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Oftentimes I'll use this text space in my Mario fights as a soapbox to talk about games I like and this will definitely be the case with Guacamelee. 

Man, what a great, great game. The Metroid blueprint lies at the heart of it so if you're into those games you're in good hands. The combat is what took me by surprise though because it can be as enjoyable and challenging as only the best Devil May Cry games can. You have to constantly be aware of every enemy on the screen and be ready to fend them off and attack appropriately. Sprinkle in some luchador stuff, lovely art design, tons of cool references and a really colorful, enticing world and you've got Guacamelee. Go get it!

I completed this piece in a handful of hours. I usually ration out whatever I'm working on over the course of a few days but this came together almost immediately. I always look for an excuse to put in a Mario suit in one of these but, thankfully, the game already has a great Mario luchador costume so I used that.

And hey, I made another progress animation! Have a look: sebastianvonbuchwald.com/blog/…

Good times with this game for sure.   
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:icondarkario:
Darkario Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
horale es Juan aguacate del juego guacameele me gustaria ver mario vs double dragon y los battletoads
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Lo he pensado pero no tengo idea cuando usaré a esos personajes. Paciencia! ;)
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:icondarkario:
Darkario Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
:)
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:iconthe-patchman:
The-Patchman Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Awesome! Did you see the Super Mario Bros. poster in the game?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Of course! That's what I based Mario's wrestling suit on. ;)
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:iconthe-patchman:
The-Patchman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
The great thing about Juan is that he has the versatility inherent in all metroidvania platformers, with the added bonus of wrestling moves. Would it be crazy to call him the ideal platforming protagonist?

It would be interesting to see Juan fight against other gaming protagonists. He has the attitude, the look and the moves.  
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, he's a great character and the combat in that game was really great. I hope they do another Guacamelee soon. :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool one.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! It's one of my personal faves. :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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:icondduck722:
dduck722 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Since you did Juan, ever think about doing Mario vs Shovel Knight?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I don't see why I couldn't do it but I haven't played Shovel Knight yet so we'll see. :)
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:iconcolossonaut:
colossonaut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mario is about to KO that mofo
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:icondemonlouie:
DemonLouie Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god! Mario looks like he's ready to knock someone out up there:3
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
That's the goal!
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DemonLouie Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree:3 I like the image:3
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you! It's quickly becoming one of my faves. :)
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DemonLouie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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MaxRomantiQ Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Mario is so  mighty) Cool!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! :)
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lxRiddlezxl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Mario COULD fight Captain Viridian from VVVVV, but I don't know if it's well known enough. The Witch's House is another interesting choice.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Viridian is interesting and I kinda see how I could do a fight with him but I dunno. I played the game and enjoyed it enough but man, I'd probably do 50 more character before Viridian.
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lxRiddlezxl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Have you considered some Playstation titles like Parappa, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, or Sweet-tooth? I know you did Sly Cooper, so that's cool.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I did Sackboy too (though it's not my favorite to be honest). But yeah, those 4 in particular (technically 6, I guess) are all in my list. Just a matter of time really. Sweet Tooth and Ratchet and Clank are more likely to happen before the other two. ;)
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lxRiddlezxl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Awesome. Hope you do Sir Daniel eventually
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I definitely like his design but I'm not super fond of the character (haven't played those games) and that makes it a little more unlikely to happen.
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Popman71 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Artist
Hey Sebastian, I have some more suggestions for Mario vs. Match-Ups:
Mario vs. Fancy Pants Man (He comes from a very charming and simple platforming franchise.  His games seem like the perfect combination of Mario & Sonic.  The Battle for Platforming Supremacy!)
Mario vs. Kat from Gravity Rush (Her gravity-shifting powers should make for an interesting Mario vs. situation; a battle mid-air.)
Mario vs. Pikmin (I know you aren't currently doing Mario vs. with Nintendo characters, but when you get around to it, the Pikmin should be one of the first battles.  The situation shouldn't be that different from when Mario was swarmed by a horde of slimes.)
Mario vs. Shantae (I can see it now.  Shantae is attempting to whip Mario with her hair, but Mario grabs her hair and starts pulling on it...hard.)
Mario vs. Octodad (One, it would be a nice homage that such a charming indie game, and two, I'm sure my friend, :iconmemoski: would get a chuckle out of seeing the ol' plumber go toe to tentacle with the World's Greatest Dad.  Not sure how it would go down though.)
Mario vs. Gish (Gish attempts to swallow Mario in his body of tar, but of course he doesn't go down without a fight.)

What do you think?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Those are good suggestions though, out of the ones you've mentioned, I'm definitely more likely to do some over others. Most of those games I haven't played so that always makes them less likely to happen. Out of the ones you've mentioned though, Octodad is the one I've actually thought about myself. I'd like to do Kat as well but, again, haven't played Gravity Rush yet. We'll see. :)
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Popman71 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Artist
You can play the Fancy Pants Adventures here:
World 1 - armorgames.com/play/301/fancy-…
World 2 - armorgames.com/play/553/the-fa…
World 3 - armorgames.com/play/13155/fanc…

They're quite fun and enjoyable.  Especially if you're into Mario, Sonic, &  platformers in general.  :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Oh, I played that game at PAX a couple of years ago. It was kinda fun but I don't know if I'll do it. Working on Mario vs. The Sniper from TF2 right now. :)
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:iconpopman71:
Popman71 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Artist
I'm anxious to see Mario avoid some quick-scoping from everybody's favorite sniper.  I think you should give Fancy Pants a try though.  The battle could play out in a pretty straight-forward manner with Fancy Pants using the Pencil as a weapon.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I'll keep it in mind. :)
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Popman71 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
Cool.  :thumbsup:;)
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KristyGreene Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
DAMN!....i dunno who dat is :P but I know mario of course!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
He's from Guacamelee. It's a great game. :)
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:iconstrongduan:
strongduan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
mario vs ezio auditore or even... mario vs uncle mario auditore!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
There are a LOT of Ezio suggestions. Hmmm. Will have to consider him seriously.
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:icondiarcora:
diarcora Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
jajajaja cool XD
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks and thanks for the watch. ;)
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:icondiarcora:
diarcora Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no pro :D your art its fantastic :D
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psdos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Man I love guacamelee, this is so dope. This would be a good fight. Good job.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! It's definitely a great game. :)
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:iconphycosmiley:
Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome job
though what platform is this game for?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I played the Steam version but it's also out on PS3, Vita and they recently announced next gen versions too (PS4, Xbone and WiiU maybe?). ;)
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:iconphycosmiley:
Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
I may have to get it. :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
It's good stuff. ;)
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:iconphycosmiley:
Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
So how are the controls with the PC version?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I played it using a 360 pad. I never tried it with a keyboard but I don't see how it could play well with anything other than a pad.
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