Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars

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a game by Psyonix, Inc.
Platform: Playstation 3
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 14 votes
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See also: Soccer Games, Futuristic Racing Games
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is a competitive soccer/driving game and is the predecessor to the highly popular online game, Rocket League. Released over 10 years ago on the PlayStation 3, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars offers an intense yet and slightly aloof multiplayer experience that was far ahead of its time. Playing as your selected battle-car, you'll engage in fierce competition on a variety of arenas, attempting to out-score your opponents in a classic game of soccer. There's a variety of modes, various unlockables, and plenty of gameplay nuance to learn, offering hours of wacky fun.

Main Game Features

  • Exciting arcade-style action
  • Local and online multiplayer
  • 7 unique cars to drive

Game Concept

Similar to its more well-known sequel, Rocket League, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is a fast-paced experience where two teams of players compete in an outrageous game of soccer. Instead of human players, each team has a select amount of battle-cars, which are blisteringly fast and brutally destructive. Various boost pads are scattered around the arenas, giving you boost meter to speed up during play.

You can front-flip, side-flip, and boost your way at the ball, smacking it towards the opponent's goal. After five minutes, whichever team scores the most wins! If there's a draw, you'll enter a sudden death round, where the first team to score secures the victory. Just like in Rocket League, controlling your car in SARPBC is a bit harder than it looks, so becoming accurate and precise takes lots of practice.

Modes of Play

There is a good variety of game modes available in SARPBC, including both single-player and multiplayer options. If you're playing solo, you can take on the game's main mode, which is split up between a handful of entertaining mini-games and tournaments against computer opponents. Depending on your performance during mini-games and matches, you'll be rated on a five-star scale. Be sure to shoot for the best score possible! Mini-games include accuracy challenges, lopsided matchups, and several other tasks to test your skills.

Although single-player is fun, the multiplayer modes are where SARPBC shines. Firstly, you can play locally with a few friends in couch co-op thanks to the handy split-screen mode. There are seven cars to drive, each with their own style and feel, but only two are available at the start. You'll have to unlock the other five by meeting various requirements and completing challenges. There are also six different arenas to play on, ranging from the dusty Wasteland to the colorful Cosmic Arena. When you're done beating your friends, you can hop online and challenge players around the world! Unfortunately, there are no ranked playlists, nor is there an extensive amount of customization items to unlock. However, SARPBC stays fun to play due to its unique nature and explosive gameplay.

Conclusion

If you're a fan of racing games or enjoy the sport of soccer and dislike the realistic simulations offered in modern gaming, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is definitely for you.

When compared to the sequel, Rocket League, SARPBC is definitely a bit less polished, but there's plenty of indie charm to balance it out.

7

The single-player mini-games are tons of fun to complete and truly test your abilities, while the multiplayer remains endlessly fun whether against friends or random players online. While the game could've used a few more cars, arenas, and customization options, it's still a fun and impressive concept.

Pros

  • Good variety of game modes
  • Addictive and competitive gameplay
  • Unlocks keep you coming back

Cons

  • No ranked online multiplayer
  • Needs more cars
  • Controls can be buggy at times

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Playstation 3

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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