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 (71 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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Includes the original soundtrack from Guacamelee Gold!


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"Showed at PAX East 2014."


“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.

To thank our fans, we're offering a deep loyalty discount off the price of STCE for owners of the original Guacamelee! Gold on Steam! We loved revisiting the game and making heaps of tweaks and additions we'd always wanted, and we hope you enjoy returning to it too.

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

    • 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
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
After playing this game I believe i am more chicken then man now. 9clucks/10clucks
Posted: October 12
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12.9 hrs on record
great platform game love it
Posted: September 30
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15.3 hrs on record
It's just like Guacamelee! Gold Edition, with new moves, new areas, and new powers! In addition, the stronger throws are available by default and don't require stamina. But most importantly, it doesn't have the seizure inducing flashing when you gain new moves or powerups!
If you enjoyed Gold Edition, you'll love Super Turbo Championship Edition.
Posted: September 27
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12.1 hrs on record
Love me some Guacamelee! If you're an owner of the original, and wonder, "why would I want the new content," it's because there's a lot there for the money. There's a lot of fantastic new stuff here, and the fast paced action and puzzle pace is all there, there's just more of it. It's one of the best feeling action platformers out there.
Posted: October 6
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11.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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16.4 hrs on record
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.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is worth every penny to a Guacamelee noobie, and is a crapshoot if you've got Gold Edition.
Posted: October 5
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18.1 hrs on record
A funny Metroid-style game with great combat, platforming and art.
Posted: October 18
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23.9 hrs on record
This game is surprising. I looked at this game multiple times, saw it got some buzz, but was never interested in it. Never really saw much gameplay. The other day, though, my friend introduced this to me. We were skyping, and he shared his screen, and just started playing. I immediately wanted this game. She shared his library with me, and I realized I suddenly had 2 1/2 hours logged. This game has fun, exciting combat, cool platforming, and some very... maybe not "unique" mechanics/qualities, but they definitely are used very well
Posted: October 19
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88 of 111 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 21
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64 of 90 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 21
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 24
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31 of 45 people (69%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 21
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Guacamelee is awesome. It's got impressive art style, gameplay is tight and music is great.

The best part of it is combat system. It's fluid and fast. You combine regular kicks and special moves into spectacular combos, finishing of enemies with piledrivers, throws and slams. Dodging is easy, so combat in this game is more about fun then frustrating challenge(unless you'll go for OPTIONAL stuff to get achievments).

Platforming gets gradualy more difficult and more creative as you learn new moves, but it won't be a problem(unless you'll go for OPTIONAL stuff to get achievments).

The world is huge and different, all areas are themed. Exploring it and finding hidden chests with upgrades is fun. Sometimes to get to the chest you'll have to beat platforming puzzles, sometimes combat challenges. There're also some side quest, which are mostly there for comedy reasons. Guys at Drinkbox generaly have a good sense of humor. You'll find a lot of references to your favourite indie and childhood games.

The plot is simple, yet characters are different and weird(in a good way). Every big area ends with a boss fight of sort. I don't know, the game is generaly crafted so well, I'd call it a masterpiece. Go get it!

PS. I've beaten Gold Edition and now replaying this version on a Hard Mode.
Posted: August 25
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
I started playing Quacamelee! Gold Edition, and though I really liked the gameplay mechanics, I wasn't a big fan of the theme at first. I also have a long queue of unplayed games I've been trying to get through, and so I set it down for a while. And then a while became a freaking long time.

So I saw GSTCE come out, and thought to myself, hey that game was a lot of fun, here's the perfect excuse to go back. So I picked it up, and this time I couldn't put it down (still haven't as the game is running while I write this). You have a pretty simple set of combat moves (basic atttacks, direction strong/bonus attacks, a set of meters), but some very complex combo abilities emerge. Additionally, the evolving moveset unlocks new areas in the game similar to Super Metroid (can't speak for later ones, never had interest in a first person Metroid).

The control scheme feels super tight and rock solid. Often, you play platformers, and the controls will feel sluggish, or delayed. Or the inertia when moving feels 'off'. But not here. The game throws tons of crazy challenges at you (especially inferno levels or tree top), but I always felt like it was my fault I was dieing and not due to the game asking more out of you than its gameplay mechanics allowed for. They push you, but not too far. It feels really well balanced in this respect.

There is also something very satisfying about the combo system. From throws, to slams, to just straight up clobbering. Popups, juggles, it's got similarities to a capcom Vs game or maybe even a smash bros. It's one of those games where it's just really fun to turn on and beat the crap out of some things.

The game's art style, while seemingly simple and cartoony, is very rich, and contains a deceptive level of detail. The game has save points that you just walk past throughout the world, so you never have to stop the action. Similarly for starting up, menus, and cut scenes. These devs recognize necessary modern conveniences, and they got the biggest of them all right: let the player play the game and don't force them to watch/do crap that they don't want to!

If you own the original, this going to come down to what you think $5 is worth for a game. Do you measure it in terms of gameplay hours? Or do you measure it in terms of skilled labor hours put into it by a small indie game company? I chose the latter, picked the game up and have a blast ever since. If you're even a small fan of metroidvanias, I would recommend this game.
Posted: August 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
The original Guacamelee! is one of my favorite "Indie" games that I own, and I was extremely excited when I heard that the Super Tubo Championship Edition came to PC. I purchased it immediately and just finished my Normal playthrough.

Guacamelee!: Super Turbo Championship Edition adds a good amount of extra content, in the form of new levels, new enemies scattered throughout the game, a new boss, and new abilities. It's a "Metroidvania" style 2D action game, but instead of a bounty hunter or vampire hunter, you play as Guacamelee!, a luchador fighting his way through both the land of the living and the dead to rescue his love.

The Good:

*Unique art style drawing from Mexican folklore, specifically the "Day of the Dead"
*Great music and environments
*Tight controls
*Clever, rarely frustrating platforming sections
*Fun combat, with a mix of combo-based striking and grappling
*Simple story with humor and references to classic games all over every stage of the game

The Bad:
*Can't remap controls on a controller. This is a minor gripe, because the controls make sense, except for the new "Intenso" mode, which requires pressing LS and RS simultaneously on a gamepad. This is annoying, especially considering that RB and RT are both mapped to the same function, and either could have been switched to Intenso mode.
*Game is short. I wanted it to last longer. There is replayability in a Hard mode unlock and a challenge guantlet of sorts, with lots of hidden items to go back and find for 100% completion. But even with the added content, I beat the game in 9 hours (not 100%), with a considerable amount of backtracking and exploration.
*The new Intenso mode makes combat far too easy on Normal playthrough. Entering Intenso mode lets you just wail on anything until it runs out, forgoing combos and dodging entirely.

Overall, I'd highly recommend this game. As an owner of the original Guacamelee!, I received the upgrade at a discount (67% off, or $5). I had no issues replaying the game from scratch, because it's fun. I'd be less likely to recommend the upgrade to existing Guacamelee! owners at $15, because there's not THAT much new content. For new owners, however, $15 is absolutely worth it, even with the short length of the game. You'll want to get 100% completion, and then tackle Hard mode if you still haven't had enough.
Posted: August 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
A great Metroidvania. An improvement over the original. Worth the asking price of $15, You'll get enough game time from trying to get 100%.
Posted: August 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Guacamelee Gold Edition is one of my favorite games of all time, so I of course picked this one up. However, while it is all shiny and new, that doesn't mean this version is just a straight upgrade. For the most part, the new content is great. I love the new mini-towns, the music, the 2 massive new levels, and the visual updates, but that doesn't mean that every new addition was perfectly executed. My main problem with the game is the Intenso mechanic. It seems really cool at first, but it REALLY hindered the combat for me. One of my favorite parts of Guacamelee was how challenging and tight the combat was, but the Intenso meter ruins that whole feeling. Instead of being a really fluid and tense action/platformer, the Intenso meter just turns the whole thing into a spam fest. This is especially evident in the new arenas. While I like the new arena layout designs, Drinkbox just decided to flood them with enemies to create the illusion of difficulty, but because of how easy it is to use the Intenso, these arenas become a breeze, with no real satisfaction attacted to them. Overall I would still recommend this game, but it's hard for me to say whether you should pick Guacamelee Gold up instead. I think they are both great, but STCE didn't feel as challenging or rewarding to me at all.
Posted: August 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
*Filled to the brim with content, It feels like you've played for so much longer than you actually have.
*Satisfying liberal combat system.
*Super tight brain-bending platforming.
*Huge and smooth difficulty curve. It seems like the game always encourages you to take "just one more notch up".
*Nice humour.
Posted: September 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Removed most of the memes 10/10
Posted: September 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
Best platforming game ever.
Posted: September 7
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