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Battle Princess Madelyn

Causal Bit Games Inc., Hound Picked Games
Dec 5, 2018 - PC, Nintendo Switch
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
7.3 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis
4 / 10
Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
IGN Spain
6.5 / 10
COGconnected
70 / 100
PC Invasion
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Battle Princess Madelyn

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The game's love for Ghosts ‘N Goblins is obvious but its refusal to cater for anyone but hardcore fans results in a frustrating and tedious slog – especially in story mode.

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With both arcade and story modes, there's a lot of old-school charm to enjoy, but be prepared for some old-school frustration as well

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The arcadey gameplay of Battle Princess Madelyn is a treat, but the game's weak story mode drags down the package.

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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.

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If you love retro arcade action games, and more precisely, Ghost'n Goblins wannabes, you'll love Battle Princess Madelyn. Maybe the adventure mode it's a bit harsh, not for everybody's tastes and with a high difficulty level... but if the Capcom classic it's among your all time favorite games, here you'll find a worthy heir for Capcom's legacy.

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A good game that will please retro lovers but one that offers too few new things to a genre that is getting saturated.

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While not always clearly defined, Battle Princess Madelyn is still a damn decent excursion into the storied history of 16-bit platforming.

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Battle Princess Madelyn is both impressive in both visuals and audio. For better, and sometimes worse, the game has modeled itself after difficult games like Ghosts'n Goblins. Metroidvania fans will enjoy the expansive levels, however, satisfaction from level completion and boss fights are less thrilling provided the immediate backtracking you'll perform back through harms way throughout most of the game.

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