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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: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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. Jan 18, 2019
    80
    A love letter to all things videogame, Guacamelee! is a fantastic blend of homage and originality, resulting in a wildly memorable, if a bit short, Metroidvania. From the title's tight platforming-heavy level design, to its skill based combat, there is never a dull moment in Juan's quest to save El Presidente's daughter. Although the script does rely on out of place humour perhaps too often, and the general difficulty does take a hit near the end, this makes for a fantastic experience from start to finish, with plenty to love and admire.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Jun 30, 2020
    10
    Amazing metroidvania. Being mexican myself I received this game as a tribute to our culture and our love to "Día de Muertos". Cannot recommendAmazing metroidvania. Being mexican myself I received this game as a tribute to our culture and our love to "Día de Muertos". Cannot recommend it enough! Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2022
    10
    Great game deserves all the credits and more . Great graphics , gameplay, music and history. The metroidvania like is amazing . Congrats theGreat game deserves all the credits and more . Great graphics , gameplay, music and history. The metroidvania like is amazing . Congrats the devs for the great work in this game . Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2020
    9
    As a big fan of Metroidvanias and wrestling, I don't know why it took me so long to pick it up. Turns out its a lot of fun with greatAs a big fan of Metroidvanias and wrestling, I don't know why it took me so long to pick it up. Turns out its a lot of fun with great platforming, combat, and humor. I just wish they added some variety to the wrestling moves. Then it would be an all timer. Now it's off to Guacamelee 2! Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2021
    9
    It's clever, it's colorful, and it's a wonderful metroidvania adventure! The combat is superb and just supremely fun to play! Tons of extrasIt's clever, it's colorful, and it's a wonderful metroidvania adventure! The combat is superb and just supremely fun to play! Tons of extras and unlockables for diehards and it's just clearly got a ton of love poured into it. Love the game! Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2020
    8
    Basic but efficient and fun. Many references for us "old" gamers which are still nice to see. The combat phases sometimes look like a beat'emBasic but efficient and fun. Many references for us "old" gamers which are still nice to see. The combat phases sometimes look like a beat'em all and that's fun. The story is intentionally caricatural and will get a smile off most of you. Not a revolutionary game, but damn fun. Expand
  6. Sep 19, 2021
    6
    I feel this game deserves another review. Mainly because it's way too hyped for it's own best. It's not nearly as perfect as many reviewersI feel this game deserves another review. Mainly because it's way too hyped for it's own best. It's not nearly as perfect as many reviewers claim it to be.

    After playing this game for several hours, here's what I think:

    *Graphics is a big hit-or-miss. You either like this style (and if so, you will think it's splendid) or you dislike it. Personally, I'm a little unsure. It DOES have good animation. Characters models are good and detailed. But...I still don't really like the STYLE of the graphics. So that's a very personal thing. But are the graphics GOOD? I would say "yes". Maybe 7-8 out of 10. Still, playing in handheld mode makes it tough to see some details, so maybe 7 is a fair final grade for the graphics. Lots of things are just too small.

    *Sound: Fitting music, but it's also very repetitive and super annoying. Sound effects are good, but also very repetitive. Due to this, I would give it only a 5 or 6 out of 10.

    *Controls: It's fairly easy to control the main character but the game is very demanding in certain areas, requiring lots of that modern "super precision jumping"...and I'm not very fond of that. I didn't expect that this game would have so much of that, so that makes me a little disappointed. Some maneuvers are annoyingly tough to achieve. 7 out of 10.

    Gameplay: The story is interesting, but being forced to make complicated combos is not my idea of fun. General platforming however, is nice. Minus those super precision parts. And the tricky maneuvers. Still, the game has a good layout and overall design, but why do I feel the game just isn't that much fun to play? I've had more fun with cheaper and lesser known games, and Guacamelee is a very wellknown game that also has a high overall grade. It also seems some quests can't be completed due to bugs? Especially one where you're asked to gather three ingredients, but when you got all of them, the quest still can't be completed. Maybe I missed something vital but to me that felt a lot like a bug. Gameplay only gets 6 out of 10 from me.

    Honestly, I had high hopes for Guacamelee, everyone seemed so starstruck by the game but it failed to impress me. Maybe I had too high expectations, but it simply wasn't what I expected. A few fun references here and there to other games, but that ultimately can't save this game from getting a lower grade.

    All in all, I think the game only deserves a 6. It has a few qualities, but something is definitiely missing. Feudal Alloy was more interesting to me than this.
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  7. Sep 18, 2021
    0
    Una puta mierda frustrante y desesperante para con el jugador. La parte del infierno se la podían haber ahorrado o metérsela por donde yo teUna puta mierda frustrante y desesperante para con el jugador. La parte del infierno se la podían haber ahorrado o metérsela por donde yo te diga. Yo no sé esos picos de dificultad absurda. Dinero tirado encima digital. No puedo deshacerme de esa m. Expand

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