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.
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Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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“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????*

Guacamelee! STCE is an enhanced version of Guacamelee! Gold Edition that adds in two huge new levels, an explosive new ‘Intenso’ power mode, 4-player local co-op support and more. You’ll need to use every bit of your skill and power to defeat STCE’s new challenges (including a scheming new boss- El Trio de la Muerte), in addition to everything the original game's sprawling world has to throw at you.

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
  • Create new custom costumes and share these with others via Steam Workshop
  • Steam leaderboards, achievements and trading cards, support for multiple save slots, persistent cross-save-game costume unlocks
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.

Please note that the ‘Super Turbo Championship Edition’ of Guacamelee! is an updated version of the previously-released Guacamelee! Gold Edition.

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
So from playing both versions of Guacemelee! at 100% achievements, I can give a proper review.

This version of the game has more features and levels than gold edition but this also made the game easier (looking at you intensio). The achievements were cut in haft (so 30 achievements to unlock unlike 60 in gold) and getting costumes with special abilities require silver coins where they are found from completing arenas or chests (by the way Pinata costume doubles any chest, this includes silver chest so you may want to invest into that early).

They remove some stuff like the flashing lights from getting power ups (thank god) and some undodgeable attack that some enemies have.

Overall, I still have fun and this version supports 4 players instead of 2 apparently!

I'd recommend this over gold.

Have fun admiring all them references.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
0/10 no wavedashing, no multishining.
Skrew you Sakurai
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
The closest representation of a Metroidvania style game.
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Basic, clunky, boring and generic the video game.
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508 of 712 people (71%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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? Right...

I'd say vote with your wallet. The developers do not deserve your money.
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109 of 140 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people 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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55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
[✔] True Metroidvania style with great powerups, secrets and maps of the areas.
[✔] Great sense of exploration gets you addicted and wondering what's coming up.
[✔] At times unique and challenging platforming relying on your upgrades and powers.
[✔] Enemies, bosses rely on skill to defeat, instead of button mashing, pre-programmed ways.
[✔] Satisfying fighting and combo system.
[✔] Superb and highly fitting soundtrack.
[✔] Great and subtle humor and storyline that doesn't get old.
[✔] Non-linear/Sequence breaking possible.
[✔] Grim Fandango character vibes on acid.
[✔] Lovely artstyle.
[✔] Challenges.
[✔] Steam Workshop.
[✔] Remappable controls.

I've finished the non-turbo version several times with all achievements and this is an amazing upgrade and I just saw an amazing Samus Aran skin so I'm gonna get back to this version now.
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74 of 104 people (71%) found this review helpful
13 people 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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33 of 39 people (85%) 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

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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47 of 64 people (73%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
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!
Multiple save-slots!
New enemies!
Every foe has a visible health-meter!

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.

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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22.3 hrs
Posted: October 26
Fun game. Fluid and enjoyable art, both visually and aurally. Not particularly difficult, but the combat is enjoyable and exporation rewarding enough to keep you going for perhaps even a second playthrough in hard mode. Give it a whirl!
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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 25
Shut up and get it.
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Kazuki Woof
46.7 hrs
Posted: October 14
Metroidvania with luchadores, lots of references and funny moments.
Just buy it. :)
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Large Todger Roger
7.4 hrs
Posted: October 12
I want to love this game way more than I do.
This is by no means a bad game, in fact, it's an extremley good one. While the puzzles are pretty easy and I never thought twice about what to do, even though it's a metroidvania, the combat, level design and overall charm is wonderful. However, I don't think I will ever revisit this game again as the final hour of the game is filled with tedious challenges, awful enemy placement, to the point of entire sections of the game where the most difficult enemies are just packed in, and an atrocious final boss completely soiled the very fun experience I had with this game.
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23.6 hrs
Posted: October 11
good but a little too twitchy
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 8
After Donald Trump made is infamous wall ♥♥♥♥ got ♥♥♥♥ed up in mexico. Some ♥♥♥♥♥ gets kidnapped and you wanna bone her so you use some fancy fighting moves to go save her. Its fun
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8.2 hrs
Posted: October 6
I didn't think they can do better than the original, but yes they did it, damn good one.. Music is AWESOME, illustration and gameplay is Chilli
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