You're the princess! Battle Princess Madelyn to be precise, in this pixel perfect retro side-scroller, as you set off to defeat evil with your ghostly canine companion, Fritzy. Do you have what it takes to save your family, avenge your furry friend and become the ultimate battle princess?
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Mostly Positive (25) - 72% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 5, 2018

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December 12

Media Appreciation

Hey everyone,

It's almost been a full week since launching Battle Princess Madelyn on Steam, GOG and Xbox One, and we've been humbled by some of the comments we have received.

But additionally, we've also been bowled over by the reviews we're getting from some top media websites. So, if you're still on the fence and haven't yet embarked on your journey of revenge with Fritzy in tow, take a read of the below.


"The thing about Battle Princess Madelyn is that the audio and the visuals are so well done that it feels incredible to play just for the novelty of looking at it; especially if you’re a huge fan of the classics. Controls also feel great, with keyboard controls feeling like you’re playing an actual emulator of sorts"

The Digital Fix

"Princess Madelyn is an incredibly enjoyable game, it isn’t breaking much new ground, but it does everything with a lot more charm and optimism than you might find elsewhere. The controls are clean, the sound and the look of the game are great, and the characters are incredibly likeable. This is a great game to dip into if you need an action-platformer in your life."

Sensei Gaming

"Casual Bit Games has obviously put a lot of time and energy into making Battle Princess Madelyn a beautiful remake of the nineties of platform games. The game consists of levels in varied backgrounds and by the variation between fights and search you want to complete the game in one go. Thanks to, among other things, hidden spaces and other possible combat strategies, the replayability is great. As far as we are concerned a real topper and definitely a must for children as a Christmas present!"

Tecno Gaming

"Nostalgia is the first word that comes to my mind, those classic 2D games that have marked a generation where we spend countless hours to reach the end in a thorough way. Well, this time, with the influence of Ghouls N 'Ghosts we have a very attractive title for all platforms that manages to combine gameplay with music very well, delivering fun at all costs, generating at times addiction to finish the level, even without losing any lifetime. The difficulty is well balanced with automatic adjustment and I must say that it has cost me tears and sweat to pass certain levels."


"Battle Princess Madelyn, rescues the 8-bit classics perfectly, with a good story line, good gameplay – even the failures and delays of control in responding in jumps – challenges that thrill instead of annoying and its addictive way of wanting to continue playing."

"Battle Princess Mayden will throw the player back in years , will give the feeling of being playing a real arcade from a cab, thanks to a level design and a difficulty worthy of an old Ghouls'n'Ghosts. Despite the similarity of certain weapons, Battle Princess Madelyn will still be able to give away several hours of play and challenges worthy of any player, even the most hardcore."

Pop Culture Cosmos

"Though Battle Princess Madelyn is incredibly difficult, the feeling you get as you're nearing the end of each level and boss fight, and the way the music speeds up, and your heart feels like it's going to leap out of your chest, is something I haven't experienced in a long time. The story is intriguing, the color shading is beautiful, the animation is without flaw, and the game is incredibly difficult. I'd say that hitting three of those four marks makes this game worth the $19.99 it costs to play it."

Entertainment Focus

"I waited a long time for Battle Princess Madelyn, and I’m proud to say that Casual Bit Games has delivered beautifully. If you’ve always loved Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, but never have been able to get past its rock solid difficulty, this might be your time to shine! Aside from it being such a gracious mirror to the classic, Battle Princess Madelyn has plenty of twists and turns in the gameplay that will really keep you engrossed from start to finish!"


"Battle Princess Madelyn is reminiscent of the classic platformers of the SNES era. The game will delight gamers with a pretty pixel image, branched locations, fierce battles and a huge amount of cleverly hidden secrets. Finding new items, players will be able to improve the equipment of the character, and the arcade difficulty mode will allow you to throw an additional challenge to those for whom the standard narrative mode is not enough."

From everyone at Causal Bit Games Inc and Hound Picked Games, thank you all for your great reviews. <3

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December 10

Patch 1.0.3 is now live!

Hey everyone,

Patch 1.0.3 is now live!

Please see below for the most recent updates:

  • Arcade and Story mode order flipped on the menu menu. This is to allow first time players to ease right into the action and experience some of the upgrades you get later on in story mode.
  • Fixed a glitch where the Cliffs of Sorrow sunken boat could prevent progress if events are done out of order in story mode.
  • Arcade loot drop rate tweaked to give more chances of Fritzy ranged attack powers. This is a timed effect potion that does not drain MP, unlike Fritzy shots in story mode.
  • Fixed extra NPC hint characters appearing when their text is not yet localised.
  • Fixed a rare bug where player character would respawn off-screen in story mode when changing levels.
  • Removed the enemy from Germany forest in story mode that could block your path if your weapons were not upgraded or you were missing any wide range or melee versions.

If you do continue to stumble into anything you feel may be a bug, please do let us know by completing this form. The team will review it ASAP.

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“A perfect Christmas present!”
87% – SenseiGaming

“Everything about Battle Princess Madelyn is captivatingly adorable.”
90/100 – Entertainment Focus

“The visuals and music are, hands down, nailed with perfection.”
70/100 – PC Invasion

About This Game

Madelyn, Madelyn, it's time to get up! You have a big journey ahead of you, saving us all from an evil wizard. You've trained for this day, and the ghost of your pet dog, Fritzy, will remain by your side. We believe in you!

All good adventures need a hero, and that hero is you Madelyn. Traveling the world through magical portals beyond the realms of time and space, you will journey to far off lands, as I tell you 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 you to save it, and everyone you know, from the terrifying clutches of an evil wizard.

Accompanied by the ghost of Fritzy, your pet dog, you must avenge him, restoring order once again. Tackling all manner of deadly foes, you will overcome sinister graveyards, murky swamps and looming castles to achieve your goal. It will be difficult, but we all believe in you Madelyn, we know you can do it!

Classic retro gameplay for a whole new era!

  • With the retro of feel Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3, this will conjure up memories of the arcade era with its Unity driven hand-drawn pixel art
  • 10 levels with five stages each, they're replayable with no starting over (that is unless you want to)
  • Two modes including story (by a professional children's author) and arcade (for the experts)
  • Hidden collectibles with extra rewards, weapons are upgradeable depending on your armour, which you can find through the blacksmith in story mode
  • Fritzy has special powers to help you and assists you in your quest
  • Weapons are specific to certain areas, providing access to secret locations
  • Travel across the world using special portals to get from place to place

Oh the sights you will see and the sounds you will hear!

  • Slipping between classic arcade FM/PCM and modern orchestrated, you can tailor the music score from Gryzor87 (of Maldita Castilla fame) to help set the scene
  • Lovingly crafted by veteran artist Christopher Obritsch, the game features distinctive pixel art, from the cut-scenes, to the gameplay, with depth provided through dynamic lighting

So, let me now tell you this classic tale of good versus evil...

Origins of Battle Princess Madelyn

When Creative Director Christopher Obritsch's daughter Madelyn wanted to be in Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, and fight “Green Head”, he said it was someone else’s game - but he could make her one that was like it. “But girls can’t be knights, Daddy. Only boys…” she said, to which he answered “Pshh…What color do you want your armor to be?”. The answer was pink 😉 And that’s how this game started. Chris' daughter Madelyn loves the first stage of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and makes him play it over and over because she wants to see him fight “Green head”, the Shielder boss at the end of the first stage. It’s not hard for her to twist his rubber arm, as it’s been his favorite game since it came out all those years ago.

The Development Team

Madelyn Obritsch - Drinker of the chocolate milk and Honorary Assistant Creative Director - The hero of the game, and the designer of the things daddy puts in the game.

Christopher Obritsch – Known for sitting there and doing stuff like Insanity's Blade, Escape from 85 and a bunch of other crap you probably never heard of, and also an award nominated game developer. Chris is the creator, director and lead artist on the project. Also the father of the Battle Princess.

Daven Bigelow – A published author on game development. He’s an avid player, collector, and maker of games. Daven is the lead developer and slinger of cuss words on the project.

Gryzor87 - The Retro Audio Destroyer of Planets, known for such amazing game soundtracks like Maldita Castilla, Hydorah and The Curse of Issyos. Gryzor87 is the main man behind both soundtracks.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD with 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 Sandy Bridge
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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