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  1. Aug 17, 2017
    90
    Retro to its heart, Cursed Castilla EX incorporates suggestions from medieval paintings, locations and chivalry novels - The Amadis of Gaul above all - on top of a plethora of arcade evergreens, such as Black Tiger, Rygar and Rastan. It's a compendium of arcade perfection, and, as such, it comes exceptionally recommended. Now, if only the good people at Abylight would consider porting over The Curse of Issyos, Hydorah and Gaurodan, too…
  2. Jul 13, 2017
    90
    Cursed Castilla EX is a punishing but ultimately rewarding love letter to the classic action platformers of the coin-op industry's golden years, and while its brutal nature may prove off-putting for some players, those who appreciate the '80s and '90s era of gaming will find plenty to enjoy here. The original game was strong enough to be sold on its own merits but this 3DS port is augmented with some tasteful autostereoscopic 3D effects, and the fact that it takes the quest on the road makes it even more appealing. If you've yet to sample Locomalito's excellent title on other formats then this is arguably the best way to do it; should you already consider yourself to be a fan then it's still worth a look, purely for those lush visuals and the tantalising prospect of portability.
  3. 85
    

Overall, Cursed Castilla EX is a fantastic game that accurately recreates the brilliance of the 16 bit era. The whole time it felt like I was playing a classic SNES Virtual Console game, with a killer soundtrack and added 3D effects. If simple old-school gameplay, beautiful pixel art, and a hardcore difficulty is up your alley, then this game is a no-brainer. So take your sword and expel the curse of the land, not for the King, but for Castilla!

  4. NF Magazine
    Aug 24, 2017
    85
    A glorious fan-made resurrection of one of Capcom's neglected classics! [Issue #29, p. 22]
  5. Aug 11, 2017
    80
    Cursed Castilla EX embraces in the arcade games that inspired it, simultaneously differentiating itself as a modern, more forgiving take on the old-school quarter-munchers. The only major drawback is how getting the true ending forces you to locate obscurely hidden items, often giving you only one chance to obtain each one. Otherwise, it’s a short platformer that delivers solid level design and delightfully entertaining projectile-throwing gameplay.
  6. Sep 20, 2017
    80
    Short but intense, filled with secrets and with a long and encouraging lifespan, Cursed Castilla EX might get too hard for the less dedicated players but those willing to invest some energy in it will be duly rewarded.
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  1. Mar 27, 2018
    9
    Juegazo al más puro estilo retro, mezcla entre Willow, Ghost'n'Goblins y muchos más títulos de la época de los 90. Indispensable si te gustanJuegazo al más puro estilo retro, mezcla entre Willow, Ghost'n'Goblins y muchos más títulos de la época de los 90. Indispensable si te gustan los arcades. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2017
    9
    Maldita Castilla EX is based on many classic arcade games, especially Ghost n Goblins, and it succeds taking the best of all those games andMaldita Castilla EX is based on many classic arcade games, especially Ghost n Goblins, and it succeds taking the best of all those games and creating a really fun and challenging experience. You will have to go for many really fun and well done levels defeating enemies with your weapons, similat to Ghost and Goblins, and you will have to be very smart with your movements, because the game is very hard, however, is also really fair, you have a lot of checkpoints, even before all the bosses, you have 3 hit points and the contiues are unlimited, so you always will be back for more, creating an addictive experience. The game has also amazing bosses, a great pixel art style, great 3D effect and nice music. The only flaws of the game are kinda made on purpose as a reference to old games, likde many useless weapons and to finish the game, you willl have to find gems in the levels, and some of them are really criptic. Aside from that, the game is great and I recommend it. Collapse