Platform(s): Playstation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch

Guacamelee! 2, like the original Guacamelee!, is what gamers refer to as a “Metroidvania” game. If you’re an old-school gamer who loved Super Metroid or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for their emphasis on exploration, upgrading, and backtracking, then you’ll love this.

DrinkBox Studios puts a Mexican spin on a classic side-scroller formula. You play as Juan, a luchador with the ability to switch from the land of the living to the land of the dead. With its tricky platforming, touching storyline, and self-referential humor—at one point, Juan destroys a car near a shipping dock, similar to the bonus round in Street Fighter IIGuacamelee! 2 is a hardcore platformer. It is not an easy game, but you get unlimited chances to get things right.