The definitive version of the smash hit Metroidvania-style action-platformer, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition adds new levels, powers, challenges and refinements to the sprawling, ridiculous, Mexican-inspired adventure of the original.
User reviews: Very Positive (242 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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"Showed at PAX East 2014 - We were immediately struck by the use of Mexican folklore - rarely (if ever!) seen in games. It plays wonderfully, too.""
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Reviews

“Still the reigning champ.”
9.1 / 10 – IGN

“This is, by far, the best version of Guacamelee! you’re likely to see...”
A – Gaming Age

“Guacamelee Super Turbo Champion Edition offers one of the best-designed and most original takes on the well-worn metroidvania phenomenon you'll ever find.”
4.5 / 5 – US Gamer

Super? Turbo?? *Championship????*

STCE is a widely revamped version of the original Guacamelee!. Enjoy exploring two huge new levels, exploding into 'Intenso' power mode, and laying egg bombs as a chicken. You'll need every bit of power to dispatch a vicious new class of Elite enemies, a host of updated and rebalanced challenges in Normal and Hard modes, and the scheming new boss, El Trio de la Muerte.

About This Game

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! 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 original Guacamelee! received wide critical acclaim and was a finalist for both IndieCade and the Independent Games Festival's Excellence in Visual Art award.

Key Features


  • Non-Stop Fighting Action. An extensive move list, advanced combo engine, and anti-gravity grabs
  • Multi-dimensional Platforming. Instantly swap between the Worlds of Living and Dead to traverse impossible terrain
  • Combat moves double as movement, uniting platforming and fighting in a way never seen before
  • Diverse, detailed world containing lively towns, dark forests, flowery canals and fiery volcanoes
  • Drop in/out 4-Player local co-operative play, featuring independent dimension swapping
  • Multiple boss characters (each with unique back stories), wide range of foes, and elite-class enemies
  • Spectacular player abilities: The Rooster Uppercut, Frog Slam, and “Intenso” turbo-combat mode
  • Colorful, vibrant costumes that change both player appearance and attributes
  • Steam leaderboards, achievements and trading cards, support for multiple save slots, persistent cross-save-game costume unlocks
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, XP, 2000 and Vista
    • Processor: 2 Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
Helpful customer reviews
291 of 409 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This is basically the same game as Guacamelee Gold, except with a bit of added fluff. Please do not support dishonest business practices and just skip this game altogether. Having to rebuy the game again without even the slightest discount is in no way justifiable.

The technical aspects aren't much to look at either, the game either has huge input lag or A LOT of screen tearing, depending on your VSync settings. Pick your poison.

This game also still does not support online coop, despite the developer saying in the original game that he wanted to implement it, but did not have the time. Yet they apparently had enough time to re-release the same game with a few added skins and a few more enemies? Please.

I'd say vote with your wallet. The developers do not deserve your money.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I loved this game, as it falls into my favorite genre of games: beat 'em ups. It's just like Guacamelee Gold Edition except a few new areas, enemies, and one new boss. However, since it is so much like its predecessor, I found the game to be very easy. A few arenas here and there gave me a few problems, but overall it was a cakewalk. The bosses are a joke and offer little to no challenge (except for the Jaguar boss, though I still think he was tougher in Gold Edition.) Overall, I liked playing the game again; I just wish it offered more difficulty.

8/10

Weird that it's an entirely new game when it's practically just an update to Gold Edition.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
This game answers the question "What would Metroid be like if Samus was an undead luchador who could transform into a chicken?"

The platforming/exploring is solid and rewarding. The combat is fluid and fun. The art style is gloriously bright and colourful. The characters are suitably ridiculous. All-in-all, the game is a joyous experience.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
My recommendation for this game:

COMPLETELY ABSOLUTELY VERILY YES!!!

Get it.
It's unique.
It's well crafted.
It will teach you stuff on the way. And very forgiving for the most part.
Controls are tight and you don't need to worry about fiddly widdly things.

Best part of the game is its culturally immersive setting. I'm not a Native Mexican in any way. And this whole game provided a whole lot of newness to me.

Live in the Americas? No problem! Still plenty enjoyable for its awesome gameplay alone.

Think about it.

You start out as a burly guy, then a strong luchador, then you become...

LUCHAGOD!

By the time you get to the end of the game you will feel awesome.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Metroidvania done right. Also, COMBOS!!! <3
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Best game ever to become chicken and run pass enemy 10/10. Haha joking.

To be honest I don't have a good time with brawl games quite a long time ago and this one really surprised me.

Cool story check ✓
Beautiful artwork check ✓
Flawless control / Don't need to freaking press one goddam key like other brawl game check ✓
A very awesome little detail like switch the world, cool easter egg and parody reference check ✓

I bought from humble bundle but I can garuntee for sure. This game is TOTALLY worth it with full price.
What are you waiting for? Put that in your cart now.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Fantastic combat. Thrilling platforming. Smart level-design. One of my most favorite games of ALL TIME!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Guacamelee! STCE is the kind of game you'll hate by dying (a lot), but when you actually finish it, you'll miss it like your pet just died.

Okay, so here's the story: You play as "Juan Aguacata" an agave farmer. Just an ordinary man. Until one day El Presidente's daughter gets kidnapped by the one and only Calaca. An evil skeleton worse than the devil himself.

The main goal of the game is to rescue El Presidente's daughter, and stop Calaca. Now, to me, I HIGHLY recommend a controller. I tried the keyboard, but it's just to hard.

I bought this game along with some other great platformers in the Humble Brawlers bundle. (Thanks for that awesome bundle, HB.)

I recommend this game for people who like challenging games, or platformers in general.

I really enjoyed this game, and i'm sure i will love the other games in the humble bundle i bought.

And that's my review for Guacamelee! STCE. If you liked this review or it helped you decide if you want this game, please leave a thumbs up! It helps a lot!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
A polished action 2d platformer.

This game is an 'upgrade' of previously released Guacamelee Gold Edition.

Looks simple, but when you play it - it's a bit complicated since it requires a bit of learning mostly for combos and memorizing the pattern of enemies' shields in order to break it. Chaining combos also feels smooth in battle, if you master it literally you'll stomp on enemies.

There's a regular platformer features like Double Jump, Air Combo, but what's best from this game is that the game cleverly incorporates it but sometimes it's irritating and requiring you to replay a part of the level again and again because it requires precise movement and fast fingers. I also like the swapping dimension between living and the dead, required when you progress through the game - quickly reminds me to Giana Sisters Twisted Dream and to some extent, Soul Reaver.

Game graphic overall I'm satisfied, it has unique feel for me. Certainly not pixel level. Performance wise, I play no problem on my mediocre 635m with highest quality settings available for me, no screen tearing, no sudden FPS drops.

Game's a platformer, and so as it stands it's best played with controller. While combos are easy to perform (only directional button + action button each), I'm not sure how fast my fingers would be had I played this with KB/M especially when you're required to be fast finger during a fight or moving thru a tricky level.

As for replayability, when you finish the game you're given hard level to beat. And achievements adding more appeal to come back and obtain. But for one simple playthrough, game's a bit short - I'm clocking at 6.5 hours or so for my first.

There's a leaderboard supposedly for bragging, but how someone beats the game less than 30 minutes baffles me to no end. I checked around and found it requires tricks, well.... not so good in my opinion.

Verdict, good game, but if you own previous title you'll be sorely disappointed that there's no loyalty discount anymore. I'd wait for a sale or bundle since the improvements are not worth 15 extra USDs alone.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Normal : 8/10
Hard: 9/10

you should finished this awesome game twice (normal & hard)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Amazing game, This is must have! i found myself spending all day and night on this. The puns, the humour, the action and the storyline is a 9/10.

i even learnt some spanish playing this

POLLO POLLO POLLO!!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Mini-Review

8.9/10
Developer: DrinkBox Studios
Genres: Action, Adventure, Beat'em Up
Year: 2013

Pros:
+REALLY FUN, NEVER GETS BORING!
+Amazing Art And Graphics
+AWESOME Music
+Many Attacks, Combos, Special Attacks, And Abilities
+Wide Variety Of Different Enemies And Locations, From Skeletons To Chupacabras, And Deserts To Forests
+YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN CHARACTER!... However, You Need Adobe FLASH CS5+


Cons:
-A Bit Too Short

Summary:
This is absolutely wonderful game.
The graphics and visual effects look really great and cartoonish.
The music is very catchy too.
However...... It's a little.... Short.
Get this if you love beating skeletons and monsters up.
You won't regret it (unless you are a skeleton).

I recommend getting this game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Fantastic metroidvania with tight controls and great smoothly animated graphics.
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106 of 135 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
Guacamelee Gold was one of my favorite pick ups here and I'm glad they did not take long to bring the update here. This game is not only a worthy update but a good starting point for someone who has never played Guacameelee before. I know some people are upset about having to pay for an update but they packed a lot into this. 2 extra levels along with new secrets, intensio mode and my personal favorite a new set of Steam Trading Cards!!

The only negative I can say is my hands still haven't recovered from all the abuse I put them through last time to get 100% on the achievements. But what's a little carpal tunnel to enjoy more of this great universe.
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75 of 104 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
You can Suplex a Chicken 11/10

No but to put on my Serious reviewer voice, this is the Improved version of Guacamelee, which comes with nicer looking effects for enemies, your special attacks cause camera shake etc and an "Intenso mode" which makes you super powered for a short time, plus comes with brand new content, plus a new boss (or should I say Trio of bosses), it is a great little upgrade to an already amazing Metroidvania brawler. plus its also a great deal at 66% off for those who owned the other version of Guacamelee,

Downside however is that because it is a new game rather than an expansion/patch for the original version, you will need to start again from the start, but its fun seeing what new additions/Graphics they added in this version.

p.s. the screens when you get powerups are no longer Seizure Inducing, so you wont be blinded by flashy colours when playing in the dark.
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Since I reviewed Gold Edition previously, I'm going to focus on the differences and new content here. See my thoughts on why I enjoyed this game so much here http://steamcommunity.com/id/Soupinator/recommended/214770

Super Turbo Championship Edition is essentially a significant content DLC on top of Gold Edition, but since it makes so many changes to the game it is sold as standalone with a discount for previous owners. Loading up a Gold Edition savegame simply would not work so if you started the game in Gold Edition you will have to start over in this one. It adds two new large areas with new gameplay mechanics, adds a bunch of new enemy types (elite versions of existing enemies with new abilities,) some new graphical effects (heat distortion and shadows,) a new rage mechanic for combat, pollo bombs!, and reworks all the fights in the game. There may be other changes I can't think of at the moment.

While none of the new content is strictly necessary to enjoy the game, I found it well worth the $5 upgrade. The new areas are a lot of fun and quite unique compared to the rest of the game and are integrated seamlessly with the story. The INTENSO rage mechanic works well as a panic button letting you recover from a fight that's going badly, and that does become necessary. The fight rework in addition to the new enemies makes the game significantly more difficult which I appreciated but others may not. In some fights they went a bit too far though, covering the screen with enemies, removing all sense of strategy and turning the combat into a spamfest.

So which version should you buy? I would definitely recommend this one, with the caveat that you may find it too difficult.
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43 of 59 people (73%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Hmm..
Naturally when you're looking to buy a game, you want to get the latest and greatest version. It should have all the extra content, bug-fixes, and so on. However, the possibility exists that the newest verson could be inferior in some ways. Game-design is a constant and always finicky, and nobody ever seems to be satisfied with its results. So things get changed, and changed again, sometimes they're even changed back to their original state. It's a constantly confusing nightmare, and for what? In the end it all comes down to preference.

Forgive me, I love to ramble.

STCE is on paper*, the superior version of Guacamelee! Let's look at some of the facts:

Two brand-new areas to explore!
A new boss-fight!
Intenso!
Multiple save-slots!
New enemies!
Every foe has a visible health-meter!
etc!

If you're hankering for more Guacamelee, then definitely grab this! The new areas are great. They make the world a bit richer, and are fleshed out with plenty of secrets and fighting/platforming to be had. I also like the little changes such as costumes being unlocked via silver coins. The biggest deal is that the controller-issue I had with Guaca-Gold is fixed, making this by default the superior version for me.

BUT!
STCE is a different game, and it can be considered inferior in a way. The controversial addition is Intenso! It's the "shock gloves"** of Guacamelee. Once you fill a meter you can become a superpowered luchadore by pressing L3+R3. Once you purchase all of the upgrades you're practically invincible. Guaca-Gold wasn't a difficult game, so having the ability to cheese the rare moments of challenge makes things a bit too easy. Keep in mind that this ability is optional. Most of the time I forgot I even had it.

The new enemies are quaint. For the most part they're reskins that can move faster, hit (much) harder, and will sometimes teleport to get out of danger. Aside from nega-chupacabras doing tons of damage with their sword-stab, they're not a threat. There are also some flying fish in one of the new areas. They remind me of enemies from the Saturn version of Symphony of the Night. They only showed up in one area, and behaved in a similar manner. If it's a reference, then I applaud drinkbox for their attention to obscurity.

If you haven't played Guacamelee before, IMO it's best to go straight to this version. It's more convenient, since the original version doesn't have multiple save-slots. Having the most content is a definite plus as well. You might feel the urge to go back to Guaca-Gold for its original "true" level of difficulty but eh...I wouldn't recommend it. Most of Guacamelee's challenge is in a couple of boss-fights, and the optional areas like El Infierno. For the most part you're the awesome skull-cracking luchadore on a fun adventure. If you want a difficult Metroidvania, consider Valdis Story: Abyssal City (also on Steam).

Mostly though I'm just really happy and relieved that the controller issue I had with Guaca-Gold is fixed in this game. It's the main reason I'll probably never go back to the earlier version (though I have a fair number of achievements I should get).




*What is it with "on paper"? I use that phrase way too often.

**The gloves from Batman: Arkham Origins. Punch through any defense, combo count boost, makes things so easy.
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38 of 52 people (73%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
One of the best platformer/Beat-them-up just got upgraded. new attacks, new enemies, new bosses, new levels, new modes, new skins and a graphical improvement, this is really worth getting if you didn't play the original version. if you have the original you get a 66% discount which is good but i still think it should be an optional DLC that sells for 2 Dollars. of course i understand many people won't buy it because they played the original and they shouldn't buy it, but as for me its just that i wanted a reason to replay Guacamelee again so i bought this.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is the remake of Guacamelee! Gold Edition. On it's own it is a fantastic throw-back to Metroid-style platforming, exploration, and "weapon" upgrades that aid combat, mobility, and access to new areas (the weapons being your fists, btw). It is a remarkable well put together game of roughly the same length as Super Metroid, perhaps a tad shorter.
A solid 10/10 if you're into number rankings. Definitely worth the money, and the time and effort you'll put into getting 100% and playing hardcore mode.

The caveat:
If you already own Gold Edition, I'm not sure this is worth the entry price. I had and completed Gold Edition shortly after it came out last year. Not wanting to spend money on this remake without knowing what made it different I finagled myself a copy through trading. For those who have Gold Edition and are curious, the biggest CHANGE is enemy behavior. It is slightly more difficult to scum your special attacks ad nauseum. Another change is that costumes cost a second "silver" currency which is much more rare than the gold. And the additions amount to 3 new areas with a total extra ~2 hours of gameplay (depending on your play style). The other addition, which I never found necessary to use is a Turbo mode which makes Juan faster and more powerful for a limited amount of time. And finally you can drop an egg bomb as a chicken.

Are these changes and additions worth $5 to someone who already owns and has played Gold Edition? Well, that's entirely subjective. In retrospect I'm glad I didn't spend the money for the remake, but I am glad I got to play it. I truly love this game, and if it was made 20 years ago I think people would still be hype about it today.

tl;dr
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is worth every penny to a Guacamelee noobie, and is a crapshoot if you've got Gold Edition.
Enjoy!
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
If someone told you about a game that was a cross between Metroidvania and Double Dragon where you play as a Luchador wrestler that can transform into a chicken and who learns his special moves from a half-goat-half-man during the Dia De Los Muertos Festival, you'd be perfectly within your rights to assume that the individual in question was insane.

Thankfully for the world, the game actually does exist, and it's brilliant.

It's kinda nice to have a game with themes that come from somewhere other than Japan or the United States, even if nothing in Guacamelee should be taken seriously, vis-a-vis the reality of life in Central America. All of the stages and characters are beautifully crafted in a slightly demented sort of way, the fighting flows wonderfully, and the upgrade system is easy to use.

As for differences between Super Turbo Championship Edition and Gold Edition, there is a new boss, a few new regular enemies, two new stages, a few new music tracks, a new special power, and a heavily revised "Hard Mode" - which is many orders of magnitude more diffcult in STCE than it was in the Gold Edition.

In all, I honestly can't think of anything bad to say about the game... Like... At all.
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