FREE Closed Beta sign ups at http://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 (1,074 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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January 30

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.5.3

Community Request

  • Made hitboxes stick around for 4 frames so that it is easier to see moves that alternate hitboxes frequently.
  • Readjusted the new capsule hitboxes on lots of powers (list below).

Powers
  • Sword Air Side: Actually lets you jump during recover this time. For real.
  • Sword Air: Hitboxes are now the same size as the Sword Air Down (wider and shorter).
  • Sword Air Side: Slightly increased hitbox size, the swings were moved slightly closer together, and the first swing got a little more Force.
  • Sword Down: Hits more upward and has slightly longer stun time (in comparison to our last patch), hits more consistently on both swings.
  • Katar Side: Slightly increased time to hit.
  • Katar Air Down: Reduced damage.
  • Blasters Down Heavy: Adjusted hitbox.
  • Blasters Quick: Adjusted hitbox, reduced damage.
  • Blasters Air Down: Adjusted the direction of impulse so that it will combo into the second part of the attack better.
  • Lance Quick: Adjusted hitbox.
  • Lance Down: Adjusted hitbox on lance down.
  • Unarmed Down: Shortened animation to match duration of hitboxes better.
  • Unarmed Quick: Reduced damage.
  • Unarmed Heavy: Adjusted hitbox on.
  • Unarmed Air Down: Reduced damage.

Gameplay
  • Changed the scaling for how much speed affects movement powers (slightly slower at the high end, slightly faster at the low end).

Art
  • Adjusted the sfx on the Rocket Lance's Air Neutral so that it would not become disconnected from the exhaust.
  • Added new fire animation to rocket lance's neutral air attack; new animation has much less fire fall-off.
  • Fixed an issue were Sir Roland's Sword's Special effects were playing behind by 1 frame.

Beta Version 1.5.2 Patch Notes:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/291550/announcements/detail/225513259867575145

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January 30

Back from PAX South!

Free Closed Beta sign up --> http://www.brawlhalla.com

We're back from a great trip to PAX South! Thanks again to everyone who came out and had a blast with us. We learned a lot.

But just because we were showing at a convention doesn't mean work on the game stopped! We've got a great patch for you including new capsule collisions for hit boxes, a powers balancing pass, better 16:9 support, and more!

Check out the full Beta v. 1.5.2 patch notes:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/291550/announcements/detail/225513259867575145

Thanks for being such a big part of our development!

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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.”
Gamers Bliss

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 | 315 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
31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
Everything about the game is so...crispy. The art is crisp. The control is crisp. My chicken is crisp. Each hero is cripsy in their own way. Though it's unfortunate that there's only one server. And that server is in a land, faar faaarr away.
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Early Access Review
Sad because you don't own supah smash bros?
Well i got good news for you and your depressive friends!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Early Access Review
Well, let's talk about Brawlhalla for a sec, shall we?

At first glance it would seem as though it's a PC game going for the style of Smash Bros. On the 10th or so glance, it seems as though it's a PC game going for the style of Smash Bros. But with a few twists that keep it mostly seperate.

First of all is the weapon system. I personally LOVE this mechanic. You start off with your weak melee attacks until you pick up a weapon, displayed on-screen as a generic sprite. When that happens, you get a non-generic weapon. Each character has a combination of two weapons that they can recieve. There's guns, spears, hammers, 1 sword, 2 swords, and a rocket lance. That's right, a rocket lance. Though each weapon is not exclusive to their characters, each character has 2 exclusive moves (1 per weapon) that they can use. Each weapon is VERY nicely balanced, and I'll talk more about that later.

There are also items you can pick up, though variety is sparce. There are spiky balls called Mace-Balls, which you throw at enemies. There are land mines, which you can either throw at your opponent(s) or at the walls and floors. Finally, there are plain ol' bombs that will make you stare in disbelief as you fly off into your doom after some ♥♥♥♥ throws one at you.

Online play. I'm a little... eh about the quality of the online play at the moment. On one hand, it's incredible to wreck people online and tell them "gg" before having all of them ragequit, (Seriously, check out my Brawlhalla screenshots, I have that one in there somewhere) there is a lot of lag sometimes. On one hand, some matches can be as smooth as offline play, on the other hand some can involve unforseen game mehanics such as teleportation and death by "I swear that guy was on the other side of the map .01 seconds ago". Despite this, the developers have stated repeatedly they are constantly working on improving online play. They have had multiple lag fix patches already and more are to come. So, that'll make the game even better.

Offline play is so fun. There's a tournament mode where you play against CPUs to be the ultimate champion. The CPUs are pretty easy themselves, but the challenge lies in not getting killed while gathering many kills to get a high score. There is a star rating out of 5 you get at the end, with 5 being pretty difficult to acheive (SPOILER: There's a practically impossible rating to get that's above 5 stars... No more hints as to what it is) Also, there's local play where you can play with up to four people using controllers, and one person can use the keyboard or keyboard-mouse. No LAN unfortunately. The last thing is training mode. I won't go too much into detail with this, but imagine Smash Bros' training mode + damage per hit shown, visible hitboxes, and hitstun visibility.

The balance. Outstanding. Though this could also be a statement as to the lack of variety, you could almost press random in a tournament match and come out the victor with anyone you got. Of course, it's not perfect. But unlike some other games, which have tier lists from SS all the way down to F or even G, Brawlhalla's tier list is more like an SS to A.

Wait, did I say "tournament match"? Yes, Brawlhalla has a competitive community that even now, in closed beta, is over 100 strong. This is when the game isn't publicly available, and there's over 100 people participating in competitive play. Think about that for a moment. As I write this even, I am procrastinating much needed sleep for a Brawlhalla tournament tommorow.

PROS:
-Great brawler in the style of Smash Bros
-Good offline mode
-Has an online mode
-Near impeccable balance
-Growing competitive community

CONS:
-Online mode can be VERY laggy at times
-I can't beat Raidhyn
-No LAN play
-I can't come close to beating Raidhyn
-A little empty (Probably just a closed beta problem)
-I have to fight Raidhyn in a tournament tommorow
-Many characters are kind of similar

Not sure if PRO or CON:
-Very limited variety on items
-Similar enough to Smash Bros to almost be called a ripoff. Not quite though.
-Raidhyn is a very very good competitive player. Think Ken (the Smash Bros Marth player) in his prime. (I may or may not be biased because I can't beat him.)

OVERALL VERDICT:
9.5/10 game, for being in beta.
If this was the finished product, I'd give it an 8 or 8.5/10.
Very much reccomend this, as it's free to play. I've gotten REALLY into it.

TLDR: Brawlhalla is a great game and it's free. You like brawlers you'll love Brawlhalla. Play it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
Now I don't have to buy a Wii.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
I would really recommend this game. The graphics are amazing. There are also many characters that you can choose from that have their skills and strengths and are really good to fight with. I would like to see more attack combos that you can choose from for fighting with each character. The game is great overall. This is like an addicting game like Terraria or Minecraft
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
Brawlhalla is going to bring back local multiplayer in a refreshing way that Super Smash Bros has in one way and hasn't in another. The thrill of chaotic brawling between three other players is brought into Steam as a soon-to-be free to play game with the optional microtransations of cosmetic items as well as purchasing in-game coins (there is no system as of yet that allows for awarding coins, which renders the store useless FOR NOW. I have great hopes that this company will be fair with its coin system). Each character has its own unique playstyle much like Smash Bros and the Training Mode is a great place to get a feel for each character and see which you like best. Unlike Smash, each character has their own signature weapons that spawn in the match through the use of "weapon portals" that act much like grabbing an item on the ground. The weapons do not necessarily make your character more powerful. It can be fairly fun to challenge an armed opponent with your bare hands and succeed. However, these weapons do increase the range of your attacks and can be used to create outstanding combos that can lead to some serious beatdowns. The multiplayer is locked at Time Limit Mode for now, but the Couch Play and Single Player tournament allow for stock matches for all you Smash players that prefer lives over time.

All in all, I am fully appreciating the game as is and will continue to support it. I can't wait to see how many more characters, weapons, maps, and other ideas Blue Mammoth Games has in store for Brawlhalla. Great game!!!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
In short: A decent smash bros clone. Early Access.

Gameplay

There are so far 13 characters ('Legends') to choose from, and various skins to acquire. Each character has different damage, attack speed, defense and run speeds. As such characters do feel different -- some are tanky, some are pure glass cannons. At the moment all characters are available to play, this will soon switch to a free rotation with permanent unlocks.

On top of individual stats each can equip 2 types weapons (swords, spears, hammers, pistols). Although the weapons are largely the same no matter who wields them (except the looks) each character has a unique special move per weapon type. Then there are mines, bombs, spiky balls to spice up the match.

In terms of movement you can chain up to 3 jumps, dodge, and wall-jump. Nothing fancy, but the 3 jumps do a lot to ensure you stay on the arena. Look at the screenies -- the arenas are tiny, a few small platforms or a single larger one, few walls to bounce back off. And in a typical smash bros fashion with each damage stage you're sent flying with greater speeds.

So far I had problems connecting to online matches though, couldn't even look for a game because I "lost connection to server" every time I tried. I don't know if it's just general server issues or what.

Monetisation

Akin to mobas of the day Brawlhalla monetises skins (character, weapon), taunts, and unlocking characters (with a free rotation). The currency is Mammoth Coints, which currently come at about $1 per 20.

  • Character skins cost $4.5, $7, or $10 depending on the 'leet factor' of the skin and include 2 weapon skins exclusive to the character.
  • Weapon skins are $2 or $3 each.
  • Taunts are $3 or $6 each.
  • unlocking characters is not yet available.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
A great alternative to Super Smash Bros, if you dont have a Wii U.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
It's like a more simplistic version of Smash Bros. For someone who sucks at Smash Bros, the simplicity is a good thing. Very fun game, no complaints so far!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
Seen many flash games like this game before but none of them just catch the style of this game, i love it even though i played for only 10 minutes xD
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
After playing many hours of this game I decided to write a review.

GET THIS GAME!

I can't wait for this to be out of beta because i'll be able to play it with my friends. The graphics a great and the maps are really fun to play on.

10/10 Hatori beats all.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
This game Is good I reccomend it but it definatly has problems and I'll list what I love and hate about it in pros and cons list because #predictability

PROS
+fun gameplay that can make you laugh at times
+lots of potential for competitive play
+alot like smash bro's for computer
+nice looking characters
+fast paced game play

CONS
-not many characters
-no earned ingame currency only bought to buy accesories that do nothing
-most characters are very similar because the only thing that really changes is how they look the weapon type and there specials slightly change
-REALLY bad lag (I understand the problem and it does have a disclaimer but it had to be listed)
-no unlockables or even a leveling system this may just be me but i like the feeling of achievment in games and this doesn't have it sadly
-no real matchmaking it seems

Yes this looks like a lot more cons than pros but it is a good game but if you like having a feeling of doing something ingame maybe you might wanna join the game later in it's life when it's matured more
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Early Access Review
Very addictive and cool. The details are so crisp and sharp which allows the player to enjoy the game very much. The controls are good. Very classy and competitive. The characters are cool too. Great game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
You would think that this is just a lame copy of Super Smash Bros, but in my opinion this game is more than that. It's similar but still feels very different. Well the game is good as it is, but it would really need some new mechanics.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
"A Smash Bros’ - style brawler full of fast-paced, varied and Chaotic battles . This is the closest you'll get to Super Smash Bros on your Computer."
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
You don't give yourself enough credit. You're worth at least tree goats and a cow.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Early Access Review
Got the game because it looked amusing. Now I am addicted and beating other players with a spear. 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
Очень классная и интересная игра, если бы разработчики добавили русский или украинский языки было бы еще лучше
9.9 / 10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
A well polished game with little to no lag now fun to play and if you like super smash bros then you will love brawlhalla and with full controller support :)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
amazing combat, great characters, unique levels. the franerate is a little slow for a fighter but im sure that will be improved with time. honestly this is more fun than smash bros.
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