Game details

Sub Genre:
2D Platformer
Release Date (US):
April 9th, 2013
Release Date (UK):
April 10th, 2013
Online Players:
Drinkbox Studios
Drinkbox Studios
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSN:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusive to PSN

About Guacamelee!

Guacamelee! builds upon the classic open-world metroidvania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. The game also blurs the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves useful and necessary for both of these.



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Drinkbox saw an opening, capitalized on it, and sent Guacamelee frog splashing its way into my heart. I'll be cursed by chicken magic if this isn't one of the greatest games on PSN--and certainly the Vita. Viva Drinkbox Studios. Viva Guacamelee!

We like

  • Spot-on platforming and combat mechanics
  • Superbly charming characters, world, and presentation
  • Impressive PS3/Vita interconnectivity

We dislike

  • Enemy encounters get a tad stale by the end
  • Camera restrictions can get a little quirky in co-op
  • It's too good to have ended as soon as it did (or at all)

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A game like Guacamelee doesn’t bring you back to the “glory days” solely because it’s retro-inspired—it brings you back because it gives those same classics that made you fall in love with the genre a run for their money. A spot-on mix of old and new, Guacamelee caters to the old-school Metroid fan, while at the same time offering new-school design sensibilities that eradicate frustration without ...

Guacamelee! News

  • Guacamelee Bundle Fantastico released with all DLC and extra items

    Gucamelee, the Metroidvania style game with a Mexican flavour, is getting a new bundle release to celebrate the game's success following its release last year. On the official PlayStation Blog, Drinkbox Studios details what the Guacamelle Bundle Fántastico contains. The bundle includes: ...

  • Guacamelee! gets DLC and possible sequel

    Critically acclaimed indie title Guacamelee! has been met with nothing short of praise since its release in April and grabbed the number one spot on PlayStation Network and PlayStation Vita last month. Those who couldn’t get enough of the brilliant platformer will be happy to hear that DrinkBo...

  • PSU presents: Guacamelee! Giveaway - Win one of 10 copies!

    UPDATE 2: We've upped the ante for our five PS3 codes--they'll be given out via Twitter when our official account hits 10,000 followers. As of this writing, we only need 80 more. So, what are you waiting for? Hit up @PSUdotcom and tell your friends to follow us! UPDATE: The five PS Vita codes have ...

Guacamelee! Features

  • PS Vita games you need to play #4

    Welcome to the fourth entry in's ongoing feature, where every week a different PlayStation Vita game is recommended for owners for Sony's beautiful, if slightly undersold, system. Last week Velocity Ultra got its time to shine, so this time around it's something a bit more... Mexican. Guacam...

  • Interview with Guacamelee! designer Chris McQuinn

    Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to talk to Chris McQuinn, designer at Drink Box studios. While the original intent of the interview was to talk about the upcoming DLC for their critically acclaimed game, Guacamalee!, it quickly dove into something else. Bringing up Sony's stance on indie...

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