Megabyte Punch is a fighting/beat ‘em up game in which you build your own fighter! As you travel through different environments, you battle other creatures to get their parts. Parts have their own powers and bonuses, like gun arms for a shoot ability or powerful hips for a devastating pelvic thrust attack.
User reviews: Very Positive (280 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 15, 2013

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"A really neat brawler-platformer with bright visuals and a solid combat system. A little known, but enjoyable game about robots hitting each other."
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“So. F***ing. Good.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Kicking a robot so hard that it tears through the air at high speed and crashes into the wall, destroying parts of it in the process. Beautiful.”
Indiestatik

About This Game

Megabyte Punch is a fighting/beat ‘em up game in which you build your own fighter!

As you travel through different environments, you battle other creatures to get their parts. Parts have their own powers and bonuses, like gun arms for a shoot ability or powerful hips for a devastating pelvic thrust attack. Then, using the abilities of your customized fighter, you can compete in the tournament or battle against other players in a destructible arena.

The game takes place in an computer world where you protect the Heartcore of your village against the likes of the Valk Empire and the dreaded Khoteps in 6 different levels with each 3 stages and a boss fight!

Key Features

  • Chunky stylish graphics.
  • 6 unique electro-worlds with boss fights
  • 150 parts to collect and endless combinations to customize your character.
  • Pumpin' Electro Soundtrack.
  • Compete in the tournament for rare parts.
  • Up to 4 player local co-op and versus mode.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP or higher
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Memory
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Memory
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Worth every penny. For a small indie, this has got to be one of the most fun and addicting games I've ever played. Sure it gets a bit repetitive at some points, but there are just so many different styles of play one can take on this challenge with, and I say that because that's what it is; a challenge. Too many games these days hold your hand and waltz you to the end without much difficulty. Even Skyrim at it's hardest can become unbeatable thanks to being able to quickload until you get it right. You wanna play a fun but difficult game that will beat you up and keep you coming back for more? You wanna buy Megabyte Punch!
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.7 hrs on record
IF THE REASON YOU ARE READING THIS REVIEW IS TO SEE IF THERE IS ONLINE MULTIPLAYER, THERE ISN'T. THIS GAME ONLY SUPPORTS LOCAL CO-OP AND VERSUS MODES.

I'm really not one to write reviews because I believe other people are able to better define why or why you shouldn't buy the game, but because I've burned so many hours into this, I felt I needed to speak about it.

Megabyte Punch is what would happen if Super Smash Brothers met Custom Robo and created a multiplayer campaign.

Overview:

When you load the game you're given a few options: Campaign, Tournament (the 1-player stage fighter) or Versus (the multiplayer stage fighter). You can play the campaign with up to four players, and the screen is split so you can explore on your own without trapping players in a corner (a la Gauntlet style).

Campaign:

Playing Campaign allows you to unlock new colors and parts for the game. The game boosts 30 color schemes and 150 parts (some of which are duplicates for different body parts).

You play through 6 worlds, each having 3 levels and a boss at the end. Each world can take about 15 - 30 minutes, depending on if you're trying to find the colors/parts or just racing for the finish. There are also two bonus levels, one of which is fairly difficult.

Overall, the Campaign is a solid 7/10. Story is okay, the levels are fun, the bosses are great, but it doesn't have any replay value unless you want to play with friends.

Multiplayer:

This is where the game shines. I recommend getting some parts and colors from the campaign, then playing Multiplayer with some friends.

The game has full X360 controller support, and you can change the controls to best suit you (that said, I've never changed them because they're perfect for this game).

The first time you play Multiplayer (Campaign or Versus) be prepared for about 5 minutes per player of setup time. The nice thing is you can save your Megac Set to the game, making for a quick load the next time you play together.

Once you get into Versus mode and everyone is ready, you'll enter the stage select screen. There are 15(?) stages to select, along with 3 custom stages you can create.

The Multiplayer is exactly like Super Smash Bros with no items: Just you and your abilities trying to knock your opponents off the stage.

The big downside to Multiplayer is the lack of match customization. You can only play 4-stock, no time limits. While I've never run into any problems with this ruleset, it would be nice to have a time mode, or items.

Overall, Multiplayer receives a 9/10, and is the main pull for this title. The lack of online Multiplayer prevents me from playing with a few friends, but this game is really meant to be played with people right next to you with everyone yelling at the monitor/TV.

Other/General

Tournament mode is quite the challenge, but allows you to unlock a few secret parts in the game that you can't get through Campaign. There is also the task of tracking down all 30 color schemes and all 150 parts, so there's plenty of exploration to be done, and the game has a lot of replay value.

Final Verdict

I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys Super Smash Brothers, Custom Robo, or has friends who enjoy Co-Op Campaigns. While I did mention the Campaign is lacking a little, it's still an absolute blast with several people, but the main pull will still be the customization and the Versus mode.

I look forward to any future updates or Megabyte Punch 2 (f there are any plans).
Posted: October 16
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
If MegaMan and Super Smash Brothers had a baby, it would be this game.

With a little cave story mixed in there.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Looks and sounds fantastic, but levels drag on without any focus.
Posted: September 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
✓ Super Smah Bros-like combat mechanics
✓ Very tight controls, solid platforming
✓ Steal abilities from your ennemies, customize them the more you progress through the story
✓ Destructible environments, ennemies get smashed left and right and everything explodes
✓ Good animations, camera motions are fine
✓ Could actually be a standalone versus fighting game, up to 4 players
✓ DRM-free version exists
✓ Linux support !

✘ Limbs look and feel a bit short most of the time, attacks lack some extra animations/effects
✘ Lacks multiplayer over LAN
Posted: September 29
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
I have been playing megabyte punch recently and have wondered how could any dev ♥♥♥♥ up so bad? The combat is ♥♥♥♥, I can attack about once every second where as they can attack like 5 times per second. I have to charge up attacks where as they attack instantly, I have been hit without even being hit. You get 3 lives for endless missions that offer precision platforming (with the consequence of death) and the movement control is ♥♥♥♥! How am I ever meant to do precision platforming when I can barely control where I go. Bouncing off walls (without pressing the jump button) is the most annoying feature ever and finally and the worst thing about this game is - THE ♥♥♥♥TY RED THINGS. I know whats a good idea lets put all these red things that lock your character in the air (all movement is disabled) and angle them just right so if you so much as even touch one you bounce in an infinite loop until inevitable death because that makes a really fun game.............NOT!!!!!!!
Posted: October 7
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4.3 hrs on record
one of THE most fun games of all time! medabots + megaman + smash bros. = megabyte punch. do yourself a favor and buy this game now!
Posted: October 1
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6.3 hrs on record
this is a very solid game. It plays similar to smash bros but the customization is what I think takes it a little further.
Another fine point to the game is that it's what I've been missing in games: It's fun.
Posted: September 24
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57.6 hrs on record
If your a fan of the SUper Smash Bro Games and have played and liked Custom Robo for the GameCube, then you will love this game. Megabyte Punch is a good old beat em up adventure game thats basically a mixure of the Super Smash Bro games and Custom Robo. It has the same fighting element as the Super Smash Bro games like the damage meter. The higher the enemies damage is, the easier it will be to either kill them or laumch them off screen and kill them. However there is no way to heal yourself other than dying. Its also got a Super Mario component to it where if you collect 64 Bits in adventure mode, you get an extra life. As for your character itself this is where the Custom Robo part come in to play. In Custom Robo, you can collect parts that can give you stat boosts or new attacks and abilities. Megabyte Punch does the exact same thing. Each part can either increase your stats or give you a new attack and you can obtain new parts by either winning tournament mode, defeating enemies in adventure mode, or buying them from the shop in adventure mode.. I absolutely LOVE this game and have been dying to get my hands on it ever since I saw Jesse Cox from OMFGcata do a review of it the game way back when it was still on Steam Greenlight. I have spent nearly 40 Hours playing this game.

The only complaint that I have with the game is that it has local multiplayer instead of online multiplayer. If the creators could add online multiplayer to it so that you can play adventure mode, tournament, and versus with friends online, it would be even better. Also multiplayer is split screen which I'm not a big fan of and you would need some controllers for your Computer.

Its a great game, its definitly worth the $15.00, and I recommend it to everyone.
Posted: October 18
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12.6 hrs on record
Ah, this game is sooooo good. It's fast paced and fun. And you can build your own robot for god's sake! : D Multiplayer is lot like super smash bros, so it's reallllllly fun. Buy it and play it. Now.
Posted: October 17
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17.2 hrs on record
Great game!
A Megaman X Smashbros perfectly done with a Sonic-like retro design.
The sound track is pretty cool too.

The online part is the only missing point for this game to become a must-have.

Now i'm looking for similar games :D
Posted: October 20
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0.1 hrs on record
Does not work if you try to use a gamepad. I tried to play with a friend and as soon as I set it to use the gamepad, none of the controls worked. Couldn't even use mouse and keyboard to access the options anymore. Is literally unplayable until this bug gets fixed.
Posted: October 23
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Megabyte Punch is a pretty good Super Smash Brothers clone where players get to build their fighters and their moves from the ground up. The fighting game play doesn't feel as "tight," as SSB's, but it's definitely fun.

It's also a whole lot of game. It's a split-screen co-op platformer, a customization / building game, and a tournament fighting game. Unfortunately, owners may find that they have to invest considerable time platforming to build a suitable stable of parts before the tournament game gets interesting.

I think a hard-core SSB player will find Megabyte-Punch to be runner-up to the original, but if a Nintendo is nowhere to be found, this game will still be a welcome addition to a couch party.
Posted: June 9
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
41.9 hrs on record
Megabyte Punch comes within inches of being a truly great game. It takes a working formula and overhauls it with loads of customization, while cutting out unneeded mechanics. This creates a fast-paced fighting game with a fun adventure game stacked on top. Unfortunately, the lack of ability to create your own custom matchups as well as the lack of online multiplayer drags the game down to being merely "really good".

The meat of the game revolves around exploring levels, destroying enemies, and taking their broken parts as your own. The game uses a Super Smash Bros. style damage system, where the more damage a character has, the further an attack will send them flying. Non-boss adversaries can be destroyed by bashing them against a wall at high enough velocities, while bosses are fought in a classic Sumo-wrestling slugfest.

The game is much more fast-paced than Super Smash Bros. and actively encourages building combos; A skill you'll need to master if you want to defeat bosses or win the tournament. As an aside, smacking an enemy hard enough to send them destructively cratering through the terrain is extremely satisfying.

Fallen enemies will drop either currency or one of their body parts, which you can install on your own character. Each part has a different ability attatched to it, ranging from increasing the number of double jumps you have to giving you a chaingun for an arm. You can have drills attatched to all of your limbs, allowing you to tear through destructable blocks with ease... or you can equip a bunch of parts that increase your damage output, turning you into a close-range terror. It's even possible to build a perfect replica of every humanoid character in the game - even the shopkeeper and the final boss!

The presentation uses chunky 3D models and colorful if not cliche environments - the overrall presentation manages to evoke some level of nostalgia without looking like a ♥♥♥♥ty NES game. More people need to figure out that this is possible.

The soundtrack is similarilly modern-nostalgic, combining the composition of chiptune music with modern synthesizers and drumkits. While I do feel that some of the level themes are a bit too cliche for their own good (looking at you, Ancient Tech Ruins) the overall soundtrack is pretty catchy, and in some cases, pretty hype too.

Now, as with any good game, Megabyte Punch has some serious flaws. Firstly, finding some rare parts doesn't involve "finding" them so much as going through the same level over and over again until you randomly encounter a version of the enemy carrying that part. I must have played through Frostbyte Deep five times before one of the enemies decided to spawn with the Frostbyte Leg part. Additionally, while the game does tell you that certain rare parts can only be won in the tournament, it does not tell you that certain postgame parts can only be found in the shop... the shop which only carries duplicates of parts you already have 99% of the time.

Another flaw with the game is the predictability of the AI. It's unfair to expect AAA-level brilliance from a game made by two guys, but the fact that I can repeatedly spam the Submachine Gun until the enemy shields, break said shield, and then KO them with a tornado kick without fail is a bit... disappointing. Additionally, the boss opponents become easilly confused when faced with more than one player character, rendering them unable to decide who to attack. And any enemy with a plasma cannon will annoyingly spam projectiles.

All of these flaws are forgiveable. The game was made by two programmers and one composer, give them a break. However, there is ONE flaw with this game that I absolutely do not understand: there is no online multiplayer in Megabyte Punch. The official reason for this is that neither of the programmers had any prior knowledge of netcode and they didn't want to incorporate a flawed feature, so they left it out entirely instead. As far as co-op adventure mode or random matchmaking goes, this seems like a rational desicion. But can't I at least play peer-to-peer versus mode with a friend? I want to see what kind of character they've built, and I want to see how they fight, but I can't. For a PC exclusive fighting game, this is completely absurd.

Despite the glaring flaws in the game's design, however, I still had a crapload of fun with Megabyte Punch. The game's customization and two singleplayer game modes add a ton of replay value to the game, especially if you like to experiment with building new characters. If you're a fan of Super Smash Bros. style fighting, Cave Story style exploration, and Custom Robo style character building, I seriously suggest you play this game.

Oh yeah, and when the wise old robot tells you to seek out Three Flowers, keep in mind that they're stacked vertically. Now go kick some walking robo-heads!
Posted: July 12
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
This game is great. The levels not only look pretty, but are layed out with multiple paths and multiple boss rooms. It's great fun putting together your perfect Megac. Controls can be a bit wonky sometimes and the final boss is a headache on a Monday morning, but it feels rewarding and it's definitely worth playing.
Posted: August 18
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
46.5 hrs on record
Wonderful game that feels like the Super Smash Brothers Brawl Campian (Sub Space Emmisary) done wonderfully with a hint of Megaman in the music and platforming type. Easily one of my new favorite platformers. 9.5 / 10 strongly recommend.
Posted: June 5
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
ittle difficult , but it is freakin awesome and fun ! cool.

if u add the multiplay content , it will be a freakin GOTY !
Posted: June 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Super Smash meets Robots. This game is really fun!
Posted: May 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
this game is addicting! altho it has so many issues that will never be fixed, hope there will be a mor polished sequel =)
Posted: June 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
This game is so much fun, I love the customization and the fighting options you have that come from it. Highly recommended.
Posted: June 29
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