Maldita Castilla and Super Mario War

Maldita Castilla

Perhaps the previous titles are not very well-known in Spain, but if there is one that has become popular since its release in 2012 is Maldita Castilla. This is a platform game in the style of the well-known Ghosts ‘n Goblins, but using medieval Spanish and European mythology.

In the game, you control Don Ramiro Quesada, who following the orders of King Alfonso VI, will try to free the lands of Tolomera del Rey from zombies, demons and many other creatures. The soundtrack is created by Gryzor87, who has composed a brutal soundtrack, in the style of the “chip tunes” (specifically, Yamaha YM2203), further emulating the classic spirit of these games.

In the developer’s page, known under the pseudonym Locomalito, you have at your disposal several free games ready to download and play, in addition to Yo yo Games has the version of Maldita Castilla for Raspberry Pi. On the other hand, in Steam you have available Maldita Castilla EX, the extended version of Maldita Castilla.

Curiosity: In its official website, you have some interesting documents with tips on how to draw sprites pixel art style, the manual of the game set at the time (very worked!) or even the sketch to make the cabin of an arcade machine.

  • Style | Platforms
  • Qualities | Look and feel, music and retro style

Super Mario War

There have been multiple clones or unofficial versions of Super Mario over time, but few can be as much fun as Super Mario War to play games with friends.

The game is based on a small screen, in the style of the classic Mario Bros original of 1983, but can play simultaneously 4 players and allow you to choose the type of game: classic mode, up to a number of deaths, count down, collect coins, cage mode, capture the flag and many others. You can also switch maps or even choose from a variety of characters, including Super Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Bubble Bobble Dragons, Link, Pikachu, Kirby, Pacman, Chocobos and many more.

As if that weren’t enough, the game has a level editor (Leveleditor.exe) and a world editor (Worldeditor.exe), where you can configure the place where you play. The game is available for Windows, Mac, Linux or Wii, among other systems such as the consoles created with Raspberry Pi, where we can connect up to 4 USB controllers. It is even possible to create single player games where the rest of players is the CPU, although the difficulty is devilish.

Curiosity: In the Super Mario War section of Retro Pie you have abundant information about the operation of the game and all its characteristics.

  • Style | Battle against rivals
  • Qualities | Funny, multiplayer, all against all or by team.