Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics like Final Fantasy and Golden Sun. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and of course, save the world.
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2014

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September 1

Epic Battle Fantasy 3 is on Steam!

Epic Battle Fantasy 3 is live on Steam, and it’s free!
Tell all of your friends, play it, leave a review, and take some screenshots!

The soundtrack will be up as free DLC in a few days – I messed up and it’s not been approved by Valve yet.

For the most part it's the same as the old web version, but there's some new options and user-interface fixes. Here's a full list of changes.


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August 12

Epic Battle Fantasy 3 coming to Steam!

Hey guys! I'm releasing Epic Battle Fantasy 3 on Steam for free!
It's up on Greenlight now, so please vote on it and share it!

EBF3 was originally published in 2010, and it'll have a few minor updates in this version, but for the most part it's still the same game as before.

Here's a list of the new features:
• Ads removed – except for links to EBF4 and BH2.
• Options menu with mute, fullscreen, fast forward, and window size buttons.
• Less file compression on jpegs and music.
• Steam achievements!

And here's some fixes to the gameplay:
• There’s a wave counter now!
• Scanned foes’ information can now be viewed at any time during your turn.
• Minigame achievements are noticeably easier.
• Considering more if I get enough requests.

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About This Game

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

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.
  • Inspired by 16-bit era RPGs, minus the annoying features like random battles or save points.
  • Contains lots of video game references, immature humor, and anime boobs.
  • 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 RPG players.

System Requirements

    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core (more cores and/or GHz recommended for higher settings)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I've been playing this game since it was a Flash Game, and it always make me come back for more.
It has an excelent jrpg gameplay with easy to understand menus, a great artstyle, cool designs, a unique and ironic sense of humor and omg the soundtrack.
As I said, I used to play EBF4 on Kongregate, but as soon as I knew that there was a Steam version with some new features I immediately decided to buy it as soon as possible.
And I enjoyed it once again, but this time even more.
This is a game that changed my life, honestly; it made me look at games and art in general from a different perspective. But maybe that's just me.

Anyways, excellent game, I'm looking forward for EBF5. ;3
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
64.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
oh my i finished the game and i loved every second of it
-great rpg; includes ALOT of aspects of rpg, making this the perfect turn based rpg
-great time waster; just sit around while watching a movie and also enjoying this amazing game
-rlly funny humor:from 4th wall breaking to nyan cats,natzis and boob touching this game is very random
-cute satisfing story
-so much awesome art!! i love it allll
-undeveloped charecters with no motives and with no ups and down in there lifes,but i think its only adds to the charm :D
-insanly long battels (that why u shuld multitask with this game)
-hard and long :3 , lol but srsly this game can take up some time to complete
-new game+ mode out of no where??? lol it was kind out of nowhere in the end XD

overall great game! if u adore turn base rpg
and want to support some rlly insanly talented team
just buy it!!
i give it 8.5\10
-for turn base rpg i couldnt ask for a better-
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
You can play it for free too.
just bought it to support this guy.
Great game.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Product received for free
Just the best no doubt
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
437 of 462 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
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!
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676 of 785 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
Like RPGs?
Like Some honest to god decent humour?
Wanna be a good guy and help out a guy who has made a ton of free games buy giving him some money?
Want a cool soundtrack for free?
Do you have a thing for anime boobs? *slapped* ok ok

This game is worth every penny and don't let the people saying "oh no you don't have to pay its free on kongregate" fool you.

The steam and prem Kongregate version has additional content to the base game and provides much more content then you'd expect!

Also the steam version gives the soundtrack for free so a plus there.

Give it a whirl on Kongregate if you are really cautious about the games you buy and make your choice there.

I still say you should buy it to support the dev who really puts more work into his games then a lot of other devs that make free games (also give his other games a try while you're at it)
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151 of 165 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
It's been a while since I've played a true traditional RPG. I've not particularly taken to the RPG Maker trend and even stalwart supporters of the genre, like Square Enix, have edged their games into more action-oriented mechanics. Ironically, at one point in the Playstation age, I felt the genre had become saturated and stale; nowadays, I'll jump on anything that strips back the gimmicks and offers a wholesome predictable journey.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4, as you have probably determined, is part of a long running series none of which have graced Steam before. Luckily, there's absolutely no reason why you can't just jump in if you haven't played the predecessors; the storylines are simple, rather trope-filled affairs and all the better for it. They're wrapped up by the end of the game and the only continuation between the titles are the main characters and cameo moments that serve as fan service. If you're looking for an epic tale of tyranny, betrayal and sacrifice then you might be disappointed. If you have the time for a charming, genuinely funny and surprisingly deep RPG experience then EBF4 provides in every sense.

Your team of four party members aren't limited to class setups like most games. Instead, you'll develop each character using a huge selection skills that eventually make every character capable of wielding devastating spells and life-saving buffs. This flexibility keeps the combat interesting throughout, with enemy resistances calling for constant experimentation and fluidity of tactics. For a game with such an irreverent tone, you'll be greatly punished if you don't approach the battles cautiously. The ability to rush through battles spamming physical attacks is at an absolute minimum and while some battles drag on longer than I'd have liked, it's always preferable to feel engaged at all times.

Surprisingly, I had most of my fun with EBF4 in the world map. Most areas you travel across throughout the game will have a handful of chests, optional battles, NPCs with sidequests and incredibly well-hidden secrets. Scrubbing the screen with the cursor, looking for a hidden package of loot became quite the obsession and really reduces the tedium of back-tracking or getting lost. With items that grant new skills and powerful equipment on offer for those with a keen eye, it's easy to get swept up in the mechanic and see the battles as a distraction. Thankfully, the monsters appear as sprites on the map, so if you feel that way, they're easily avoided.

Grinding is kept at to a minimum, with the rare moments I felt under-powered quickly corrected by fighting a few mobs I'd opted to pass a few screens ago. There are many options to improve your party's powers if you're struggling. The less common stat-increasing foods are a viable source of instant power, spells can be trained using AP accrued from each fight and gear is improved by crafting upgrades using miscellaneous loot. There's always something new to aim towards, especially if you have an interest in achievements; there are some great situational challenges and the developer did a fantastic job of avoiding a conventional and dull list.

The care and attention put into EBF4 is impressive; even when an enemy could be considered a palette swap, there will be little touches to the model to suit the change in power or element. The Zelda-esque key items that can remove obstacles encountered earlier in the game encourage a lot of exploration and reward players generously. With it taking upwards of 20 hours to complete everything, it's surprisingly to see even more work put in to encourage multiple playthroughs. The value for money takes it from being a budget purchase for genre diehards and into the arms of anyone that's ever launched a Firaga into a flan's face and loved it.

Despite being a fantastic game overall, there were moments of frustration. The occasional enemy will throw instant death moves that feel a little cheap, though nothing compares to bosses that can heal themselves. These situations are few and far between thankfully and do little to overthrow an RPG that remains so consistently enjoyable.

With so little competition in the world of traditional RPGs, EBF4 could get away with minimal effort and still be devoured by starving fans. As such, it's hugely refreshing to see so much love and attention combined with a proficient and challenging adventure. There's little I can say against the game which, in turn, is one of the best things I can say in its favour. If you fancy something traditional that isn't entirely predictable then I'd say there's no better choice on Steam than Epic Battle Fantasy 4.
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132 of 142 people (93%) found this review helpful
118.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
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.
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146 of 164 people (89%) found this review helpful
194 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
You enter a battle with five generic looking monsters! Suddenly from behind you, a tank fires an armada of bullets at the enemies for no reason, accompanied by a cat with no legs that charges towards them with a wooden sword and shield. Your swordsman jumps in with his sword and then suddenly summons a sword out of thin air due to his sheer love for swords. You click on your mage's chest only to find out that her boobs give you an achievement. Your ranger looses her arrow towards the final enemy, but it doesn't do enough damage, that is until a giant wooly mammoth falls from the sky and crushes it.

This is just a typical battle in Epic Battle Fantasy 4.
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104 of 121 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
This game is a funny joking, breaking the forth wall, RPG. It's all good fun in the world of EBF4, with jokes coming left and right, and all being masterfully crafted so that none fall flat you won't stop laughing. Enough about how funny the game is, let's talk about gameplay, the game focuses on the goal of collection and completion rather than harsh and numerous battles, the creator has also made it so that character's not battling will also gain experience so that you won't have to grind for any other character at a later time. The collection will included things such as: chest locations, random drops for armor and weapon upgrades, those weapons and armor themselves, certain creatures to fill that damn bestiary, ect. All battles are fair and equal as long as you do a little side searching here and there to gain a little extra exp. Jokes, fair battles, and no grinding sounds like a good game to me.
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3.0 hrs
Posted: October 24
Great soundtrack, sweat graphic, lots of content and boobs. Finish EBF3, then buy EBF4.
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16.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
just take my twelve dollars :)
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31.7 hrs
Posted: October 12
Just as fun as the other EBF games, but you really have to work hard for money and items. Just throw your hands up and say "challenge accepted".
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crow inc.
4.5 hrs
Posted: October 10
i freaking love this game and the entire series. i know it says i only have a few hours on record but that's because i already beat it on kongregate before the steam version was released. i'm not coherant enough to really explain why you should buy this game, i'm mostly just putting up this review to boost the review score

can't just leave it at that. ummm.
the game is completely redonk, you start out with wapping things and by the end of the game you'll feel like a demigod with all of the crazy awesome limit breaks. the game is easy to approach and pretty funny and self aware. the art is pretty sweet bro

the only things i disliked about the game are only relevant if you've played EBF3:
1)managing abilities and character specializations is made more complicated with the edition of a 4th character
2)there are more enemies that are super annoying, and less enemies that are super awesome
3)i didn't like the ending boss-theme as much as divine madness. i know that's petty as hell, but i REALLY liked that song
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Eternal Venge
2.7 hrs
Posted: October 9
Epic 3 is a wonderful RPG game, however it's dispirited the fourth does't support Chinese version. Anyway, I'll wait the Epic 5 comes to us quietly and patiently
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 8
I like cats.
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25.9 hrs
Posted: October 5
i couldent get the kongregate save thing to work and couldent transfer my save from near the end of the game near the final boss, was still worth it to play through it all again. 10/10 amazing game and amazing devs!
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