Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and finally, save the world from the destructive Godcat.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (504 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014

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Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and finally, save the world from the destructive Godcat.

Key features

  • Over 140 different enemies to slaughter, from fluffy animals to gods.
  • Over 170 different items of equipment, and 150 different usable skills, allowing for lots of character customization.
  • Lots of humor and references to video games and anime.
  • Inspired by 16-bit era RPGs, minus the annoying features like random battles or save points.
  • A mix of orchestral and electronic background music by HalcyonicFalconX. Full Soundtrack included!
  • 25 hours of gameplay, plus Newgame+, survival and boss rush modes.
  • Suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers.

System Requirements

    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
93 of 99 people (94%) found this review helpful
118.4 hrs on record
You've seen the video, and you're going "This is a Flash game. This belongs on Newgrounds. Wait, this IS on Newgrounds. Why would I pay for this? Why would anyone even greenlight this??" I'll tell you why: because this is the RPG your oldschool heart's been waiting for.

You've got your turn-based RPG elements, your enemies rating from the silly to the spooky to the right-out terrifying, your countless tongue-in-cheek Final Fantasy/Pokemon/Zelda/Mana/etc. homages. But then there's the feeling of being a part of this world: rather than "exploring" a "vast" world of triumphs and tribulations, you just sort of twiddle around and run into packs of monsters just sitting there on the worldmap. There's the never-ending bickering and bantering among your teammates as you progress. There's the range of hints both silly and satisfying that play out as you spar with your foes and try new techniques.

The challenge is there too--boy, is it ever. For a game optimized to be played 30 minutes at a go, you can spend a lot of effort fine-tuning your characters' skills and loadouts for tough fights (and it will *really* pay off if you are playing Epic and going for the achievements). You'll be able to come back to it over time, too--have the satisfaction of clearing the game, take some time off from it, and come back to it anew in New Game+ (or ++) playing however you feel, without having to collect all those non-key items again but with all the damage numbers exponentially increased for more cheesy epicness.

And of course, the content you won't find on Newgrounds here--the Battle Mountain--escalates the challenge further (though you could still get through it pretty easily in Easy mode if you went that route). It's a chance to step off the beaten plot-ridden path and just smash up tons of monsters--plus all-new bosses both uncompromising and unsettling.

If you are a child of the 90s or late 80s and don't have time to play RPGs anymore but still admire them from afar, this is your chance to see firsthand what happens when nostalgic thrills meet the present day. This East-meets-West cultural take just might give you one more fantasy to embrace after all.
Posted: June 21
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Why should you get this game? In short: It is fun, and unique.

Just 10 minutes into the game and you can see everything that has been inspired from games of old. Turn Based battle system, a fun, laid back skill system, and visual cues that darn well give away hints.

If you're looking for an extremely hardcore RPG, you have come to the wrong place, if however - you are looking for a "comfy" JRPG which focuses more on fun, you have come to the right place. Not to say the game is not challenging - far from it. It's just more relaxing to play than other JRPGs on the market. Hence the term "Comfy JRPG"; it's something you can play all night without realizing the time, which is exactly what happened to me last night.

Even-though I have some of the best JRPGs ever created in my library I choose to play this for hours instead. Now, you're probably wondering why? The answer is simple: Fun. Literally pure fun. With some of the classic JRPGs you get ups and downs, and sometimes just can't be bothered to keep playing - but with this, it's just all ups and I never wanted to put the mouse down. - Would be nice to perhaps Controller support in the future though.

The story/plot is very unique, and the game has some nice light humour, which is very nice to see in a JRPG. This is a game that doesn't take itself too serious. It's less about hardcore grinding, and more about fun. The story up to now has been great, but I won't say much as it would ruin surprises for you.

It's quite funny seeing certain thing's in game and you think to yourself "Wait a minute! That looks familiar!) - There are clear references to Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokemon, etc. It was funny seeing that Pikachu on the fire, and other stuff which I won't mention it as it could spoil the surprise. There are plenty of different foes, and might I add - the art style is very good too. Would be nice to see 1080p support in the future for those who can make use of it.

The battle system is very relaxing. There is no rushing, no stress. You do stuff in your own time. There are a lot of skills and specials to choose from. Items can also give you permanent boosts, as well as your mandatory heal items, etc you would come to expect from a JRPG.

At first the item collecting seemed weird - but after a bit of time I realized it's another great element to the game, and it reminds me of when I used to be a kid and collected rare items in games. It's nice to have something like that again. Although, it would be nice if there was a few less item quests, and perhaps a few more hunt x monsters quests.

So what are the final thoughts for EBF4? It's almost the ultimate comfy JRPG, and that's not a light thing to say. This game is VERY FUN. So if you want to sit on the couch or desk for hours and hours and forget about time and eventually grow a beard and never wash again because you are so damn addicted, then this game is for you. Seriously. BUY IT NOW. Feel free to look at my reviews for other games, I normally score most games low, but this get's an 8/10 from me.

Also; Did I mention you can make bewbs bounce, and play with ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥? :3
Posted: June 23
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
33.8 hrs on record
I could write you a long review but honestly, here's what you need to know.

1. JRPG - It's old skool. Turn based. Think Final Fantasy.
2. It's anime. Yup. The art is overall pretty solid.
3. It doesn't take itself seriously. This is the game that really is mostly fan service to all of us diehards who love this crap.
4. You will save the world from an evil Godcat. I can't make this ♥♥♥♥ up.

Is it best game you'll ever play? Probably not. It's fun and the price is right. If you hate any of the items above, pass on it, otherwise it's a good buy. :)
Posted: June 29
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72 of 106 people (68%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
You cant steal underwear in Final Fantasy. 11/10
Posted: June 25
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Just finished it and I have to say this is the best flash game RPG in a long time and it was definitely worth the price on sale.

The graphics might not be the best and its story is stupid, but that's what made this game so charming to me. Its just not so serious like many other RPGs out there.

My favorite part of the game was the turn-based combat system, along the lines of Final Fantasy, Grandia. etc... But instead of getting new/better weapons, you are provided with a selection of many different weapons with different elements. You really have to think before entering a fight to choose the right elements. At around 25 hours, it's a pretty long game and you can get even more out of it with the boss rush and endless monster encounters.

Try out the flash game on kongregate.com and decide for yourself if you're unsure. Support the devs of such a high quality flash games, because they can be fantastic regardless of engine.
Posted: July 8
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394 of 417 people (94%) found this review helpful
87.3 hrs on record
This game is a must-buy for any RPG fan!

While its style is distinctly western, in everything but art Epic Battle Fantasy is very much a JRPG. The combat is heavily based on elemental advantage/weaknesses – brute force is rarely an option in harder battles, instead the key to victory is using correct skills and gear.

Speaking of gear, uniquely among RPGs, newer weapons and armor you acquire are not direct improvement of your old equipment. Instead, each weapon and armor has properties that make it good in some situations and mediocre to bad in others. The result is that no equipment becomes useless, and some of early gear may very much be an option for endgame battles.

Instead of acquiring stronger gear, the game features upgrade system for your equipment, allowing you to improve your gear as you progress through the game (most later upgrades require items that are not available until later). And on final note about gear, each item your character wears, from weapons and armor to small badges visibly changes your appearance, which is really a nice touch!

The story doesn’t even pretend to be serious, but it will accomplish what it sets out to: make you laugh from start to finish!

Overall, Epic Battle Fantasy is all kinds of awesome. If you like turn-based RPGs, give it a try and it won’t disappoint!
Posted: February 27
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