gua­camelee!

XBox: The Official Magazine - - OXM INVESTIGATES -

Mex­i­can wrestling and Metroid­va­nias aren’t an ob­vi­ous pair­ing, but Gua­camelee! makes it seem as nat­u­ral a mar­riage as tor­tilla chips and… salsa. The call­backs to its pre­de­ces­sors are maybe a lit­tle too ob­vi­ous (pro­tag­o­nist Juan must dis­cover Choozo stat­ues, where Sa­mus found Chozo stat­ues) but there’s no deny­ing the game’s bound­less cre­ativ­ity and per­son­al­ity. Where else could you gain both the abil­ity to cross be­tween the land of the liv­ing and the realm of the dead, and the power to turn into a chicken at will? Tight, clever level de­sign is com­ple­mented by ex­u­ber­ant wrestling bouts against hordes of multi-coloured skele­tons, and a charm­ingly ridicu­lous story.

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