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Bounty Battle

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

21

Top Critic Average

6%

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Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 10, 2020
PCSep 10, 2020
Xbox OneSep 10, 2020
Nintendo SwitchSep 10, 2020

Developer: Dark Screen Games

Publisher: Merge Games

Genres: Fighting, Action

Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee!, Darkest Dungeon, Flinthook, Dead Cells, Axiom Verge, Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features over 25 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Each fighter comes with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players. - A host of game modes including a Tournament mode, Local-Multiplayer, Tutorial and Training Room to master your character - Over 20 Fighters from your favourite Indie games! Each with their own move set and special attacks - Each Fighter has their very own minion to summon and join the fight - Over 10 different arenas to battle on – some inspired by the worlds of their fighters - Multiple colour and pallet swap options to fight in style!

Bounty Battle Critic Reviews

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Metro GameCentral

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1 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A staggeringly inept attempt to clone Super Smash Bros. and populate it with indie characters, whose only achievement is to make you appreciate the real thing even more.

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Bounty Battle is one of the coolest ideas for a game I've seen in some time, which is partly why I feel like part of my soul has been crushed. This game is an absolute mess. It's presentation is terrible, the character models are laughable, the systems are confusing, and it made me wonder half the time if my PC was broken. Given the rich roster of wonderful indie characters, this should have been a contender. Instead, this fighter's career is over before the bell even rang.

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Sadly, Bounty Battle plays about as well as it looks. The goal is to empty the health bar of your enemies, but character animations are so basic and stunted that it's near impossible to tell what's going on — especially during three or four player fights. The controls are responsive enough, but the release is riddled with stuttering issues on PS4 — combat just never feels smooth, and that's a nail in the coffin of any fighting game.

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Bounty Battle is one of the very worst video games we've ever played. It's got an amazing premise, for sure, and Dark Screen Games' has somehow managed to procure the use of all of these fantastic indie characters, but that's as far as the positivity goes. Everything else about this appalling mess is absolutely broken. Janky menus, awful combat, a shocking framerate, crude animations and poorly explained mechanics leave this one in a hole that's surely impossible to climb out of; a hole that should be boarded up and forgotten about. If you're considering picking this one up on the strength of that enticing indie Smash Bros. premise, trust us, run away.

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Trailers

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Bounty Battle - Animated Trailer - Signature Edition

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Bounty Battle - Roster Trailer

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Bounty Battle – Ultimate Indie Brawler

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