Preview: Mini Battlegrounds (Steam Early Access)

Mini Battlegrounds is a multiplayer last-man-standing battle royale full of adrenaline-packed combat! With simple controls, this game is easy to pick up for new players, while maintaining a high skill cap to entertain the seasoned veterans of the genre.

Pros:

  • Chibi like graphics.
  • 86MB Download size.
  • Battle Royale gameplay.
  • Solo/Duo support.
  • Daily Quests.
  • Customise- Skins for all guns and clothing.
  • Online Leaderboards.
  • Stats screen.
  • Cosmetic score based on rarity or sets I believe.
  • Supports up to 50 players.
  • Money earns from playing the game and spend on crates for a random shot at skins.
  • Decent crate opening animation.
  • Really easy to play.
  • Vehicles.
  • Weapons spawn randomly on the map.
  • Can go in buildings.
  • An almost isometric view.
  • Minimap.
  • Fun to play.
  • Minor destruction like fences and small views.
  • Weapons are varied from shotguns to SMG to RPG and grenades and molotovs.
  • Simple controls just laid out awkwardly.
  • Find gear in the game on a 3 level ratings meaning how effective they are.

Cons:

  • No graphics settings.
  • Have to press Alt+Enter to get fullscreen.
  • Long waiting times due to low player count.
  • Cosmetic score?…..Why
  • Controls are awkward and you have no way to change them. They don’t use the mouse wheel and hotkeys are random numbers.
  • Lacks a tutorial or practice area.
  • Cannot scroll the screen to look around.
  • No cover option.
  • Looks and feels like a decent mobile game.
  • No achievements yet.
  • No big map button.
  • Lag is strong.
  • Circle gets small too quick.

Conclusion:

There is a great game here, But no one is playing it! Long wait times and games with <10 players is no fun. It has a cheap price point and the dev does seem to be committed to the project asking for suggestions and regularly updating it. I will as always keep an eye on it but at the moment its fun but only if you are willing to wait or like a free for all on a huge map!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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