Sticks of dynamite fly overhead, a wrestler tackles your closest teammate, and a bear is doing its darndest to maul you. Just another day on the hyperkinetic battlefields of Brawl Stars.
This explosive action game mixes up the popular multiplayer online battle arena format with bite-size matches featuring cartoony combatants. And it’s a blast.
In the game’s primary Gem Grab mode, two teams of three go all out to capture jewels that pop up in the center of the arena. Run into the tall grass to hide from your foes and heal, but watch out—they might be waiting to spring an ambush.
Racking up wins lets you unlock fighters with wildly inventive attacks: Nita summons a bear to distract (and destroy) opponents. Dynamike hurls twin sticks of TNT. And El Primo launches himself into the air for an area-of-effect elbow drop. Get lucky and you may eventually snag a legend like Crow, armed to the beak with poison daggers. Brawl Stars’ large roster and creative moves offer a whole host of strategic possibilities.
With a slew of timed events and modes, there’s always a new way to play. Brawl Ball is soccer with grenades and rocket launchers, while Showdown is a mini battle royale, with 10 Brawlers duking it out as a cloud of poisonous gas closes in. And Siege spawns a giant robot that lumbers toward the enemy’s base.
Brawl Stars’ short, punchy matches pack incredible depth. Whether you’re clobbering foes online or sharpening your skills against savvy AI bots, hours of fun await. Brawl on!