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4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 9 out of 17

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  1. Dec 20, 2018
    10
    Best game I have ever played in a long time. If you grew up loving and enjoying Ghosts N Goblins then you are in for a real treat, More than ten hours of gameplay awaits you :)
  2. Dec 20, 2018
    8
    Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that was met with a great buzz and excitement from press and gamers alike. And now, it’s finally here - but is it any good?

    In a word? Yes. The developer is admittedly a tiny outfit and pulling off a game of this style and feel is no easy task, even for a team 10x the size, but they’ve seemingly done it. I’ve put in a few hours of the game, and,
    Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that was met with a great buzz and excitement from press and gamers alike. And now, it’s finally here - but is it any good?

    In a word? Yes. The developer is admittedly a tiny outfit and pulling off a game of this style and feel is no easy task, even for a team 10x the size, but they’ve seemingly done it.

    I’ve put in a few hours of the game, and, whilst it’s not perfect, the chiptunes, sweet controls and beautiful pixelart have reinforced to myself why I bought the game.

    If you were brought up on hard games, ones with no real handholding and that require skill? Battle Princess Madelyn is for you , and I’m happy to say that it is exactly what I hoped it would be for me. It transports me back in time, when gamers enjoyed a challenge and had to memorise level layouts (or draw them), enemy placement and the crucial jumps necessary to not only succeed, but also give the player a real sense of achievement for progression.

    Recommended. Massively well done to the Causal Bit Games team.
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  3. Dec 25, 2018
    2
    I really wanted to like this game, it looked great in its trailers and previews in the last month. However it plays and looks just ok. The animations of Madelyn really need a few frames more, SNES SGnG had by far more smooth animations. The stage design and enemy character design also is lacking the final touch, as I dont feel like replaying the game or remember any of the stages or enemyI really wanted to like this game, it looked great in its trailers and previews in the last month. However it plays and looks just ok. The animations of Madelyn really need a few frames more, SNES SGnG had by far more smooth animations. The stage design and enemy character design also is lacking the final touch, as I dont feel like replaying the game or remember any of the stages or enemy characters to be outstanding or worthy to be in the same or even near level as Capcom`s Classic.
    The game is quite easy - but the enemy bullets effects & collecting bonus coins effects makes the game quite distracting ( almost overkill) to play. A bit less effects but more work on animations would be more in this case.
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Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 11, 2019
    50
    I want to love Battle Princess Madeyln. NPCs exude personality, the dialogue is always clever, and I admire Madelyn’s pluck, self-confidence, and determination. She is forthright, strong, and always willing to lend a hand — she’s a tremendous hero, and I’d love to see more stories about her in the future. But in her current incarnation? I’m just not patient enough to ignore the flaws despite all the good she’s trying to do.
  2. Jan 11, 2019
    40
    Battle Princess Madelyn has some lovely animated cut scenes to enjoy, the plot begins in a charming manner that brings to mind the Princess Bride, and its retro inspired pixelated graphics are on point. If only they were attached to fun and compelling gameplay, then Battle Princess Madelyn really could have been a contender to capture the crown of Ghost ‘n Goblins. As it stands, it’s probably best to avoid this one and break out your SNES from storage instead.
  3. Jan 7, 2019
    50
    Battle Princess Madelyn had all the makings of a charmer (there are never enough games featuring a warrior princess!) but it turned out to be a downer. Given ill-defined looks and sloppy level design, sprawling here and there for no other purpose than to pester you, the game is too committed to the gaming of bygone days. The best bet for retro-inclined developers would be fitting their games into modern conventions, and not fall into same old pitfalls that used to plague the genre. Even though your friend Frankie doesn’t realize it, there has been remarkable evolutionary steps in the gaming.