Locomalito

8Bit Killer

Windows - Homebrew - February 8, 2008

AD 2488. A long war has put human race on the edge of self-extinction. Four years ago, a space creature known as Master Brain arrived with the promise of a new dawn. Now, a huge army launched an attack to the few cities that are still on, following the plan of the creature. A small group of soldiers have formed an alliance to defend those cities and kill the master brain. This games tells the story of their final mission. 8bit killer is an action first person shooter styled to resemble a NES game in look and feel. 32x32 pixel textures, 64 color nes palette and 1bit sounds make this game look like an early 90s game. The soundtrack has been created by the genius RushJet1. The story, characters and scenes are inspired by films like Mad Max or 2013: Rescue in LA and by games like Contra, Megaman, Bionic Commando, Metroid, Catacomb 3D or the sequel Wolfenstein 3D, and many others...

Cursed Castilla

Cursed Castilla

Nintendo Switch - January 24, 2019

The tears of a young witch have been turned into a key by a demon to open a gateway to hell. In Cursed Castilla, one takes the role of Don Ramiro, a knight appointed by King Alphonse VI, to fight and banish the evil invading the lands of Tolomera. Don Ramiro will face Mouras, Ojáncanos, Nuberus and Malismos: creatures from the European folklore, as well as from chivalric romances such as Amadís de Gaula. For that, one will use a different range of weapons to defeat the enemies, in a pure classic arcade action style.

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX)

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX)

Windows - Released - October 20, 2016

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 indie Locomalito.

Cursed Castilla EX

Cursed Castilla EX

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - May 1, 2017

Maldita Castilla, known in North America and PAL regions as Cursed Castilla, is an arcade action video game developed by Locomalito and released in December 2012. The game is primarily based on myths from Spain and, to a smaller degree, other parts of Europe.

Darkula

Darkula

Windows - June 10, 2019

Decades ago, legendary monsters gathered to create Deviland Park, the most amazing amusement park ever. But after decades working and living under the flashy lights, they have forgotten how it feels to be a monster running wild under the moonlight. Tonight, Darkula has taken the decision to remove all the artificial lights of Deviland in order to show his companions the natural beauty of a good black sky. Go Darukula! Let it be a good night!

Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Windows - Released - July 7, 2012

Play as Moebius or Pucky and rescue hundreds of strange creatures and bring them back to their homes in unusual places of the real world. EFMB is the remake of the crazy British platformer created by Dave Hughes for the Spectrum ZX back in… 2012. It features bizarre unusual mechanics that forces players to use their full brain power. The remake has new elements and a two player option with cooperative and versus modes. Braincrashing gameplay 15 levels with procedurally generated graphics and creatures 2 players, with cooperative and versus modes You can play with only one hand

Gaurodan

Gaurodan

Windows - Released - July 31, 2013

Gaurodan, the bird of thunder is reborn! Long forgotten is the legend of Gaurodan, the bird of thunder, and his fight with Guayota, the fire beast. But now mankind has discovered the egg of Guayota within Mount Teide, and it is only a matter of time until Gaurodan returns from the sky to fight the beast and punish us for awakening his ancient enemy. Fly around the Canary Islands as Gaurodan, and destroy cities, armies and colossal creatures in your path throught this frantic shmup, created for the lovers of classic games that require mastering. You'll need some mastering to play this game because controls are not the usual: you have two buttons to shoot air-air and air-ground, and you can't stop moving in the air. Guarodan is inspired by early titles like Defender, Choplifter or Sky Kid in terms of gameplay, and has a similar production style to other arcade games like Commando, Gyrodine or 1942.

Hydorah

Hydorah

Windows - June 3, 2010

An evil force launched an invasion over the Omios star. Equip your ship, select a route and fight planet by planet against hordes of meroptians. Biomechanical enemies, space creatures, dangerous landscapes and climatic threats are waiting for you, so take the controls of your ship and prepare to die! Hydorah is a nonlinear classic shmup with a large library of levels and enemies. The difficulty is based on the 80s standards, so it requires mastering in order to progress. Graphics are simple enough to not interfere with the gameplay, while they're polished to show the unique personality of each level. Old school gameplay and 16-32 bit appeal. 16 levels divided into 27 sublevels, 30 bosses and more than 70 enemies. Non linear level scheme with route selection. Dangers of different nature in each level (not just bullets). Weapon selection menu, power ups and unlockable new weapons in every mission. Huge original Soundtrack with 49 tracks. Secret objects and special heroic ending

L’Abbaye des Morts

L’Abbaye des Morts

Commodore 64 - Homebrew - 2019

From the programmer that brought you the magnificent PLANET GOLF comes L’Abbaye des Morts, an exciting arcade adventure for the C64. The game was originally released on the PC (featuring ZX Spectrum style graphics) and now Antonio Savona and Saul Cross have teamed up to produce this superb C64 version of the game. Featuring beautifully detailed hi-res graphics, sumptuous soundtracks and gorgeous presentation this is an unmissable treat for arcade adventure fans! L’Abbaye des Morts was released by Psytronik as a LIMITED EDITION tape in a deluxe clamshell cassette case which sold out very quickly. The game is still available to order on floppy disk and as a digital download from our friends at Double Sided Games. ** STORY** In the 13th century, the Cathars, clerics who preached about the poverty of Christ and defended life without material aspirations, were treated as heretics by the Catholic Church and expelled out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide from crusaders, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil.

L'Abbaye des Morts

L'Abbaye des Morts

Sega Genesis - Homebrew - 2017

In the 13th century, the Catholic Church used it's soldiers to expel the members of the religious order of the Cathars from the Languedoc region of France. You, as Jean Raymond, have run from these soldiers and hidden in a Abbey. But it turns out the Abbey was built over catacombs of evil. Collect the twelve Cathar crosses to expel the evil from this building. l'Abbaye des Morts (Abbey of the Dead) is a game designed to look and control like a ZX Spectrum game. It's gameplay is inspired by games like Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy. You must move through room after room to find and gather the twelve crosses. Red hearts will grant you extra lives and stone pillars with a cross near the top act as checkpoints. Ring bells or move switches to open further passages. Avoid anything that is moving as it's touch will lose you a life. Lose all your lives and the game is over.

L'Abbaye Des Morts

L'Abbaye Des Morts

Commodore Amiga - Released - November 26, 2023

In the 13th century, the Catholic Church used it's soldiers to expel the members of the religious order of the Cathars from the Languedoc region of France. You, as Jean Raymond, have run from these soldiers and hidden in a Abbey. But it turns out the Abbey was built over catacombs of evil. Collect the twelve Cathar crosses to expel the evil from this building. l'Abbaye des Morts (Abbey of the Dead) is a game designed to look and control like a ZX Spectrum game. It's gameplay is inspired by games like Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy. You must move through room after room to find and gather the twelve crosses. Red hearts will grant you extra lives and stone pillars with a cross near the top act as checkpoints. Ring bells or move switches to open further passages. Avoid anything that is moving as it's touch will lose you a life. Lose all your lives and the game is over.

L'Abbaye des Morts

L'Abbaye des Morts

Microsoft MSX - Homebrew - 2020

In the 13th century, the Cathars, clerics who preached about the poverty of Christ and defended life without material aspirations, were treated as heretics by the Catholic Church and expelled out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide from crusaders, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil.

L'Abbaye des Morts

L'Abbaye des Morts

Windows - September 10, 2010

Faith will be your only weapon In the 13th century, the Cathars, who preach about good Christian beliefs, were being expelled by the Catholic Church out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil. A style close to Spectrum ZX, with its dark background and bright colors, proper fit with the story, because it does look old and somewhat horrifying. Also, the gameplay is direclty inspired by Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy.

Maldita Castilla

Maldita Castilla

Windows - December 12, 2012

Guide Don Ramiro through the cursed lands of Tolomera and expel the evil that entered the Kingdom of Castile. Maldita Castilla (Cursed/damn Castile) is an action platformer full of myths from Spain and the rest of Europe. The graphic style is raw, a dark pixel art with a limited color palette displayed through a dirty old monitor effect. Also, Gryzor87 composed the music emulating the Yamaha YM2203 sound chip, so that the game has real arcade sound. Look and feel of an arcade game from 1985-1987. The FM sound of the YM2203 chip. 6 levels, 14 bosses and more than 40 enemies. Around 50 minutes of gameplay length (once mastered). 4 different endings that depend on merits and secrets. Based on medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe.

Maldita Castilla EX: Cursed Castilla

Maldita Castilla EX: Cursed Castilla

Sony Playstation Vita - Released - November 9, 2017

For the Glory of the Arcade Times! The tears of a young witch have been turned into a key by a demon to open a gateway to hell. In Cursed Castilla, one takes the role of Don Ramiro, a knight appointed by King Alphonse VI, to fight and banish the evil invading the lands of Tolomera. Don Ramiro will face mouras, ojáncanos, nuberus and malismos: creatures from the European folklore, as well as from chivalric romances such as Amadís de Gaula. For that, one will use a different range of weapons to defeat the enemies, in a pure classic arcade action style. Cursed Castilla is an acclaimed modern arcade both by critics and players with a 81 Metascore.

Mutants from the Deep

Mutants from the Deep

Windows - Released - May 13, 2021

Mutants from the Deep is a submarine shooting game that mimic the technical limitations of the MSX1 computers. Choose your character, enhance your gear and fire your weapons in 8 directions as you swim into the dangers of the deep. The single-player game features 7 levels with the ability to play two different characters.

Solar Gladiators

Solar Gladiators

Windows - Released - June 25, 2020

To commemorate the end of the Solar Wars and warn future generations about the horrors of the interplanetary conflicts. Once again, the Helios Space Coliseum opens its doors for the Solar Gladiators! Welcome to the ultimate battle show! Solar Gladiators is a top down arena shooting game that mimic the technical limitations of the MSX1 computers. Use your bouncing disc as a weapon and roll to avoid enemy attacks. Face 15 different opponents, learn about their unique attack patterns and rise as the champion of this ancient competition. Features: - Look and feel of a MSX1 game from 1986. - 15 consecutive boss fights. - A single health bar for the entire game. - Scoring system designed for competitions. - Around 20 minutes of game length (once fully mastered). Influences: The discs of Tron, the chakram of Xena, the gladiators of ancient Rome and the Japanese MSX1 video games. From the developer: "The game was entirely made as an improvisation exercise during the Covid-19 lockdown. It was good for my mental health. It uses some assets from an abandoned project I started some years ago. I did most of the sound effects out of curiosity and thanks to the tips by Gryzor87. I never saw an MSX when I was a kid, but I discovered the system through emulation and I was amazed by its simplicity and its curious way of managing colors."

Super Hydorah

Super Hydorah

Windows - Released - September 20, 2017

Super Hydorah is a nonlinear horizontal shoot’ em up designed to offer a challenging experience, sublimating the richness of traditional shmup classics. Face the menace of the Meroptians aboard the Delta Lance, alone or with your friends in this game with direct action and nostalgic art.

Super Hydorah

Super Hydorah

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - December 13, 2017

Prepare your weapons and start your engines: only you, the best trained and most lethal pilot in the galaxy, can face the Meroptian menace. Super Hydorah is a side scroller non-linear SHMUP which gives the player a challenging experience with the best from the greatest classics of the genre: straightforward action, old school visuals and a wide array of content with unique space settings.

Super Hydorah

Super Hydorah

Nintendo Switch - November 15, 2018

An evil force has launched an invasion over the Omios star! Fly with the space fleet in a campaign to liberate planets, destroy enemy bases and discover the misterious force behind the attack. Biomechanical enemies, space creatures, exotic planets and climatic threats are waiting for you, so select a route, equip your ship and prepare to die! Super Hydorah is a side scroller non-linear SHMUP which gives the player a challenging experience with the best from the greatest classics of the genre: straightforward action, old school visuals and a wide array of content with unique space settings.

The Curse of Issyos

The Curse of Issyos

Windows - December 15, 2015

Defkalion was fishing on a quiet blue sea when he heard the voice of the Goddess Athena. Hurry up, she said, the isle of Issyos has been cursed by the Olympus. And so, fearing for his daughter and only family left, the fisherman sails back to his home, where the adventure is about to begin. The Curse of Issyos is a retro styled action platformer with nothing but the usual in an old 8 bit game: a bunch of enemies and bosses, both straight and exploration levels, some secrets to discover and a background story of Greek myths. Look and feel of a console game from 1987-1988. 7 levels, 9 bosses and more than 40 enemies. Around 45 minutes of gameplay length. A secret level that can change the ending. Based on Greek Mythology.

They Came from Verminest

They Came from Verminest

Windows - Released - February 5, 2012

A ferocious insect army from planet Verminest is spreading through the space. Defend your planet and fight back them until you finally reach the nest of Queen Verminia. The game. Straight gameplay, grayscale palette, FM sounds and 3D glasses will take you back to the never-existent Arcade rooms of the 50's, where fun was the only thing. Risky pilots are rewarded: kill leaders to scare bugs and kill bugs in a short range to get medals and bonuses. 100% oldschool! Influences. Early arcades like Galaga, Phoenix or Centipede and vintage Sci-Fi movies like Them!, The Deadly Mantis, Black Scorpion, Tarantula and of course Godzilla.

Verminian Trap

Verminian Trap

Windows - August 9, 2013

SOS! Your space pod has been forced to land on a planet infested with giant insects from Verminest. Fight with your companions and survive the incoming waves of enemy bugs for as long as you can. Verminian Trap is a classic fixed screen Arcade game where you must battle endless waves of enemy bugs. There are three different game modes: Arcade (cooperative), capture flags (competitive) and get points first (competitive), so don't hesitate and play it with company. Look and feel similar to arcade games from 1983 6 arenas, unlimited enemy waves Up to 4 players Competitive or cooperative modes

Viriax

Viriax

Windows - March 3, 2011

Be part of the Viriax infection and show humans who set the rules in the Earth. Infect important organs one by one, and destroy the ultimate defensive hope of humanity, the Nanobot Assembly System (NAS), a chip implemented near the brain. Viriax is an experimental game with procedural content. The goal is to reach the organ core at the top of each level to infect it, but you must watch your energy, because every action has a energy cost. Collect red globules to keep your energy up and grab items for unexpected mutations and effects. Experimental gameplay. 6 different procedurally generated environments. 20 items with various effects. Unlockable levels and mutations. It can be played with only one hand.

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