Guacamelee! is as amazing as ever. And now that it's migrated to nearly every platform, everyone can enjoy it.
A longer running time helps address one of the few flaws with the original game, and single-handedly makes up for the lack of official new Metroid and Castlevania games.
As fun in this beefed-up incarnation as in its original release, 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. The new material may not quite bring enough to the table to warrant a second purchase, and the game doesn't exactly push PS4 or Xbox One to the ragged edge of their capabilities, but once again excellent game design has less to do with technical specs and more to do with creativity and thoughtfulness: Features Guacamelee possesses in spades.
[W]ith persistent cooperative play and plenty of exploration, genuinely fun combat, and gorgeous 1080p graphics, it's hard to find a better value for your digital currency of choice.
Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition adds new life to last year's excellent Metroidvania title. Newcomers will enjoy the package, but veterans will struggle to find value.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition doesn't get much wrong throughout, and the inclusion of new levels and enemies adds longevity to an already great experience. It can be a little repetitive if played for long periods, but the unique and likeable art-style and effortlessly enjoyable combat carry it through.
The dialog is clever, and uses many pop culture and video game references that made me smile. That, along with the wonderful art style and fantastic soundtrack, makes it a very good deal for only $15. It has some big difficulty spikes, but overall Guacamelee is still a very fun time.
An improved, expanded, more complete version of the game that delighted us last year.
If you've never played Drinkbox Studios' delicious platformer before, then this is the best place to start. And, while we'd never recommend double-dipping a nacho in real life, we certainly encourage it with this super-charged adventure.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition takes one of the best games last year and makes it better. If you're a platform fan, a brawler fan, an action fan, hell, if you've ever eaten a tortilla, you owe it to yourself to give Guacamelee! a try. It's smart, stylish, and funny, all while being one of the most sharply tuned games around. Better yet, it's free for Xbox One Gold members this month. Go play it.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a humour-ridden Metroidvania-style game that features a charming and fun plot, good character development and a marvelous visual environment. This experience looks certain to make everyone's days better and deserves to be given a chance beyond its core target audience.
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Over four years on and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is still a 'rasslin riot that's well worth a play. 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.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, a title as long and exaggerated as the fun and entertainment this game provides. One of the Wii U's best works, Guacamelee's enhanced version plays like a a "metroidvania" type of game and fills the spaces with a delightful atmosphere, an exquisite artistic component and an affection which is set to grow in the player's heart.
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This is a special game. It also puts me in a bit of a quandary. The original game came out last year, but should this version receive game-of-the-year consideration? I have five months to figure that out, because it's the best game I've played in 2014.
Bigger, badder and muy caliente than before, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition makes an already great game even more enjoyable.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is difficult, fun, and addicting all at the same time. Despite its challenge and difficultly, the game is crafted and balanced enough where you're constantly learning and constantly inspired to work harder to conquer whatever stands in your path.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, despite the main game being a year old, proves to still be one of the premier downloadable titles around. Its expertly-tuned combat, responsive platforming and addicting exploration and upgrade elements make damn sure of that.
In addition to being a fun gameplay experience, it's also an example of how artistic vision and clever, light-hearted writing can enhance an experience, an example of what can be achieved when development studios devote themselves fully to delivering a high quality product.If you're an action platformer fan with quick thumbs, this is a must-buy.
Ultimately, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is just like the original, with a couple of added tweaks — this is a good thing! If you've purchased the original, it can be a hard decision to purchase this. If you are a big fan of the series and cannot wait to pummel enemies in Intenso mode, then by all means pick this up. If you never played the original and enjoy Castlevania-like beat-em-ups, then definitely pick this up. If you love lucha libre lore, then of course pick this up. Finally, if you are a fan of funny games, then don't hesitate to pick this game up and play!