How do you keep ‘Guacamelee’ fresh? Memes, memes, memes


As you make your way through a colorful Mexican village, you wander past a sign advertising a fight between Business Cat and Bachelor Frog. Not far away there’s a poster depicting a wrestling duo dubbed Los Super Hermanos — The Super Brothers, one wearing red, the other green, and each sporting a fine moustache. As you’d imagine from its name, Guacamelee, a newly released title on PlayStation 3 and Vita, isn’t the kind of game that takes itself too seriously. It’s a cartoonish take on Mexican folklore that’s absolutely brimming with pop culture references, whether it’s other video games or internet jokes. And thankfully, there’s more to Guacamelee than just memes — it’s also a solid and challenging old-school action-adventure game.


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