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Posted: 8 days ago, last updated 3 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Little Hellions 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.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Professor Onion (@ProfessorOnion)

Players: 2-4




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

Play StylePlay Style

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:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

Skill Rating

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


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


Our Little Hellions Accessibility Report documents 17 accessibility features:
Precision may be required for character navigation, as well as throwing objects and opponents. Quick reflexes may be required.

Background darkness can be adjusted for added contrast.

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