Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 80
    It’s a bedtime story based on a nightmare that somehow comes out on the more pleasant, earnest end of that old school madness, and while it’s a pain in the butt to find your way around without a map, the gorgeous settings and pitch-perfect platforming action make it feel worth the struggle.
  2. 80
    Battle Princess Madelyn is everything you need in a retro romp. The lack of a map with limited direction may be frustrating at times, but the heart and soul of Ghosts & Goblins remains true to form. Battle Princess Madelyn is a joy to play and a must for retro fans.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 10 out of 20
  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 thanBest 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 :) Full Review »
  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 - butBattle 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. TheI 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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