We've documented 14 accessibility features for Battle Princess Madelyn, including Low Pressure, Remap Buttons, Play Without Hearing, Fully Subtitled (Or No Speech) and Multiple Buttons & Single Stick. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Getting Started but it also has features in Reading, Audio and Visual to reduce unintended barriers.
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Our accessibility examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Battle Princess Madelyn accessibility 14 months ago.
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.
Release Date: 05/12/2018, updated in 2020
Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Accessibility: 14 features
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
Costs: Purchase cost
We've documented 5 accessibility features for Controls in Battle Princess Madelyn which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Can play with the following:
Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.
Mouse And Keyboard
Can play with the following:
Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.
Can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Remap Buttons: Can re-map all buttons so that you can use alternatives that better suit your play.
Remap Sticks: Can remap the stick controls to controller buttons for easier access of direction controls.
Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Can remap mouse and keyboard key bindings, on systems that support these controls.
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We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Battle Princess Madelyn which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Battle Princess Madelyn, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:
We've documented 3 accessibility features for Getting Started in Battle Princess Madelyn which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.
Assistance Getting Starting
These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.
Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures. This can be a specific practice option, or the ability to play levels with the easiest opponents to improve understanding and skill.
Low Pressure: Game tasks aren't time-limited or there's a low-pressure mode. This avoids the pressure of being put on the clock for overarching missions, or failing tasks because you didn't reach a destination in time.
Assistance For Progressing
These features aid your progress through the game offering different ways of maintaining your progression.
Bank Progress With Frequent Checkpoints: If you fail you can retry that level or aspect of the game without losing a lot of progress (less than 5 minutes). This is often provided via Frequent Checkpoints combined with restarting without losing time, equipment or score.
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We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in Battle Princess Madelyn which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.
How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.
High Contrast Text: Text colour contrasts to the background or can be adjusted to be. The text in menus, instructions and other information is presented in high contrast with a solid background.
All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.
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We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Battle Princess Madelyn which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Battle Princess Madelyn, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Visual in Battle Princess Madelyn which deals with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Motion Sickness Friendly
Motion Sickness Friendly: Doesn't have 3D movement elements that may trigger motion sickness, like motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision. Or includes the ability to disable motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision effects.
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We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Battle Princess Madelyn which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.
Play Without Hearing
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.
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System Accessibility Settings
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
Read more about system accessibility settings.