Guacamelee! Gold Edition 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!
User reviews: Very Positive (4,173 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013

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Includes 3 items: Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Guacamelee! Soundtrack, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

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"A fine example indeed of modern Metroidvania, in which you must use your luchadore wrestling powers to bypass obstacles and enemies. Reference heavy."
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August 4

Updated Guac Bundle & STCE Loyalty Discount!

Hey Guacamaniacs. We've rejigged the setup of the different versions of Guacamelee! here on Steam a little for your convenience. Now...

1. You can get the 'Guacamelee! Complete' bundle, containing Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Super Turbo Championship Edition and the Guacamelee Soundtrack, for $20 USD/CAD. (This replaces the two separate Soundtrack Editions we used to have)

2. Owners of Guac Gold can once again enjoy a loyalty discount, now of 80%, off of their purchase of STCE!

Happy luchin'!

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“Guacamelee isn’t only pretty to look at, it’s also a hell of a lot of fun to play.”
9.1 / 10 – IGN

“The responsive controls and a grin-inducing sense of humor make it near impossible to put down...”
9 / 10 – GameSpot

“Right from the start, Guacamelee! offers up a sugar skull-covered playground to delight in and devour with mucho gusto. It's a game I'll be playing and replaying again for some time to come.”
9 / 10 – Destructoid

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About This Game

Guacamelee! Gold Edition 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.

Travel through a mystical and mysterious Mexican world as a Luchador using the power of your two fists to battle evil. Uncover hidden wrestling techniques like the Rooster Uppercut, and Dimension Swap to open new areas and secrets.

Key Features

  • Use combat moves for both fighting enemies and platforming challenges
  • Swap between multiple overlapping dimensions (World of the Living and the World of the Dead)
  • "El Infierno" level expansion. Brave the fires of El Infierno and prove yourself in a series of challenges to unlock powerful new costumes for Juan and Tostada
  • Player costumes! Swap costumes to change the attributes of your Hero, and obtain new achievements
  • Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, Cloud Save, and Big Picture Mode
  • Trading Cards
  • Create new custom costumes and share these with others via Steam Workshop
  • Drop in/out 2-Player local Co-operative play for the entire story
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of Chickens

Upgrade to the Super Turbo Championship Edition!

The definitive new version of Guacamelee! is out now on Steam! It expands on the Gold Edition with new powers, levels and enemies, many improvements to gameplay and graphics, and more adjectives than you can shake a chicken egg bomb at! And if you own Guacamelee! Gold Edition already, you can enjoy an 80% discount on upgrading. Click the banner to find out more!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, XP, 2000 and Vista
    • Processor: 2 Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Pentium 3 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit Linux requires 32-bit compatibility libraries. Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers.
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
NOTE: Before you start, bear in mind that there's a better version that was released later and can be bought for the same price, more or less. I strongly recommend that you check that one. However, if, for some reason, the GOLD edition is on sale and the TURBO isn't, there isnt really THAT MUCH to miss. Newer release here:

Guacamelee! is a game that brings nothing new to the front table. Its roots are pretty obvious, as it's a game that pays a staggering homage to the likes of Metroid and Castlevania. However, it adds nice puzzle elements and blends everything with such finesse and precision that elevates this game way beyond the "old school tribute" that many Indy games seem to be around these days, as it's safe to say, the boys from Drinkbox Studios went the extra mile and dwelled way pass their confort zone.

The graphics are amazing, the art has that Comic book feel to it and the colors are warm and well put together. Every character has their own feel and, despite their all sharing that Mexican Luchadore vybe with the masks, skulls and marching mariachis, they have their own sense of indivuality so the game wont bore you with that. Soundtrack is nice as well and the sound effects are really retro, part what I like most about this.

Apart from the challenging puzzles, the part that I liked most was certainly the bosses, specially the Leopard fight, it was one of the hardest and most fun I've ever faced.

Overall, great game with a nice amount of replay-value.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A very fun game bit frustrating at some parts but I liked it and its even omer fun in 2 players
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Guacamelee is a fresh, very well made "Metroid-Vania" type of game.
Drikn Box Studio gave us a little gem.
The game is a sidescroller set in a fictional, yet charming, Mexico, and the whole game deals with the theme of "Luchadores" and mexican myths and legends regarding death and the afterworld.
As a "Metroid-Vania" the main character (Juan) has to travel across a variety of stages, fighting enemies and avoiding traps by platforming.
The thing that keeps the game fresh is the variety; the maps are very complex yet easy to navigate once you uncover the whole map, and the game perfectly balances its difficulty, starting very easy and getting harder closer to the end (yet not impossible).
Speaking of platforming, i have rarely seen such well made platforming sections in a very long time.
The developers really went crazy (in a good way) offering double jumps, moving plaftorms, flying powerups, portals, walljumps, wallslides, levers ecc..., and some puzzles are very challenging, yet very rewarding and well designed (note that most of these can be avoided if preferred).
The combat is an other thing that differenciates this game from the others; unlike other "Metroid-Vania" games here you have a very intuitive yet complex combo system, with the ability to throw enemies away and do some devastating chain attacks.
Enemies are well differenciated and you need personalised attacks to beat them.
The design of the game is great, featuring a charming 2D vector style; the characters are gorgeously animated and drawn, as well as the levels, each one colorful and very well drawn.
An other thing that makes this game original is its unique humor, the game is filled with an incredible amount of funny easter eggs regarding the whole "Internet/Memes" and "Videogames" worlds and the game offers the chance to use custom skins built by the community (available through Steam Workshop).
Guacamelee is a must-buy for everyone who likes 2D side scrolling games with a personal touch.
One of the best of its genre.

- Charming Humor
- Fresh Design
- Complex Maps
- Amazing Platforming Action
- Deep and fun combat/combo System
- A ton of amazing easter eggs
- Varied puzzles
- Balanced Difficulty
- Balanced Lenght (Not too long, not too short)
- A lot of "developer made" and "Community made" custom skins

- A couple of stages could have "dared" more in therms of visual design

To Keep In Mind:
- Some Orbs very very hard to get (Not necessary for the game completion)
- Inferno Challenges (endgame content) sometimes incredibly hard /frustrating
- Some achievements very hard to obtain (Not necessary for the game completion)
- Need a bit of grinding, if willing to collect all the treasure chests (Not necessary for the game completion)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29

Excelemente mistura do estilo plataforma com ♥♥♥♥♥daria. Os gráficos 2D estilo vetoriais são de muito bom gosto e cada fase é bem distinta da outra, é um show de cores vivas e bem utilizadas. Em relação a jogabilidade é muito fluida e o combate é divertido e intuitivo. A curva de aprendizado de cada novo poder e dos combos é perfeita.

O game é um mergulho na cultura mexicana, isso é legal, visto que a maioria dos games só explora a cultura americana, inglesa ou japonesa. E o bom humor é presente o tempo todo.

Jogar single player já é bem divertido, a é diversão é muito melhor jogando com outra pessoa ao lado. Pena que o game só dá suporte a coop local, e não online.

Agora vamos aos contras:

- É um game desaconcelhado para quem não curte: games de plataforma, games de ♥♥♥♥♥daria e games bem humorados.
- Os gráficos apesar de bonitos, são limitados e tem poucas cut scenes. E os dialogos são todos feitos por balões de texto, sem dublagem.
- Não possui coop online, somente local.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
A teriffic union of tricky platforming and combo fighting, where each unlockable move can be used for both, making the two sides of the gameplay complement eachother in ways I haven't seen in other games. Add to this the vibrant artstyle, humor full of both game references and internet culture, and a metroidvania style world ready to be explored, and you have one of my favorite games.
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