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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Megabyte Punch (2013) is run, jump and fight game where you play a customisable robot. Along with the retro visuals, as you defeat enemy robots you collect their special parts to make yourself the ultimate fighter. At the end you can then battle your robot in Smash Bros style arenas.

Play involves making precise jumps and hits. It's a combination of platforming and brawling. But the real fun is to be had in the surprisingly deep customisation. You can apply the parts you have knocked off your enemies to different locations on your torso. This will both help and hamper you as each part has benefits and pitfalls.

Whether you play on your own or with 4 player split screen on the Switch version, there's lots of fun to be had here. The genius is the balance of simple combat with complex plug and play robot building.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Megabyte Punch 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Platform game with Action, Collecting and Role-Play elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Co-op campaign play is split screen. Then there's a shared screen arena brawl mode.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Collecting and customising robots will appeal to young automation fans. Provided they have the timing to beat enemies and some perseverance to try (and retry) different customisations they will love this game.

CostsCosts

Megabyte Punch usually costs £11.99.
 

Megabyte Punch

Steam Store PC £11.99
Steam Store Mac £11.99
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
On the Switch game you can use amiibo figures you purchase separately to unlock exclusive colours for your fighter. On Switch you also get 2 bonus stages for free. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/08/2013, updated in 2020

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Fighting, Platform (Action, Collecting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Blocks

Developer: Reptile Games (@ReptileGames)


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