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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Little Hellions (2022) is a retro brawling game where you can't actually fight the other players directly. You kill the other players by putting yourself in harms way and then using your hook-shot to switch places at the last minute. Like Towerfall, it's not much to look at, but offers unusual knife-edge combat with an indirect-combat twist.

Play involves moving around the side-on levels, positioning yourself near the various hazards. Maybe you play chicken with a train, drop anvils on yourself, ride a Bomb-Pig or jump onto spikes. But then just before you die you swap places. Along with the indirect attacks you can also set-up projectiles and other traps so they kill themselves.

It's a simple game that becomes intensely competitive precisely because of that simplicity. The genius is that you have to use the environment (and the other player's mistakes) to win, rather than go after them directly.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Little Hellions 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Fighting game with Platform elements. You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 8 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Little Hellions usually costs £12.79.

Little Hellions

Steam Store PC £12.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/11/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 2-4

Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Professor Onion (@ProfessorOnion)

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