GUACAMELEE! SUPER TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
week on My Cocina Rules, we aim to create nachos
We’ve got corn chips, salsa, spicy jalapenos
and cheese coming out of our ears (which hurts). But we’re missing
something. Oh yes, Guacamelee!
Just like a seriously
yummytastical platter bulging with nachosey goodness, this
retro-smoochin’, meme-infused, Castlevetroid-styled
platformer is corny, saucy, spicy and wonderfully cheesy. Set in a
gorgeously-rendered Mexican world that looks akin to a photo album
of Samurai Jack’s south of the border holiday, you become farmer
bloke Juan. You’re getting all preparational for Day of the Dead
fiestas when some mean bean (shit, we forgot the beans!) named
Carlose Calaca, who has a full-time gig as ruler of the dead, done
steals your love interest. But you’ll save her- oh bugger, he killed
Don’t fret, Guacamelee! STCE isn’t the world’s
shortest game, for it doesn’t end there. Juan stumbles across a
mystical luchador’s mask in the world of the dead which transforms
him into a musclebound wrestlemaniac hunk who’s done gonna get the
girl and kill the baddies.
Yep, it’s time for some serious
poncho puncho as you get to grapples with an increasing arsenal of
wrestletastical moves. Defeat the odd goat bloke and you’ll get
more, bring down skeletal armies and you’ll score cash for
lifetastical bolsterfication, delve far enough and you’ll be able to
flip between the lands of the living or dead with a mere button
stab. Or you can turn into a chicken. ¿Dónde está la pollo? La
pollo es usted!
It's all the fun of the fare – erm, fair
- from the original Guacamelee!, with more stuff added to
the Mex mix. Mucho new stuff, like about a quarter-or-so more game,
an ace new boss, several gameplay tweaks (good ones), piles of
once-DLC and two-player co-op.
It'll make you madder than a mescaline
margarita at times, but ultimately Guacamelee! STCE
is a tortillally luchadorable romp.