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  • Summary: Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indieCursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indie Locomalito. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 31, 2016
    90
    Maldita Castilla EX its great game for those who love old school titles that offer challenge, require skill, and represent a journey to nostalgia. You will enjoy its level design and immersive setting. Highly recommend.
  2. Jan 18, 2017
    85
    Cursed Castilla respects its action/platformer roots and delivers a brilliant retro-gaming experience.
  3. Jan 20, 2017
    85
    Cursed Castilla: Maldita Castilla EX is a perfect example of the kind of well-crafted, hair-pulling experience that adventure fans know all too well. Controls are precise, the retro look is as authentic as you'll get without modern flourishes, and the gameplay feels perfect, even if it is highly difficult. Some will dislike the tedious means of getting a better ending, but those who cut their teeth on the 16-bit era of platformers will be right at home here.
  4. Nov 28, 2016
    80
    A pure tribute to the arcade games of the 80s, like Ghost'n Goblins or Rastan. It is a not a mere copy but it has a own soul, universe and mythology inspired by the medieval spanish tradition.
  5. 80
    Cursed Castilla is, objectively speaking, a good game, even if you are not a fan of the genre. I would recommend one thing, however, much to the chagrin of OPNoobs Executive Producer Shane Gamez: play this game with a controller.
  6. Jul 19, 2017
    79
    Cursed Castilla is as good as it was five years ago. You can play the original game - for free - on the Locomalito site, and this Nintendo 3DS version suffers from some problems, like the plain ugly coin-op mode or the really tiny graphics. Should you decide to buy the portable version, though, know that it's best played on a 3DS XL.
  7. Dec 31, 2016
    65
    I’ve no doubt that there’s a hardcore segment of gamers who will appreciate what Cursed Castilla is going for, and for these players, it will certainly do a great job of bringing back a late-’80s sort of arcade experience in a way that few retro-inspired projects accomplish. For most players, though, I feel that it’ll be viewed as a cute little oddity and little more.
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  1. Nov 1, 2016
    9
    A pesar de contar con suficientes retoques y mejoras frente a la versión gratuita del título, no deja de ser el mismo juego. Sin embargo, unA pesar de contar con suficientes retoques y mejoras frente a la versión gratuita del título, no deja de ser el mismo juego. Sin embargo, un trabajo tan redondo y mimado como este merece ser comprado no una, sino varias veces, aunque sólo sea para apoyar al desarrollador.

    Es cierto que existe una saturación indie de títulos de marcada temática retro para atraer al consumidor, pero el título que nos ocupa no se limita a parecer retro, sino que se siente y se juega como tal, entrando en una categoría que muy pocos han conseguido entrar (como Shovel Knight o Megaman 9).

    Una delicia para todos los que crecimos echando moneditas en los salones recreativos, que no se limita a copiar a los mas grandes, sino que se atreve a incluso mejorarlos en ciertas mecánicas jugables.
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  2. Dec 9, 2018
    6
    This is a pretty good arcade action platformer game. And the retro graphic aspect, similar to the old SNES games, are a really nice touch.This is a pretty good arcade action platformer game. And the retro graphic aspect, similar to the old SNES games, are a really nice touch.

    Cursed Castilla is a fun game to play and very challenging.
    Normally I am a keyboard player but in this case I must confess that it seems to me that it would be better to play this game with a controller.
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