Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX)

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX)

Cursed Castilla is an arcade action game which is based and inspired by the Ghosts and Goblins series and other retro titles. It brings an 16 bit graphics style, a quick action packed gameplay with tight controls and a high level of difficulty.

The story is set in the Middle Ages in the Spanish Kingdom. You play as a knight who is sent on a quest -together with other 3 fellow knights- by the King to cleanse the Kingdom from the evading demonic horde. The story basically is a Spanish mythos and there are several parts of the game where creatures from other European mythologies appear. Since the creators are Spanish the game overall in its music and its design has a Spanish vibe.

Real player with 47.0 hrs in game

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Really fun, quite challenging, and at times even feel a little unfair retro-style game. However (with the exception of one part), the checkpoint system is very forgiving so it’s rarely frustrating.

You attack using only throwable weapons, where only a certain amount can be out active at a time until they either hit an enemy, an obstacle, or fly off screen. This means that the closer you are to enemies, the faster you can attack, and also that if you spam you can be left defenseless for a brief window. It also has some pretty unique jumping mechanics similar to some other retro platformers wherein you jump much farther if you are holding a direction when you jump, and jump almost straight up if you aren’t holding a direction (however, unlike some games, you can still nudge slightly in either direction while in the air). Additionally, attacking (especially if you are spamming) slows you down substantially. These mechanics mentioned above can make it feel a bit janky until you get used to it, but the game controls great and has highly accurate hitbox (although your entire character is the hitbox which makes dodging obstacles difficult). There are a variety of environments and a massive amount of bosses that for the most part where unique and fun.

Real player with 11.6 hrs in game

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) on Steam



Excellent version of an arcade classic: Defender \ Stargate. Smooth and fast gameplay. Best played with an Xbox controller. Addictive!

Real player with 272.8 hrs in game

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This is basically a brilliant fan remake of the arcade classics Defender and Stargate (aka Defender II). If you have any nostalgia or even a passing interest in those games, then this is a must own. Long live Williams Electronics and Vid Kidz!!

Real player with 43.9 hrs in game

Pentasma on Steam

Offendron Warrior

Offendron Warrior

Really nice and simple game.


1. rebind controls for better gameplay.

2. save missiles for more enemys on screen.

3. let few last enemy to steal civilian an save them to get more score ;)

Real player with 5.2 hrs in game

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This is an excellent Defender clone with quite a bit more added to the original game-play. You have the ability to transform your ship into a slower-moving but faster firing warrior mode. And there are whole bunch of new enemy types to contend with. one of the nicest features in the game is the ability to change the game speed to suit your level of play.

Keep up the great work Hijong!

Real player with 0.7 hrs in game

Offendron Warrior on Steam

Steel Alcimus

Steel Alcimus

excellent heli combat game with different weapon variations and fast paced game play. cool story mode and arcade mode.

better than most other pc games i have played and available free, although worth paying for.

like other titles on steam from the same developer, this game may appeal less to casual gamer, and more to players who want to take the time to learn the difficult to master and fast paced gameplay and options.

if you enjoy hard combat arcade games or zx spectrum era games, check this

Real player with 20.6 hrs in game

A actually pretty fun game when you dont have much time. It feels like I could find it in a arcade cabinet. I dont think the tutorial tells you that you can strafe using space though.

Real player with 12.5 hrs in game

Steel Alcimus on Steam

Rolling Bird

Rolling Bird

Yo, I’m the guy with the 1635530 score (check my “Area 51” thread in Discussions and the video description) and I recommend this game if you’re not only looking for a challenge but also a good way to learn to activate flow state.

If you rely on your ego, the waves of enemies will stomp you down with impunity. If you rely on confidence, the technicalities will trip you over. If you rely on caution, you’ll run out of ammo. You need knowledge, dead ego, confidence, and caution all at the same time or you’ll soon be overwhelmed one way or another. If you’ve entered flow state before, you know all this comes naturally. Except knowledge, of course. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the controls and AI behavior, you’ve got a fine challenge ahead of you.

Real player with 65.1 hrs in game

My oh my is this game addictive, so addictive in fact that I already have a good number of hours put into it despite downloading it not long ago. Rolling Bird is an arcade game based off of another arcade game by Bandai Namco called “Rolling Thunder”, it has the same game design and mechanics except it has a different art style and no story. This game’s art style is that of an 8 bit arcade one, it’s charming to say the least and although not as detailed as Rolling Thunder, it still has appeal, especially for those who are in love with the 80’s.

Real player with 7.5 hrs in game

Rolling Bird on Steam