Guacamelee developer demo

Don't mistake Guacameleefor a typical 2D beat-'em-up--this downloadable action game is full-on Metroidvania, with an emphasis on deep, stylish combat and refreshingly challenging platforming.  As the masked luchadore Juan Aguacate, you'll have to swap between two dimensions--the Living World and the Dead World--to bash your way to victory, all while nailing super tricky jumps and exploring for hidden powers and treasure. Best of all, you can even play with a pal, thanks to drop-in/drop-out co-op. Check out our demo with the developers below!


  • C.King - March 16, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    seems very off for me with all the nintendo references yet it's played on playstation
  • C.King - March 16, 2013 9:18 a.m.

    don't get me wrong i think it looks great hope they make a release for a nintendo console, preferably my good ol 3ds
  • MolokoVeck - March 15, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    This is actually a pretty dang good reason to get a Vita right here!
  • shawksta - March 15, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    Damn its looking great! And im aswell impressed by the inspiration and folklore
  • BladedFalcon - March 15, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    Being a Metroidvania lover AND a Mexican, I think it's obvious that I am pretty excited for this game :D The fact that we keep hearing about the game but a date is still not solidified does make me a bit nervous, but it appears this developer demo confirms that the project is healthy and coming along nicely! ^^ Also... I knew the game was drawing heavily from Mexican folklore, but what I saw on that demo alone surpassed my expectations and made me smile wide. Not only are they using the obvious stuff like luchadores, calaveras and piñatas, but also bringing out folkloric animals like the Alebrije! (And here's hoping later down the line we'll also see folklore characters like La llorona, La Catrina, and El Cupacabras :3) And the fact that the combo titles are Mexican phrases is also a pretty neat touch ^^
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - March 15, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Having actually got a chance to play it, let me also add: it's super fun!
  • BladedFalcon - March 15, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    Heh, by the way, I find it amusing that pretty much the games and genres I really love keep getting covered by you Ryan XD Yay for similar tastes? And yeah, it does look really fun! I mean, that it's a metroidvania alone is awesome, but it moves very smoothly, the combat looks chaotic and yet, I can already see nuances in it like using the throw in different ways to attack other enemies or extend your own combo. The platforming as well seems like it'll rise above the average just by wisely playing with that dimension altering power. That, and I forgot to mention in my first post, not only are there ton of awesome references to Mexican folklore, but I can see they aren't holding back on classic videogame references at all either XD Not just the Mario one you pointed out, but when they got a new power, it was by breaking a statue that looked suspiciously a LOT like a Chozo statue from the Metroid series XD Which makes me think... there HAS to be a Symphony of the night reference in that game! there has to! (I just want to see Dracula in a sombrero >>)
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - March 15, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    Oh god that would be awesome. Also, yay for similar tastes!
  • GOD - March 18, 2013 12:16 a.m.

    Nice spot on the Chozo statue. Didn't even notice but after going back to look it's super clear that it's supposed to be one.

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