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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: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    100
    The game makes extensive use of a mechanic reminiscent of the best 2D Zelda titles and familiar sounding riffs feature in the music from time to time. It’s pleasing, and a significant achievement then, that none of this is at the expense of Guacamelee’s own identity.
  2. Jul 7, 2014
    90
    If you're an action platformer fan with quick thumbs, this is a must-buy.
  3. 90
    Guacamelee is a fantastic Metroid-inspired platformer that shouldn’t be missed.
  4. Jul 10, 2014
    90
    All in all, if you’ve never played Guacamelee then this updated version is the one you should jump into, but fans of the original shouldn’t miss out on the Super Turbo Championship Edition either as it offers enough upgrades and content to stand apart and above what came before.
  5. Jul 29, 2014
    90
    This superb “metroidvania” game just got even better. The higher resolution, the added content and its stellar design will keep you hooked for hours.
  6. Aug 10, 2014
    90
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a well put together piece of software with a great attention to little details, set in a universe of folklore and culture which is exotic enough in the video game industry to feel highly original, and with a huge deal of humour thrown into the mix for good measure.
  7. Jul 21, 2014
    80
    Guacameele: Super Turbo Championship Edition is the definitive version of Guacamelee. It not only covers the extra levels, but also provides new skills and new opponents.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 24, 2014
    10
    Looks like 10 users, possibility made by the same person, gave this game zeroes, and 5 users said all of the reviews were Real mature,Looks like 10 users, possibility made by the same person, gave this game zeroes, and 5 users said all of the reviews were Real mature, as**oles.

    Because of these false reviews, please only take into account the written reviews.

    There are a few things I'd like to add to my previous one as well.

    The combat is amazing. Blending atracks, specials and throws all into a wonderful, flowing vortex of violene. The platforming is also genius, with the short invincibility dash and the dimension swap.

    There were 2 complaints with the original game: too hard and too short. This version added 2 new areas and a boss, thus negating the short argument, and added El Intenso, an optional feature which temporarily made Juan fast and super strong. A fully upgraded El Intenso could TEAR THOUGH the final boss. If you still want a challenge, you can never use this feature, as it's optional.
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  2. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    Awesome game with cool art style and a badass gameplay I can't get enough of this game
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    10
    I expected to like this game, I am a Metroidvania and platform game fan and the reviews seemed to indicate that this would be up my alley.I expected to like this game, I am a Metroidvania and platform game fan and the reviews seemed to indicate that this would be up my alley. However, I was expecting a game that had a retro feel and might be limited by a derivative nature. I was gladly mistaken, this game has personality galore and a gameplay system that is entirely its own. What is truly remarkable is how polished the game mechanics are. The game can be hard, but it is never due to poor game design, just like the best Nintendo games.

    I find it interesting that the negative ratings have not bothered to write a review, unless you are truly hopeless at platform games, there is absolutely no possible way to think this game is bad. The amount of creativity and hard work put into the level design and gameplay is astounding, and the guys at DrinkBox Studios are to be applauded.

    If you like platform or Metroidvania games, or just great games in general. Don't miss this one, it's a triumph. It's a little short, but for a downloadable game at a reasonable price, you get way more than you pay for. And if you chose to get every item in the game, you will be challenged by some seriously devilish platform and combat challenge.
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  4. Nov 9, 2014
    9
    There is no reason this game should have a 6.8 average user score! This game is so much fun to play. I know Spanish so that makes this gameThere is no reason this game should have a 6.8 average user score! This game is so much fun to play. I know Spanish so that makes this game even cooler for me. I love all the throwback fan service to old NES players like myself.

    I had fun going through the world and picking up new skills and reading the story line. I had a tough time with some of the combos I practiced with the rooster, but overall I was able to put together some sweet combos after some practice.

    I am 5 hours into the game and have not passed it yet. I haven't enjoyed playing this game in co-op mode but I imagine it makes it more fun.

    If you are into games that make you laugh. that are visually pleasing, and that are tons of fun, then you can't go wrong with this game.
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  5. Aug 18, 2014
    9
    Pretty fantastic game that also gets frustrating at times. The save points seem to be totally random, and you'll regularly return to the gamePretty fantastic game that also gets frustrating at times. The save points seem to be totally random, and you'll regularly return to the game to find that you somehow lost the progress you made in a previous visit. The maps and guidance are generally ok, but occasionally you get stuck with no recourse. But the battling and the exploration are done extremely well -- lots off of fun and very tight controls, with extra abilities being added in a smart way. Definitely recommended. Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Playing Guacamelee STCE was a fun experience. As soon as I started the game I was drawn in by the art style and then shortly after the music. The gameplay started of simple but got addictive quickly as I got new ways to fight. The gameplay was very fun and whenever I turned on my Wii U I would only go to play it. by using a color coded system on enemies allowing them to only be hit by Juan's special moves that match that color added interest to the game. The variety of enemies was not too large but enough considering the short length of the game. As far as story goes it's somewhat disappointing and feels anti climactic. The story was about Juan finding his childhood friend and save her from being used as a sacrifice by the enemy who took over hell. In the end you stop his assault but your friend dies. That is not a good ending considering how light hearted this game was. The game was very colorful and although it did have death, they were not seriously impacting considering the music was always light hearted at the times of these deaths. Another flaw in the story was the chicken who teaches you how to turn into a chicken. He is revealed to be the devil who lost control of hell to the main antagonist of the game. After he helps you he is not seen again. I expected that after I defeat the primary antagonist I would face of with the devil who thanked me for returning hell to him. There was no such battle. Just a sad clip show ending of Juan loosing his friend. The game play did not have much of a replay value but was still incredibly fun the first run. It wasn't color coded like on the playstation version but it was simple enough to recognize combos. 8.1 out of 10. Which is pretty good for a $15 game. Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    5
    Good game with some issues, like near impossible jumps, that being said, the combat is very good, the story and pacing are good, if it wasntGood game with some issues, like near impossible jumps, that being said, the combat is very good, the story and pacing are good, if it wasnt for the near impossible and often required jumps. Expand

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