This game is rated PEGI 7
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Ghosts, Magic and Spells.
Ignore All Content Warnings
Posted: 5 weeks ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
You play the princess Madelyn, who finds her family gone and her kingdom in ruins. You set out on a quest to rid the land of evil, defeating the multitude of enemies that have invaded and fighting powerful bosses. You run and jump across vast chasms and traverse huge expanses, with a variety of both short-and-long-range weapons. When you defeat enemies, they drop gear and weapons you can then use to take on more powerful enemies.
The game map is huge and has many secret passages and alternate routes that can lead you to treasures and helpful weapons, armour and items you need later on, so exploration is essential. The combat and traversal are intentionally challenging and require a degree of memorisation of the layout, position of portals and how to defeat the many types of enemy.
Unlike other games that grant you plenty of health, a few hits from any attack or one mistake when avoiding obstacles and you'll have to start the stage again. You'll die often, but part of the fun is in overcoming the intense challenge. The arcade mode does away with the story and focuses exclusively on the gameplay challenge, featuring more but smaller rooms which require even tighter, more focused gameplay execution.
It's a unique take on the classic platforming formula, which adds new challenges and mechanics, but still requires the same ultra-precise actions and fast-paced reflexes.
You can play this game in the following styles:
13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The game is very challenging and requires a great deal of patience and perseverance in addition to fast reflexes, problem-solving and logic.
Battle Princess Madelyn
Battle Princess Madelyn Royal Edition
The game is incredibly difficult and requires extensive use of fast-paced button inputs and simultaneous button presses. This is perhaps the single biggest barrier to progression.
The text throughout the game is high contrast but is still difficult to read due to the very pixelated font used and fairly small (at times) size. While colour is not generally used to distinguish between different items, there are some background effects, that can't harm you (ie. falling leaves), that could be mistaken for projectiles if not for their colour.
There are virtually no navigation markers at any time throughout the whole game, making the progression through the game particularly challenging at times, especially when the progression forward is not at all obvious, such as falling through a seemingly solid floor. This problem is further exacerbated by the fact that you often have to double back on yourself to collect previously inaccessible items or areas.
Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games. These are similar to Battle Princess Madelyn in how they play or their theme. These are good alternative games to Battle Princess Madelyn.