We sure love us some Locomalito. His games are high-polished, lovely retro-throwbacks – and also free. If you haven’t played them yet, you’re missing out. That’s not the point, though. In cooperation with Abylight, Locomalito has released his 2012 game Maldita Castilla as a commercial title for the Xbox One.
Maldita Castilla EX is an extended version of the game, which is based on Ghosts’n’Goblins and other 80s arcade action-platformers. This upgrade is basically the same game but with an extra layer of polish, some redesigned and new levels, and a bunch of extras like a bestiary or achievements.
It is the first foray into console space for Locomalito and who knows, if things go well maybe there might be other games of his to make that leap? However, he’s currently working on his next “regular” freeware relase and Maldita Castilla EX will also be ported to a bunch of other consoles. As it stands, it is the perfect port of an amazing arcade game, and if you want to support the developers, you should throw some money at them (or wait for Abylight to port it to your preferred system first).
Maldita Castilla EX is available for $11.99 / €11.99 on the Xbox Marketplace. If you want to know more about Locomalito’s other games or the fine folks at Abylight, visit their websites or follow Locomalito and Abylight on Twitter.