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

    • 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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No Love Lost
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Guacamelee! is a 2D, punch-and-kick action game with a Metroid-esque structure. The game's influences are worn proudly on its sleeve, embodied by numerous visual and musical references such as the familiar bird-man statues that hold all of the major power-ups, or the Mega Man and Mario sprite silhouettes found in certain areas. The production values are uncommonly high. The artwork is gorgeous and the soundtrack perfectly incorporates the Day of the Dead theme.

The combat system is nicely designed. In addition to basic melee attacks, the concept of luchador-style wrestling/throw moves is incorporated primarily as a means of crowd control. When you're overwhelmed by enemies, you can grab the nearest one (as long as its sufficiently weakened) and throw it at the others, causing them all to be knocked back and suffer hit stun. Aside from that, there are special moves that double as a means of traversal and allow you to break through various color-coded blocks.

I find the game to be very charming and compelling. It's not terribly lengthy, but then neither are the old-school games to which it pays homage. The whole experience is so lovingly crafted, I consumed nearly all of it two sittings. There are plenty of other secrets left for me to find, though.
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( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
You'd think with a title like Guacamelee, this game would have guacamole be some sort of central thing to the plot or something. It's not. The title's just there to sell the game's aesthetic. And you'd think that a game like this that goes so far out of its way to give life to its little cartoon Latin America would try and capitalize on what Latin American culture has to offer in terms of themes storytelling, sort of like what 2015's Book of Life ended up doing, or like what Clover did with Okami and Japanese folklore.

But wow. Not Guacamelee miss its chance to do that, it dives off a cliff to avoid it.

Gorgeous animation, beautifully thematic visual design are all wasted here in a game who's core is bogged down by an overwhelming amount of lame, blatant references to other video games have nothing to do with this one (I still can't wrap my head around the Hotline Miami billboard) and 2013 era memes that not only cringy and extremely dated, but break the immersion the art and music worked so hard to encourage. And if you want to give the game props for being mechanically functional and satisfying, that's fine, but there are better games that are better at even just being metroidvanias than Guacamelee is.
Pair that with writing that's clichéd but alright at best when it’s not busy explaining its jokes and winking to the audience and you’re left with just a hollow, cynical shell of a game that thinks pleasing a crowd is the same thing as being good. It thinks that a cultural aesthetic can be worn and sold like a costume. It's gross, it's cringy, but it's worst of all just plain lazy. And that's a damn shame.

Don't buy this game.
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( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
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( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great metroidvania with great controls and fun combat. Wish it had more bosses that benefit from the combat, but what is there is great.
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( 27.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Great game! Good gameplay, not too long or too short, makes me remember of Metroid games. Love it!
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( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Still the great game the original Guacamelee was with some small improvements and additions. I wouldn't say the additions are that big or important, it's more or less the same game. I would certainly recommend playing at least one of the Guacamelee games and if you haven't yet played any this version is the best.
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( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Good game although i find the dodge mechanics very unfair,
as soon as you finish dodging an attack you get hit immediatly.
The health regeneration is way too slow, But otherwise pretty good game.
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Roland The Jabberwocky
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Like metroidvanias? Then boy do I have the game for you! This game is incredibly fun, the combat is fast and caters to both high and low skill players. The main story is really fun, but whats really great is trying to get all of the orbs to the hidden mask! Its in 6 or 8 parts, and some of the challenges are the hardest ive ever faced! I actually couldnt get the good ending because one is so ♥♥♥♥ing hard to get! And thats my only real gripe is how I got literally everything except ONE orb, and I get the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ending! Even though it usually rears its head around top20 or 10 hardest gaming challenges lists online. Oh well, still great game, and its also really funny and seeped in mexican culture. Pleasure to play, and to watch!
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Alien Soldier
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Beautiful, charming, and an insanely fun campaign that is fully multiplayer co-op.
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Little Sparrow
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Aesthetically stunning. Fun combat and platforming. Outstanding in many ways. Highly recommended!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Get gold edition.
Intenso literally breaks the ♥♥♥♥ing game making it a cake walk.
>Break any shield with ONE punch
>Recharge Health
Amongst other things.
End game becomes less fun and more tedious
Also, Developers haven't realased Mod Assests so creators can edit the Intenso character sprite.

So, thats virtually dead. Also, the implemented skins (Which they charged console users for), are hilariously lazy. Recylcing the same sound effects for every character except the female one.

Buy Gold.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Yes, this is a very good game for the 2 bucks I spent. It's a pretty long game and very challanging. It has a very good storyline that likes to bring in ideas from other games while having its own personal humor. The only issue I have with the game is that its so fricken hard. The problem is its hard for hards sake not that its overly challanging. The hardness comes from platforming thats extremely complicated and fights that are the same kind of fight over and over again. Plus you can't get the "good" ending unless you do a huge mess of extremely hard challanges. The diffaculty of the game is what really dampens the game in my opinion. It isn't super meat boy hard but it's still really tough. Still, it was a fun game and I reccomend it for all for a few bucks. Also, it is better with a controller but I played the entire game without it and its totally possible and it doesn't destroy your fingers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
An amazing game with funny mexican style storyline plus the animation is colorful and beatifull... the controls start of easy but get really dificult as you pass the stages which makes things interesting... I play this game with a controller and coop with friends and this game really makes the time pass enjoyably.. totally recommended
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459 of 642 people (71%) found this review helpful
22 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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106 of 135 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 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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50 of 55 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 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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98 of 136 people (72%) found this review helpful
126 people found this review funny
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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77 of 106 people (73%) found this review helpful
12 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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32 of 38 people (84%) 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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46 of 63 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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