Guacamelee 2 is another tempting serving if the Metroidvania action is delivered independently. There’s been a ton of those games out there lately, but few are as good (or as silly) as this game. After saving a day in the previous game, our hero Juan returns to a quiet life in the Mexiverse – until an elder from another timeline stops by, asking for your help.
Unlock Peso Pesado – Guacamelee 2
As you battle your way through the Mexiverse, you’ll unlock new skill trees from the various trainers you’ll encounter. For one price (paid in gold) you can unlock bonuses and abilities – you can get restored health, more stamina, and lots of other features. One of the best skills to unlock early is in the starter trainer’s skill set; Peso Pesado skill.
This skill, found under the guidance of trainer Chamoya Fitness, allows you to earn more gold for each enemy you defeat. More gold means more skill, which means more power for Juan. Not that it’s really required. Either way, you’ll always earn enough gold to unlock every skill in the game, if you stick around and keep playing long enough. However, this little skill will give you faster gold coins.
Scour Previous Areas – Guacamelee 2
The game is a true Metroidvania, if you’re wondering about Metroid’s powers in the game, just look at the Choozo statues – they look suspiciously like Super Metroid’s Chozo statues. These statues, like some of the others, give you new abilities that you can use to complete challenges across the map.
Challenges are everywhere, and optional battles or secrets are hidden in dungeons or free-roaming fields. There are nooks and crannies everywhere, and the only way to unlock full health or stamina or find all the collectibles is to search the zones you’ve completed.
Going back to the old areas isn’t just about breaking the yellow walls you couldn’t touch before. With more stamina, you can complete some of the more complex platform challenges.
The Chicken Illuminati
Like the previous game, there are two different endings, the good ending is partially hidden and if you want to unlock it, you need to explore the Chicken Illuminati. That means you’ll need to complete every Chicken Challenge and there are plenty of Chicken Challenges in Guacamelee 2.
You can transform into chickens whenever you want, and their abilities have been greatly expanded. Chickens naturally move faster than Juan (or any human-sized hero) and can fit in tight spaces. They can also fight enemies, or return purple blocks like a pinpall. Being a chicken is more complicated now, so you’ll need to complete all those golden temples if you want a real ending.
Play With Four Or Play Four As One
Co-op is even bigger and better in Guacamelee 2, now you can play with up to four friends at the same time. All those extra punches will make any battle easy, but what’s even better is that you can play with multiple characters. Juan is your standard Luchador hero – you can also play as two other female characters who kick just as much.
To swap characters, you just need to reach the save point and access the ability to switch outfits. You will keep everything you have unlocked, the only thing you change is the way you look at the gameplay. The supporting characters (and Juan) can even get bonus skins. Explore every inch of the map and return to areas you’ve already explored to find a variety of challenges that can reward you with great character skin.