Battle Princess Madelyn Review
All good adventures need a hero, and that hero is Madelyn. Traveling the world through magical portals beyond the realms of time and space, Madelyn will journey to far off lands, as I tell a story that will leave your bedroom far behind. For there is a kingdom, you see, that is in peril, and it is up to Madelyn to save it, and everyone she knows, from the terrifying clutches of an evil wizard.
Accompanied by the ghost of Fritzy, Madelyn’s pet dog, she must avenge him, restoring order once again. Tackling all manner of deadly foes, this brave hero will overcome sinister graveyards, murky swamps and looming castles to achieve her goal. It will be difficult, but we all believe in Madelyn, we know she can do it!
I have never enjoyed playing side-scrollers. I grew up playing open world and beat-em-ups, so even just the idea of a basic side-scroller bored me. Battle Princess Madelyn is an absolute joy to play; it actually makes me reconsider going back and playing more side-scrollers. The game has such a retro arcade feel to it too which made it even more enjoyable! I also really enjoy that the game has some difficulty to it. Madelyn get’s hit once, all of her armor falls off. She gets hit a second time, she’s dead. This makes every button you press risky and has you focused and ready to strike down any foe coming towards you. The art style, music and story is beautiful and keeps me wanting to play more.
Battle Princess Madelyn has:
- 10 beautifully hand drawn pixel art levels with 5 stages each
- Tons of hidden collectibles with extra rewards within each stage
- Two modes: Story Mode & Arcade
- Weapons specific to certain areas
- …and so much more fun and cuteness!
I would recommend Battle Princess Madelyn to anyone who is looking for a tough, strategic game that will conjure up memories of the retro arcade era. I’ve even seen this game compared to games like Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3.
The art style, music and story is absolutely beautiful; I’m honestly SO impressed. Battle Princess Madelyn is available NOW on the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo Switch and PC!
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