Here’s a sneak peek at the new Intenso power in Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.
First, have a look at the .swf that plays after you bust up yet another of Uachivo’s Choozo statues to unlock the Intenso power:
We had to abandon the rapidly flashing .swf style before releasing Guacamelee in Japan because the Japanese are much more strict about rapidly flashing lights than we North Americans are. We liked the style and applied it to all the .swfs when you unlock a new power.
Activating the Intenso ability summons a bolt of lightning that strikes Juan and Tostada, setting their bodies on fire, allowing them to move faster, and hit enemies harder. You’ll also unleash a soccer-announcer-style Intenso yell.
Ever wanted to 2-hit a giant skeleton? (gfy link)
Normally you’d have to wail on these dudes for a good ten seconds before they’d go down.
Can you use Intenso whenever you want? No! We make you work for it. You can only trigger Intenso once you get your Intenso meter (that meter below the yellow stamina squares in the HUD) above a certain threshold. You increase your meter by running up your combo count, or by destroying bright barrels scattered about the Guacamelee world. Once activated, your meter will drain, but not if you keep attacking enemies. It’s kind of like that movie Crank.
When you break chests that look like the one below, your meter will get bigger, giving you more Intenso time.
Like stamina and health chests, you’ll need to find 3 before you see any changes to your stats.
You’ll also be able to buy upgrades to Intenso. With Shield Breaker, for example, you can perform any supermove and it will break any coloured shield barrier surrounding any enemy, even for bosses. Checkmate Javier.
We’ll share more news with you about Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition and reveal some more stuff we’ve crammed in.
PS: You can use Intenso while you’re a chicken too.