Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Great single player challenges – Great co-operative console title
Bad
  • Camera and controls can be a headache
7.5

Return to the origins of Rocket League on the PS3 with Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (SARP Battle-Cars), the first car orientated game to be released by Psyonix.

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Similar to the game that came after it SARP Battle-Cars is a soccer video game that introduces vehicles into the mix. Playable alone or with other players (online or locally) the main gameplay revolves around you using your car to hit a large soccer ball and guide it into the net.

Matches in SARP Battle-Cars last for 5 minutes with the win being awarded to the side with the most points. Just like Rocket League if the scores are tied at the end of game time a sudden death mode will activate which lasts until a single goal is scored. Other similar mechanics include the destruction of your car which prevents players sitting around waiting for the perfect shot as you’ll need to constantly be on the move.

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars combines a campaign mode with this fast paced vehicle soccer experience and adds a great amount of single player gameplay to the mix.

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This includes unique tournaments and mini games that will challenge you in different ways such as being massively outnumbered by the AI, scoring goals in certain time limits or defending a goal for an extended period of time. Star ratings between 1 to 5 are awarded based on your performance with 5 stars requiring significant control over your vehicle.

While the online domain of SARP Battle-Cars isn’t at the same level as the subsequent Rocket League release the unique challenges are a great experience and worth playing if you’re a PlayStation 3 owner who also loves Rocket League.

Summary:

  • The game that came before Rocket League.
  • Complete a number of challenging single player tournaments and mini games.
  • Score goals with your car and smash other players.
  • Short 5 minute matches with sudden death for ties.
  • Only for PlayStation 3.

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Review Platform: PS3

This review was first published on October 9, 2016. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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