Guacamelee! video game review: Dead on

+ -
Screengrab depicts gameplay from the video game

Screengrab depicts gameplay from the video game "Guacamelee!" by DrinkBox Studios Systems. Photo Credit: Handout

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Guacamelee! is a colorfully humorous game centered almost entirely on the customs surrounding Day of the Dead. It's a simple stylistic conceit that seems so obvious that it's puzzling it hasn't been done with regularity. Players take control of Juan Aguacate, a down-on-his-luck agave farmer with dreams of being a wrestler. He also has a crush on El Presidente's daughter. She's out of his league, at least until she's kidnapped by the evil skeleton Carlos Calaca, and Juan must save her.

RATING E for Everyone

advertisement | advertise on newsday

PLOT Save the day (of the dead)

DETAILS PlayStation 3, Vita, $15


The latest LI business news in your inbox daily. Get the Biz Briefing newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in:

More coverage

Guitar Hero 5's core gameplay and visual are Video game reviews