Battle Princess Madelyn Reignites Ghouls n Ghosts Feel

Battle Princess Madelyn It is not that often that I get to write about a new game like Battle Princess Madelyn. More often then not, these newer games “inspired” by a classic title opt for “8-bit graphics” instead of going for anything resembling an improvement over their inspiration (at least graphically). For the most part, this is not a problem it is more of an annoyance if anything. Battle Princess Madelyn definitely ups the ante graphically and I am perfectly fine with that. Battle Princess Madelyn launched on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on December 6th. I am writing it up because I feel it is falling under the radar of too many potential fans, and that is a shame. The story of Battle Princess Madelyn goes something like this, you control Madelyn – a knight in training that is accompanied by her ghostly pet dog named Fritzy. Your goal is to save your kingdom and family from the evil wizard that hopes to imprison everyone and end those that will not go willingly. Your travels in Battle Princess Madelyn will take you through graveyards, swamps, castles, and countrysides to name a few. Battle Princess Madelyn excels at the gorgeous artwork and great soundtrack. Bosses are often larger than the screen and will require climbing or other effort to reach their weak spot to even attempt hurting them. That is interesting for me, while not on the same level as the boss fights of, say, Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation but still more involved than many 2D side scrolling action games. Seriously, check out Battle Princess Madelyn if you want a Ghouls n Ghosts fix but find the Capcom original either too hard or just want something familiar, but different. Head over to Steam to grab the PC version, eBay for the other platforms. Your purchase helps us keep the lights on here so thank you. Originally published on Retro Gaming Magazine.