developer: DrinkBox Studios
publisher: DrinkBox Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-4
Guacamelee! 2 is a game developed by an independent team DrinkBox Studios. The title is a direct sequel to the well-received game Guacamelee. The game is a Metroidvania platform game and it was published on PS4 and PC.
Guacamelee! 2 takes place seven years after the events depicted in the first entry in the series. The main protagonist of the game, Juan Aguacate, lives a peaceful life with his family. One day, his friend and mentor Uay Chivo discovers a new danger that could threaten not only Mexico but also the whole world. The protagonist must once again hide his face under a luchador mask and face the danger.
In Guacamalee! 2, the action is presented from a side perspective. The gameplay is focused on the exploration of fantastic locations filled with Mexican atmosphere. The locations include places like swamps, abandoned temples, and sunny deserts. Their construction is similar to labyrinths – like in other Metroidvania games, access to some places is obtained once the player gets special skills or tools.
While traveling through various areas, the players must be wary of various traps and enemies, including powerful bosses. The battles are an important aspect of the game – the enemies can be sent to the afterlife with quick combos and spectacular finishes. The protagonist is capable of traveling between the dimensions. It is especially useful when passing through obstacles or solving riddles.
Guacamelee! 2 can be played alone or with up to three other players. They can join the game at any point in the campaign.
The graphics of Guacamelee! 2 use the style based on Mexican themes. Like in the first game in the series, they are very colorful. The graphics are accompanied by a catchy soundtrack.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10