- Publisher: Abylight
- Release Date: Oct 20, 2016
- Also On: 3DS, iPhone/iPad, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Switch, Xbox One
- 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
- Developer: Locomalito
- Genre(s): Action, Platformer, 2D
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Positive: 6 out of 7
Mixed: 1 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Dec 31, 2016Maldita 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.
Jan 18, 2017Cursed Castilla respects its action/platformer roots and delivers a brilliant retro-gaming experience.
Jan 20, 2017Cursed 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.
Nov 28, 2016A 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.
Jan 10, 2017Cursed 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.
Jul 19, 2017Cursed 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.
Dec 31, 2016I’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.
Positive: 2 out of 4
Mixed: 2 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
May 27, 2021This is such a great game! It's FAR too hard for me to master it, but it's beautiful, smooth, and wonderfully done.
Nov 1, 2016A 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.… Expand
Feb 17, 2022My Video Review can be found here:
Cursed Castilla is a good looking game delivering the retro atmosphere ofMy Video Review can be found here:
Cursed Castilla is a good looking game delivering the retro atmosphere of the 80’s arcade fantasy classics like Ghosts n’ Goblins with solid storyline, variable enemies, interesting weapons and upgrades, simple and responsive controls and nice retro audiovisuals. However, there are some flaws that I could not get over - the difficulty that is rather punishing than challenging, the limitation to have just one weapon at the moment, losing all upgrades when die and the cooldown after three shots that does not belong to such frenetic action as Cursed Castilla is. These are the reasons why I cannot recommend this game for family playing as it would cause rather frustration than enjoyable time spent with this game.
- weapons and upgrades
- punishing gameplay
- just one weapon at the moment
- losing of everything when die
- weapons cooldown
Cursed Castilla is objectively not a bad game but as it is not suitable for being played by fellow Gaming Fathers and their families I am giving it Thumbs Down and VideoGaming Father’s Index 6- out of 10 - not recommended.… Expand
Dec 9, 2018This 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.… Expand