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 (192 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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November 6, 2014

4-Player mode is now LIVE! Plus: FINAL WEEK of loyalty discount (86%-OFF)!!

Hello Steam users!

4-PLAYER LOCAL CO-OP NOW LIVE!!



The Guacamelee! STCE 4-player co-op update is now out of beta and LIVE on Steam!

Many new fixes & features have been integrated, with a particular emphasis on co-op improvements. The biggest single change is the new 4 player local co-op mode. A full change list is available here.

LOYALTY DISCOUNT – FINAL WEEK, 86%-OFF



Due to a configuration problem, the 86%-off loyalty discount offered last week as part of the Halloween sale was available to some, but not all eligible users. We believe this issue is now fixed, and the discount has been extended for an extra week!

Also: Please note that the Guacamelee! STCE loyalty discount WILL BE DISCONTINUED on November 10th. If you’re a Guac Gold owner and you’ve been thinking of upgrading STCE, this week is your last chance to do so at a deeply discounted price.

We hope you like the update!

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October 30, 2014

New 4-Player Beta, 86% Halloween Sale loyalty discount!!

Greetings Steam community!

NEW 4-PLAYER LOCAL CO-OP - NOW IN BETA



Guac STCE - 4-player stream (alpha version).

A free new beta of Guacamelee! STCE featuring many improvements to local co-op - including newly added support for up to 4 players - is now available! To try it out you’ll need to opt in to the Beta, via 'Properties' -> 'BETAS' -> 'Beta - co-op update'.

A comprehensive list of changes included in the Beta is available
here.

LOYALTY DISCOUNT UPDATE



For the duration of the Halloween sale, Guacamelee! STCE will be on sale at an extra 20% off. This discount will be applied in combination with the existing Guacamelee! Gold-owner loyalty discount of 66%, for a total loyalty discount of 86% for Guac Gold owners.

Finally an important note: The loyalty discount will be ending soon - likely some time in November. Get it while you still can!!

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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 2-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
164 of 232 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 are a bunch of lying thieves, and they do not deserve your money.
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36 of 48 people (75%) 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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22 of 27 people (81%) 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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22 of 35 people (63%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
+ Gorgeous 2D graphics
+ Metroidvania gameplay
+ Sidequests
+ Almost feels like an entirely new game (for me, at least)

- Sometimes a bit too unbalanced/unforgiving

[Rating: 90/100]
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Vanilla Guacamelee really burned me hard because for the majority of the game I really was enjoying it due to the gameplay and atmosphere up until the difficulty scaling went out right the window with Jaguar Javier and I just gave up there. Thankfully Super Turbo has fixed most of these problems and the ball-busting stuff is relegated to 100% completion as it should be. Intenso is also a solid enough way to make things somewhat easier while leaving it optional. The levels and boss that they added in Super Turbo are nice additions that are worth 5 bucks if you already own Vanilla. Overall if you haven't bought Guacamelee yet just buy this, its standalone and an improvement over Vanilla. If you want more Guacamelee or felt really burned by Vanilla give Super Turbo a spin, its what I wanted the game to be from the beginning.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I can barely think of anything I DON'T like about this game. How could I possibly find fault with a Mexican-flavored side-scrolling dimension-swapping metroidvania comedy beat-em-up set on Día de los Muertos?

The combat is exciting, the controls are tight, you will NEVER run out of different ways to beat people up, platforming is immensely satisfying and makes good use of the special moves, it's chock full of those little moments that make you go "woah!", consequenses for failure are low and put you back in the action right away, you spend a significant portion of the game as a chicken...

Just fuggin' buy it already, it's awesome.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
10/10

Imagine you took Metroid, Final Fight and Lucha Libre and put it in a blender, then you poured that all over the sexiest person you can think of and made love to him/her for 24 hours straight. Then after you are done, you are given a billion dollars, the title of King of the World, and a back rub. That's Guacamelee in a hyperbole enfused nutshell.

In all seriousness, Guacamelee has precision platforming; challenging, old school, pattern based combat; addictive music; actual funny humor; and its a friggin Metroidvania. Plus its gorgeous... It is quite possibly the best game (of the retro-esque platform/combat style) that I've played in years. Definately the best Metroidvania since Monster Tale on the DS, its secrets are not super hard to find, but the skill required to get 100% more than makes up for the slightly easy to find items, and many of the abilities make the back and forth nature of this type of game much less tedious, as almost all of them are movement based in one way or another. There is nothing that I can complain about this game, except maybe that there are no sequels yet, or maybe that its only about 12 hours long for a 100% play through.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
BUST IT BILL

AND

REPAIR IT ROB
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Very Meixcan and Mayan but it's pretty rad. You slam skeletons and ♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
This Metroidvania game is a fun and very tough. Recommended for any fan of the genre!
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1 of 2 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Awesome MetroidVania game that is definitely an improvement from the gold edition.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
With new bosses, enemies, powerups, and much more at hand, this version of the already awesome Guacamelee is the definitive version to get and shows that there's still some Metroidvania games that still impress people like me.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
It's Guacamelee, except with more stuff. And the new stuff is pretty good, though maybe a bit misplaced in the game's timeline; the second new area especially has several things harder than anything else in the game, /including/ the secret areas :B
Hard mode also has platforming challenges changed a little, which actually feels unnecessary but it's not a huge change. It's still the same luchadorvania that I enjoyed the first time through. Still not perfect but plenty fun. Worth picking up if you never played the original Gold edition, probably worth it on sale if you have.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This is an amazing game. I haven't had this much fun in a game for a long time.
Note:
-Fun and deceivingly complex combo system
-Aggravating yet fair platforming (I've almost thrown my controller a few times.)
-Really good story
-colorful and fun artstyle and soundtrack
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2 of 4 people (50%) 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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