Brawlhalla is a free downloadable two-dimensional fighting game. You play on multiplatform arenas. What counts in these fights, are the personal qualities of individual heroes, such as agility, or speed. The accuracy of punches and their skillful use is also important. The most important skill in Brawlhalla is, however, to make several jumps in the air, allowing you to return to the arena at the time when you are ready for the kick. The characters can also cling to walls and bounce off them. Brawlhalla has been produced by Blue Mammoth Games, which has is also know for the MMO Dungeon Blitz. The game’s release date was October 17, 2017.
The game can be downloaded completely free via Steam as far as the Windows and macOS versions are concerned. There is also a Brawlhalla version for the PS4 console. To start downloading, click on the Download button at the end of the review.
The Gameplay in Brawlhalla
Brawlhalla is a typical fighting game that you can join at any time and place. The setting is a land where powerful warriors duel. Such fights include various twists and turns. The heroes use a wide range of weapons, deadly gear, and other lethal accessories. This is a classic 2D game with cartoon graphics.
The multitude of characters in the game, (there are as many as seventeen unique warriors), are equipped with a unique set of blows, fighting styles and skill sets. The main task in the game is to knock out your opponent from the platform. There are three main modes available in the game:
- 1 on 1,
- 2 against 2,
- 4 against 4.
The principle is simple. You need to get more points than your opponents, pushing them off the arena.
Each character has their own energy bar. If it is green, it is next to impossible to remove the opponent from the arena. When it begins to glow yellow or orange, you can try to knock your enemy off the platform. The red color means that you will almost certainly be able to get rid of your foe.
Each knock-out gives you points. However, when you die, you lose them all. In the duels, a lot of emphasis is put on the player’s skills. The game promotes quick reflexes and good control of the warriors. The battles take place in 10 different arenas. Five of them were designed specifically for one-on-one encounters.
The flaming swords appearing on the map should be picked up. This results in receiving an ax or bow. The bombs also appear on the maps and so does trumpet which attracts fireballs. All these items help you get the points.
The maps are diverse. They can be islands or maps consisting of three platforms separated from each other. Then you have to be careful not to fall off them while moving because these platforms are at different heights. The game gives 100% control over your character. The range of motion is not very wide, but it allows you to be very effective and perform many interesting feats. The character can also move to the right and left, as well as jump and dodge. The mighty heroes can also launch various types of attacks, including special ones, with just one button.
Brawlhalla operates on principles similar to the games such as MOBA League of Legends or SMITE. Once a week, six free heroes are exchanged, and the players can redeem them for the gold they earn.
There are also three paid DLCs available for download. They are:
- Brawlhalla – Valhalla Pack – contains 500 Mammoth Coins, Steampunk Sidekick and the Founder Nameplate. The price $14.99.
- Brawlhalla – All Legends (Current and Future) – access to all legends. The price is $19.99.
- Brawlhalla – Collectors Pack – 3500 Mammoth Cons, DLC All Legends, “Asgardian Elite” skin, “Champion of the Brawl” skin, special KO effect “Flames of Ragnarok”, Collectors Edition Nameplate, and Steampunk Sidekick. The price is not low – $99.99.