Guacamelee! Gold Edition is an action-platformer Metroid-vania game that takes you to a Mexican folklore inspiration world in which every aspect is decorated with Aztec elements as well as constant references to El Día de los Muertos, a festivity in which the dead are remembered. The graphics of this download are kind of 2D cell-shaded. The characters models are colorful and their aspect mixes pretty well this death theme with enemy skeletons and constant mentions to chicken all over the stages.
The action of Guacamelee! Gold Edition is accompanied by nice graphical effects such steam or the hits emphasis that really enhances the action feeling. The soundtrack is unique in its way, it mixes classical Mexican elements such as acoustic guitars and mariachi’s trumpets with 8bit and general electronic music. It’s undoubtedly a great game to try as it assures you lots of funny moments and a very interesting way to spend your free time.
The gameplay is oriented to frenetic battles and researching each stage looking for new items to improve the performance of Juan, the main protagonist. There are a good variety of techniques and also costumes to choose. These costumes provide Juan different skills, and the aspect is sometimes hilarious like the skeleton and the chicken outfits. Exploration will make you reach to different power levels, acquiring techniques never seen before to crush your enemies.
So, you are Juan, a simple farmer which helps people during Dia de los Muertos festival. But everything changes when El Presidente’s Daughter is kidnapped by an evil Charro skeleton called Calaca. Then, you try to stop him and during this intense moment you are killed and sent to the World of the Dead.
But, there is a possible solution for you to come back, as you find a mystical Luchadore mask which provides you the power and the possibility of fighting back against Calaca and, of course, his skeletal armies. Then, you have to roam around a virtual (but quite realistic) Mexican inspiration area trying to solve subquests, to rescue El Presidente’s Daughter and to find power-ups.
Guacamelee! Gold Edition Full Version Features
Guacamelee! Gold Edition includes the following features detailed below:
- Possibility of using combat moves even for platforming challenges
- World of the Dead and World of the Living
- Allowed expansion called “El Infierno”
- Possibility of unlocking powerful costumes for Tostada and Juan
- Swap the costumes and change their attributes
- Big Picture Mode
- Trading Cards
- Share your costumes through Steam Workshop
- Co-operative function
- Quite interesting gameplay and characters
If you want to read more about this game with a great inspiration from Mexico, feel free to do it at the developer’s website
System Requirements for a correct download and installation
If you want to download Guacamelee! Gold Edition, we recommend you to check its system requirements firstly:
- Operating System: Windows 2000 or higher
- Processor: 2GHz
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Graphic Card with 512 MB VRAM and Shader Model 3.0 also compatible with DirectX 9.0c
- HDD: 800 MB of free space
- Support for Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible ones