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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 styleGuacamelee! 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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  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jul 4, 2014
    100
    I absolutely loved Guacamelee! when I played through it the first time, and that fact hasn’t changed here. This is, by far, the best version of Guacamelee! you’re likely to see, until the inevitable sequel arrives.
  2. Jul 9, 2014
    91
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition isn't a vapid rebranding or a blatant cash-in, but a welcome infusion of the original game with new areas, monsters, and bundled-in DLC.
  3. Jul 1, 2014
    90
    With new content, minor balancing and smart new formula tweaks, Drinkbox has managed to improve their already fantastic Mexican Metroidvania title.
  4. 90
    Guacamelee! is the incredible adventure, offering up thrilling events and plenty of combat in between its humour. DrinkBox have done an amazing job and the Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the PS4 is more than a worthwhile experience.
  5. Jul 10, 2014
    85
    It has some big difficulty spikes, but overall Guacamelee is still a very fun time.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 25, 2014
    85
    Packed with added content and smart mechanical revisions. This PS4 version is worth revisiting, even if the original was nacho thing. [September 2014, p77]
  7. Jul 1, 2014
    80
    While the total additions equal a killer product, I do think this version, even on new consoles, is slightly inferior to the Gold release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46
  1. Jul 19, 2014
    10
    Buy this game now. This metroidvania-brawler is absolutely loaded. I played it first with the original version on PS3 and PS Vita and wasBuy this game now. This metroidvania-brawler is absolutely loaded. I played it first with the original version on PS3 and PS Vita and was worried that the amount of new content promised would be minimal however it is not. There are references left, right and centre with smooth brawling. This is also a magnificent platformer using various melee attacks to traverse puzzling terrain. It has beautiful music and the art style is gorgeous. As for the new features there are two incredibly large areas to explore with new ever-annoying enemies to provide an increased challenge. If you are into platformers, 2D side scrolling brawlers or even just unique game mechanics; you will not be disappointed. Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2021
    10
    Easy 10. I didn’t think I could like a wrestling game so much but it really is a true “metroidvania”. #1: gorgeous looking game packed withEasy 10. I didn’t think I could like a wrestling game so much but it really is a true “metroidvania”. #1: gorgeous looking game packed with vibrant environments, wonderful tracks, and hilarious characters. #2: combat is very fun and addictive. #3: switching between land of the living & the dead is really awesome and works very well. #4: sick platform jumping sections. #5: Two player co-op is an absolute riot! My girlfriend and I cannot stop playing Guacamelee! I’m an old school 80’s NES kid so I love these types of games. When I hear kids today saying they’re bored of this game after a few hours it’s pretty disconcerting. This is a classic bro. Expand
  3. May 15, 2015
    9
    I had a lot of fun playing this game. It's easy, but also challenging. If you want to complete it at 100%, you need at least 15 hours (theI had a lot of fun playing this game. It's easy, but also challenging. If you want to complete it at 100%, you need at least 15 hours (the first time :D). The two different switching worlds are a great idea.

    I'm so close to the platinum trophy!
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  4. May 15, 2015
    8
    This game is great, Although it's not a very ambitious project, it's put together very well.

    The visuals and music are good, but probably
    This game is great, Although it's not a very ambitious project, it's put together very well.

    The visuals and music are good, but probably the combat mechanics and how your character progresses learning new tricks are its best aspects. I also liked the number of different enemies (although it's not that big, enemies evolve too, becoming more tough) and the boss battles, which are as hard as they need to be.

    You can add up to 3 more players to your party, what's brings additional fun. I played with my girlfriend and we have a great time.

    Unfortunately, it relies a lot on the comical element and if you don't speak Spanish (and if you're not familiar with Mexican slang) you'll miss much of the fun.
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  5. Jul 5, 2014
    8
    A fantastic game in many aspects aside from being burdened with the usual stigma of beat 'em ups: unresponsive & cluttered controls with theA fantastic game in many aspects aside from being burdened with the usual stigma of beat 'em ups: unresponsive & cluttered controls with the peppering of shoddy hit detection. Aside from those two mechanics, it stands out among the genre and is an overall enjoyable experience. Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2016
    8
    Very fun, beautiful, cheap and cool game to play, playing it coop it's just a whole lot of fun, waaay more than alone, be sure to play itVery fun, beautiful, cheap and cool game to play, playing it coop it's just a whole lot of fun, waaay more than alone, be sure to play it coop! If you want to have some fun with your friends, without having to play too much money, Guacamelee is a great option! Expand
  7. May 19, 2015
    0
    I'll be honest. I hate this new style of HD indie, they look more lack a sharp looking flash game. They seem to lack any fine detail which toI'll be honest. I hate this new style of HD indie, they look more lack a sharp looking flash game. They seem to lack any fine detail which to me makes the game dull.

    Guacamelee had me bored after around 3-4 minutes. The graphics were so boring and lifeless I couldn't bare to play anymore. The text boxes and story I skipped after reading a few badly written sentences then after trying to use the sluggish controls to walk from one NPC to another in this crude, badly animated world I turned it off, uninstalled and will never play again.

    Avoid at all costs even for free this month, bad choice yet again PS+.
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