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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

8 critics
8.75
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Dawson HeltonNov 01, 2018
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a must have title. I found myself having a hard time putting this game down, because of the fun combat, unique world, and fun story. If you haven’t played this yet, you should, and if you have, now is the perfect time to pick up this fun metroidvania again, and revisit Juan’s adventures one more time.
Dom Reseigh-LincolnOct 10, 2018
Despite the passage of time, this colourful indie effort doesn’t show its age and fits the portability of Switch down to the ground. If you’ve played it already on Wii U there’s very little here to convince you to double dip (unless, of course, you’ve only played the 2013 version) - bar the ability to play in handheld mode - but if you’ve somehow missed this lovely luchador adventure, you’ll struggle to find a better platform to play it on.
Baylen MarstonNov 17, 2018
I really regret not playing Guacamelee when it first released, but from what I understand, the Super Turbo Championship Edition is a massive improvement of an already fantastic game. You can spend hidden silver coins and purchase new outfits that have different effects to give you a different experience (whether easier or more difficult), though I went through the entire game standard. The excellent platforming overwhelmingly overshadows the combat, but the total package is an outright joy to play. Taking me seven hours to beat the game (incompletely), it is on the short side, but the amount of fun you’ll have plus the $14.99 price tag will make it well worth picking up.
8.00
Renan FontesJan 18, 2019
A love letter to all things videogame, Guacamelee! is a fantastic blend of homage and originality, resulting in a wildly memorable, if a bit short, Metroidvania. From the title's tight platforming-heavy level design, to its skill based combat, there is never a dull moment in Juan's quest to save El Presidente's daughter.
Scott Polhemus Oct 16, 2018
The only shortcoming? You can wipe out the whole campaign in about five or so hours, and while there’s plenty of extra content to take care of afterward (a “good” ending, for example, should you nail all the requirements), not much is there to revisit after game completion. But, while it’s a short journey, it’s one very worth playing. Oh, and did I mention the game is littered with pop culture (especially video game) references? I won’t spoil them for you, but never thought I’d see a Super Mario RPG reference ever again.
Ollie ReynoldsOct 30, 2018
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition on Switch is the best way to experience DrinkBox Studios’ best game. I would have liked it to provide a bit more of a challenge, but it’s nevertheless a stellar metroidvania from start to finish.
Brett MedlockNov 20, 2018
Rewinding back to 2013: Guacamelee! had me hooked from the second I started playing. The comedy in the game is genius-level and the platforming is damn near perfect. It’s the definition of what a great Metroidvania/platformer is. Fast forward to 2018 and Guacamelee! easily sits among some of the best offerings on Nintendo Switch.
Emanuele GregoriOct 17, 2018
Al netto di una difficoltà mai troppo elevata e di una durata lontana da titoli come Hollow Knight, il gioco si presenta ancora splendidamente, forte di un level design incredibile e di un combat system unico nel suo genere. La possibilità di giocarlo anche in gruppi di quattro e lo sconto del 30% sul futuro acquisto del secondo capitolo lo rendono davvero una delle grandi uscite dell'autunno di Nintendo Switch.