Food are a category of items present in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4. Various types of food are used to replenish characters' health and mana, buff their statistics and provide some other miscellaneous bonuses during battle, or even increase their stats permanently.
Food are essentially a replacement for well-known generic "potions" commonly present in video games (especially RPGs), including first two parts of the series. Following Epic Battle Fantasy's light-hearted nature, food are mostly fruits, sweets, cakes, fast-foods, drinks, and few relatively humorous items.
Epic Battle Fantasy 3
Other than found in chests, and sometimes dropped by enemies, food may be bought (and sold) in the Old Brick Inn, located in The Town.
In this game, characters will express their reaction to food eaten, different for each player. A heart signalizes they like the item, a skull is the opposite, and no expression means neutral reaction. It's only for visuals and has no impact on item's effects.
|Kiwi||Heals an ally for 300 HP.||30||-||-|
|Pumpkin||Heals an ally for 1,500 HP. Great for Halloween.||150||-||-|
|Coconut||Heals an ally for 5,000 HP. Kills more people than sharks.||480||-|
|Watermelon||Heals an ally for 10,000 HP. Smash it at the beach.||1000||-||-|
|Pineapple||Heals all living party members for 3,000 HP.||1500||-||-|
|Muffin||Heals an ally for 50 MP.||120||-||-|
|Icecream||Heals an ally for 200 MP.||600||-||-|
|Cupcake||Heals an ally for 500 MP.||1400||-||-|
|Sundae||Heals an all for 1000 MP.||3000||-||-|
|Softdrink||Buffs an ally's accuracy by 70%.||300||-|
|Beer||Buffs an ally's attack by 70%.||300|
|Milk||Buffs an ally's magic attack by 70%.||300||-|
|Coffee||Revives a fallen ally.||1000||-||-|
|Garlic||Heals status defects. Is disgusting.||10|
|Hamburger||Fully heals HP and MP. Boosts fatness.||10000|
|Pizza||Fully heals all living party members. Tastes real good.||40000||-||-|
Note that although Natalie is supposed to like Coffee, reactions can be displayed only when the character is alive, which this item cannot be targeted at, leaving her reaction unused.
Permanent stat boosters
A special type of food that permanently increases character's statistics by a fixed amount when eaten. It is considerably more rare than normal food as it can only be found in chests or received via quests and can't be bought in a shop.
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
Other than found in chests, and sometimes dropped by enemies, each town contains a food shop, where it can be bought. However, Burger, Pizza, and Orange Juice are not available in a normal food shop, but a rare shop instead, while Chilli Sauce can't be bought in a shop at all.
- Prior the Battle Mountain update Crisps and Chips effects were healing all living party members for 500 HP and 50 MP, and for 3000 HP and 300 MP respectively. Not updated uploads of the game (includes Newgrounds and Armor Games) will still have those effects.
Permanent stat boosters
A special type of food that permanently increases character's statistics when eaten. Unlike the previous game, it is available in a shop - the special Rare Shop located in the Whitefall Town. However, unlike normal shop, the prices in the rare shop double each time another item of the same kind is bought, making buying consecutive items quite expensive. Also the items were changed to provide a percentage-based bonus instead of a fixed value.
- The Beer can's appearance, with a red T letter on a yellow background, is based on a common Scottish Alcoholic beverage, Tennent's Lager.
- One of EBF3's hidden medals, "Fatty", is awarded for using a Hamburger in battle for the first time.
- In EBF3's opening sequence Natalie's profile states that she dislikes hamburgers - and during the game whenever Natalie eats a hamburger she makes a skull and crossbones emote (the healing is unaffected).