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!
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Very Positive (4,459 reviews) - 94% of the 4,459 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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April 19

Play as X'Tabay, Uay Chivo, Flame Face or Jaguar!

Hey Gold Edition players,

Just a quick heads-up that we've uploaded new player costumes for four of the game's most notorious NPCs. Steam user Mujizik's lavishly animated reskins are free to download in the Guac Gold workshop. Enjoy!

All versions of Guac are also 80% off until next Monday, April 25. If you're a Windows user who wants to check out the new content in Super Turbo Championship Edition, now's a great chance!

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Reviews

“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! Click the banner to find out more!

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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Been playing for just 2 hours but MAN, this game is more rough than I expected!...AND I LOVE IT!. A challenging plataformer with puzzles VERY EARLY ON!. As a mexican, I think the folklore is well represented and combined with gaming/internet references and comedy.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Thank God for this game.
Aside from being wonderfully designed with perfect music, charming characters and a great story, Guacamelee was also my go-to calm-down for a long, long time. I went through a difficult stint of severe panic attacks and anxiety several years ago, and when it got really bad I'd always sit down and play Guacamelee for awhile.

You rule, Guac dev team. Love you guys.
P.S. Play the game!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Chicken.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
this game is easily one of the best games i've ever played. the soundrack is phenomenal, the gameplay is solid, the challenges are tough, and it's an all-around fun time. however, the Super Turbo Championship edition, which includes more than just Gold, is on steam so you should probably buy that one over this one instead.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Intro:
TLDR: Gameplay: Outstanding! - Visuals: Stunningly beautiful artstyle - Story: Fitting - Coop: Double the fun, though making the game easier at some points. - 9/10

Amazing 2D sidescroller with a very broad combat system! Boss-battles, mini-bosses, loads of different enemies, platforming, jump-puzzles with various difficulties, and a great storyline. A Masterpeice! If you like a challanging platformer/combat-sidescroller; this is it for you.

Originally got this game through a HumbleBundle and wasen't expecting much from it. Boy was I in for a surprise!

Pros and Cons:
++ Pros:
+ Local coop
+ Responsive controls
+ Full controller support
+ Combat with a lot of variations
+ Customizations
+ Fun and fine story
+ Side-material (and loads of it)
+ Immersive world
+ Artstyle

- - Cons:
- Fairly short actual story
- Coop restricted to local

Details:
The games features a coop mode, but this is however only on a local pc. The coop mode is essentialy adding another character to the game with next to none extra interactions. This is however a neat feature for the game, and is very fun. doubles the people, double the fun, right!? right indeed.

The combat and movement system is extremely good, you control every action, and your charactor is a super responsive slave to your controller of choice. It features full controller support, which I personally find great for this kind of game. Great use of combo variation and at some points it is even a necesity to win a duel or complete a challange.

Wether you jump your way thorugh spikes, traps and platforms, or (Guaca)melee your way through hazzards of enemies, It's allways a very good mixtures of the two main gameplay mechanics. The game has a lot of mechnics, which are all very well explained, and it forces you to utilizes almost everyone of them. You can't just stomp thorugh the game using one move, or one combat technique. Variation is key to defeat certain enemies.

One word *Sidematerial*!!! Side-quests (so to speak), challange modes, collectiables, unlockables. Guacamelee has pretty much all of it. It also featues a some custimization to suit your playstyle as well. Some of the challanges may be difficult and frustratin! I must admit I at one point spent 1½ hours completing a single jump-puzzle... I suck... damn my stubborness. And yet other parts may be a peice of cake.

The overall game is an eye-pleaser. The artline is amazing, especially considering it being a "just" a 2D sidescroller. You can really feel the mood of the game, being pumped up with references to other games, memes and various sidestories. It's all in the detail of the tiny thing. And there is a lot of tiny things in this game. Makes for an overall better experience. It is very rewarding to go around exploring the world of guacamelee, trust me on this one!

The story is pretty straight-forward, humorous, filled with some unique characters. This is however not the bearing factor, as it falls a bit short compared to the standard of the other parts of the game. Only problem is that you can rush through the main storyline in a matter of a few hours, which leaves you storywise a bit dissatisfied. The loads of extra content largely outweights this problem though.

Final verdict:
One of the best sidescrolles i've ever played. Rewarding to play.
"Me Gusta". I rate this game 9/10.
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