VideoGamer.com's Simon Miller writes: "In many ways, Guacamelee! is stupid. The name alone should give you that impression. A loving take on the 'Metroidvania' style platformer, within its first few minutes the ridiculous nature of its premise is confirmed. Juan, a going-nowhere Mexican, is tasked with rescuing El Presidente's daughter from an evil charro skeleton named Calaca. Makes perfect sense... The madness continues when – after being sent to the land of the dead by our boney friend – Juan discovers a luchador mask which, for absolutely no reason, transforms him into a well-skilled Mexican wrestler. He even wears a title belt."