent on it. The level design is excellent, the jokes and references are funny and fun to discover, the mechanics, while nothing really new, are interesting. They added enemy with shields that require special combos so that you don't end up always spamming the same attacks, and that's excellent. The only negative is that the game seems pretty short. Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2014
    7
    The discount for owning the original is only 66% with makes it cos't 2,5€ more than on ps4. Don't know if it's because valves 1$=1€ policy or what but I bought a pc to get cheaper games. For faulty pricing I have to take a couple of points.
    The game itself is great and if you haven't played the original you should try this. Best platforming betemup since 90' and it has co-op!
  4. Oct 1, 2015
    7
    Tier 2
    + Entertaining gameplay that blends its combat mechanics well with its platforming mechanics
    + Elegant game systems that create a smooth flow curve ? Silly story and characters are amusing at face value, but provide little depth and could land flat for some ? The character feels heavy and requires incredibly precise inputs overcome difficult challenges, which could feel weird
    Tier 2
    + Entertaining gameplay that blends its combat mechanics well with its platforming mechanics
    + Elegant game systems that create a smooth flow curve
    ? Silly story and characters are amusing at face value, but provide little depth and could land flat for some
    ? The character feels heavy and requires incredibly precise inputs overcome difficult challenges, which could feel weird for platforming fans
    - World-swapping mechanic is at times amazing and at times very frustrating, making the gameplay more similar to a rhythm-based button execution system than typical platforming
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  5. Jan 23, 2015
    7
    This game is fun in all, but has a lot of work to it.

    PROS
    -Smooth game
    -good graphics
    -good combat
    -Good story

    CONS
    -boring gameplay .
  6. Aug 8, 2018
    8
    GUACAMELEE! SUPER TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
    The definitive guacamelee
    Guacamelee is a metroidvania meats brawler game where you play as a luchador that sets out to save the daughter of el president And the super turbo championship edition makes this must play classic even better, expanding its world, adding bosses, abilities story and adding in about 2 extra hours of gameplay So if
    GUACAMELEE! SUPER TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
    The definitive guacamelee
    Guacamelee is a metroidvania meats brawler game where you play as a luchador that sets out to save the daughter of el president
    And the super turbo championship edition makes this must play classic even better, expanding its world, adding bosses, abilities story and adding in about 2 extra hours of gameplay
    So if you haven’t played guacamelee before, this is the version to get…
    This metroidvania took me around 6 and a half hours to complete and can be played with up to 4 player cooperatively…
    After hearing so many great things I as excited to go back and play this game before guacamelee 2 came out, and boy am I happy I did…
    admittedly guacamelee took so time to grow on me.. I didn’t instantly fall in love… at first I was a little confused why everyone loves it so much… sure the art style is nice and the game is full of humor.. But the gameplay, the platforming... it all felt super simple and button mashy… but as the game goes on it just gets better and better…
    no 2 hours of this game feels the same… the game slowly spoon feeds you new abilities that are mostly for traversing, allowing you to go back to past areas if you’d like for its collectables to help upgrade your health or endurance, but these also double as combat moves for the challenging and constantly engaging combat moments…
    the game increasingly gets challenging with both its platforming as well as with its enemies it introduces.. So you never feel like you’re just going through the motions... every minute of this game is engaging and keeps you hooked… there are costumes you can unlock to challenge you more or balance the character more towards your play style.. This is such a complete package from start to finish, a world that entices you to explore for its secrets, so many moments I would laugh out loud at the dialog, decently challenging bosses...
    I actually felt like bosses were more of the time to relax and breathe before you’re thrown back out into platforming through this world… guacamelee is wonderfully placed and is a must play game for platforming fans or metroidvania fans alike
    I give GUACAMELEE! SUPER TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
    an 8.5/10
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  7. Aug 2, 2015
    8
    Overall impression: Very original and satisfying Metroidvania style side scroller beat 'em up

    Being a fan of the Metroid series, I appreciated the effort to keep in the same vein without completely ripping them off. I liked to the tongue and cheek references too. Great atmosphere. Mexican theme, colourful graphics, fun music, humorous dialogue. Very unique in the best of senses.
    Overall impression: Very original and satisfying Metroidvania style side scroller beat 'em up

    Being a fan of the Metroid series, I appreciated the effort to keep in the same vein without completely ripping them off. I liked to the tongue and cheek references too.

    Great atmosphere. Mexican theme, colourful graphics, fun music, humorous dialogue. Very unique in the best of senses. Story is basic but solid: Doesn't take itself too seriously.

    Game play is also very original. You'll enjoy discovering all the abilities and rediscovering new ways to wonder through the map.

    It's overall just a fun game. Not too long, but with all collectibles and challenges you'll get a solid 10 to 15 hours out of it.
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  8. May 27, 2019
    9
    Metroidvania cargado de humor y con la típica progresión del género que incita a seguir jugando, buscar secretos y no soltar el mando. Lo recomiendo sin duda alguna.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 11, 2014
    40
    Overly referential with gameplay that doesn't go anywhere.
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    82
    If you’ve never heard of words like “metroidvania” and “beat-‘em-up”, Guacamelee! is an excellent entry point for you.
  3. Sep 3, 2014
    90
    Drinkbox studios took an already great game, and made it that much better.