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Maldita Castilla EX - Cursed Castile

Abylight Studios
Jul 20, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

95%

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Critic Reviews for Maldita Castilla EX - Cursed Castile

Featuring new levels, bosses and soundtrack, Maldita Castilla Ex has become one of the best arcades of the market.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Cursed Castilla is one of the best modern retro games that I’ve played, successfully capturing the look and feel of its influences but also improving on the controls and level design. It feels just like the way I remember the arcade originals. Add in the extra challenges from trophies and you have a great retro title with bags of replayability.

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While the name may be confusing, this could easily be a blueprint for the successor to Ghosts ‘n Goblins, which is what it seems they set out to do, and they nailed it. If you are like me and grew up pulling your hair out at these punishing side-scrollers, this game is an easy purchase. It captures the magic, while bringing enough of its own charm to make it feel fresh. Plenty try to capture that magic, but few achieve what the team at Abylight Studios has managed to create here.

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Cursed Castilla EX certainly feels like the kind of game it tries to be and it's certainly very good at creating a tough as nails sidescroller that could have perfectly been made in the 1990s. Thanks to its magnificent level design, large amount of content, replay challenge and overall incentives to keep playing, this is one of the most welcome efforts in the contemporary sidescrolling genre.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

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.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

With its unforgiving retro platforming nature, Cursed Castilla EX will undoubtedly be a divisive game. It has its minor flaws and blurs the homage line on occasion, but fans of the genre looking to step back in time to the classic days of coin-munching arcade games will find this recreation of that era to a be a treat. A treat that may just leave you contemplating murder on occasion.

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If you are fan of the oldschool classics like Ghost ‘n Goblins, Cursed Castilla will deliver similar experience. For some players it may be too similiar.

Review in Polish | Read full review

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.

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