Guacamelee: Super TURBO Championship Edition Wii U Review


Here’s the good news; Guacamelee: Super TURBO Championship Edition has been released on nearly every platform and has branched out to reach a whole new audience. Here’s the better news; Guacamelee: Super TURBO Championship Edition is just as amazing as it was on PS Vita and PS3. In case you missed it the first time around, Guacamelee is one outstanding title. The game ingests humor and gives gamers a title that’s reminiscent of Castlevania or Nintendo’s classic Metriod series.

Want to see how Guacamelee: Super TURBO Championship Edition faired on a scale of 1-10? Keep reading our review and find out!

Guacamelee has officially released on XB1 (which is currently the free Game with Gold this month), PS4, X360 and Wii U. The upgraded version of the PS3 and PS Vita downloadable title not only looks better on the big screen, it is an absolute must-have game for any of your current systems.

Here’s the rundown: In a small village in Mexico, Juan Aguacate is a humble agave farmer who is in love with El Presidente’s Daughter. When an evil charro skeleton named Carlos Calaca attacks the village and kidnaps El Presidente’s Daughter, Juan is killed during his attempt to stop him and winds up in the land of the dead. There, a mysterious luchador named Tostada gives Juan a mysterious mask that transforms him into a powerful luchador and brings him back to the world of the living. It is now up to Juan to stop Carlos from sacrificing El Presidente’s Daughter in a ritual that will allow him to take both the living and dead worlds.

In Guacamelee!, players control assume the role of Juan as he fights his way across various enemies and obstacles in order to rescue El Presidente’s daughter. The game reminded us of a classic Metriod and has a ton of video game references with a nice sense of humor. As players progresses through this outstanding game, Juan breaks various “Choozo statues” which grant him new abilities. Your hero will be wearing new costumes, wall jumping, head butting enemies and body slamming the bad guys in no time.

In the Wii U version, the game makes perfect use of the second screen as players can play the game solely on the gamepad, or you can use it to show the map.

We already reviewed the PS3 and PS Vita version of the game and walked away impressed. This all new “Super TURBO Championship Edition” is better and includes a plethora of new things for gamers to collect. Simply put, this one is not to be ignored. It’s an amazing title and is completely worth the asking price of $14.99. Although it’s a bit on the shorter side, that shouldn’t deter you from picking up this game.

Overall Myvideogamenews score: 9.5 out of 10.