FREE Closed Beta sign ups at www.brawlhalla.com! A 2D platform fighter where the best of the baddest-ass warriors in history battle each other in an eternal tourney of champions for bragging rights, infinite mead, and the pure pleasure of delivering a beatdown.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,565 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“Brawlhalla is a fast-paced, super fun, brawl and fall fighting game that we've been loving the heck out of here in the office. Now we need your help!

We're currently adding features, adding content, balancing characters, and improving gameplay. Early Access gives us a huge advantage - real-time feedback from you.

During Alpha and Closed Beta access will be limited, but once we go to Open Beta we will be a free to play game. These Founders Packs are designed for people who want to get in early and help us shape this game. They offer Early Access plus big thank-you rewards once we release. If you aren't convinced you'll have a blast in Brawlhalla just yet, why not wait and check it out when we open things up to everyone?

Get in, have fun, and brawl your heart out!”
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"If your searching for a great Super Smash Bros alternative, this is the game for you. Smooth controls and great fighting movement."

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April 17

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.8.6

Community Requests

  • Changed side vs up priority back to the old way for controllers.
  • Added new option under controls called "Treat Jump As Up" for keyboards to get the old method.
  • Improved directional interpretation on controllers. Should make throw direction more intuitive.
Art
  • Updated Mammoth Fortress background painting.
Animations
  • Added turn animations while in the air.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug causing moving platforms to start in the wrong position in offline modes. This was most obvious on The Enigma.
  • Fixed a bug where you could end up in a group twice.
  • Fixed rare server crash.
  • Fixed dodging on the Mayflash GameCube controller adapter for WiiU.
  • Decreased the occurrences of players falling through the collisions on The Enigma.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the sword d-ground to sometimes not leave the ground if the player moved across collisions on the exact tick the attack was supposed to leave the ground. This could be seen on Thundergard Stadium or Brawlhaven if done near the soft platforms, or on The Enigma during the third formation when the two large hard platforms are connected.

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April 14

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.8.5

Community Requests

  • Doing a side move takes priority over doing a neutral move so that when jumping on the keyboard, you don't have to let go of up to do a side air move anymore.
  • Spectate is now disallowed for locked groups.

Art
  • Updated Mammoth Fortress background.

UI
  • "Light Attack" has been changed to "Quick Attack" in the controller and key binding menus
  • Fixed a few cases where the UI would disappear or be unresponsive.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the lobby list was showing up in the main menu.
  • Fixed a bug where privacy setting would bug out for users that joined. Fixed a bug where privacy "locked" would do nothing.
  • Fixed bug causing the match preview screen not to play any animations while connecting to a game as a spectator
  • Fixed bug for spectators that was causing the "Press A to join" prompt to sometimes be covering up players that have already joined when in a custom lobby as a spectator
  • Fixed bug for spectators that was causing the "Press A to join" prompt to disappear when a brawler leaves the character select to become a spectator
  • Fixed bug causing the user to be able to get stuck in the match preview screen during a custom online match when 'spamming' the back button in the character select with the mouse on the same frame the transition happens
  • Fixed display bug causing the Settings button inside the character select to appear disabled for leaders when transitioning to a brawler as a spectator in an empty match
  • Fixed a bug where the Lobby list would linger after getting kicked or banned.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing slow frames throughout the match.
  • Fixed bug sometimes causing the "Press A to join" prompts to rapidly blink their highlighted states for spectators in the game room when a brawler transitions to a spectator.
  • Fixed bug sometimes causing tiny little scrambled text fields to show up just below the brawlers feet in the game room.

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Reviews

“Little gems like Brawlhalla make PAX special... the controls (we played on an Xbox 360 controller) are great, the art style is awesome, and the characters range from a cowboy to a viking.”
Game Zone

“it is a ton of fun to play...Keep an eye on this one, I have a feeling it’s gonna be big.”
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Founders Program


Interested in joining Closed Beta? Sign up --> http://www.brawlhalla.com

Want instant access? The halls of Brawlhalla are always open to Founders! We have three Packs to choose from with increasingly cool Founders rewards.

Each option gives you instant Beta access so you can start playing right now. They also include in-game currency and exclusive in-game items that you will automatically receive when we begin Open Beta.

Higher-tier packages include Beta Invites for your friends, so you can all start playing and kicking butt right now!

What Do You Get With Early Access?

Here's what you can expect if you get involved with Early Access today (this list will change as the game evolves, we will be adding and removing content and features for testing):

  • Immediate access to this fun as hell game!
  • Online, custom, and local play modes.
  • Four 4 person free-for-all maps.
  • A 1v1 versus map.
  • 11 characters to chose from
  • Special powers and stats for each character
  • Bugs. Lag. Missing features. Abrupt changes and nerfs (probably to your favorite powers).
  • A constant stream of new features and characters to make the game better and better.
  • Excited Devs active on the forums eagerly listening to what you think!
  • Our eternal thanks (you're our favorite).

Founders Pack



Instant Beta Access!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 320 Mammoth Coins ($15 worth)


*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Founders and Friends Pack



Instant Beta Access! | 3 Beta Invite Codes!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 860 Mammoth Coins ($40 worth)


*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Collectors Edition



Instant Beta Access! | 3 Beta Invite Codes!
Collectors Nameplate | Collectors "Asgardian Elite" Weapon Skins | Collectors "Champion of the Brawl" Bodvar Skin | Collectors "Flames of Ragnarok" KO special effect | Founders Nameplate | Steampunk VALKRI | 3400 Mammoth Coins ($150 worth)


*Collectors "Asgardian Elite" Weapon Skins usable by all characters.
*Collectors Nameplate, Founders Nameplate, and Collectors "Flames of Ragnarok" KO special effect not pictured.

Roadmap

Here's a quick look at where we're headed with the game right now.

Just Added

  • Major Gameplay Improvements
  • Two New Characters
  • Stats Overhaul
  • Lag Improvements

Real Soon
  • More Characters
  • More Maps
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

Slightly Less Soon
  • Large Team Mode
  • Weapon Skins
  • More Maps
  • More Characters
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

Later
  • Advancement System
  • Free Character Rotation
  • Novelty Items
  • Even More Maps
  • Even More Characters
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements
  • Open Beta

But all of this will change based on what you tell us!

About This Game


Brawlhalla: An eternal battle arena where the greatest warriors in history brawl to prove who's the best that ever was, is, or will be. Competitors from all eras slug it out in devious and challenging arenas. Every match is an epic test of skill, speed, and strength, and every victory brings added glory and bragging rights to the winners.

Clockwork VALKRIs salt these slugfests with powerful weapons and gadgets. Fighters scramble to grab swords, hammers, blasters, rocket lances and more! Every weapon changes your play style and your options. Gadgets like mines, bombs, and spiked spheres add even more danger into the mix, letting fighters change the course of battle with a well timed-throw or carefully laid trap.

Brawlhalla is a free to play, 2D platform fighting game featuring both online and local modes. When the final version launches it will include:
  • Online Team Brawl - The most popular format, two teams of up to four warriors face off in a frenetic, no holds barred brawl.
  • 4 Player Online Free for All - Ranked or casual matches where four fighters enter, but only one can win.
  • Local Free for All - Up to 4 players can play in free for all mode on one computer - perfect for friendly face-offs.
  • Local Custom Teams - Team-up on your local machine, by adding up to 4 bots into the mix for living-room level mayhem.

Brawlhalla Early Access is available now!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please note it does not currently work on 10.6.8, but we are working to resolve that and will update this page as soon as we have it fixed.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
59 of 79 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
Meleehalla was better
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
154.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
I've spent a decent amount of hours in this game and yet I cannot say I was ever bored playing this game. This game is very skill based and is very fun offering a variety of characters for players to choose from. Very frequent updates allow characters to be even. The 1v1 system is great which allows players to show their skill and rakn up. This game is in early access and is one of my most played games. So far I am very pleased with this, good job to the Developers for creating an awesome game. Lastly, has one of the best communities i've been in :D.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Simulator 2015. Well, for PC at least.
This is one AMAZING game, one AMAZING BETA! It can only get better. It is basically Super Smash Bros. Remixed. I know that everyone will now think this is a crappy knock off title, as everyone did with Terraria, but it really isn't. For a start, it is alot more contested, meaning CPU's CAN win games. Getting a KO is different too. Instead of knocking your opponent off the map, you need to SMASH them until they are out of returning range. Therefore getting kills really feels like an achievement everytime you do it. The score system has been kept simple, and understandable. 3 lives, once all 3 of your lives are gone, you are removed. In this case, simple is better. A wide variety of unique and enthusiastic characters for you to explore, each with different advantages and disadvantages to the game. The display is beautiful, you couldn't ask for much more with respect to the boldness and brightness of the colour schemes. It really makes the game vibrant. Your attacks are different for each character. You get a quick attack and a heavy attack, obviously quick attacks are less powerful than heavy attacks but can be pulled off to get an enemy away from you in desperate times. There are alot of gamemodes too, and enough people to play full length matches. But seriously, this game is only in BETA, and has the credentials of a full released title. It's a beta I'm finally proud to be part of, because as it stands, this game has full potential to expand and make it's way to new platforms. I'd seriosuly recommend getting over to the BrawlHalla website and signing up for this.
For a Beta Rating, I give it a 10/10 ALL DAY.
For a full game, I'd give it a 9.5/10. That's only because there is currently 1 beta server. However when it's out of Early Access more will be added. So it could easily get a 10 rating from me.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
Pros:
-A very promising and refreshing SSB alternative.
-Great art style and smooth visuals. Some what cartoony but not too childish
-High skill ceiling in terms of various movement+attacking skill moves, as well as stragegies for individual matchups and map control.
-No pay to win aspects w/ unlocking characters/items. (All store items are purely cosmetic)
-The cosmetics items (Hats) are nice! There is a Jet Set Radio costume/set for one character... Nuff said
-Still in Beta stages showing potential for large roster additions plus consistent balancing and shifting of current meta-game and tier-list
-Solid experience thus far w/ latency and net-code. (It should be noted that I live in Atlanta, GA where their dedicated US server is located)

Cons:
Maybe would like to see some sort of Story mode with bosses/challenges etc
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
If you don't have Wii or Wii U, this game is one the best choice
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
Very fun, and easy to play. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a fun game to kill time!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Early Access Review
I can't exclaim how happy I am with this purchase. It's a really good brawler game and lots of fun.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
This is the 4 player platform brawler for the PC that I've been waiting for. Local and online, sharp distinguishable graphics, and a well balanced fighting system. I'm having so much fun, can't wait for more characters and weapons!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
i love this game! its like super smash bros. for pc. the gameplay is great and i love the characters. i give it a 10/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Early Access Review
this game is fun , you have to play it :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
Great Smash Bros-like game. Can't wait to see where it goes.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
This game is great fun with friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
A very unique and arguably better version of Super Smash Bros!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
kanker
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
awesome 2d game,
play it with your friend
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
Have you played any of the super smash bros games? This game is super smash bros but you have your fists aswell as 2 different weapons that you pick up through out the game/round that have different abilities.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER 10\10 IGN
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
The amount of improvements this game has been getting recently with new updates is making this game into the ideal platform fighter that PC gamers have always wanted. If you have a PC controller, there is no reason NOT to have this free game in your steam library.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
86.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
One of the funniest games to play :)
No pain involved, only FUN and FUN again ^^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Early Access Review
I don't have many hours on this game but I have played through all of the game modes and this game is super fun to play, and hard to stop playing. Basicly, unless you really dedicate some time to SSB or are really fast at learning controls it starts out and is for a while just spammy. This game has done everything Nitendo has done but made it better just for the fact its on pc. The only thing you miss when playing this game compared to SSB is that you don't get to play as that one Nitendo that you have worshipped all your life, but Brawlhalla has some great characters and also shows you their stats. In the end this game would be ♥♥♥♥ if Nitendo would get their head out of their buttox AND MAKE GAMES FOR THE PC DANGIT, but they dont so if you aren't a die hard WII fan I would tell you to buy this game right now.

PS: Nitendo has announced they were gonna go into the phone bussiness! LIKE WTF!!!!! You are gonna make crappy Iphone gams but not PC GAMES!?!?!!?!?!
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