You can enable Hard-mode from the start in Guacamelee! 2. The game starts is normal but if you really want to test your skills then Hard-mode is there for you. Replying on Steam the game developer posted a FAQ where you can find the secret code to enable hard mode in the game from start. Read below for the code.
How To Play Hard Mode From Start
You can enable the Hard Mode from the start of the game through some key sequences. You have to press them accordingly to begin the game. Below are the exact steps.
Enable Hard Mode – Guacamelee! 2
Start the game and stay on the main. Press the below sequence as shared by the developer. The sequence is based on Xbox(DS4) controller.
- Up > Up > Down > Down > Left > Right > Left > Right > X (Square) > Y (Triangle) > Back (Share)
After pressing the following sequence the game mode will set to hard-mode. This means you will be facing stronger enemies.
Guacamelee! 2 Hard Mode Tips
Hard Mode is recommended if you had done playing the game in normal mode. This will help you to understand the game mechanism, the battle style, and controls. In this way, you are more prepared to face stronger enemies. The hard mode is not really long you can finish up the game in around 5 to 6 hours. But if you are ready for challenges then you can go with hard from the start.
If you go from completing normal mode to the hard then you have enough amount left to get skills and moves. Otherwise, you have to play to gather cold and then put money on skills. It is recommended to get everything under Chamoya Fitness. Play puzzle that boost your life and stamina, this will help you in the later boss fights. For strategy and tips on defeating all 6 bosses in the game, you can check our guide – Guacamelee! 2 Boss Guide.
Use traps whenever possible, this will help you to deal with smaller enemies as well you can inflict some damage on the bigger ones. You will also have to find a same space to restore your health whenever possible. This will give you a small window to refill your health and you are back in the fight.