About this game
Developer: Causal Bit Games
Content Rating: Everyone
Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.
Gamer Reviews1 Reviews
Critic Reviews14 Reviews
Nintendo World Report
Jordan Rudek — Dec 20, 2018
The Arcade Mode saves it from mediocrity in that it allows players to enjoy the different environments, weapons, and bosses through a tough but beatable campaign. Regardless, questionable design choices and lack of gameplay explanations detract from the overall satisfaction. After spending time with Battle Princess Madelyn, I’m left with one lasting impression: I really want to replay Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts.
Tyler Hall — Dec 24, 2018
For better and worse, Battle Princess Madelyn is an authentic retro experience. Its combat is simple yet unexciting and the lack of many features commonplace in modern games make it only appeal to those who long for the grueling games of long ago.
Matt Keith — Dec 27, 2018
With all this packaged together, the player is presented with a well-balanced package that gives gamers a taste of what it used to be like to be called a gamer but never pushing so hard as to cause a rage quit, tip over the arcade machine and demand your quarters back.
Heidi Kemps — Dec 22, 2018
Battle Princess Madelyn looks and sounds fantastic, and half the game is a delightful spiritual throwback to a beloved action game series. It's a shame that the other half drags down the whole package--and performance issues on Switch like slowdown and stalling when moving through menus don't help, either.
Cameron Bald — Jan 07, 2019
So by no means is it a total bust, but at no point does it bloom into the fine-tuned experience that it needed to be. It's full of things to appreciate – the music, visuals, early sense of adventure – but the fact that playing the game can be so irritating – or even dull – means that it just never comes together to form a coherent, satisfying whole. Sadly, these aren't the ghouls nor ghosts you're looking for.
GameCentral — Jan 07, 2019
For some reason that’s what everyone seems to think fans want from a new Ghosts ‘N Goblins and if that’s true for you then you’re going to love Battle Princess Madelyn. But we’ll just go back to hoping there’s a proper sequel, or homage, that doesn’t assume everyone playing it is a tenth level psychic with equally superhuman reaction speeds.
Gabriel Jones — Dec 24, 2018
Battle Princess Madelyn is a difficult game to recommend on a whim. Its design and mechanics calls to mind classics of yesteryear, but there's a distinct lack of follow-through. The story mode isn't hurting for content, as it features a slew of worlds to explore, bosses to battle, and goodies to collect. Unfortunately, not all of it is arranged in a manner that is appropriately compelling.
Chris Scullion — Dec 20, 2018
It’s just a shame its main mode – and perhaps the key reason the developer wants your £15.79 / $19.99 – is so frustratingly unhelpful and awkward to play. Still, fans of Capcom's Ghouls ‘n Ghosts will most definitely want to check this out.
Chris Hinton — Dec 21, 2018
Battle Princess Madelyn is certainly a time capsule from a few decades ago for better and worse. Where the game succeeds, it does so well and with style. But, the multitude of minor pitfalls that inhibits gameplay progression and causes frustration held Madelyn back from being a true indie gem. Sure, the classics were great for their time, and they can still be honored.
Jose Luis Lopez de Garayo — Dec 23, 2018
Battle Princess Madelyn es un gran título que podría haber sido y puede ser excepcional. La dificultad a la hora de explorar el mapa en su modo historia y escasez de opciones son sus principales problemas ahora mismo, pero ambos pueden ser solventados en los próximos meses y, viendo el trato que ha recibido por ahora el título, esto parece algo seguro.
Alberto Lloret — Jan 07, 2019
Battle Princess Madelyn encantará a los fans de la acción arcade retro, y en especial, del estilo Ghost'n Goblins. Puede que su modo historia sea un poco áspero, quizá no apto para todos los gustos, y con una dificultad alta... pero a poco que te atraiga la fórmula, bajo su apariencia late un digno heredero de la fórmula de Capcom.
Thomas Pillon — Jan 07, 2019
Soucieux de propulser la formule Ghosts'n Goblins vers d'autres cieux, Battle Princess Madelyn loupe le coche en proposant une aventure visuellement superbe, mais au level design incohérent. Reprenant les codes d'un gameplay aussi simple qu'efficace, le jeu des canadiens de Causal Games se perd en cours de route, et l'aventure s'avère finalement plus frustrante qu'autre chose.
Pedro Mesquita — Feb 05, 2019
Battle Princess Madelyn é um jogo agridoce, difícil de recomendar. Felizmente um dos modos salva Battle Princess Madelyn de uma nota negativa e embora com alguns problemas, os fãs de Ghosts'n Goblins que esperavam ansiosamente uma sequela vão ficar agradados.
Sander Noordijk — Jan 08, 2019
Qua presentatie is Battle Princess Madelyn in orde met mooie pixelart. Helaas wordt dit wat wazig gepresenteerd. Daarnaast liep ik tegen wat issues en bugs aan, die ongetwijfeld gepatcht zullen worden. Met een leuke Story en een Arcade Mode heeft Battle Princess Madelyn genoeg te bieden qua inhoud die de die hards aanspreken.