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 (1,487 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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March 26

Grand Tournament 2!

Make sure you sign up for the second Grand Tournament!
This Saturday March 28, run by ComptonEMT.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/291550/discussions/0/611701360821149438/

A total value of approximately $200 in combined cash and prize value will be given away for this tournament. Additionally, 1 lucky viewer will also win a hitbox T-Shirt via Give-away before the start of the Grand Finals!

First Place

  • $60
  • Hitbox T-Shirt
  • Magma Bolt lance skin
  • Minotaur unlock
  • Both Minotaur skins (when released)
Second Place
  • $40
  • Magam Bolt lance skin
  • Minotaur unlock
  • Choice of Minotaur skin (when released)
Third Place
  • $30
  • Magma Bolt lance skin
  • Minotaur unlock
Viewer Giveaways
  • One Hitbox T-Shirt
  • Many MANY beta codes (approximately 100 in total between hitbox staff and streamers)

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March 25

1v1 Ranked Leaderboards!

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

The first iteration of our Ranked Leaderboards is up!
http://www.brawlhalla.com/rankings
Check it out and see how you stack up against other Ranked players. Can you make it to the top?

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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 | 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
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Early Access Review
Typically I'm not a fan of clone games, far too often do you get games that are just reskins of more popular existing games. However, while Brawhalla may look like Smash brothers and has some of the same mechanics, it's just different enough to not be a clone in my book;for better or for worse.

Brawlhalla is a 4 player online/local multi-player indie game that is basically smash brothers boiled down to it's most basic components(beta is beta). Do damage to others to get them in the yellow or red, then kock them off the stage for a point. One with the most points at the end wins.

From a graphical and design standpoint, the game is very good looking. The fighters in game gush personality everywhere, they are all very colorful and well animated. There's something for everybody, anything from a one eyed alien to a cyberpunk gunner. If I have one issue with the graphics is that the stages are a little sparse on the activity. Maybe a few birds here and there, a unicorn in the backround, Thor backhanding Loki; soemthing to add a little more flavor to the stages.

Next up is sound; it's pretty good and sets the mood for every battle fairly well. Sound effect could use a little bit more fine tuning as punches and kicks sound like I'm hitting a bag of rice sometimes or full plate wearing characters do not make an audible clang when I slam them into the ground, little things like that.

Next up, controls and options (and netcode, I'll get to that in a moment). The options menu, needs work. A couple of sound sliders and a fullscreen on/off is not a good menu to work with. The game defualts to your desktop resolution, but switching it to windowed soemtiems makes the entire game vanish to a small window in the bottom corner (Mostly on widescreen setups). Controls are fine for the most part, though I have two minor issues with them; no gamepad rebindable buttons or an attack cancel; the latter of which can cripple a heavy character.

As for the gameplay; I feel there are a few issues that need ironed out. Firstly the game seems to have 3 weight classes; though only 2 seemed to be implemented correctly. An example is in order. All the fast characters in game have low defense and all the high defense characters are really slow moving. Those 2 modles are almostr balanced correctly; the slower oens are harder to knock off the stage and the faster ones are harder to hit (though I say the slower oens need to be harder to knock off by a small bit).

Then you have the middle stat range characters like the viking or armoed knight. Bother seem to fall into soem kinda medium catagory but both function as if they are heavy. On the flip side you have couple other 'mediums' that act more like light characters. It's as if they passes some kind of arbitary stat line that turns them from one class to another. This is kind of a minor issue , but could be irone dout a bit.

I also found a few minor balance issues, mainly the rocket/steam powered giant lance. Not only can you use it as a 4th jump, but the hit arc on the front side is massive and the recovery time after such an attack is a bit too small. It's not too much a bane for the lighter fighters, but is absolutely lethal for the heavier combatants.

I would also liek to see a bit more variation in each character, maybe a bit more personality behind some special atatcks they have at a later date. Although this is a personal preference as mechanically the combat is(mostly) sound and such a thing could ruin that balance.

Lastly I find the jumping to be a little on the predictable side; meaning edge camping could be a potential issues in the future.

However, even with the minor issues the game has (Such as folks having connection issues in places like North Dakota...sucks to be you guy) It's stil a blast to play. With so few good brawling games on pc, let alone one with local AND online multiplayer I can't not recommend this game. Most of what is does is mechanically sound and it's still in beta, meaning it can only get better.

One more thing, the game is friggin free. Yeah, you heard me FREE. You can sign up for beta on the games forum for a steam key and most likely get one. If you like the game, theres cosmetic stuff you can buy or just buy a founders pack for 10$ or so and get a bunch of stuff at discount.

I whole heartedly recommend youze mugs at least try the game. Worst case the only thing you wasted was time.

Video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04EFR1GzJhQ
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Early Access Review
This game is still on release, but it's... awesome now, if you know what I mean.

You pick one Legend and go fight on an 2D arena. Each Legend has two of the six total weapons available, and each Legend has a unique special move with each of that two weapons. Then you brawl till the time ends or that's only one stantiding. You can use your weapons, throw them to cause damage and "delay" the opponent, you can dodge, and there are the items that spaws in the map: bombs, sticky mines, a thornball, and even a nord berrante that summon a running valkyrie.

It may be a little hard to "get the way" of this game, however it only takes a few matches for you to understand the basic mechanics.

It's super fun to play with friends(4 players maximum), and others can spectate in real-time while you play. If none of your friends are online, you can play single player in quick matches or Tournament, a competition of 3 rounds featuring you against 3 bots each time. There is a "MISSIONS" button that is unavailable, so I'm sure we'll have more single player options in th future. For now, one flaw is that the bots get very easy when you get the grasp of the game(although they're not "super dumb", they're just easier than a average player)

You can buy skins for your characters(with real money), and each skin comes with unique skins for its weapons. You can also buy skins for the weapons itself and taunts, and this is the only time you'll spend money in the game after you get it. No pay to win, no "oh I'm a millionaire so i'll be super stronga" sh!ts.

It also pops up super rapido when you start it on Steam; no introducing loading screen, no developer logo, just WELCOME! TO BRAWLHALLA!

So here's my general opinions:

-Very fun;
-You have 13 Legends that you can choose. Although there is only 6 weapons(and each Legend has 2), each Legend has somewhat unique abilities, varying from: left mouse buttom, right mouse buttom, right mouse button + directional, right mouse button in the air + up directional...
-You can play with your friends (up to 4, free for all or teams) and even ranked matches. The online is still buggy sometimes, but just SOMETIMES;
-It can be really "addictive" when you learn how to play, because you have many characters and we'll propably going to have more;
-Once you got the game, the only thing you pay for is character/weapon skins and taunts, it's not pay to win - real money do not give gaming advantages;
-Music is very nice - speaking for myself, I like the soundtrack a lot;
-Some bugs here and there that may come up occasionally, but you'll find them very rarely;
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
My expectations when seeing the game on steam weren't that high, since most games that come out on f2p are usually terrible...freakin velvet whateverthe♥♥♥♥...but my hopes were slightly increased when I saw that the game was in closed beta, meaning it was taking player feedback before fully releasing, you know, like every game on f2p or early access should do. I signed up and got my key a couple days later, far quicker than I was expecting. My god, this game is sooo good. It plays like super smash bros, but it isn't the pc smash we were waiting for, but it is very close. The game has a very Awesomenauts vibe (Note: if this game is indeed made by the same team that made Awsomenauts, then I'm sorry, I just wanted to play and didn't see who made it prior to this review, because I have the attention span of a walnut, suprised I'm writing a review,) and it has really unique character designs for the most part. The levels are also really well designed and every stage has its own fun little quirks. The gameplay is very responsive and fluent, giving the player more oppertunities to do combos and juggle, not quite Killer Instinct's Ultra ♥♥♥♥ Train of Overdoing It™, but defintely better than smash bros. when trying to play as Ganondorf (I mean Crenando). There is an interested weapon mechanic where you can find character specific weapons on the battlefield to give you an edge, which is cool...but the are basically like 5 or 6 different weapons that every gets two random of. There is no story as of now, but if I had to guess what it would be, it would be about how the gods want to see which time period is truely suprior, kinda like every era based fighting game ever, but without the "I really don't want to play this ♥♥♥♥" part. My favorite character would have to be the pirate assassin guy, because dual arm blades is awesome, and his design is by far the best out of them all, i mean, PIRATE ASSASSIN! If you like fighting games or smash, I recommend this game, as it will give you something extremely fun, and show you that free to play games aren't always ♥♥♥♥. If, however, you are a fps mlg haxor, then you will turn on the game, not play it, then write a review saying "IT WAS GR8 M8 I R8 8/8 NOT IR8" as a joke because you have an eight fetish...I believe thats what you'll do anyway...this is the internet...just sayin

Gameplay: 9.5/10
Visuals: 8.5/10
Concept: 8/10
Fun: 9.5/10
My Personal Rank: I'm lovin it...that hurt to write...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Early Access Review
I remember playing Super Smash Bros as a kid, and this game made me feel very nostalgic. Plus, there are free beta sign-ups on their website! 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
124.9 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
This game is like a more item-based Sm4sh. Worth trying if you play smash elsewhere, but it's a bit slower than sm4sh yet still faster than Brawl. The main items are weapons that you pick up from the ground. You can throw these if you want, but it's like having a beam saber from Smash. The neutral specials are the only unique moves on most characters at the moment. There are 4 or so characters that have six specials. The rest just have two. When unarmed everyone has the same moveset as well. There's a donor coin shop but if you buy the game then you start with enough for a couple skins. Overall, this is a great game with more greatness to come, just gotta hope that no big companies buy it. If you like Sm4sh, Project M, and Melee, grab this. If you're a Melee purist, well sucks to be you.

TL;DR no tl;dr for you
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Early Access Review
Okay so so far I'm really enjoying this game. I got this so I can play Smash Bros. (or something like it) with y friends who don't have Smash for 3DS. This game is actually really good considering that its in Beta (which you should sign up for). The doesn't feel too loose, its actually pretty tight and I like the design. Only problem I have currently is that I use a controller for it and you can't do button mapping for the GamePad which is fustrating cause I'd like to use one bumper as dodge and the other as throw. Thats the only problem I wont let pass cause it's early in development. Something I will let pass is that alot of the people move and attack the same way instead of some person a different way and another punching sloppily while someone else has a good form. Thats what I let pass cause its so early on.

By the way if you want to play me in SM4SH 3DS Send me a message. >:]
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
This game is really fun to play! You can find a lot of friends but also enemies ;)
I´ve spent a lot of time, playing this game and i would definitely recommend it!

The only issue is the server connection sometimes...

And if you sign up for the beta, it is completely free!
There are much worse games, you have to pay for on steam ;)

So get it and maybe we´ll meet in the game for a little brawl ^^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Early Access Review
This game is extremely fun to play. I've been playing it with my friends locally and online and all I can say is that I can't have enough of it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Early Access Review
Brawlhalla is a super smash brosish kind of game. It is about simply battling with item drops special bombs etc, for a beta this game is polished and worth the money. I personally played this at pax east 2015 and had a blast. Buy this game if u want a epic 2d battler!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Early Access Review
People say this is like smash bros but this game actually feels like you are doing damage rather than hitting a cardboard box with a line of dialog. GET IT, it's really good
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
Don't go into this game expecting the PC equivalent of Super Smash Brothers. It is very similar on a fundemental basis but if you have the mindset that you are playing SSB while playing this it's not going to live up to your expectations.
With that said Brawlhalla is a very fun Party/Casual Fighting game. The gameplay is very smooth and reminds me a lot of the Newgrounds flash game Chaos Faction (albeit with an actual budget). Although the graphics look like it belongs on Newgrounds the gameplay definitely makes it stand out and it feels very polished.
I don't know if I can reccommend paying for it in it's current state as it's pretty early in development, but if you believe in the devs and the game by all means go for it. Otherwise sign up for the beta and see where it goes from there.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
This is essentially just a 2D Super Smash Bros Brawl
12/10 would brawl again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
Well i got it for free!, It reminds me of Super smah, it is an indie game and i love indies!
10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
This game is coming along fine and I'm loving it. Recently though since the launch of ranked I still can't fully get into the game because there is still some delay sometimes and the servers aren't great I'm hoping they will get better as this game gets further into development and I'm also hoping it doesn't get dropped after it's released because this game has potential.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
i actually really love this game.
I firt played it, chose a random character and started a single player match and tbh, instantly got way into it.
basically, if you love smash bruhs, u'll like this. I just want every single one of my friends to own this game already.

i havn't played using keyboard controls, but i feel like you'd have a better time using a controller- just due to the type game it is. controller works out pretty smooth, you'll have a better time.

i do think its gay that theres microtransactions for different taunts tho.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Early Access Review
This Game is kind of a Super Smash Bros. but for PC is good and its fine waste the money in this game because have too much class too much weapons but the unique thing bad that i see to this game is if i waste money buying the game, why i need buy the coins pls do something like daily free gift and you get some items cool items like 10 - 20 - 30

P.S. My english is so bad but i try to bring this information
P.S. Sorry for see this paragraph without make sense
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Early Access Review
I love beating down my foe, many good times to come.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
It's a really good small game.
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