Battle High is an indie versus FightingGame created by PointFive Projects, available on PC and UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade. The story revolves around a special school in San Bruno, California, designed specifically for teenagers with special elemental powers. All of the kids are brash and prone to fight, and every character have some sort of connection with at least one other character.
''Battle High: Team-Up'' was the initial beta, featuring tag team gameplay, which is absent from later installments.

''Battle High: San Bruno'' is the PC version, made available in demo installments, before being more-or-less shelved. It's said that a final version will be available in 2012.

The more-or-less complete version of San Bruno, ''Battle High: Elemental Revolt'', was made available for UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade in early 2011. The first game is no longer available due to the Xbox Live Indie game store closed down in fall of 2017. However...

''Battle High 2'', which adds 4 new playable characters and an unlockable boss as well as voice acting, released in March 2013 for Xbox Live Arcade (which is also no longer available) and Windows, later being released also for Mac, Linux, and {{OUYA}}/Razer Forge TV. Battle High 2 A+, an upgraded release which adds 2 new playable characters and a remixed soundtrack, hit the UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2015 and on PC/Steam in 2017.


* {{Acrofatic}}: Arvid. He's a chubby sucker, but he can bound through the air and stomp on your head. Semi-justified because he uses his wind powers to move himself around swiftly.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Bryan's skin is blue.
* AprilFoolsDay: "Nettou Battle High" in 2012, a supposed UsefulNotes/DSiWare release that echoed the "Nettou" series of fighting games available for the UsefulNotes/GameBoy in the early 1990's.
* ArtStyleDissonance: Battle High 2's character art is very cartoony. This is in stark contrast to the sprite art, which is much more realistic (if slightly anime-esque), and the storyline, which is a bit dark.
* AscendedFanboy: One of the voice actors in the sequel (and indeed the one who brought the idea of voice acting to the table) was simply a big fan of the first game.
* BigScaryBlackMan: At 6' 11", Heavyweight towers far above the rest of the first game's cast (second largest is Bryan at 6' 6"), and he definitely is strong and imposing. Subverted in that although he is the bodyguard of a gang leader, he's actually not a terrible guy.
* [[BlindBlackGuy Blind Black Gal]]: Jada, who blinded herself showing off with her powers.
* CallingYourAttacks: Most of the cast just yells taunts or grunts, but both Arvid and Mai call out their attack names at times.
* CampStraight: Klein in spades. WordofGod confirms he's not gay, though.
* CityOfAdventure: San Bruno, California, where San Bruno High School is located ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin naturally]]).
* EarlyBirdCameo: Kazuo, a character in ''Battle High 2'', is mentioned in Shinji and Jiro's stories. [[spoiler: He's their older brother.]]
** There's also, Michelle, who was also mentioned in the Ozawa brothers' stories [[spoiler: And Arvid's ending]] in the first game.
* [[ElectricBlackGuy Electric Black Gal]]: Jada again.
* ElementalPowers: Well, considering the entire game is based on the premise of people suddenly developing elemental powers, it would be a cop-out to NOT have them.
** BlowYouAway: Shinji, Arvid, and Klein
** DishingOutDirt: Jiro and Kazuo
** MakingASplash: Khai, Mai, and Beat, although Mai uses her power in more of a way to make her AnIcePerson.
** PlayingWithFire: Heavyweight, Michelle, and Lucio ([[spoiler: Also Michael from the ill-fated Team-Up game.]])
** PsychicPowers: The mysterious Principal
** ShockAndAwe: Ryken, Bryan, and Jada
* {{Expy}}: Bryan, for [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]. Specifically, his palette is very close to that of Jason's in the original Friday the 13th NES game.
** Michelle is very close in gameplay and temperament to [[Franchise/XMen Phoenix]].
* FunnyForeigner: Arvid and Klein
* LoveDodecahedron: The main characters, brothers Jiro and Shinji, each dated Michelle. Then Shinji started dating Mai. [[spoiler: Then Mai got fed up with Shinji and started chasing Jiro.]] And now, it seems Michelle is with [[spoiler: Arvid]] of all people!
** Though that last one may not be canon.
*** WordOfGod confirms it's not. However, it looks like [[spoiler: Kazuo is manipulating Michelle for his own needs. That woman just can't stay away from the Ozawas!]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Principal Frederick Regisworth is actually failed scientist, Bryan Regis Harrisworth II]]
* MegatonPunch: Seeing as how has training in boxing, Heavyweight has these as most of his attacks. He's not an ExtremityExtremist, though, as he has a few kicks for normals (justified, as one wouldn't use just fists in a real fight even if they were a boxer).
* MisplacedRetribution: Ryken lost his father and arm in an auto accident. His mother told him that Chris Morgann, aka Heavyweight, was to blame. [[spoiler: Upon beating down Morgann and finding out he has no idea what Ryken was after him for, his mother admits that she lied to him.]] He [[EasilyForgiven seems to just accept that]].
* {{Nerd}}: Arvid again.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Everyone, in the sequel.
* SwissArmySuperpower: Every character uses their powers differently, ensuring that no two characters fight alike, even those with the same element.
* {{Troll}}: Klein. His entire reason for being seems to be to piss people off.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Heavyweight, Ryken, and Lucio
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Bryan
* YouKilledMyFather: Ryken to Heavyweight. [[spoiler: Except that it isn't true. The Principal killed him.]]