- 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 1167 Games
- PSU Rank on PSN:
- 0 of 0 Games
- Additional Information:
- Exclusive to PSN
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!
- Spot-on platforming and combat mechanics
- Superbly charming characters, world, and presentation
- Impressive PS3/Vita interconnectivity
- 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)
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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