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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April 18

Multiplayer Fixes! New DrinkBox workshop skins!! Sale!!!

Hey there Steam,
We’d like to tell you about a long-brewing update we’ve just put up that provides a few minor fixes, plus a dab of bonus content. Feast your eyes on the sumptuous changelist below:

  • Enhancements to the costume creator: Instead of custom skins always changing appearance to Juan/Tostada while in Intenso mode, you can now specify whether they Intenso-fy as J/T or just as a gleaming version of the custom skin. You can also turn off the glow that appears around them while in the opposite dimension, which is handy if the skin has changed your character’s silhouette so that it wouldn't match the normal glow shape.
  • Players who had an issue where their computer would run the game super-too-fast should hopefully now find that to be resolved. Please email us at support AT drinkboxstudios DOT com if you still see anything similar cropping up post-patch.
  • Some changes to better support the new 3- and 4-player mode, as well as miscellaneous other bug fixes. For more detail, see the full changelist
  • And the fun part: play as your favourite NPC! We’ve added to the Workshop for both Guac STCE and Gold Edition custom skins to let you play as X’Tabay, Uay Chivo, Flameface or Jaguar Javier. Steam user Mujizik worked with us to create these lavishly animated reskins, and they’re free to download as of today.

Finally, we’re having a sale! Guacamelee (STCE, Gold and the Complete bundle) will be 80% off on Steam for the next week! Tell all your Guac-deprived friends.

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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

    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
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
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King Bradley
35.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Genre: 2D/Metroidvania

This is the best platformer I've ever played. Combat and platforming are amazingly fun and smooth, there are so many combos that you can do, bunch of moves and platforming abilities, it's like 2D WWE game with platforming in it. Story is nothing special, but it has nice humor. Also music is great, so the whole atmosphere is so chilly. It also supports Steam workshop, and some of the skins are pretty good(my favorite is Shovel Knight, there is also a King from Tekken). All in all, this game besides not so good story, but still good enough for this type of game has no flaws.

Verdict:
Amazingly fun and smooth gameplay, nice atmosphere, okay humor, generic story but still good enough for this type of game.

Personal rating: 9/10
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Luxxor
9.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great and tight mechanics, but becomes repetitive after a while
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wishwarriorx
75.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
I have just 100% this game and put in more than 70 hours into this game. So this review will be from the persective of actually playing this game all the way through.

I am a huge metroid fan and this game completely filled that nitch. the progression of added abilties as you go through the game was spot on for me. there are some times were it was annoying having to backtrack. however it is not entirely required if you are not going for 100%. Also there are (olmecs??) to help with the travel so you dont have to run for a hour to get somewhere.

I also enjoyed the RPG elements of the game. being able to upgrade though the money system was a nice perk. the costumes were also a nice touch and came in handy for the inferno rooms to help with different trouble spots

the difficulty ramped up nice and steady. I never felt like it curved up to sharp. The inferno rooms are the hardest part of the entire game so if you are looking for a challenge in this game that is were you should go. It reminded me allot of the VR rooms in bionic commando rearmed.

music, sound and art style are great. I enjoyed the visuals allot and the music was a nice mix of authintic with some electronic elements added to it. A good comparison might be donkey kong country returns. while not the same it has the same illustrated feel.

gameplay was tight however i did have some quirks that i had trouble with. when playing the combo chicken arena i often had issues with the controls pushing juan the oppositie direction of what i pushed. in other wards doing a uppercut to the left instead of the right. breaking the combo fow. outside of this though it wasnt to much of a problem with the rest of the game. I also liked how things were mapped to the controller. in fact the feel there was more like the metroid prime series (visors) then say super metroid.

as for the beat em up style this game uses. i normally get tired of these type of games. (think heavenly sword, or final fight maybe) but this game switched things up so much i really did not get tired of it tell around the 60 hour mark which was fine as i was playing back through it on hard mode by that time.

speaking of hard mode. It really is hard mode. If you just want to rush through the game and beat calaca hard mode isnt that much harder. you loose more health, there are more enemies, and the bosses have some extra patterns. Now if you want to 100% hard mode, that is difficult. especially the inferno rooms. my advice is try to 100% as much as you can before going to inferno.

In the end i love this game and is one of the games i platinumed this year. I dig the style, the cheesy and funny lines from the NPC were entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the metroidvania style of games as this is one of the best ones.
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Ded2Me
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
Guacamelee! takes the throne as one of the best 2D action Metroidvania platformers. It is a giant bag of eye and ear candy with masterful level design, intuitive controls, and a fresh spin on a familiar story. The pacing feels just right between stages and power-ups. Some of the platform puzzles can be tricky but rewarding once they're figured out and fun to solve with the arsenal of cool abilities and combos (a controller is pretty much imperative). With plenty of checkpoints and fast travel locations, progression and backtracking never really feel like a chore. Previous levels are a joy to revisit once Juan (or Tostada) becomes a mighty luchador and can blow through them with ease. The enemies and bosses are varied and entertaining. Spend coins to unlock costumes and buffs, all of which make Juan, well, super buff (but with slight nerfs in certain areas depending on the costume). At a certain point, you will feel like an OP beefcake.

The game does quite a bit of handholding, however, with so many checkpoints and conventient respawn locations. Sometimes it feels like there is very little at stake, and so Guacamelee! might seem a little too casual for more hardcore gamers. There are, on the other hand, enough in-game and Steam achievements to warrant multiple playthroughs and serious skill-honing.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
One of the best games in steam, a must play for those that enjoy the metroidvania style of games.
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Kuntrag
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 19
This game was ok when I started playing, but as soon as I changed the resolution the sound stopped playing. I have the latest nvidia driver and have no other problems with anything else. I would assume that there is a bug causing this
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Khronikos
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 16
A defined and fascinating artsyle combined with easy to pick up and play gameplay are the highlights of Guacamelee. Drinkbox really branches out with this game from the Blob games, which were great in their own right if more simplistic. Guac has personality to spare, engaging and true metroidvania gameplay, and never really outstays its welcome. If you are at all interested in the artstyle that alone is enough to play as nothing here would be so irritating to put you off a quick a jaunt through the game. It is worth it to see this in 4K. Its mechanics are all sound as well to my liking.

The writing can grate at times. It's nothing too edgy or weird, but it's so-so for my tastes. About the only negative I have to say about it, and it's still pretty good overall. The traditional upgrades and RPG elements round out an impressive package that was heavily upgraded itself from the Gold edition released before it. Extra levels and additions complement beautiful art and elements of Mexican cultures. At 4K with some injected SMAA along with the in-game AA you basically have very few jaggies. Looks better on PC than PS4 this way for sure. Outstanding game.
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Canino92
11.5 hrs
Posted: August 13
Simply put, esta pero bien chingon!!!! The Mexico theme and the game reference are hilarious. As a game itself is very straigh forward with a medium difficulty.
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Burningwood
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 10
This game has some of the most amzing 2d animation, but I'm not at a place where the jump slide and grab controls just don't really work. I didn't sign up for a rage platformer-- and at the level I'm at-- this is what the game has become.

I may just replay parts to enjoy the combat aspects of the game, but I probably won't be able to progress any futher with the story.
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meowriko
16.7 hrs
Posted: August 6
The amount of content you receive for the price is incredible. Also the most fun couch/local multiplayer with a storyline I've played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Genre: 2D/Metroidvania

This is the best platformer I've ever played. Combat and platforming are amazingly fun and smooth, there are so many combos that you can do, bunch of moves and platforming abilities, it's like 2D WWE game with platforming in it. Story is nothing special, but it has nice humor. Also music is great, so the whole atmosphere is so chilly. It also supports Steam workshop, and some of the skins are pretty good(my favorite is Shovel Knight, there is also a King from Tekken). All in all, this game besides not so good story, but still good enough for this type of game has no flaws.

Verdict:
Amazingly fun and smooth gameplay, nice atmosphere, okay humor, generic story but still good enough for this type of game.

Personal rating: 9/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Simply put, esta pero bien chingon!!!! The Mexico theme and the game reference are hilarious. As a game itself is very straigh forward with a medium difficulty.
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495 of 692 people (72%) found this review helpful
24 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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108 of 139 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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54 of 59 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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.
[✔] POLLO POWER!!

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.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=535087617
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101 of 141 people (72%) found this review helpful
134 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Donald Trump's worst nightmare/personal hell.
10/10 too much mexicans

But in all seriousness, damn near perfect game, buy it now. It was a steal getting it on sale. BUY NOW.
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78 of 107 people (73%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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47 of 64 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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40 of 54 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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