Battle Princess Madelyn

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6 / 10
Jul 31, 2019

Battle Princess Madelyn is a good game with stylish retro graphics, cute characters and a variety of levels, which suffers from poor explanation of the rules of the world, terribly confusing navigation, understatement and a lot of glitches that make the stages impassable. However, we write something similar about one of the three surveyed games from independent studios. It seems that such an attitude to the audience for the modern indie scene has become almost the norm.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2019

The visuals and audio are excellent and the gameplay is challenging and rewarding. If only it were easier to find your way around.

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3.5 / 5.0
Feb 15, 2019

Battle Princess Madelyn has a lot of potential, but it is perhaps a little too faithful to the past to really catch fire. Fans of the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series and those who love a real challenge will definitely want to jump into Madelyn’s adventure. After all, who doesn’t want a ghost dog by their side?

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The Baroness
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2019

Beautiful visually and pleasing on the ears, Battle Princess Madelyn could have been much more. Unfortunately, it is bogged down by poor design choices and mechanics that need a more modern touch.

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6 / 10
Feb 5, 2019

Battle Princess Madelyn follows the footsteps of 1980s 2D classics with very high levels of difficulty. With its metroidvania elements, Battle Princess Madelyn ends up not living up to its expectations but its more action-oriented arcade mode is certainly an enjoyable experience. While it's not a groundbreaking title and it suffers from gameplay problems, Battle Princess Madelyn has its redeeming factors.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019

Battle Princess Madelyn is an entertaining action and platform game that perhaps you have tried too much with its story mode, but it shines in the arcade section with a title that becomes fun, challenging, replayable, and that transports us to the era of recreational

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Jan 25, 2019

One has to appreciate Causal Bit Games will that they tried to further develop the formula of the clear role model, which is of course Ghouls 'n Ghosts. It would have been better, however, to hand over the story mode only when it is free of it's faults and better designed. It's annoying that the difficulty of the game too often lies in finding the easiest and luckiest route through the dungeons with every new screen death, while the arcade mode seems to be much more polished. So Battle Princess Madelyn remains a likeable game which brings fun for a few hours due to the arcade mode. This and the charming character design can't fool you about the numerous annoyances, and so Madelyn finally awakens one thing above all else: The longing for Knight Arthur.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

I had a lot of fun playing Battle Princess Madelyn, and if you want that retro feel of Ghouls and Ghosts without the mounting blood pressure, or at least not as a fast increase as Ghouls and Ghosts, definitely give Battle Princess Madelyn a shot.

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Ed Bartholomew
7 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Battle Princess Madelyn is what happens when one mixes the whimsical mind of a seven-year-old child with the gameplay of old-school retro titles. Despite its flaws, the game provides an overall enjoyable experience.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2019

I am a veteran in the world of video games, I met the Atari 2600 at an early age, but it was not love at first sight. Then in the mid-eighties a game captivated me and changed my life, I met Ghost and Goblins for NES.

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