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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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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March 9

Epic Battle Fantasy 5 Previews

Hey guys, I've started working on EBF5!
I don't want to bother everyone on here with regular updates, so I'll only do these posts every few months. But if you do want regular updates and want to see pretty much everything that's going into EBF5, you can follow me on my website Kupo Games, or Facebook, or
Twitter.

Here's some previews of items that I've already made:
Key Items
Crafting Items
Food Items
Accessories

Swords:
1
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3

Staves:
1
2
3

Guns:
1
2
3

Bows:
1
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3

Cat Toys:
1
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3

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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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RocoJo
10.3 hrs
Posted: August 31
Game is just hilarious! Dialogue writer is a ♥♥♥♥ing legend! Never hoped to get this much joy out of indie game. Besides dialogues there are a lot of refferences to other games, rpgs, anime, etc. Great game to play chilled manner to feel urself happier.

Some jokes:
Before making finishing blow - Matt: I used my fapping arm for that attack!
Conversation -
Anna: Hey Natalie: I’ve been meaning to ask you something for a while… but it’s kind of personal. Maybe.
Natz: Uh, what is it...?
Anna: Do your huge breasts cushion the impact of enemy attacks, or are they just for show?!
Natz: W-WHAT?!?! Um, not really… and it’s not like I have a choice. That’s just the way they are.
Anna: Well, what do you eat to get them so big then? Hamburgers?! Chocolate?!
Natz: I don’t think it’s that simple…
Lance: I think we should test these theories. You know… For Science! I’ll watch and take photos- er, notes.
Natz: Listen Anna: we don’t bring attention to my breasts. Ever. It makes the guys act more ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ than usual, and that’s not good. Got it?
Anna: Fiiiine. (I was gonna ask to touch them, but I guess I won’t now…)

On ugly ork girl - Watch out! It's a feminist!

Gameplay - 9/10
Story - 9/10
Visuals - 8/10
Audio - 8/10
UI - 9/10
Overall - 8.5/10
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DarkiLordito
50.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
1- Go to Kongregate.com
2- Look for Epic Battle Fantasy 4
3- Play
4- Like the game? buy it.
(Recommended BTW, amazing game)
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Chess435
19.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
The 30 million damage achievement will haunt me for the rest of eternity. Absolutely great game.
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Pun Telling Puma
13.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
IS GOOOD
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Kubrick
14.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
As of right now, this game is rated higher than the witcher 3.
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MysticalKiwi
36.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
+1
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joe01489
31.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
I recommend the entire Epic Battle Fantasy series, especially this one and Epic Battle Fantasy 3, almost solely on the wit that Matt Roszak put in these turn-based RPG games.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 introduces a new character to the party in the previous installment. It also adds even more humorous wit, clever allusions and references, and allegory that sets EBF apart from other RPGs. It plays like an RPG: you have a party; you can select which enemies on the world map to attack; you collect equipment, items (coffee to revive dead players, pizza and other foodstuffs to restore health, etc.), and gold ("chocolate coins"); and you beat bosses. Any more details would be spoilers, so play it for yourself!

Play the previous games first (they're free on various online game portals) to get the story, but don't miss out on EBF4, which is too clever to pass on.
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borgthederanged
10.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
Great game, awesome animation, and mezmerizing music.
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Sleepypanda
36.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
Biased review ahead.

I've been playing Kupo's games for years, since the very first Epic Battle Fantasy game. I've completed every single one - and most, more than once.

With all that said, allow me to attempt to explain why this game is good:
-Elemental attacks\resists system is very intuitive. Very much an old-school JRPG system.
-Multiple difficulty levels, with the easiest one being 50% enemy stats and various attacks weakened to allow the weakest players a chance to progress anyway. Meanwhile, the most difficult setting gives enemies 200% stats and allows them to use their nastiest attacks, making for a real challenge.
-Can be played for free on Kongregate for a try, if you're uncertain. The paid version not only supports the author but also includes a miniboss and boss marathon, as well as some new bosses to challenge players.
-Everything in this game is beautifully drawn and totally adorable in every way; from the legless cats to the slimes to the shrubs and even the characters.
-Jokes are well spaced out, and the game doesn't break the fourth wall too often to devalue it.
-Multiple skills and abilities allow for varied strategies.
-Good clock-time, with new game plus and new game plus plus to extend it even further for those hungry for more.

Now, the cons - for almost every game has some. They are nit-picks, though:
-The game has permanent stat boosting items, and while you have four characters only three are active at a time. This means that the most effective strategy is to dump all the stat boosts on three characters and leave the fourth as backup permanently.
-Eventually your strategy will devolve into buffing your party, debuffing the enemy party and using one big all-target skill or spell for an attempted instant kill. You will be using different skills for different elemental types, though.
-The higher difficulties don't offer increased experience\item\skill point rewards, despite taking at least four times as long (enemies have 200% health on hardest, to the 50% on easiest). This means most players will usually fight trash mobs on easiest and only fight the bosses on the hardest. Even that, only once, for the achievements.
-The game has some of the "but I might need it later" with one of it's consumables (chilli bottle, which refills the limit break bar of a character).
-The huge variety in gear does lend to some very slight inventory management, mostly just before bosses.

I absolutely love this game. 9/10.
-Sleepy
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Noire Is Waifu
19.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
better than league of legends
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
129.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
If you're into RPGs that don't take themselves seriously, or if you're into pastiches of anything and everything, then this game is for you.

It plays really well. Only downside is that, as many people have complained to Matt Roszak before, you spend most of the game with a set of three characters, and leave the reserve one in the dust. Once you have a good enough skillset between three characters, there is no motivation to switching partners unless that partner's ability is ABSOLUTELY NEEDED for a particular battle.

The visuals look cute, I guess. I don't know if the cutesy style goes well with some dark bosses later on, but for the most part, it works. True to Roszak's style, the machines and mechanisms in this game are so well-designed. It's generally pleasing to the eye. The animations are fluid, and the Limits look really awesome. Also, given the certain types of characters that appear in the game, and certain types of armour and equipment you get in the game, I can presume that Roszak has at least done some research into them. So, good on that front.

The writing is class. There is no punny humour, but it still leaves you laughing mad. That's the kind of humour I thoroughly enjoy. I highly recommend players to not skip the dialogues because just reading them shows the amount of thought put into these jokes. Then of course, there are the occasional pop-culture references, so any future reviewer might say that this game is a product of its time, and a sort of mirror to what's going on at the time. There are certain things that aren't recommended for younger audiences, like panty stealing and the Pervert medal, so you'd have to be at a certain age level to be able to understand them -- but when you are, it really comes through brilliantly.

The other language I play this game in (out of curiosity, of course, and because I speak it as my second language) is French -- and the jokes by-and-large translate well, though there are a few lines that sadly, do not get translated well, or even at all. For instance, there's that one laser that's gonna SHOOP DA WHOOP if you're not careful. That line is put in, verbatim, in its English form, in the French translation of the game. And if a French-speaker doesn't understand what 'shoop da whoop' means, it's gonna be lost in translation. There are some parts where punctuation is missing. It's little bits like these that niggle at the player, and make all the difference between a well-translated game and a poorly-translated game. It's not "poor" by any stretch, but could use some work. And in the case where a direct French translation can't be found, a Bowdlerism might come in handy here.

All in all, it's a nice game. For someone who started out indie, this game has done well and managed to relate to any and all corners of society in some way, shape or form, and rightly so. If you're into RPGs, do try this out. If you're into parodies and pastiches, absolutely try this out. And if you're just browsing Steam looking for a game to try out, perhaps give this one a shot.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
73.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Gameplay: This is a turn-based RPG about beating the ♥♥♥♥ out of everything that moves and clicking boobs. Nuff said.
Music: YES. MOTHER OF GOD, YES. IF NOTHING ELSE, BUY THIS GAME FOR THE OST.
Story: It's there, but not really important. It's perfect for how seriously the game takes itself.
Other: Why should you buy this game here when you could play it free in-browser? Extra content. It's worth it. And also because you can click boobs in fullscreen. That's always great.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
better than league of legends
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Great game, awesome animation, and mezmerizing music.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Game is just hilarious! Dialogue writer is a ♥♥♥♥ing legend! Never hoped to get this much joy out of indie game. Besides dialogues there are a lot of refferences to other games, rpgs, anime, etc. Great game to play chilled manner to feel urself happier.

Some jokes:
Before making finishing blow - Matt: I used my fapping arm for that attack!
Conversation -
Anna: Hey Natalie: I’ve been meaning to ask you something for a while… but it’s kind of personal. Maybe.
Natz: Uh, what is it...?
Anna: Do your huge breasts cushion the impact of enemy attacks, or are they just for show?!
Natz: W-WHAT?!?! Um, not really… and it’s not like I have a choice. That’s just the way they are.
Anna: Well, what do you eat to get them so big then? Hamburgers?! Chocolate?!
Natz: I don’t think it’s that simple…
Lance: I think we should test these theories. You know… For Science! I’ll watch and take photos- er, notes.
Natz: Listen Anna: we don’t bring attention to my breasts. Ever. It makes the guys act more ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ than usual, and that’s not good. Got it?
Anna: Fiiiine. (I was gonna ask to touch them, but I guess I won’t now…)

On ugly ork girl - Watch out! It's a feminist!

Gameplay - 9/10
Story - 9/10
Visuals - 8/10
Audio - 8/10
UI - 9/10
Overall - 8.5/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
A great and fun JRPG that is basically a parody of JRPGs.
But my best reccommendation for this game, is to play it yourself on Newgrounds or Kongregate or Armorgames.

The game is Free after all, this is the special edition with extra content.

I highly recommend buying this though if you like the base game at all. :)
Looking very much forward to the fifth installation.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
429 of 453 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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674 of 782 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.9 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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248 of 267 people (93%) found this review helpful
182 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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152 of 165 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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