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 (4,126 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013

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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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“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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
164 of 203 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
I don't recommend this game, it has a better version located at:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/275390/

Buy that one instead. This one is outdated and no longer supported - shady business practice by the Developer. Should've been either DLC (yuck!) or free upgrades like Trine developers doing.

Note: as per 18/1/2015, the new game is on Humble Bundle Weekly Brawler: https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I feel instantly for this game. A very beautiful mexican magical kind of world where you fight, wrestle, switch dimensions, morph into a chicken to fight evil. Besides that and the humor, the good responsive controls make this game highly enjoyable! Definite a game to have!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Guacamelee! is a really good platformer with a metroidvania style set in a world inspired by Mexican culture. This game is filled with comedy, and tons of references to other games, which add to the overall fun.

The gameplay is excellent, as a "Luchador" you make your way through punching: punching enemies, punching walls, punching chickens... As you progress, you get new abilities, which allow you to access new areas, by way of more, diverse ways of punching. There's also an ability that allows you to change between the world of the living and the world of the dead, and it's an interesting mechanics, as there will be sections where you find travelling back and forth between the worlds.

The environments themselves are really good: the world of the living is colourful, while the world of the dead has a darker tone.

The story is somewhat simple, but even then, it manages to be great. It starts with a normal man living a normal life, but, during the preparations for the "Día de los Muertos" festival, a powerful being raises from the world of the dead, and our hero must put on the Luchador mask, in order to save the day.

I recommend it.
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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: http://store.steampowered.com/app/275390/?snr=1_5_1100__1100

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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