Drinkbox Studios

Guacamelee 2 (Switch) Review

In a saturated market of non-linear Metroidvania games, Drinkbox Studios’ Guacamelee stood out for its emphasis on Luchador wrestling brawls and platforming challenges, all with a colorful Mexican flair. Years later, the developers revisit the formula with Guacamelee 2, a solid - albeit iterative - sequel. Oh, and you can play as a chicken.

Guacamelee 2 (Switch) Review

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

While the total additions equal a killer product, I do think this version, even on new consoles, is slightly inferior to the Gold release. The things that do work, like the new boss, and new currency system, work exceedingly well. But the addition of new enemy types, when they Guacamelee was not lacking for challenge, is a missed opportunity and feels like a add for the sake of a checkbox, rather then for actual value. Still, if you have not played Guacamelee... what the hell are you waiting for... like seriously, buy this damn game.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Guacamelee!

Guacamelee! is a surprising source for a number of in-depth questions regarding ethnic art and internet influence, but it's also one of the finest games available for the PlayStation Vita. Players steering clear of it for the reasons listed above are missing a robust venture in the world of action-platforming.

Guacamelee!