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  • Summary: Evil chose the wrong day to double-dip.

    Carlos Calaca has kidnapped El Presidente's Daughter, and he plans to sacrifice her in order to merge the World of the Living with the World of the Dead. Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the
    Evil chose the wrong day to double-dip.

    Carlos Calaca has kidnapped El Presidente's Daughter, and he plans to sacrifice her in order to merge the World of the Living with the World of the Dead.

    Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the strength and courage to become the Hero he's always dreamed of being and put a stop to this.

    Guacamelee! STCE is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer set in a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore.

    The game features melee combat, parallel dimensions and same-screen co-op. The Super Turbo Championship Edition also includes extra abilities, new level content and enhanced graphics. Also chickens.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 95
    Rewinding back to 2013: Guacamelee! had me hooked from the second I started playing. The comedy in the game is genius-level and the platforming is damn near perfect. It’s the definition of what a great Metroidvania/platformer is. Fast forward to 2018 and Guacamelee! easily sits among some of the best offerings on Nintendo Switch.
  2. Oct 17, 2018
    90
    Guacamelee! on Switch is one of the most spectacular metroidvania that you can find on the eShop.
  3. Oct 29, 2018
    90
    Guacamelee is a tightly crafted, masterfully executed game that borrows and refines ideas from amongst the best in the industry that leaves you wanting more. Lucky for us, the sequel is just around the corner, and this is the perfect appetiser. If you haven’t played it before, don’t let this Switch port pass you by.
  4. 85
    While it’s a short journey, it’s one very worth playing. Oh, and did I mention the game is littered with pop culture (especially video game) references? I won’t spoil them for you, but never thought I’d see a Super Mario RPG reference ever again.
  5. Oct 20, 2018
    85
    Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition is a version of this classic indie as funny as ever, which only suffers from not being able to use Joy-Con alone to play its famous multiplayer mode.
  6. Oct 10, 2018
    80
    Over four years on and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is still a ‘rasslin riot that’s well worth a play. Despite the passage of time, this colourful indie effort doesn’t show its age and fits the portability of Switch down to the ground. If you’ve played it already on Wii U there’s very little here to convince you to double dip (unless, of course, you’ve only played the 2013 version) - bar the ability to play in handheld mode - but if you’ve somehow missed this lovely luchador adventure, you’ll struggle to find a better platform to play it on.
  7. Dec 5, 2018
    80
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition brings a fun and competent experience to the Nintendo Switch, mired in a lovely environment, a simple but enjoyable plot and a charming visual component. That all this happens within a game that fits into a Metroidvania style only benefits the latter, as this is an effort that will more than certainly appeal to many players.

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  1. Dec 14, 2018
    2
    This game is all hype. Lotsa style, annoying substance. It's clunky and it's one of the worst platformers I've played in years. You'll thinkThis game is all hype. Lotsa style, annoying substance. It's clunky and it's one of the worst platformers I've played in years. You'll think it's a good game if you are unfamiliar with good games. Maybe worth wasting no more than $5 on. It's like anti-Mario. Expand