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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: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. May 14, 2021
    10
    This game is an ode to Mexican’s rich and colorful folclore. Love it. Being Latino I appreciate the respect and love put to this gem. The gameThis game is an ode to Mexican’s rich and colorful folclore. Love it. Being Latino I appreciate the respect and love put to this gem. The game is very difficult and challenging. Lots to do. Puzzles and some combat can be punishing to the mind and fingers. But it’s all worth it. The game runs perfectly. The music complements perfectly with the action. Everything is perfect. The story also is very well presented. Can’t wait to play the sequel soon. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Nov 14, 2019
    9
    A very enjoyable and fun to play Metroidvania, tight controls and lovely music.
  4. 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
  5. Dec 20, 2018
    8
    Guacamelee is one of the tightest, fun platformers on the Switch. The classic Metroidvania style lends itself beautifully to this game andGuacamelee is one of the tightest, fun platformers on the Switch. The classic Metroidvania style lends itself beautifully to this game and it's just a great time to play. Enemies aren't too difficult as you'll find most of the challenges in platforming. The story is funny and intriguing and the after game objectives feel as rewarding as playing through the base game. Get this game when it goes on sale! Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2020
    7
    The platforming is good and the combat is satisfying but it could be better. The story is OK with good humorous moments.The mechanics, movesetThe platforming is good and the combat is satisfying but it could be better. The story is OK with good humorous moments.The mechanics, moveset and abilities are good but I've seen better. I would recommend it nonetheless.It definitely is polished, fun and worth it. Expand
  7. 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

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